27 days in Africa Itinerary

27 days in Africa Itinerary

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27 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Chennai, India
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  4​h 45​min
2
Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h 45​min
3
Cape Town, South Africa
— 4 nights
Fly:  22​h
4
Marrakech, Morocco
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
5
Cairo, Egypt
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
6
Luxor, Egypt
— 2 nights
Drive:  74​h
7
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
— 3 nights
Fly:  30​h
End: Chennai, India

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): steep yourself in history at Mandela House, see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, and then get a sense of history and politics at Constitution Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at Gold Reef City and then browse the different shops at Jack Friedman Eastgate.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Johannesburg day trip website .

Chennai, India to Johannesburg is an approximately 18-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Chennai to Johannesburg. Traveling from Chennai in April, things will get colder in Johannesburg: highs are around 28°C and lows about 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Casinos Fun & Games Theme Parks

Side Trip

Jack Friedman Eastgate
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Gold Reef City ©
Gold Reef City
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill

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 4th (Thu) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. And it doesn't end there: trek along Bushmans Trail, get outside with Wild Frontier Adventures, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Lonely Bull Trail.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Kruger National Park online trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in April, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Sweni Wilderness Trail ©
Sweni Wilderness Trail
Bushmans Trail ©
Bushmans Trail

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, parks, beaches, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Cape of Good Hope, observe the fascinating underwater world at Two Oceans Aquarium, see the interesting displays at District Six Museum, and enjoy the sand and surf at Clifton Beaches.

To see maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Cape Town sightseeing website .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kruger National Park to Cape Town takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or drive. April in Cape Town sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Marrakech.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Chapman's Peak Drive
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Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Cape of Good Hope ©
Cape of Good Hope

3
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 parks, shopping, historic sites, spas, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, admire the landmark architecture of Bahia Palace, contemplate the long history of Medina of Marrakesh, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Koutoubia Mosque and Minaret.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Marrakech trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Cape Town to Marrakech takes 22 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Cape Town to Marrakech. In April in Marrakech, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Jemaa el-Fnaa ©
Jemaa el-Fnaa
Palacio da Bahia ©
Palacio da Bahia

2
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cairo: Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, admire the striking features of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary), examine the collection at Egyptian Antiquities Museum, and wander the streets of Islamic Cairo.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairo itinerary builder website .

Traveling by flight from Marrakech to Cairo takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Marrakech to Cairo. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Marrakech in April since evenings lows in Cairo dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Giza
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx

2
nights
Luxor, Egypt

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Tomb of Queen Nefertari, take in the spiritual surroundings of Medinet Habu, then explore the ancient world of Temple of Karnak, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Luxor Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Luxor Museum, then admire all the interesting features of ACE- Animal Care in Egypt, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Kings, and finally pause for some photo ops at Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Luxor route maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Cairo to Luxor takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cairo in April, you will find days in Luxor are somewhat warmer (41°C), and nights are about the same (21°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums
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Tomb of Queen Nefertari ©
Tomb of Queen Nefertari
Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings

3
nights
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

Maasai Mara National Reserve ©
Home to the Great Migration and Africa's exceptional wildlife, Maasai Mara is a must on a Kenya itinerary.
On the 24th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Mara Triangle. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Maasai Mara National Reserve vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Luxor to Maasai Mara National Reserve takes 74 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Luxor to Maasai Mara National Reserve is 1 hour. You'll set off for home on the 26th (Fri).

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Wildlife Nature Parks
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Mara Triangle ©
Mara Triangle
Balloon Rides

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