44 days in Africa Itinerary

44 days in Africa Itinerary

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44 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Innsbruck, Austria
train + Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Cairo, Egypt
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Luxor, Egypt
— 5 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
3
Praslin Island, Seychelles
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
4
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 45​min
5
Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 5 nights
taxi + bus:  2​h 30​min
6
Hoedspruit, South Africa
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Cape Town, South Africa
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h
8
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 4 nights
Fly:  20​h 15​min
9
Marrakech, Morocco
— 5 nights
Fly + train:  9​h 30​min
End: Innsbruck, Austria

5
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, wander the streets of Islamic Cairo, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and get a taste of the local shopping with Khan Al-Khalili.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Cairo online sightseeing planner .

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 Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 1 hour. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Innsbruck in April, with highs in Cairo at 34°C and lows at 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours

Side Trip

Giza
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids

5
nights
Luxor, Egypt

Luxor ©
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 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Temple of Karnak, take an in-depth tour of Luxor Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Medinet Habu, and pause for some photo ops at Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Luxor trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Cairo to Luxor takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cairo in April, you will find days in Luxor are a bit warmer (41°C), and nights are about the same (21°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Praslin Island.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Dendera Temple Complex
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Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Tomb of Queen Nefertari ©
Tomb of Queen Nefertari
Medinet Habu ©
Medinet Habu

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.
Bring the kids along to Anse Lazio and Anse Georgette. There's lots more to do: head off the coast to Curieuse Island, kick back and relax at Anse Volbert, and identify plant and animal life at Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Praslin Island trip planner.

Getting from Luxor to Praslin Island by flight takes about 13.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Luxor to Praslin Island due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Luxor in April, plan for slightly colder days in Praslin Island, with highs around 37°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Praslin Island

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

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, theme parks, wildlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, have some family-friendly fun at Randburg Raceway, and get in on the family fun at Gold Reef City.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Johannesburg trip planner .

You can fly from Praslin Island to Johannesburg in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of flight and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Praslin Island to Johannesburg is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Praslin Island in April, you will find days in Johannesburg are a bit cooler (28°C), and nights are colder (14°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Fun & Games Museums Casinos

Side Trips

Jack Friedman Eastgate, Montecasino, Randburg Raceway
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Gold Reef City ©
Gold Reef City
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill

5
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 1st (Fri) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Kruger National Park, hike along Mphongolo Backpacking Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sweni Wilderness Trail, and steep yourself in history at Masorini Archaeological Site.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kruger National Park trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In April in Kruger National Park, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Kruger National Park
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Sweni Wilderness Trail ©
Sweni Wilderness Trail

5
nights
Hoedspruit, South Africa

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.
Attractions like Kinyonga Reptile Center and Perry's Bridge Reptile Park make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hoedspruit: Phalaborwa (Safaris & Qualito Craft Distillery) and Hazyview (Elephant Whispers & Zipline). There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Siyafunda Conservation, view the masterpieces at iNyoka Art Gallery, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and look for gifts at Kumbaya Home Decor.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Hoedspruit trip itinerary website .

Traveling by combination of taxi and bus from Kruger National Park to Hoedspruit takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May in Hoedspruit, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Hazyview, Phalaborwa
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Safaris
Kinyonga Reptile Center ©
Kinyonga Reptile Center
Perry's Bridge Reptile Park ©
Perry's Bridge Reptile Park

6
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.
Attractions like Cape Point and Boulders Beach Penguin Colony make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, take a leisurely stroll along Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, tour the pleasant surroundings at Platteklip Gorge, and cruise along Chapman's Peak Drive.

To find maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Cape Town trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Hoedspruit to Cape Town in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. When traveling from Hoedspruit in May, plan for slightly colder days in Cape Town, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Chapman's Peak Drive
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony

4
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.
Victoria Falls is known for nature, adventure, wildlife, zoos & aquariums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and look for gifts at Cultural Vibes Music Shop.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Victoria Falls trip itinerary maker .

Fly from Cape Town to Victoria Falls in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Cape Town in May, expect nights in Victoria Falls to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Marrakech.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Safaris
Victoria Falls Snake Park ©
Victoria Falls Snake Park

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, historic sites, spas, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, admire all the interesting features of Jemaa el-Fnaa, stroll the grounds of Saadian Tombs, and steep yourself in history at Koutoubia Mosque.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Marrakech trip planner .

You can fly from Victoria Falls to Marrakech in 20.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Central African Time to Western European Time is minus 2 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Victoria Falls in May since evenings lows in Marrakech dip to 18°C. On the 26th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Marrakech

Tours Historic Sites Wildlife
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Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Menara Gardens and Pavilion ©
Menara Gardens and Pavilion
Jemaa el-Fnaa ©
Jemaa el-Fnaa

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