21 days in Africa Itinerary

21 days in Africa Itinerary

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Marsa Alam, Egypt
— 3 nights
Taxi to Aswan, Fly to Abu Simbel
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Abu Simbel, Egypt
— 1 night
Fly
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Aswan, Egypt
— 1 night
Drive
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Luxor, Egypt
— 2 nights
Fly
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Dahab, Egypt
— 1 night
Drive
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Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
— 3 nights
Taxi to Sharm el-Sheikh, Fly to Hurghada
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Hurghada, Egypt
— 4 nights
Fly to Praslin Island, Ferry to La Digue Island
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La Digue Island, Seychelles
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Praslin Island, Seychelles
— 3 nights
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Marsa Alam, Egypt — 3 nights

The opening of an international airport and subsequent development of hotels and resorts boosted tourism in Marsa Alam, a town on Egypt's Red Sea coast known for its world-class diving spots.
Visiting Abu Dabbab Beach and Marsa Mubarak will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as Elphinstone Reef and Scuba & Snorkeling. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Sharm El Luli.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Marsa Alam travel route website.

Brussels, Belgium to Marsa Alam is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Brussels to Marsa Alam is 1 hour. Traveling from Brussels in July, things will get warmer in Marsa Alam: highs are around 41°C and lows about 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Abu Simbel.
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Abu Simbel, Egypt — 1 night

On the 21st (Fri), contemplate the long history of Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Abu Simbel trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Marsa Alam to Abu Simbel by combination of taxi and flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. While traveling from Marsa Alam, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Abu Simbel, ranging from highs of 47°C to lows of 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Aswan.
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Aswan, Egypt — 1 night

Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Nile Museum and then contemplate the long history of Philae Temple.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Aswan itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Abu Simbel to Aswan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daytime highs in Aswan are 49°C, while nighttime lows are 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Luxor.
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Luxor, Egypt — 2 nights

A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Luxor Museum and then explore the ancient world of Temple of Karnak. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at Luxor Temple and then explore the ancient world of Valley of the Kings.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Luxor road trip tool.

Getting from Aswan to Luxor by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 48°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can fly to Dahab.
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Dahab, Egypt — 1 night

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
On the 25th (Tue), take in the exciting artwork at WICKEDiCANDY, then explore the striking landscape at Blue Hole, and then meet some fierce fish with Nomad Divers.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Dahab journey app.

You can fly from Luxor to Dahab in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Luxor in July, you will find days in Dahab are a bit cooler (44°C), and nights are about the same (34°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive to Sharm El Sheikh.
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Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt — 3 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.
Get outdoors at Shark's Bay Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Heavenly Cathedral and Secret Garden. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Sharm El Sheikh online route builder.

Traveling by car from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 44°C in July, and nighttime lows around 34°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hurghada.
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Hurghada, Egypt — 4 nights

Originally a small fishing town on the Red Sea coast, Hurghada developed into Egypt's premier beach destination thanks to its year-round sunny weather and world-class dive sites.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mahmya Island and Giftun Islands. Escape the urban bustle at Safaris and Scuba & Snorkeling. There's more to do: explore the world behind art at Hurghada Museum.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Hurghada online trip itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Sharm El Sheikh to Hurghada in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Hurghada can reach 45°C, while at night they dip to 33°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to La Digue Island.
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La Digue Island, Seychelles — 2 nights

La Digue Island remains a relatively unknown vacation destination, offering very few tourist facilities and an exotic though largely undeveloped coastline.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): stroll through Anse Source D'Argent, stroll through Anse La Reunion Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Grand Anse. On the next day, stroll through Anse Fourmis, stroll through Anse Coco Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Anse Caiman, and finally stroll the grounds of La Digue Cemetery.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our La Digue Island trip builder tool.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Hurghada to La Digue Island in 16.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry. Traveling from Hurghada to La Digue Island, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Hurghada in August, things will get a bit cooler in La Digue Island: highs are around 34°C and lows about 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can catch the ferry to Praslin Island.
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Praslin Island, Seychelles — 3 nights

Home to some of the Seychelles' finest beaches, Praslin Island offers visitors more than just sand and sea.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): view the masterpieces at Rita's Art Sudio & Gallery, then head off the coast to Curieuse Island, and then kick back and relax at Anse Possession. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve, tour the pleasant surroundings at Anse Georgette, and then stroll through Anse Lazio.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Praslin Island itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by ferry from La Digue Island to Praslin Island takes an hour. In August, daytime highs in Praslin Island are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can fly back home.
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