44 days in Africa Itinerary

44 days in Africa Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Africa trip planner

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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
Fly
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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
Fly
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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 Great Sphinx will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairo: Pyramids of Giza (in Giza) and Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids (in Saqqara). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay, take in the exciting artwork at Ramses Wissa Wassef Art Centre, and stroll around Al-Azhar Park.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Cairo vacation planner.

Innsbruck, Austria to Cairo is an approximately 9-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Innsbruck to Cairo due to the time zone difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Innsbruck in April, with highs in Cairo at 34°C and lows at 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel 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, appreciate the history behind Luxor Temple, don't miss a visit to Tomb of Queen Nefertari, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Medinet Habu.

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 3 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 travel 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 Lazio. There's lots more to do: stroll through Anse Georgette, enjoy the sand and surf at Anse Volbert, and admire the verdant scenery at Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Praslin Island vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Luxor to Praslin Island in 15.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Luxor to Praslin Island. Traveling from Luxor in April, expect nights in Praslin Island to be a bit warmer, around 30°C, while days are slightly colder, around 37°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Praslin Island

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · 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 10.5 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 travel 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 lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Kruger National Park, stroll through Olifants Wilderness Trail, hike along Wolhuter Wilderness Trail, and explore the ancient world of Masorini Archaeological Site.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kruger National Park attractions planning app.

Traveling by flight from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in April, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Tue) to allow time for the bus ride to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · 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: Zipline (in Hazyview) and Phalaborwa (Safaris & Qualito Craft Distillery). There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Siyafunda Conservation, look for gifts at Kumbaya Home Decor, take in the exciting artwork at Kingfisher Gallery, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Hoedspruit Reptile Centre.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Hoedspruit trip itinerary builder app.

You can take a bus from Kruger National Park to Hoedspruit in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

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 Boulders Beach Penguin Colony. The adventure continues: whizz through the canopy at Abseil Africa, 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 4.5 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 travel 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 Cultural Vibes Music Shop. 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 travel 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 Koutoubia Mosque make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: browse the eclectic array of goods at Jemaa el-Fna, 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 22.5 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 · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay May 21 — 26: