31 days in Africa Itinerary

31 days in Africa Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Africa trip planner

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Johannesburg, South Africa
— 16 nights
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 3 nights
Drive to Livingstone, Fly to Luxor
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Luxor, Egypt
— 2 nights
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Nairobi, Kenya
— 2 nights
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Praslin Island, Seychelles
— 2 nights
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Cape Town, South Africa
— 3 nights
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Johannesburg, South Africa

— 16 nights

City of Light

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Emperors Palace as well as Spas. Explore Johannesburg's surroundings by going to Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site (The Cradle of Humankind & Sterkfontein Cave), Brits (Ukutula Conservation Center & Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre) and Pretoria (Pretoria National Botanical Garden, Union Buildings, &more). Spend the 2nd (Tue) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Spend the 14th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, explore the striking landscape at Vredefort Dome, steep yourself in history at Mandela House, and take a stroll through Maboneng Precinct.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Johannesburg holiday planner.

If you are flying in from India, the closest major aiports are OR Tambo International Airport and Pilanesberg International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in April, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 1 — 17:

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

— 3 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): snap pictures at Victoria Falls Bridge, admire the sheer force of Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. Keep things going the next day: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Victoria Falls road trip planning site.

Getting from Johannesburg to Victoria Falls by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In April, Victoria Falls is somewhat warmer than Johannesburg - with highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 17 — 20:

Luxor, Egypt

— 2 nights
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
On the 21st (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Medinet Habu, explore the ancient world of Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, then explore the ancient world of Valley of the Kings, and finally delve into the distant past at Tomb of King Tutankhamun (Tut). Keep things going the next day: appreciate the history behind Colossi of Memnon, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Luxor Temple, then get engrossed in the history at Luxor Museum, and finally delve into the distant past at Temple of Karnak.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Luxor travel route planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Victoria Falls to Luxor takes 18 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. While traveling from Victoria Falls, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Luxor, ranging from highs of 41°C to lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to fly to Nairobi.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 20 — 23:

Nairobi, Kenya

— 2 nights

Green City in the Sun

You're likely to visit Nairobi at least once on a trip to Kenya, as the sprawling city houses the country's international airport and remains the jump-off point for many tours and safaris.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Giraffe Centre, then explore the galleries of Karen Blixen Museum, then stroll through David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Mugie Ranch. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Nairobi planner.

You can fly from Luxor to Nairobi in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Luxor to Nairobi, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Luxor in April, plan for little chillier days in Nairobi, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to fly to Praslin Island.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 23 — 25:

Praslin Island, Seychelles

— 2 nights
Home to some of the Seychelles' finest beaches, Praslin Island offers visitors more than just sand and sea.
On the 26th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve and then step off the mainland to explore Curieuse Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sat): kick back and relax at Anse Lazio, enjoy the sand and surf at Anse Volbert, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Galerie Passerose.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Praslin Island online attractions planner.

You can fly from Nairobi to Praslin Island in 8.5 hours. The time zone changes from East Africa Time (EAT) to Seychelles Time (SCT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In April, Praslin Island is somewhat warmer than Nairobi - with highs of 37°C and lows of 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Cape Town.

Things to do in Praslin Island

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Apr 25 — 28:

Cape Town, South Africa

— 3 nights

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Robben Island Museum as well as Table Mountain National Park. Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): step off the mainland to explore Robben Island Museum, admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, then take in the waterfront activity at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, and finally see the interesting displays at District Six Museum. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, then take some stellar pictures from Cape Point, and then see the interesting displays at Great Synagogue.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Cape Town online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Praslin Island to Cape Town takes 13.5 hours. The time zone changes from Seychelles Time (SCT) to South Africa Standard Time (SAST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Praslin Island in April: highs in Cape Town hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 28 — May 1: