20 days in Africa Itinerary

20 days in Africa Itinerary

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Start: Durban, South Africa
Fly:  3 h 15 min
1
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 2 nights
+2
Train + Foot + Fly:  4 h 45 min
2
Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
3
Arusha, Tanzania
— 1 night
Fly:  6 h
4
Lilongwe, Malawi
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h
5
Harare, Zimbabwe
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  2 h
6
Livingstone, Zambia
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
7
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h
8
Chobe National Park, Botswana
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
9
Windhoek, Namibia
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 15 min
10
Cape Town, South Africa
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h
End: Durban, South Africa

2
nights
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.
Step out of Johannesburg with an excursion to Voortrekker Monument in Pretoria--about 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, steep yourself in history at Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct, try out the rides at Gold Reef City, and try to win big at Montecasino.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Johannesburg itinerary builder app.

Durban to Johannesburg is an approximately 3.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In June, Johannesburg is little chillier than Durban - with highs of 22°C and lows of 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Casinos Fun & Games Museums

Side Trips

Montecasino, Voortrekker Monument
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Gold Reef City ©
Gold Reef City
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct ©
Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct

2
nights
Zanzibar City, Tanzania

Zanzibar City ©
Discover a myriad of attractions in Zanzibar City, like its World Heritage-listed historic core, charming beach villages, and the modern neighborhood of Ng'ambo.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): stroll through Cheetah's Rock and then step off the mainland to explore Prison Island - Changuu Private Island. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by The Coins Shop, admire the striking features of House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib), then explore the ancient world of Hamamni Persian Baths, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Nakupenda Beach.

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Do a combination of train and flight from Johannesburg to Zanzibar City in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, car, train, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to East Africa Time (EAT) is 1 hour. Traveling from Johannesburg in June, you will find days in Zanzibar City are somewhat warmer (34°C), and nights are warmer (26°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Arusha.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trip

Cheetah's Rock
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Cheetah's Rock ©
Cheetah's Rock
Prison Island - Changuu Private Island ©
Prison Island - Changuu Private Island
House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib) ©
House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib)

1
night
Arusha, Tanzania

Nestled in the verdant foothills of Mount Meru, Arusha remains the primary gateway and jump-off point for safaris into several national parks.
On the 17th (Wed), browse the eclectic array of goods at Masai Central Market, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, and then browse the exhibits of Isle of Jewels.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Arusha driving holiday app.

Getting from Zanzibar City to Arusha by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Zanzibar City in June: high temperatures in Arusha hover around 25°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Lilongwe.

Things to do in Arusha

Tours Outdoors Shopping

Side Trip

Masai Central Market
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Climbing Tours
Masai Central Market ©
Masai Central Market
Isle of Jewels ©
Isle of Jewels

1
night
Lilongwe, Malawi

Lilongwe ©
The capital city of Malawi and its largest, Lilongwe serves as an important center of economy and transportation for the area.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Maula Cathedral and then look for gifts at Gems and Jewellery Lanka.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Lilongwe day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Arusha to Lilongwe takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Arusha to Lilongwe is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Harare.

Things to do in Lilongwe

Shopping Historic Sites
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Maula Cathedral ©
Maula Cathedral

1
night
Harare, Zimbabwe

Harare ©
Regarded as the nation's leading commercial, financial, and communications center, Harare attracts tourists with its modern architecture mixed with British colonial influence and traditional African flair.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): stroll through Thetford Game Reserve, admire the landmark architecture of Eastgate Centre, and then get to know the resident critters at Wild Is Life Trust and ZEN.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Harare day trip app.

Traveling by flight from Lilongwe to Harare takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Harare sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Livingstone.

Things to do in Harare

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums
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Wild Is Life Trust and ZEN ©
Wild Is Life Trust and ZEN
Thetford Game Reserve ©
Thetford Game Reserve
Eastgate Centre ©
Eastgate Centre

2
nights
Livingstone, Zambia

Livingstone ©
Tourism in Livingstone, a town nestled on the Zimbabwean border, thrives largely thanks to the nearby Victoria Falls.
On the 20th (Sat), explore and take pictures at Mukuni Village, take in the dramatic scenery at Victoria Falls, and then explore and take pictures at Gorge Swing. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Railway Museum and then take in the exciting artwork at Wayiwayi Art Studio and Gallery.

For more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Livingstone day trip planning website.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Harare to Livingstone in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Harare in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 14°C in Livingstone. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can go by car to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Livingstone

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Mukuni Village
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Victoria Falls ©
Victoria Falls
Mukuni Village ©
Mukuni Village
Railway Museum ©
Railway Museum

3
nights
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Victoria Falls, a Zimbabwean town near the eponymous waterfall, serves as one of two prime gateway points to the majestic cascade and its surrounding national park.
Victoria Falls is known for nature, adventure, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Victoria Falls Snake Park, take in the views from Victoria Falls Bridge, and get a taste of life in the country at Crocodile Park Victoria Falls.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Victoria Falls trip tool.

Victoria Falls is just a stone's throw from Livingstone. Traveling from Livingstone in June, you will find days in Victoria Falls are somewhat warmer (29°C), and nights are little chillier (10°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Chobe National Park.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Safaris
Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park ©
Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park
Helicopter Tours

2
nights
Chobe National Park, Botswana

Chobe National Park ©
A trip to Chobe National Park awakens the naturalist in every traveler and opens numerous possibilities for adventure.
On the 25th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Savute Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Serondela Reserve and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nogatsaa and Tchinga.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Chobe National Park online itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Victoria Falls to Chobe National Park. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Windhoek.

Things to do in Chobe National Park

Wildlife Parks
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Savute Reserve ©
Savute Reserve
Nogatsaa and Tchinga ©
Nogatsaa and Tchinga
Serondela Reserve ©
Serondela Reserve

1
night
Windhoek, Namibia

Windhoek ©
Located in the heart of the country, Namibia's capital city Windhoek receives a constant influx of tourists, in part because of its international airport.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at NamibRand Nature Reserve and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Deadvlei.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Windhoek vacation planner.

Fly from Chobe National Park to Windhoek in 4 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Chobe National Park to Windhoek is minus 1 hour. In June, daytime highs in Windhoek are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Deadvlei
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Deadvlei ©
Deadvlei
NamibRand Nature Reserve ©
NamibRand Nature Reserve

4
nights
Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Cape Town is known for nature, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Cape Point, step off the mainland to explore Robben Island Museum, kick back and relax at Clifton Beaches, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Two Oceans Aquarium.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Cape Town road trip planning site.

You can fly from Windhoek to Cape Town in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Windhoek to Cape Town due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Windhoek in June: highs in Cape Town hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Beaches
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony

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