44 days in Africa Itinerary

44 days in Africa Itinerary

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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
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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
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Cape Town, South Africa
— 6 nights
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 4 nights
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Marrakech, Morocco
— 5 nights
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Cairo, Egypt — 5 nights

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 The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities and Pyramids of Giza will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairo: Great Sphinx (in Giza) and Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids (in Saqqara). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Islamic Cairo, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, take in the exciting artwork at Ramses Wissa Wassef Art Centre, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairo trip builder website.

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 Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Innsbruck in April, things will get much hotter in Cairo: highs are around 34°C and lows about 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Luxor.
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. And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Temple of Karnak, pause for some photo ops at Luxor Temple, take an in-depth tour of Luxor Museum, and get all the information you need at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Luxor travel itinerary planner.

Fly from Cairo to Luxor in 2.5 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 up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Praslin Island.
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 Volbert. There's still lots to do: stroll through Anse Georgette, take a peaceful walk through Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve, and enjoy the sand and surf at Anse Lazio.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Praslin Island road trip site.

Traveling by flight from Luxor to Praslin Island takes 16 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Luxor to Praslin Island is 2 hours. Traveling from Luxor in April, expect nights in Praslin Island to be a bit warmer, around 30°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 37°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Johannesburg.
Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Apr 24 — 26:

Johannesburg, South Africa — 4 nights

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 South African National Museum of Military History. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct, try your luck at Montecasino, steep yourself in history at Mandela House, and visit Maboneng Precinct.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Johannesburg trip site.

Traveling by flight from Praslin Island to Johannesburg takes 10 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Praslin Island to Johannesburg is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Praslin Island in April, expect nights in Johannesburg to be colder, around 14°C, while days are little chillier, around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to fly to Kruger National Park.
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.
Take a break from Kruger National Park with a short trip to Kruger National Park in Nelspruit, about 48 minutes away. Spend the 1st (Fri) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. And it doesn't end there: trek along Sweni Wilderness Trail, explore the ancient world of Masorini Archaeological Site, and stroll through Wolhuter Wilderness Trail.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Kruger National Park trip planner.

Getting from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In April in Kruger National Park, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. On the 5th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a bus to Hoedspruit.
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 Siyafunda Conservation. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hoedspruit: Phalaborwa (Safaris & Qualito Craft Distillery) and Hazyview (Elephant Whispers & Zipline). There's lots more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, view the masterpieces at iNyoka Art Gallery, browse the exhibits of 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 fly to Cape Town.
Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours
Side Trips
Find places to stay May 5 — 10:

Cape Town, South Africa — 6 nights

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 Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, kick your exploration up a notch at Abseil Africa, get to know the fascinating history of Maclear's Beacon, and hike along Platteklip Gorge.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Cape Town holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Hoedspruit to Cape Town takes 4 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 slightly colder, around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can fly to Victoria Falls.
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 Victoria Falls Snake Park. And it doesn't end there: stop by Cultural Vibes Music Shop, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

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 fly to Marrakech.
Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay May 16 — 20:

Marrakech, Morocco — 5 nights

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 Jemaa el-Fna make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Koutoubia Mosque, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, appreciate the extensive heritage of Menara Gardens and Pavilion, 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 23 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.
Tours · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay May 21 — 26: