60 days in Africa Itinerary

60 days in Africa Itinerary

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Cape Town, South Africa
— 7 nights
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Luanda, Angola
— 1 night
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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
— 4 nights
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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, sightseeing, and beaches. 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.
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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.
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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-Fnaa, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Koutoubia Mosque.

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.
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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fes: Bou Inania Medersa (in Meknes) and Haroune Aqueduct (in Moulay Idriss). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Bou Inania Medersa, take in the exciting artwork at Centre de Formation Dans le Metiers de l'Artisinat, head outdoors with Morocco So Travel Tour, and visit Medina of Fez.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Fes road trip site.

Traveling by flight from Marrakech to Fes takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. July in Fes sees daily highs of 43°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can fly to Tunis.
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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: Bizerte (Alexander Nevsky Orthodox Church & Ichkeul National Park), D'Enfidha (in Enfidha) and L'aqueduc de Zaghouan (in Zaghouan). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The National Bardo Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Roumouz, don't miss a visit to Cimetiere Militaire Francais de Takrouna, and stop by D'Art Lella Salha & Des metiers.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Tunis day trip site.

You can fly from Fes to Tunis in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Fes to Tunis due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Fes in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 26°C in Tunis. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can fly to Sharm El Sheikh.
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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.
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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.
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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. The adventure continues: meet the residents at Wild Is Life, explore the different monuments and memorials at National Heroes Acre, have some family-friendly fun at Tamba Tamba, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Twala Trust Animal Sanctuary.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Harare trip builder app.

Fly from Cairo to Harare in 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Cairo in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Harare, with highs around 29°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Victoria Falls.
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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: take in the dramatic scenery at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and stop by Cultural Vibes Music Shop.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Victoria Falls trip planning tool.

Getting from Harare to Victoria Falls by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Harare in August: highs in Victoria Falls hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Chobe National Park.
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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.
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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.
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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), Pretoria (Union Buildings & Voortrekker Monument) and Ukutula Conservation Center (in Brits). 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.
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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.
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Angola travel guide

3.7
Lookouts · Museums · Biking Trails
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.
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Morocco travel guide

4.2
Flea Markets · Gardens · Historic Sites
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.
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Tunisia travel guide

3.8
Landmarks · Historic Sites · Ruins
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.
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Egypt travel guide

4.5
Scuba & Snorkeling · Historic Sites · Ruins
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.
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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.
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Botswana travel guide

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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.
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