57 days in Africa Itinerary

57 days in Africa Itinerary

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57 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Brisbane, Australia
Fly:  17 h 45 min
1
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 4 nights
+3
Train + Foot + Fly + Drive:  9 h 45 min
2
Cape Coast, Ghana
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  10 h 15 min
3
Casablanca, Morocco
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  5 h 30 min
4
Algiers, Algeria
— 3 nights
Fly:  13 h
5
Alexandria, Egypt
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  5 h 30 min
6
Aswan, Egypt
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
7
Cairo, Egypt
— 6 nights
Fly:  10 h 30 min
8
Bujumbura, Burundi
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
9
Mombasa, Kenya
— 4 nights
Fly:  1 h
10
Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 5 nights
+2
Ferry + Taxi + Fly:  9 h
11
Likoma Island, Malawi
— 1 night
Fly + Taxi:  8 h 30 min
12
Moshi, Tanzania
— 5 nights
Taxi + Fly:  3 h 30 min
13
Nairobi, Kenya
— 4 nights
Fly:  9 h 30 min
14
Cape Town, South Africa
— 6 nights
Fly:  23 h 30 min
End: Brisbane, Australia

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'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ukutula Lion Park and Union Buildings. Popular historic sites such as Mandela House and South Western Townships are in your itinerary. Step out of Johannesburg with an excursion to Sterkfontein Cave in Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site--about 54 minutes away. There's more to do: see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum and don't miss a visit to Nelson Mandela Square.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Johannesburg trip itinerary planner .

Brisbane, Australia to Johannesburg is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Brisbane to Johannesburg. In September, daily temperatures in Johannesburg can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time for travel to Kara.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Sterkfontein Cave, Ukutula Conservation Center, Union Buildings, Nelson Mandela Square
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Ukutula Conservation Center ©
Ukutula Conservation Center
Sterkfontein Cave ©
Sterkfontein Cave
Union Buildings ©
Union Buildings

2
nights
Cape Coast, Ghana

Cape Coast ©
While it may seem like a regular fishing port at first glance, Cape Coast bears traces of the Portuguese, British, Danish, Swedish, and the Dutch colonists who variously ruled here.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kakum National Park and Monkey Forest Resort.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Cape Coast trip planner .

Getting from Johannesburg to Cape Coast by combination of flight and car takes about 10 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car, flight, and bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Johannesburg to Cape Coast due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Johannesburg in September, Cape Coast is warmer at night with lows of 28°C. On the 25th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Yamoussoukro.

Things to do in Cape Coast

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Kakum National Park ©
Kakum National Park

2
nights
Casablanca, Morocco

Casablanca ©
The port of Casablanca, Morocco's largest city and economic hub, represents the country's beating heart, established as a French protectorate in 1912.
Get some cultural insight at Hassan II Mosque and Quartier Habous. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Corniche and Mahkama du Pacha.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Casablanca journey planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Cape Coast to Casablanca takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus, car, and flight. Traveling from Cape Coast in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Casablanca, with lows around 22°C. On the 28th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Algiers.

Things to do in Casablanca

Scenic Drive Outdoors Historic Sites
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The Corniche ©
The Corniche
Hassan II Mosque ©
Hassan II Mosque
Quartier Habous ©
Quartier Habous

3
nights
Algiers, Algeria

Algiers ©
Overlooking a scenic bay, the Mediterranean port city of Algiers enthralls visitors with its imposing skyline, a blend of French colonial buildings, run-down high-rises, and whitewashed Islamic architecture nestled on the hillside.
Basilique Notre-Dame d'Afrique and Le Mausolee Royal de Mauretanie will appeal to history buffs. Tombeau de la Chretienne and Le Musee National Des Beaux Arts are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Musee National du Bardo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jamaa El Jedid, and admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin d'Essai du Hamma.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Algiers fast, fun, and easy.

