60 days in Africa Itinerary

60 days in Africa Itinerary

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Cape Town, South Africa
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Luanda, Angola
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Marrakech, Morocco
— 5 nights
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Fes, Morocco
— 5 nights
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Tunis, Tunisia
— 5 nights
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Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
— 4 nights
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Cairo, Egypt
— 6 nights
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Harare, Zimbabwe
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 6 nights
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Chobe National Park, Botswana
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Ngamiland East, Botswana
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Cape Town, South Africa

— 7 nights

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Cape Town is known for nature, beaches, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Cape Point, step into the grandiose world of Castle of Good Hope, go for a stroll along the water at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, and examine the collection at District Six Museum.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Cape Town route planner.

Wellington, New Zealand to Cape Town is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time to South Africa Standard Time is minus 10 hours. Traveling from Wellington in July, you will find days in Cape Town are a bit warmer (20°C), and nights are about the same (8°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Luanda.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 1 — 9:

Luanda, Angola

— 1 night
After decades of conflict, Luanda experienced a massive economic boom at the beginning of the 21st century, making it one of the most developed cities in Africa and a magnet for tourists.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Museu Nacional da Escravatura, take an in-depth tour of Museu da Moeda, then explore the galleries of Fortaleza de Sao Miguel, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Nossa Senhora dos Remedios.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Luanda trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Cape Town to Luanda takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to West Africa Standard Time (WAT) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Cape Town in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Luanda, with highs around 29°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Marrakech.

Things to do in Luanda

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 10:

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.
Marrakech is known for shopping, parks, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, take in the awesome beauty at High Atlas Mountains, hunt for treasures at Jemaa el-Fna, and admire the striking features of Palacio da Bahia.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Marrakech trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Luanda to Marrakech takes 15 hours. The time zone changes from West Africa Standard Time (WAT) to Western European Standard Time (WET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Luanda in July: highs in Marrakech hover around 44°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can fly to Fes.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks · Museums

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Find places to stay Jul 10 — 16:

Fes, Morocco

— 5 nights

Mecca of the West

Morocco's former capital, Fes enchants visitors with its walled medina, a labyrinthine web of pedestrian-only streets and a World Heritage Site.
Take a break from Fes with a short trip to Bou Inania Medersa in Meknes, about 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: get a dose of the wild on So Travel Tour, wander the streets of Medina of Fez, take in the spiritual surroundings of Morocco In One Step, and examine the collection at Museo Nejjarine.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Fes day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Marrakech to Fes takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Fes can reach 43°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Tunis.

Things to do in Fes

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 16 — 21:

Tunis, Tunisia

— 5 nights
The Mediterranean port city of Tunis, Tunisia's bustling capital, boasts a vibrant mix of cultures and architectural styles, enchanting visitors with its historical attractions, picturesque beaches, and laidback vibe.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tunis: L'aqueduc de Zaghouan (in Zaghouan), Bizerte (Alexander Nevsky Orthodox Church & Ichkeul National Park) and D'Enfidha (in Enfidha). There's lots more to do: explore the galleries of The National Bardo Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Roumouz, don't miss a visit to Cimetiere Militaire Francais de Takrouna, and admire the landmark architecture of Marche central de Tunis, Fondouk El Ghala.

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You can fly from Fes to Tunis in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Fes to Tunis. Traveling from Fes in July, Tunis is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Tunis

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 21 — 26:

Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

— 4 nights

City of Peace

An enviable location on the southern end of the Sinai Peninsula and year-round warm weather boost tourism in Sharm El Sheikh and make it one of Egypt's premier travel destinations.
Explore Sharm El Sheikh's surroundings by going to Hurghada (Swim with Dolphins, Speed Boats Tours, &more) and St. Catherine's Monastery (in Saint Catherine). Spend the 31st (Fri) exploring nature at Ras Mohommed National Park. The adventure continues: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, admire the local landmark of Soho Square Dancing Fountain, bet on your favorite at Ghibli Raceway, and pause for some serene contemplation at The Heavenly Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Sharm El Sheikh trip itinerary maker tool.

You can fly from Tunis to Sharm El Sheikh in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Tunis to Sharm El Sheikh is 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Tunis in July, with highs in Sharm El Sheikh at 44°C and lows at 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to fly to Cairo.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 26 — 31:

Cairo, Egypt

— 6 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairo: Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids (in Saqqara) and Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). Spend the 4th (Tue) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, get a taste of the local shopping with Khan Al-Khalili, admire the striking features of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary), and walk around Al-Azhar Park.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Cairo day trip app.

Fly from Sharm El Sheikh to Cairo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in July, things will get slightly colder in Cairo: highs are around 41°C and lows about 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Harare.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 6:

Harare, Zimbabwe

— 4 nights

Sunshine City

Regarded as the nation's leading commercial, financial, and communications center, Harare attracts tourists with its modern architecture mixed with British colonial influence and traditional African flair.
Step out of Harare with an excursion to Imire: Rhino & Wildlife Conservation in Wedza--about 1h 45 min away. There's much more to do: meet the residents at Wild Is Life Trust and ZEN, make a trip to Raintree Venue, stroll through Twala Trust Animal Sanctuary, and walk around Kingfisher Park.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Harare trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Cairo to Harare takes 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Cairo in August, you will find days in Harare are a bit cooler (29°C), and nights are much colder (9°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Harare

Parks · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games

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Find places to stay Aug 6 — 11:

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

— 6 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.
Victoria Falls is known for nature, adventure, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, stop by Cultural Vibes Music Shop, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and get to know the resident critters at Victoria Falls Snake Park.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Victoria Falls trip builder.

You can fly from Harare to Victoria Falls in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Harare in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Victoria Falls, with highs around 33°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Chobe National Park.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Adventure
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 17:

Chobe National Park, Botswana

— 3 nights
A trip to Chobe National Park awakens the naturalist in every traveler and opens numerous possibilities for adventure.
Chobe National Park is known for parks, wildlife, and outdoors. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Savute Reserve and stroll around Seboba Nature and Recreational Park.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Chobe National Park road trip website.

Explore your travel options from Victoria Falls to Chobe National Park with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ngamiland East.

Things to do in Chobe National Park

Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 17 — 20:

Ngamiland East, Botswana

— 2 nights
Ngamiland East, a sub-district of Botswana's North-East District, is all about the wildlife and safaris.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Okavango River.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Ngamiland East trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Chobe National Park to Ngamiland East. August in Ngamiland East sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Ngamiland East

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 20 — 22:

Johannesburg, South Africa

— 6 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to The Cradle of Humankind (in Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site), Ukutula Conservation Center (in Brits) and Pretoria (Union Buildings & Voortrekker Monument). There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at South African National Museum of Military History, have some family-friendly fun at Randburg Raceway Indoor Karting, examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Johannesburg trip itinerary maker tool.

You can fly from Ngamiland East to Johannesburg in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Ngamiland East in August, with highs in Johannesburg at 26°C and lows at 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums · Fun & Games · Casinos · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 22 — 28:

South Africa travel guide

4.4
Nature & Parks · Wineries & Vineyards · Mountains
Rainbow Nation
The landscapes of South Africa match its people in terms of diversity, richness, and vitality. From desert lands and coastlines, to the famous nature reserves sheltering the "Big Five" game animals, the country has natural charm in spades. The main cities provide a wealth of bars, clubs, shopping districts, and entertainment options to please the most demanding visitors, while traditional life can still be admired and respected in a collection of villages with beehive-style huts and an age-old cultural heritage. When in need of a minute to digest all that's happened during your trip to South Africa, sit down to a braai (traditional barbecue), and a bottle of wine made at one of the country's thriving vineyards.

Angola travel guide

3.7
Museums · Lookouts · Outdoor Activities
Kuwait of Africa
Tourism in Angola thrives as the country's infrastructure develops and attractions are restored following years of internal conflict. Holidays in Angola usually involve at least a little time at the beach, with the Atlantic coastline featuring long stretches of sand, wide estuaries, and small islands close to the main cities. A wealth of national parks shelter a rich array of wildlife, including African icons such as lions, elephants, and leopards, with barely a tourist in sight to disturb the natural order of things.

Morocco travel guide

4.1
Flea Markets · Gardens · Nature & Wildlife Tours
Diverse in landscapes and cultures, Morocco has long been a popular tourist destination, offering many quintessential North African vistas, sounds, and tastes. The ancient medinas of the main cities have retained their look and feel over the centuries, with bustling markets of colorful spice stalls, leather tanning in the streets, and teahouses. The dunes of the Sahara and the peaks of the High Atlas mountains battle for the interest of tourists on holiday in Morocco, with each possessing impressive, picturesque scenery, and hidden-away traditional villages, filled with crafts, carpets, and a rural way of life.

Tunisia travel guide

3.8
Historic Sites · Landmarks · Museums
Tunisia benefits from its thin, slivery form, with a range of landscapes and climates causing diverse cultures, traditions, and lifestyles to develop over time. The lesser-visited south of the country possesses some major archaeological sites, impressive dunes, and caravans of nomadic peoples crossing the sands. The north contains many of the main cities in the country, located along the historic Mediterranean coast. Carthaginian and Roman ruins are found in and just outside the contemporary urban areas, which themselves blend African, Ottoman, and European influences. Many come for a beach holiday in Tunisia, but those who don't stop there are richly rewarded.

Egypt travel guide

4.5
Ruins · Scuba & Snorkeling · Safaris
Gift of the Nile
The land of pharaohs, pyramids, sphinxes, and papyrus, Egypt needs little by way of introduction. Visitors find more than a textbook readout of ancient history when visiting the country--the power, scale, art, and mysticism of its centuries-old culture bleed out from each landmark attraction and seep into the everyday life. Bustling markets, the slow-flowing Nile, the vast desert, and inspiring archeological sites often sit right alongside palaces of great excess and historical importance. All ensure you have plenty to see and do during your vacation in Egypt. In the wake of the Arab Spring in 2011, travel to certain areas where conflict and terrorism are deemed likely remains inadvisable for foreign visitors.

Zimbabwe travel guide

4.3
Waterfalls · Zipline · Bridges
Tourism in Zimbabwe experienced a boost after the country's turbulent recent history seemed to settle down. Waterfalls, "Big Five" national parks, and the Eastern Highlands provide contrasting but complementary images of southern Africa, with the growing tourism infrastructure helping visitors see the best of what the country offers. Though corruption and unemployment remain everyday problems, the vast majority of Zimbabweans are a welcoming bunch, proud of the natural riches and culture of their hopeful country.

Botswana travel guide

3.7
Nature & Parks · Safaris · Nature & Wildlife Tours
Sparsely populated Botswana possesses some of the most unadulterated wilderness and animal-rich areas in Africa. Largely unfenced national parks allow the world's largest population of elephants to roam freely--these protected areas also shelter varied birdlife and many endangered and rare mammal species. Tourism in Botswana largely caters to visitors seeking luxury lodges and exclusive safari experiences, but expeditions into traditional villages are also strongly recommended. The preserved cultures of these agricultural settlements show a link between man and nature formed over centuries, a relationship that many visitors to Botswana come to reconsider in their own lives.