35 days in Africa Itinerary

35 days in Africa Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: New York City, United States
Fly:  28 h 30 min
1
Cape Town, South Africa
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Hermanus, South Africa
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Knysna, South Africa
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
4
Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h
6
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 4 nights
+3
Train + Foot + Fly + Taxi:  5 h
7
Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 4 nights
Taxi + Bus:  2 h 30 min
8
Hoedspruit, South Africa
— 3 nights
fly:  2 h
9
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h
10
Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 5 nights
Fly:  21 h 30 min
End: New York City, United States

4
nights
Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Helderberg Nature Reserve, Vergelegen Estate, The Old Biscuit Mill, and other attractions. Explore hidden gems such as Twelve Apostles and Chapman's Peak Drive. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, get great views at Cape Point, and kick back and relax at Clifton Beaches.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Cape Town trip itinerary maker.

New York City, USA to Cape Town is an approximately 18.5- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Cape Town is 7 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from New York City in September; daily highs in Cape Town reach 68°F and lows reach 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Hermanus.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
Table Mountain National Park ©
Table Mountain National Park
Cape Point ©
Cape Point

2
nights
Hermanus, South Africa

Hermanus ©
Renowned as a premier whale-watching destination, Hermanus grew from a quaint fishing village nestled on Walker Bay.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Voelklip Beach as well as Cape Whale Coast.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Hermanus road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cape Town to Hermanus takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. In September, daytime highs in Hermanus are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Knysna.

Things to do in Hermanus

Parks Nature Beaches
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Voelklip Beach ©
Voelklip Beach
Cape Whale Coast ©
Cape Whale Coast
Hoy's Koppie ©
Hoy's Koppie

2
nights
Knysna, South Africa

Knysna ©
Enshrouded in lush indigenous forest and surrounding a scenic lagoon of the same name, the Garden Route town of Knysna has plenty to offer.
Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Knysna fast, fun, and easy.

Drive from Hermanus to Knysna in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In September in Knysna, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Knysna

Parks Shopping Wildlife

Side Trip

Plettenberg Bay
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Knysna Heads ©
Knysna Heads
Featherbed Nature Reserve ©
Featherbed Nature Reserve
Harkerville Coast Hiking Trail ©
Harkerville Coast Hiking Trail

2
nights
Plettenberg Bay, South Africa

Plettenberg Bay ©
As one of South Africa's most popular beach destinations, the resort town of Plettenberg Bay comes to life in December and January, when the holiday homes fill up with domestic tourists and foreigner visitors.
You've added Suspension Bridge, Robberg Nature Reserve, Plettenberg Beach, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 22nd (Sun), stroll through Plettenberg Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Robberg Nature Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary and then get outside with AfriCanyon River Adventures.

For maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Plettenberg Bay tour builder website.

Plettenberg Bay is just a short distance from Knysna. In September in Plettenberg Bay, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 53°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Port Elizabeth.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Suspension Bridge
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
AfriCanyon River Adventures ©
AfriCanyon River Adventures
Suspension Bridge ©
Suspension Bridge
Plettenberg Beach ©
Plettenberg Beach

2
nights
Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Port Elizabeth ©
The sprawling city of Port Elizabeth, nestled on the scenic Algoa Bay, draws visitors with its sandy beaches, mild climate, and an enviable location as the gateway to the famous Garden Route.
For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Elizabeth online holiday planner.

You can drive from Plettenberg Bay to Port Elizabeth in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Port Elizabeth are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Port Elizabeth

Parks Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Cape Recife Local Authority Nature Reserve ©
Cape Recife Local Authority Nature Reserve
SANCCOB ©
SANCCOB

4
nights
Johannesburg, South Africa

Johannesburg ©
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.
You've added Maropeng Visitor Centre, Bill Harrop's Original Balloon Safaris, Mandela House, and other attractions to your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lesedi Cultural Village and Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Johannesburg road trip app.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. When traveling from Port Elizabeth in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Johannesburg: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 51°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Mon) before leaving for Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Maropeng Visitor Centre, Lesedi Cultural Village, Bill Harrop's Original Balloon Safaris
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Lesedi Cultural Village ©
Lesedi Cultural Village
Maropeng Visitor Centre ©
Maropeng Visitor Centre

4
nights
Kruger National Park, South Africa

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Olifants Wilderness Trail, Viva Safaris and Safaris. Step out of Kruger National Park with an excursion to Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre in Hoedspruit--about 2h 15 min away.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kruger National Park route planning app.

Traveling by combination of train, flight, and taxi from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Kruger National Park can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. On the 4th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 4:
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre ©
Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre
Olifants Wilderness Trail ©
Olifants Wilderness Trail

3
nights
Hoedspruit, South Africa

Hoedspruit ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve as well as Hippo Jessica.

For ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Hoedspruit trip planning website.

Do a combination of taxi and bus from Kruger National Park to Hoedspruit in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daytime highs in Hoedspruit are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. You'll set off for Victoria Falls on the 7th (Mon).

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve ©
Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve
Hippo Jessica ©
Hippo Jessica

3
nights
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Victoria Falls ©
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Elephant's Walk Shopping and Artist's Village, Ra-Ikane, Devil's Pool, and other attractions. There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, snap pictures at Victoria Falls Bridge, and stop by Cultural Vibes Music Shop.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Victoria Falls trip site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Hoedspruit to Victoria Falls. Traveling from Hoedspruit in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Victoria Falls: highs are around 93°F and lows about 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Devil's Pool
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park ©
Devil's Pool ©
Devil's Pool
Victoria Falls Bridge ©
Victoria Falls Bridge

5
nights
Zanzibar City, Tanzania

Zanzibar City ©
Discover a myriad of attractions in Zanzibar City, like its World Heritage-listed historic core, charming beach villages, and the modern neighborhood of Ng'ambo.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Matemwe Beach, Kendwa Beach, Kiwengwa Beach, and other attractions you added. Discover out-of-the-way places like Aromas of Zanzibar and Bahati Beach Boutique. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zanzibar City: Nungwi (Scuba & Snorkeling & Nungwi Beach). The adventure continues: head off the coast to Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, look for gifts at Mwanzo Mpya, and admire the natural beauty at Forodhani Gardens.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Zanzibar City trip app.

You can fly from Victoria Falls to Zanzibar City in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car, flight, taxi, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Victoria Falls to Zanzibar City. When traveling from Victoria Falls in October, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Zanzibar City: temperatures range from 88°F by day to 73°F at night. On the 16th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Nungwi, Kendwa, Kiwengwa, Matemwe Beach
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Nungwi Beach ©
Nungwi Beach
Zanzibar Quad Adventure ©
Zanzibar Quad Adventure
Nakupenda Beach
Nakupenda Beach

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