24 days in Africa & South Africa Itinerary

24 days in Africa & South Africa Itinerary

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Start: Mumbai, India
Fly:  10 h 30 min
1
Luxor, Egypt
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
2
Cairo, Egypt
— 4 nights
Fly:  10 h
3
Marrakech, Morocco
— 4 nights
Fly:  21 h 30 min
4
Cape Town, South Africa
— 5 nights
Fly + Taxi:  6 h 45 min
5
Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  4 h 45 min
6
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 4 nights
Fly:  14 h 45 min
End: Mumbai, India

3
nights
Luxor, Egypt

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Luxor is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Temple of Karnak, make a trip to Deir el-Shelwit Temple, get all the information you need at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Luxor Temple.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Luxor tour itinerary planner.

Mumbai, India to Luxor is an approximately 10.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Mumbai to Luxor, you'll gain 3.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Mumbai in November; daily highs in Luxor reach 34°C and lows reach 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Shopping
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Tomb of Queen Nefertari ©
Tomb of Queen Nefertari
Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Medinet Habu ©
Medinet Habu

4
nights
Cairo, Egypt

Cairo ©
More than 20 million people call Cairo their home and, as soon as you set foot in the sprawling metropolis, it's evident they make it crowded and chaotic, but also exuberant and charming.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairo: Giza (Great Sphinx & Pyramids of Giza). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, walk around Al-Azhar Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay, and wander the streets of Islamic Cairo.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Cairo road trip planner.

Getting from Luxor to Cairo by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Luxor in November, expect nights in Cairo to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are little chillier, around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time for travel to Marrakech.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Giza
Find places to stay Nov 29 — Dec 3:
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx

4
nights
Marrakech, Morocco

Marrakech ©
You won't run out of things to do in Marrakech, a city where you can spend days exploring grandiose palaces and mosques, photogenic gardens, sacred tombs, and traditional mansions that evoke a bygone era.
Marrakech is known for shopping, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, appreciate the extensive heritage of Menara Gardens and Pavilion, contemplate the long history of El Badi Palace, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Marrakech online trip maker.

You can fly from Cairo to Marrakech in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Western European Standard Time (WET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Cairo in December, expect little chillier with lows of 7°C in Marrakech. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites Tours Wildlife
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Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Jemaa el-Fna
Jemaa el-Fna
Koutoubia Mosque ©
Koutoubia Mosque

5
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: get great views at Cape Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Clifton Beaches, take a leisurely stroll along Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, and take a memorable drive along Chapman's Peak Drive.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Cape Town trip planner.

You can fly from Marrakech to Cape Town in 21.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Marrakech to Cape Town, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Marrakech in December; daily highs in Cape Town reach 30°C and lows reach 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

3
nights
Kruger National Park, South Africa

Kruger National Park ©
One of Africa's largest game sanctuaries and part of UNESCO's Man and the Biosphere Program, Kruger National Park provides an immersive experience of wildlife.
Spend the 14th (Mon) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. There's lots more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kruger National Park, hike along Mphongolo Backpacking Trail, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Lonely Bull Trail.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Kruger National Park trip planner.

Getting from Cape Town to Kruger National Park by combination of flight and taxi takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Cape Town in December, expect nights in Kruger National Park to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Kruger National Park
Find places to stay Dec 12 — 15:
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Bushmans Trail ©
Bushmans Trail

4
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.
Johannesburg is known for museums, historic sites, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, try your luck at Montecasino, find something for the whole family at Gold Reef City, and steep yourself in history at Mandela House.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Johannesburg route planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kruger National Park to Johannesburg takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In December in Johannesburg, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Casinos Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

Montecasino
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Gold Reef City ©
Gold Reef City
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct ©
Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct

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