60 days in Africa Itinerary

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Ilha do Sal, Cape Verde
— 3 nights
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Cape Town, South Africa
— 8 nights
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Tsitsikamma National Park, South Africa
— 3 nights
Bus to Port Elizabeth, Fly to Nelspruit
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Nelspruit, South Africa
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Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 6 nights
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Johannesburg, South Africa
— 4 nights
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 5 nights
Fly to Nairobi, Drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area
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Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
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Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
— 5 nights
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Nairobi, Kenya
— 3 nights
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Luxor, Egypt
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Giza, Egypt
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Marrakech, Morocco
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Ilha do Sal, Cape Verde — 3 nights

Ilha do Sal represents an exotic island in the Atlantic Ocean gifted with powdery beaches and dormant volcanoes.
Ilha do Sal is known for beaches, adventure, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: soothe aching muscles at Pure Yoga Magic: Yoga Cabo Verde, kick back and relax at Ponta Preta, see some colorful creatures with Eco Dive School Cabo Verde, and don't miss a visit to Salinas de Pedra de Lume.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Ilha do Sal road trip planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Ilha do Sal is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Cape Verde Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. In January, Ilha do Sal is somewhat warmer than Los Angeles - with highs of 78°F and lows of 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Cape Town.
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Cape Town, South Africa — 8 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, sightseeing, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Point, admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, kick back and relax at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Two Oceans Aquarium.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Cape Town online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Ilha do Sal to Cape Town takes 19 hours. The time zone difference moving from Cape Verde Standard Time to South Africa Standard Time is 3 hours. In January, daytime highs in Cape Town are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to fly to Tsitsikamma National Park.
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Tsitsikamma National Park, South Africa — 3 nights

On a tour of Tsitsikamma National Park, walk through an 800-year-old forest of endemic yellowwood trees, explore diverse coastlines, and hit the array of hiking trails.
On the 29th (Wed), hike the day away at The Dolphin Trail. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Waterfall Trail, snap pictures at Bloukrans Bridge, trek along Otter Trail, and don't miss a visit to Tsitsikamma Forest’s Big Tree.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Tsitsikamma National Park trip itinerary app.

You can fly from Cape Town to Tsitsikamma National Park in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Cape Town, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Tsitsikamma National Park, ranging from highs of 76°F to lows of 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Nelspruit.
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Nelspruit, South Africa — 4 nights

Gateway to the Lowveld

Nestled on the banks of the Crocodile River, Nelspruit provides visitors with a convenient base point boasting two airports and an enviable location on the road between Johannesburg and the Mozambican border.
Explore Nelspruit's surroundings by going to Hazyview (Seronera Crocodile Farm, The Elephant Sanctuary, &more) and Barberton Makhonjwa Geotrail (in Barberton). There's lots more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Sudwala Caves, stroll through Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary, try your luck at Emnotweni Casino, and admire the natural beauty at Lowveld National Botanical Garden.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Nelspruit holiday planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Tsitsikamma National Park to Nelspruit in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Kruger National Park.
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Kruger National Park, South Africa — 6 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Kingfisher Gallery in Hoedspruit (about 2h 15 min away). Spend the 5th (Wed) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. The adventure continues: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, get great views at Nkumbe View Site, hike along Sweni Wilderness Trail, and indulge in some personalized pampering at AM Spa Kruger.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kruger National Park road trip planning site.

You can fly from Nelspruit to Kruger National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Nelspruit in February, plan for cooler nights in Kruger National Park, with lows around 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Johannesburg.
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Johannesburg, South Africa — 4 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Johannesburg: Lion and Safari Park (in Broederstroom) and Ukutula Conservation Center (in Brits). Spend the 13th (Thu) trying your luck at Gold Reef City. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, wander the streets of Maboneng Precinct, steep yourself in history at Mandela House, and get engrossed in the history at Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Johannesburg trip planner.

Fly from Kruger National Park to Johannesburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. February in Johannesburg sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 61°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Victoria Falls.
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe — 5 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.
Spend the 16th (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, take in the exciting artwork at Tami Walker Gallery, take a memorable tour with Tours, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Victoria Falls sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Johannesburg to Victoria Falls takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in February, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
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Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania — 2 nights

You can discover Tanzania's varied plant and animal life on a tour of Ngorongoro Conservation Area, a World Heritage Site known for its massive volcanic caldera.
On the 19th (Wed), take in the dramatic natural features at Ngorongoro Crater. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Olduvai Gorge.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Ngorongoro Conservation Area trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Victoria Falls to Ngorongoro Conservation Area in 15 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Victoria Falls to Ngorongoro Conservation Area due to the time zone difference. On the 20th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Maasai Mara National Reserve.
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Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya — 5 nights

Home to the Great Migration and Africa's exceptional wildlife, Maasai Mara is a must on a Kenya itinerary.
Spend the 21st (Fri) surrounded by wildlife at Olare Orok Conservancy. Spend the 22nd (Sat) surrounded by wildlife at Mara Triangle. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Ol Kinyei Conservancy and tour the pleasant surroundings at Eluai Plain.

For traveler tips and tourist information, you can read our Maasai Mara National Reserve trip planner.

Getting from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Maasai Mara National Reserve by car takes about 9 hours. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in February, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Nairobi.
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Nairobi, Kenya — 3 nights

Green City in the Sun

You're likely to visit Nairobi at least once on a trip to Kenya, as the sprawling city houses the country's international airport and remains the jump-off point for many tours and safaris.
Spend the 26th (Wed) exploring nature at Nairobi National Park. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, examine the collection at Karen Blixen Museum, and admire the striking features of African Heritage House.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Nairobi trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Nairobi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Maasai Mara National Reserve in February; daily highs in Nairobi reach 81°F and lows reach 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow time for the flight to Luxor.
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Luxor, Egypt — 5 nights

A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Luxor is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Temple of Karnak, appreciate the history behind Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, get advice or help at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Luxor Temple.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Luxor itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Nairobi to Luxor by flight takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Nairobi to Luxor due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Nairobi in February, Luxor is slightly colder at night with lows of 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Giza.
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Giza, Egypt — 4 nights

Situated on the Nile riverfront, the city of Giza remains best known for its pyramid complex.
Step out of Giza to go to Saqqara and see Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, which is approximately 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Great Sphinx, get a taste of the local shopping with Khan Al-Khalili, make a trip to Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay, and examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Giza trip tool.

Fly from Luxor to Giza in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Luxor, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Giza, ranging from highs of 77°F to lows of 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sun) to allow time for the flight to Marrakech.
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Marrakech, Morocco — 6 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.
Spend the 12th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, stroll the grounds of Saadian Tombs, contemplate the long history of El Badi Palace, and admire the striking features of Medersa Ben Youssef.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Marrakech trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Giza to Marrakech takes 10 hours. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Western European Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Giza in March, plan for a bit cooler nights in Marrakech, with lows around 49°F. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Sat) before leaving for home.
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