52 days in Africa & Europe Itinerary

52 days in Africa & Europe Itinerary

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Johannesburg, South Africa
— 1 day
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London, United Kingdom
— 20 nights
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Paris, France
— 1 night
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Hannover, Germany
— 15 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Johannesburg, South Africa
— 10 nights

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Johannesburg, South Africa

— 1 day

City of Light

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.
On the 30th (Thu), examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, then explore the galleries of Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct, and then indulge your taste buds at Time Anchor Distillery.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Johannesburg road trip planning tool.

If you are flying in from South Africa, the closest major aiports are OR Tambo International Airport and Pilanesberg International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to London.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries
Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 1:

London, United Kingdom

— 20 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Venture out of the city with trips to Bourton-on-the-Water (Cotswold Motoring Museum, The Model Village, &more), Cotswolds Distillery (in Stourton) and Stonehenge (in Amesbury). There's lots more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, take in the views from Tower Bridge, explore the world behind art at National Gallery, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our London holiday planner.

Getting from Johannesburg to London by flight takes about 14.5 hours. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Johannesburg to London due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Johannesburg in July, expect London to be a bit warmer, temps between 26°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

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Paris, France

— 1 night

City of Light

A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and then admire the striking features of Louvre Museum. On the next day, make a trip to Place de la Concorde, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, then pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay.

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Getting from London to Paris by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from London to Paris, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from London, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Paris, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to fly to Hannover.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
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Hannover, Germany

— 15 nights

City of Fairs

Hannover, northern Germany's major urban center, may be best known for hosting annual commercial trade fairs.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hannover: Heide Park (in Soltau), Bremen (Marktplatz, Bremer Rathaus, &more) and Wolfsburg (Allerpark Wolfsburg & Autostadt). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Herrenhauser Garten, walk around Bergpark Wilhelmshoehe, get outside with Tauchschule Blue Water, and get to know the resident critters at Weltvogelpark Walsrode.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Hannover visit planner.

You can fly from Paris to Hannover in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. July in Hannover sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to fly to London.

Things to do in Hannover

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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London, United Kingdom

— 2 nights

The Square Mile

On the 8th (Mon), get to know the resident critters at ZSL London Zoo, then take in panoramic vistas at Sky Garden, and then admire the landmark architecture of The View from The Shard. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Tue): observe the fascinating underwater world at SEA LIFE London Aquarium, then learn about all things military at Imperial War Museums, then admire the striking features of Clarence House, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Covent Garden.

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our London trip itinerary maker tool.

Fly from Hannover to London in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Hannover to London due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Johannesburg.

Things to do in London

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 9:

Johannesburg, South Africa

— 10 nights

City of Light

Venture out of the city with trips to Pretoria (Spas, Union Buildings, &more), Lion and Safari Park (in Broederstroom) and Brits (Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre & Ukutula Conservation Center). Pack the 11th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Gold Reef City. Spend the 15th (Mon) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Enjoy Johannesburg some more: brush up on your military savvy at South African National Museum of Military History, contemplate the long history of Mandela House, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Cradle of Humankind, and try to win big at Emperors Palace.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Johannesburg online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from London to Johannesburg takes 14.5 hours. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Johannesburg due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier evenings in Johannesburg when traveling from London in August, with lows around 7°C.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Wildlife · Parks · Casinos · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 10 — 20:

South Africa travel guide

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Nature & Parks · Wineries & Vineyards · Mountains
Rainbow Nation
The landscapes of South Africa match its people in terms of diversity, richness, and vitality. From desert lands and coastlines, to the famous nature reserves sheltering the "Big Five" game animals, the country has natural charm in spades. The main cities provide a wealth of bars, clubs, shopping districts, and entertainment options to please the most demanding visitors, while traditional life can still be admired and respected in a collection of villages with beehive-style huts and an age-old cultural heritage. When in need of a minute to digest all that's happened during your trip to South Africa, sit down to a braai (traditional barbecue), and a bottle of wine made at one of the country's thriving vineyards.