28 days in Africa Itinerary

28 days in Africa Itinerary

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Start: Baden-Baden, Germany
Bus + Fly:  6 h 15 min
1
Marrakech, Morocco
— 5 nights
Fly:  21 h 30 min
2
Cape Town, South Africa
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
3
Hoedspruit, South Africa
— 3 nights
Bus + Taxi:  2 h 30 min
4
Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 4 nights
Taxi + Fly:  4 h 45 min
5
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 4 nights
+3
Train + Foot + Fly + Taxi:  11 h 15 min
6
Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  13 h
7
Cairo, Egypt
— 4 nights
Fly + Train:  8 h 15 min
End: Baden-Baden, Germany

5
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: admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, browse the eclectic array of goods at Jemaa el-Fna, and get to know the fascinating history of Menara Gardens and Pavilion.

For traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Marrakech online trip itinerary builder.

Baden-Baden, Germany to Marrakech is an approximately 6.5- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Western European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Baden-Baden in December, plan for much hotter days in Marrakech, with highs around 24°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites Wildlife Tours
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Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Jemaa el-Fna
Jemaa el-Fna
Medersa Ben Youssef ©
Medersa Ben Youssef

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: take in the waterfront at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, identify plant and animal life at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, get to know the fascinating history of Maclear's Beacon, and take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Cape Town trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Marrakech to Cape Town takes 21.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Abseil Africa ©
Abseil Africa

3
nights
Hoedspruit, South Africa

Hoedspruit ©
Hoedspruit offers proximity to Kruger National Park and features an airport, making it a popular jump-off point for a variety of tours and safaris.
Go for a jaunt from Hoedspruit to Phalaborwa to see Qualito Craft Distillery about 54 minutes away. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, browse the exhibits of Kingfisher Gallery, and view the masterpieces at iNyoka Art Gallery.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Hoedspruit tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Cape Town to Hoedspruit takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Cape Town in December: highs in Hoedspruit hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Qualito Craft Distillery
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 2:
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Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre ©
Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre
Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre ©
Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre
Kingfisher Gallery ©
Kingfisher Gallery

4
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 3rd (Sun) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sweni Wilderness Trail, trek along Lonely Bull Trail, and delve into the distant past at Masorini Archaeological Site.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Kruger National Park journey app.

Do a combination of bus and taxi from Hoedspruit to Kruger National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January in Kruger National Park, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Sweni Wilderness Trail ©
Sweni Wilderness Trail
Mphongolo Backpacking Trail ©
Mphongolo Backpacking 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, brush up on your military savvy at South African National Museum of Military History, browse the different shops at Jack Friedman Eastgate, and take a stroll through Maboneng Precinct.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Johannesburg tour planning website.

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 January, daily temperatures in Johannesburg can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. On the 10th (Sun), you'll travel to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums Fun & Games Casinos

Side Trip

Bedfordview
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Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Gold Reef City ©
Gold Reef City

2
nights
Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

Ngorongoro Conservation Area ©
You can discover Tanzania's varied plant and animal life on a tour of Ngorongoro Conservation Area, a World Heritage Site known for its massive volcanic caldera.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Ngorongoro Crater.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area trip itinerary builder tool.

You can do a combination of train, flight, and taxi from Johannesburg to Ngorongoro Conservation Area in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and car; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Johannesburg to Ngorongoro Conservation Area. On the 12th (Tue), you'll travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Nature Parks
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Ngorongoro Crater ©
Ngorongoro Crater

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cairo side-trips: Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). There's still lots to do: visit Islamic Cairo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay, shop like a local with Khan Al-Khalili, and explore the ancient world of Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids.

To see reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Cairo trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Cairo takes 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Cairo. In January, daily temperatures in Cairo can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Giza
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Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Islamic Cairo ©
Islamic Cairo

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