9 days in Munich, Johannesburg & Eswatini (Swaziland) Itinerary

9 days in Munich, Johannesburg & Eswatini (Swaziland) Itinerary

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9 days in Munich, Johannesburg & Eswatini (Swaziland) Itinerary

Start: Detroit, United States
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Munich, Germany
— 1 night
Fly:  14​h 15​min
2
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Mbabane, Eswatini (Swaziland)
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  32​h
End: Detroit, United States

1
night
Munich, Germany

Munich
Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Munich vacation planner .

Detroit, USA to Munich is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Detroit to Munich, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Detroit in September, with highs in Munich at 66°F and lows at 47°F. You'll set off for Johannesburg on the 13th (Fri).

Things to do in Munich

Nightlife Outdoors Tours
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 13:

3
nights
Johannesburg, South Africa

Founded when gold was discovered in the area in the late 19th century, Johannesburg quickly grew into a bustling metropolis, South Africa's largest city and the region's economic hub.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, get a sense of history and politics at Constitution Hill, and then don't miss a visit to Nelson Mandela Square. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the history behind Voortrekker Monument and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To find reviews and more tourist information, read Johannesburg trip maker .

Getting from Munich to Johannesburg by flight takes about 14.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Munich to Johannesburg is 1 hour. When traveling from Munich in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Johannesburg, with highs around 79°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can drive to Mbabane.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Voortrekker Monument, Nelson Mandela Square
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 16:
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Safaris
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill

2
nights
Mbabane, Eswatini (Swaziland)

Mbabane ©
Although attractions in Mbabane itself remain scarce, this capital of the Kingdom of Swaziland provides a picturesque setting, pleasant weather, and plenty of amenities for tourists exploring the nation's mountains, forests, and valleys.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mbabane: Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary (in Ezulwini), Mantenga Cultural Village (in Manzini) and Swazi Candles (in Malkerns). Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nyonyane Mountain, try to win big at Royal Swazi Spa, view the masterpieces at Yebo Art Gallery, and get your game on at Lugogo Sun.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Mbabane online trip planner .

Getting from Johannesburg to Mbabane by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Johannesburg in September, Mbabane is a bit warmer at night with lows of 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mbabane

Parks Shopping Fun & Games

Side Trips

Ezulwini, Mantenga Cultural Village, Swazi Candles, Nyonyane Mountain
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 18:
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Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary
Nyonyane Mountain ©
Nyonyane Mountain
Mantenga Cultural Village ©
Mantenga Cultural Village

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