44 days in Africa Itinerary

44 days in Africa Itinerary

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Train to Munich, Fly to Cairo
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Cairo, Egypt
— 5 nights
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Luxor, Egypt
— 5 nights
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Praslin Island, Seychelles
— 2 nights
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Johannesburg, South Africa
— 4 nights
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Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 5 nights
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Hoedspruit, South Africa
— 5 nights
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Cape Town, South Africa
— 6 nights
Fly
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 4 nights
Fly
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Marrakech, Morocco
— 5 nights
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Cairo, Egypt

— 5 nights

City of a Thousand Minarets

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.
Family-friendly places like Islamic Cairo and The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairo: Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids (in Saqqara) and Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). And it doesn't end there: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, stroll around Al-Azhar Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay, and view the masterpieces at Ramses Wissa Wassef Art Centre.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairo trip builder website.

Innsbruck, Austria to Cairo is an approximately 9-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Innsbruck in April, things will get much hotter in Cairo: highs are around 34°C and lows about 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Luxor.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 13 — 18:

Luxor, Egypt

— 5 nights
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
When in Luxor, make a side trip to see Dendera Temple Complex in Dendera, approximately Dendera away. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Temple of Karnak, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Luxor Temple, pause for some photo ops at Tomb of Queen Nefertari, and look for gifts at Gaddis & Co..

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Luxor route planning app.

Traveling by flight from Cairo to Luxor takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Cairo in April, expect nights in Luxor to be about the same, around 21°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 41°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Praslin Island.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 18 — 23:

Praslin Island, Seychelles

— 2 nights
Home to some of the Seychelles' finest beaches, Praslin Island offers visitors more than just sand and sea.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Curieuse Island and Anse Volbert. There's still lots to do: stroll through Anse Georgette, take a peaceful walk through Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve, and enjoy the sand and surf at Anse Lazio.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Praslin Island road trip site.

Traveling by flight from Luxor to Praslin Island takes 16 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Luxor to Praslin Island is 2 hours. Traveling from Luxor in April, expect nights in Praslin Island to be a bit warmer, around 30°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 37°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Praslin Island

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Apr 24 — 26:

Johannesburg, South Africa

— 4 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.
Bring the kids along to Apartheid Museum and Maboneng Precinct. There's much more to do: learn about all things military at South African National Museum of Military History, get your game on at Randburg Raceway Indoor Karting, try to win big at Montecasino, and contemplate the long history of Mandela House.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Johannesburg trip planner.

You can fly from Praslin Island to Johannesburg in 10 hours. The time zone difference moving from Seychelles Time to South Africa Standard Time is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Praslin Island in April, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in Johannesburg: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums · Fun & Games · Casinos · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 26 — 30:

Kruger National Park, South Africa

— 5 nights
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 1st (Fri) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape of Kruger National Park, hike along Wolhuter Wilderness Trail, explore the ancient world of Masorini Archaeological Site, and stroll through Sweni Wilderness Trail.

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Getting from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. April in Kruger National Park sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 5:

Hoedspruit, South Africa

— 5 nights
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.
Kids will enjoy Perry's Bridge Reptile Park and Elephant Whispers. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hoedspruit: Phalaborwa (Safaris & Qualito Craft Distillery) and Zipline (in Hazyview). And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Siyafunda Conservation, look for gifts at Kumbaya Home Decor, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and take in the exciting artwork at Kingfisher Gallery.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Hoedspruit holiday planner.

You can take a bus from Kruger National Park to Hoedspruit in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. May in Hoedspruit sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Cape Town.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 5 — 10:

Cape Town, South Africa

— 6 nights

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Bring the kids along to Cape Point and Abseil Africa. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, get to know the fascinating history of Maclear's Beacon, and see the interesting displays at District Six Museum.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Cape Town online trip maker.

You can fly from Hoedspruit to Cape Town in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Hoedspruit in May, expect nights in Cape Town to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are little chillier, around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can fly to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 10 — 16:

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

— 4 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.
Kids will enjoy Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park and Helicopter Tours. And it doesn't end there: get to know the resident critters at Victoria Falls Snake Park, wander the wide-open spaces of Crocodile Park Victoria Falls, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Victoria Falls trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Cape Town to Victoria Falls takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Cape Town, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Victoria Falls, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to fly to Marrakech.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Adventure
Find places to stay May 16 — 20:

Marrakech, Morocco

— 5 nights

Red City

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.
Attractions like Jardin Majorelle and Jemaa el-Fna make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Koutoubia Mosque, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, admire the striking features of Palacio da Bahia, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Marrakech attractions planner.

Fly from Victoria Falls to Marrakech in 23 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Victoria Falls to Marrakech. Traveling from Victoria Falls in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 18°C in Marrakech. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Marrakech

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay May 21 — 26: