60 days in Africa Itinerary

60 days in Africa Itinerary

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60 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Wellington, New Zealand
Fly:  27​h
1
Cape Town, South Africa
— 7 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Luanda, Angola
— 1 night
Fly:  10​h
3
Marrakech, Morocco
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Fes, Morocco
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Tunis, Tunisia
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
6
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
7
Cairo, Egypt
— 6 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
8
Harare, Zimbabwe
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
9
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h
10
Chobe National Park, Botswana
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
11
Ngamiland East, Botswana
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
12
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 6 nights
Fly:  22​h
End: Wellington, New Zealand

7
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.
Cape Town is known for nature, beaches, parks, shopping, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Cape Point, look for all kinds of wild species at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, see the interesting displays at District Six Museum, and go for a stroll along the water at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Cape Town planning website .

Wellington, New Zealand to Cape Town is an approximately 27-hour flight. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Wellington to Cape Town due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Wellington in July, expect nights in Cape Town to be about the same, around 8°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Luanda.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Chapman's Peak Drive
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

1
night
Luanda, Angola

Luanda ©
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, then see the interesting displays at Museu da Moeda, then examine the collection at Fortaleza de Sao Miguel, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Nossa Senhora dos Remedios.

For reviews and tourist information, read Luanda trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Cape Town to Luanda by flight takes about 5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cape Town to Luanda due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cape Town in July, expect nights in Luanda to be much warmer, around 22°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Marrakech.

Things to do in Luanda

Museums Historic Sites
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Fortaleza de Sao Miguel ©
Fortaleza de Sao Miguel
Igreja Nossa Senhora dos Remedios ©
Igreja Nossa Senhora dos Remedios
Museu Nacional da Escravatura ©
Museu Nacional da Escravatura

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: admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, hunt for treasures at Jemaa el-Fnaa, admire the striking features of Medersa Ben Youssef, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Marrakech trip planning tool .

You can fly from Luanda to Marrakech in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Western African Time (WAT) to Western European Time (WET) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Luanda in July, plan for much warmer days in Marrakech, with highs around 44°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Fes.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trip

High Atlas Mountains
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Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Jemaa el-Fnaa ©
Jemaa el-Fnaa
Palacio da Bahia ©
Palacio da Bahia

5
nights
Fes, Morocco

Fes ©
Morocco's former capital, Fes enchants visitors with its walled medina, a labyrinthine web of pedestrian-only streets and a World Heritage Site.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fes: Bou Inania Medersa (in Meknes) and Haroune Aqueduct (in Moulay Idriss). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Medina of Fez, admire the landmark architecture of Bou Inania Medersa, explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site of Volubilis, and get where you need to go with Morocco In One Step.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Fes trip builder app .

You can fly from Marrakech to Fes in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 43°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Tunis.

Things to do in Fes

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

So Travel Tour, Archaeological Site of Volubilis, Haroune Aqueduct, Bou Inania Medersa
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Bou Inania Medersa ©
Bou Inania Medersa
Bou Inania Medersa ©
Bou Inania Medersa
Museo Nejjarine ©
Museo Nejjarine

5
nights
Tunis, Tunisia

Tunis ©
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Tunis side-trips: D'Enfidha (in Enfidha), Bizerte (Alexander Nevsky Orthodox Church & Ichkeul National Park) and Dougga (in Beja Governorate). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at The National Bardo Museum, don't miss a visit to Centro storico, steep yourself in history at L'aqueduc de Zaghouan, and look for gifts at D'Art Lella Salha & Des metiers.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Tunis fast, fun, and easy.

Traveling by flight from Fes to Tunis takes 5.5 hours. Traveling from Fes to Tunis, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Fes in July, Tunis is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Tunis

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Sidi Bou Said, Bizerte, D'Enfidha, L'aqueduc de Zaghouan, Dougga
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Dougga ©
Dougga
Ichkeul National Park
Ichkeul National Park
The National Bardo Museum ©
The National Bardo Museum

4
nights
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to St. Catherine's Monastery (in Saint Catherine) and Hurghada (Swim with Dolphins, Speed Boats Tours, & more). There's much more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, bet on your favorite at Ghibli Raceway, admire the local landmark of Musical Fountain Sharm el-Sheikh, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ras Mohommed National Park.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Sharm El Sheikh day trip tool .

Fly from Tunis to Sharm El Sheikh in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Tunis to Sharm El Sheikh. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Tunis in July; daily highs in Sharm El Sheikh reach 44°C and lows reach 34°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Hurghada, St. Catherine's Monastery, Ras Mohommed National Park
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Swim with Dolphins
Scuba & Snorkeling

6
nights
Cairo, Egypt

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.
Explore Cairo's surroundings by going to Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx) and Step Pyramid of Djoser (in Saqqara). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, shop like a local with Khan Al-Khalili, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and wander the streets of Islamic Cairo.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Cairo trip planner.

Getting from Sharm El Sheikh to Cairo by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in July; daily highs in Cairo reach 41°C and lows reach 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Harare.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours

Side Trips

Giza, Step Pyramid of Djoser
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Photography Tours
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©

4
nights
Harare, Zimbabwe

Harare ©
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 to go to Wedza and see Imire: Rhino & Wildlife Conservation, which is approximately 1h 45 min away. The adventure continues: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wild Is Life Trust and ZEN, explore the different monuments and memorials at National Heroes Acre, tour the pleasant surroundings at Thetford Game Reserve, and stroll around Kingfisher Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Harare road trip planning site .

Getting from Cairo to Harare by flight takes about 11 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Cairo in August, you will find days in Harare are little chillier (29°C), and nights are much colder (9°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Harare

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Imire: Rhino & Wildlife Conservation
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Wild Is Life Trust and ZEN ©
Wild Is Life Trust and ZEN
Twala Trust Animal Sanctuary ©
Twala Trust Animal Sanctuary
Thetford Game Reserve ©
Thetford Game Reserve

6
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, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Victoria Falls trip planner .

You can fly from Harare to Victoria Falls in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. 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
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Safaris
Victoria Falls Snake Park ©
Victoria Falls Snake Park

3
nights
Chobe National Park, Botswana

Chobe National Park ©
Chobe National Park is known for parks, wildlife, outdoors, nature, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Nogatsaa and Tchinga and walk around Seboba Nature and Recreational Park.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Chobe National Park road trip planning site .

Getting from Victoria Falls to Chobe National Park by shuttle takes about 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Ngamiland East.

Things to do in Chobe National Park

Parks Wildlife
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Nogatsaa and Tchinga ©
Nogatsaa and Tchinga
Savute Reserve ©
Savute Reserve
Serondela Reserve ©
Serondela Reserve

2
nights
Ngamiland East, Botswana

Ngamiland East ©
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): stroll through Okavango Delta. On the next day, explore the activities along Okavango River.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Ngamiland East trip itinerary maker app .

Explore your travel options from Chobe National Park to Ngamiland East with the Route module. In August, daily temperatures in Ngamiland East can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Ngamiland East

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Okavango River ©
Okavango River

6
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.
Explore Johannesburg's surroundings by going to Ukutula Conservation Center (in Brits) and Pretoria (Union Buildings & Voortrekker Monument). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, find something for the whole family at Gold Reef City, brush up on your military savvy at South African National Museum of Military History, and get your game on at Randburg Raceway.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Johannesburg attractions planning tool .

Getting from Ngamiland East to Johannesburg by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Ngamiland East in August: high temperatures in Johannesburg hover around 26°C and lows are around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Fun & Games Museums Casinos

Side Trips

Greater Johannesburg, Pretoria, Ukutula Conservation Center, Montecasino
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Ukutula Conservation Center ©
Ukutula Conservation Center
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Gold Reef City ©
Gold Reef City

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