11 days in Botswana & Johannesburg Itinerary

11 days in Botswana & Johannesburg Itinerary

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11 days in Botswana & Johannesburg Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  15​h
1
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Francistown, Botswana
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Nata, Botswana
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Chobe National Park, Botswana
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h
5
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 1 night
Fly:  15​h
End: Sydney, Australia

1
night
Johannesburg, South Africa

Johannesburg
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.
For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Johannesburg trip itinerary maker website .

Sydney, Australia to Johannesburg is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to Johannesburg, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Johannesburg when traveling from Sydney in March, with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Francistown.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Find places to stay Mar 5 — 6:

1
night
Francistown, Botswana

Francistown
Follow the trail of the 19th-century gold rush to the "Capital of the North," the regional commercial center of Francistown.
To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Francistown online trip itinerary planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Johannesburg to Francistown. In March, daily temperatures in Francistown can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. On the 7th (Sat), you'll travel to Nata.

Things to do in Francistown

Casinos Fun & Games
Find places to stay Mar 5 — 7:

2
nights
Nata, Botswana

Nata
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Nata Bird Sanctuary.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Nata day trip planning site .

Getting from Francistown to Nata by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Francistown in March, Nata is a bit warmer at night with lows of 26°C. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Mon) before leaving for Chobe National Park.

Things to do in Nata

Wildlife Parks
Find places to stay Mar 7 — 9:

4
nights
Chobe National Park, Botswana

Chobe National Park ©
Chobe National Park is known for parks, wildlife, outdoors, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Savute Reserve.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Chobe National Park trip maker tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Nata to Chobe National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Chobe National Park

Wildlife Parks
Find places to stay Mar 9 — 13:
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Savute Reserve ©
Savute Reserve

1
night
Johannesburg, South Africa

Johannesburg
To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Johannesburg trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Chobe National Park to Johannesburg takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Find places to stay Mar 13 — 14:

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