South Africa trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

South Africa

Trip Planner Africa  /  South Africa

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. Make the most of your holiday in South Africa by finding out about its attractions and choosing what to see using our South Africa trip planner.
Read the South Africa Holiday Planning Guide
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to South Africa

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in South Africa

Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Recently planned trips to South Africa

3 days in Magaliesburg BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in South Africa BY A USER FROM TANZANIA May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Mossel Bay BY A USER FROM INDIA May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in Africa BY A USER FROM INDIA April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in Africa BY A USER FROM INDIA April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 60 days in South America & Africa SEE PLAN February, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in East London BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA September, outdoors, beaches, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: September, outdoors, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Tsitsikamma National Park BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Ballito BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA September, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: September, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in East London BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA March, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 2 days in West Coast National Park BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA February, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 4 days in Centurion BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans