60 days in Africa Itinerary

60 days in Africa Itinerary

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Fly
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Marrakech, Morocco
— 4 nights
Drive
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Essaouira, Morocco
— 3 nights
Shuttle to Casablanca, Fly to Luxor
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Luxor, Egypt
— 6 nights
Fly
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Marsa Alam, Egypt
— 4 nights
Drive
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Hurghada, Egypt
— 5 nights
Fly to Sharm el-Sheikh, Taxi to Sharm El Sheikh
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Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
— 4 nights
Fly
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Praslin Island, Seychelles
— 3 nights
Fly to Nairobi, Drive to Maasai Mara National Reserve
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Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
— 5 nights
Drive
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Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
— 2 nights
Taxi to Arusha, Fly to Nungwi
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Nungwi, Tanzania
— 3 nights
Fly to Livingstone, Drive to Victoria Falls
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 5 nights
Fly
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Nelspruit, South Africa
— 2 nights
Fly
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Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 5 nights
Fly
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Cape Town, South Africa
— 7 nights

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Marrakech, Morocco — 4 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Koutoubia Mosque and Menara Gardens and Pavilion. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Balloon Rides and Maison de la Photographie de Marrakech. Spend the 1st (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, steep yourself in history at El Badi Palace, hunt for treasures at Jemaa el-Fna, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at High Atlas Mountains.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Marrakech day trip app.

Paris, France to Marrakech is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to Marrakech due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Paris in June, with highs in Marrakech at 92°F and lows at 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can drive to Essaouira.
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Essaouira, Morocco — 3 nights

The laidback town of Essaouira, known for its forceful trade winds, attracts Moroccan and foreign tourists alike with its sweeping beaches and atmospheric, labyrinthine medina, a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): trek along Cheval Essaouira and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Outdoor Activities and then visit Medina of Essaouira.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Essaouira trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Marrakech to Essaouira takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. While traveling from Marrakech, expect cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Essaouira, ranging from highs of 80°F to lows of 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Luxor.
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Luxor, Egypt — 6 nights

A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Temple of Karnak and Medinet Habu. Do some cultural sightseeing at Valley of the Kings and Tomb of King Tutankhamun (Tut). Step out of Luxor with an excursion to Dendera Temple Complex in Dendera--about 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Avenue of Sphinxes, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, appreciate the extensive heritage of Obelisk of Queen Hapshetsut,, and make a trip to Tomb of Ramases IX.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Luxor trip planner.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Essaouira to Luxor takes 14 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Essaouira to Luxor. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Essaouira in July: highs in Luxor hover around 106°F, while lows dip to 79°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Marsa Alam.
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Marsa Alam, Egypt — 4 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Shark Diving and Abu Dabbab Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Elphinstone Reef and Dolphin House - Sha'ab Samadai Reef. The adventure continues: stroll through Sharm El Luli and kick back and relax at Marsa Mubarak.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Marsa Alam itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Luxor to Marsa Alam takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Luxor in July, you will find days in Marsa Alam are slightly colder (96°F), and nights are about the same (82°F). On the 17th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Hurghada.
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Hurghada, Egypt — 5 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Horseback Riding Tours. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Safaris and Off-Road Tours. There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Giftun Islands and go for a stroll along the water at Abu Tig Marina.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Hurghada travel planner.

Getting from Marsa Alam to Hurghada by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. When traveling from Marsa Alam in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Hurghada: temperatures range from 102°F by day to 83°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.
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Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt — 4 nights

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 hidden gems such as Scuba & Snorkeling and The Heavenly Cathedral. Step out of the city life by going to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Shark's Bay Beach.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Sharm El Sheikh trip planning tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Hurghada to Sharm El Sheikh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or drive. In July in Sharm El Sheikh, expect temperatures between 100°F during the day and 84°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can catch the flight 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 27th (Sat): see what you can catch with New Indigo Seychelles and then take a peaceful walk through Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Anse Georgette and then enjoy the sand and surf at Anse Lazio.

For photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Praslin Island trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Sharm El Sheikh to Praslin Island by flight takes about 16 hours. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Seychelles Time (SCT), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in July, with highs in Praslin Island at 84°F and lows at 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel 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.
Get outdoors at Mara Triangle and Olare Orok Conservancy. It doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Ol Kinyei Conservancy and stroll through Mara North Conservancy.

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Do a combination of flight and car from Praslin Island to Maasai Mara National Reserve in 15 hours. Traveling from Praslin Island to Maasai Mara National Reserve, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. On the 3rd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive 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 4th (Sun), explore the striking landscape at Ngorongoro Crater. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Olduvai Gorge.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area trip itinerary app.

Getting from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Ngorongoro Conservation Area by car takes about 9 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Nungwi.
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Nungwi, Tanzania — 3 nights

Renowned for its sandy coast lined with mangroves and palm trees, Nungwi offers visitors a variety of restaurants, bars, and accommodations.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): stroll through Nungwi Beach. On the 7th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kendwa Beach and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Nungwi trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Nungwi takes 6.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 72°F. You'll set off for Victoria Falls on the 8th (Thu).
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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.
Visiting Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park and Scuba & Snorkeling will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Zipline and Victoria Falls Bridge. Spend the 11th (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Next up on the itinerary: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, browse the exhibits of Prime Art Gallery, stop by Cultural Vibes Music Shop, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Victoria Falls trip builder tool.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Nungwi to Victoria Falls in 11.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, and car; or do a combination of car, ferry, train, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Nungwi to Victoria Falls. Traveling from Nungwi in August, Victoria Falls is much colder at night with lows of 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can go by car to Nelspruit.
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Nelspruit, South Africa — 2 nights

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.
On the 14th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Pumbaa Wildpark And Accommodation and then hike along Barberton Makhonjwa Geotrail. On the 15th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary, then Head underground at Sudwala Caves, and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Nelspruit trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Victoria Falls to Nelspruit. Traveling from Victoria Falls in August, expect nights in Nelspruit to be about the same, around 51°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to fly to Kruger National Park.
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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 the city and head to Safaris and Sweni Wilderness Trail. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kruger National Park: Hoedspruit (Kumbaya Home Decor & Nature & Wildlife Tours). Spend the 17th (Sat) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. It doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Olifants Wilderness Trail and trek along Wolhuter Wilderness Trail.

For maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kruger National Park trip itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Nelspruit to Kruger National Park in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August in Kruger National Park, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Cape Town.
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Cape Town, South Africa — 7 nights

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Signal Hill and Chapman's Peak Drive. Escape the urban bustle at Cape Point and Robben Island Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Cape Town: Franschhoek (First South African Perfume Museum & Franschhoek Motor Museum) and Stellenbosch (Rupert Museum & Eagle Encounters, Stellenbosch, South Africa). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, trek along Helderberg Nature Reserve, stroll through Platteklip Gorge, and indulge your senses at Earthstompers Adventures.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Cape Town trip website.

You can fly from Kruger National Park to Cape Town in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Kruger National Park in August: highs in Cape Town hover around 65°F, while lows dip to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel back home.
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