31 days in Africa Itinerary

31 days in Africa Itinerary

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Start: Johannesburg, South Africa
1
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 16 nights
+2
Train + Foot + Fly:  3 h
2
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  14 h 30 min
3
Luxor, Egypt
— 2 nights
Fly:  13 h
4
Nairobi, Kenya
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
5
Praslin Island, Seychelles
— 2 nights
Fly:  10 h 30 min
6
Cape Town, South Africa
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
End: Johannesburg, South Africa

16
nights
Johannesburg, South Africa

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 Pretoria (Pretoria National Botanical Garden, Union Buildings, &more), Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site (The Cradle of Humankind & Sterkfontein Cave) and Brits (Ukutula Conservation Center & Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre). 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. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, explore the striking landscape at Vredefort Dome, steep yourself in history at Mandela House, and brush up on your military savvy at South African National Museum of Military History.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Johannesburg online trip builder.

If you are flying in from India, the closest major aiports are O R Tambo International and Pilanesberg International Airport. In April, daily temperatures in Johannesburg can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Pretoria, Sandton, Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site, Brits, Krugersdorp
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Safaris
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Gold Reef City ©
Gold Reef City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): snap pictures at Victoria Falls Bridge, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, and then kick your exploration up a notch at categoryPhrases.alias.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 find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Victoria Falls road trip planning site.

Getting from Johannesburg to Victoria Falls by combination of train and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and car; or drive. 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
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Safaris
Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park ©
Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park
Zipline

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.
Luxor is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Temple of Karnak, stroll the grounds of Valley of the Kings, appreciate the history behind Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Medinet Habu.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Luxor travel route builder tool.

Getting from Victoria Falls to Luxor by combination of car and flight takes about 15 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Victoria Falls 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 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Nairobi.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums
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Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings
Luxor Temple ©
Luxor Temple

2
nights
Nairobi, Kenya

Nairobi ©
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 see the interesting displays at 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.

For other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Nairobi planner.

You can fly from Luxor to Nairobi in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or 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 travel to Praslin Island.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Mugie Ranch
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David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust ©
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
Giraffe Centre ©
Giraffe Centre
Karen Blixen Museum ©
Karen Blixen Museum

2
nights
Praslin Island, Seychelles

Praslin Island ©
Home to some of the Seychelles' finest beaches, Praslin Island offers visitors more than just sand and sea.
On the 26th (Fri), identify plant and animal life 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 take in the exciting artwork at Galerie Passerose.

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

You can fly from Nairobi to Praslin Island in 5.5 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 travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Praslin Island

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Curieuse Island ©
Curieuse Island
Anse Lazio ©
Anse Lazio
Anse Georgette ©
Anse Georgette

3
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.
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 a leisurely stroll along 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 see where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Cape Town online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Praslin Island to Cape Town takes 11 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 travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Table Mountain National Park ©
Table Mountain National Park
Cape Point ©
Cape Point

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