Traveling by flight from Casablanca to Algiers takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Casablanca to Algiers due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Casablanca in September, you will find days in Algiers are somewhat warmer (35°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Alexandria.

Things to do in Algiers

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Sidi Rached
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Basilique Notre Dame d'Afrique ©
Basilique Notre Dame d'Afrique
Tombeau de la Chretienne ©
Tombeau de la Chretienne
Royal Mausoleum of Mauretania ©
Royal Mausoleum of Mauretania

2
nights
Alexandria, Egypt

Alexandria ©
Known for its turbulent and eventful past, the port city of Alexandria retains a historic charm and atmosphere, boasting thousands of years of Egypt's cultural heritage.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Saint Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral and King Farouk Palace. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bibliotheca Alexandrina and Mamoura Beach. The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Pompey's Pillar.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Alexandria trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Algiers to Alexandria. The time zone difference when traveling from Algiers to Alexandria is 1 hour. Traveling from Algiers in October, Alexandria is a bit warmer at night with lows of 22°C. On the 5th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Aswan.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites Museums Beaches
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Pompey's Pillar ©
Pompey's Pillar
Bibliotheca Alexandrina ©
Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Roman Amphitheatre ©
Roman Amphitheatre

3
nights
Aswan, Egypt

Aswan ©
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
Explore hidden gems such as Unfinished Obelisk and Nubian Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Monastery of St. Simeon and Philae Temple. It doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Kitchner's Island and browse the eclectic array of goods at Aswan Market.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Aswan trip maker .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Alexandria to Aswan takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Alexandria in October: highs in Aswan hover around 43°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Monastery of St. Simeon ©
Monastery of St. Simeon
Nubian Museum ©
Nubian Museum
Unfinished Obelisk ©
Unfinished Obelisk

6
nights
Cairo, Egypt

Cairo ©
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.
Zamalek (Gezira Island) has been added to your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Pyramids of Giza and Islamic Cairo. Step out of the city life by going to Nile River and Safaris. When in Cairo, make a side trip to see Great Sphinx in Giza, approximately 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, admire the striking features of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary), don't miss a visit to Step Pyramid of Djoser, and stop by Fair Trade Egypt.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Cairo trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Aswan to Cairo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Aswan in October, expect nights in Cairo to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are little chillier, around 34°C. On the 15th (Mon), you'll travel to Bujumbura.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Outdoors

Side Trips

Giza, Step Pyramid of Djoser
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Step Pyramid of Djoser ©
Step Pyramid of Djoser
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Safaris

2
nights
Bujumbura, Burundi

Bujumbura ©
Because of its history, Bujumbura reflects a colonial charm which shows through in its buildings, wide boulevards, and carefree way of life.
On the 16th (Tue), pause for some photo ops at Livingstone-Stanley Monument and then steep yourself in history at Musee Vivant. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Monument de l'Unite.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Bujumbura day trip planning site .

You can fly from Cairo to Bujumbura in 10.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in October, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Mombasa.

Things to do in Bujumbura

Historic Sites
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Musee Vivant ©
Musee Vivant
Livingstone-Stanley Monument ©
Livingstone-Stanley Monument
Monument de l'Unite ©
Monument de l'Unite

4
nights
Mombasa, Kenya

Mombasa rests on the exotic shores of the Indian Ocean and serves as a globally popular vacation destination thanks to its classy hotels and friendly and relaxed atmosphere.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Mnarani Ruins (Museum) and Old Town. Step off the beaten path and head to Safaris and Swim with Dolphins. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Fort Jesus Museum.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Mombasa trip itinerary builder app .

You can fly from Bujumbura to Mombasa in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Bujumbura to Mombasa is 1 hour. October in Mombasa sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sun) to allow time for travel to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Mombasa

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Mnarani Ruins (Museum), Swim with Dolphins
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 21:
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Safaris
Swim with Dolphins
Mnarani Ruins (Museum) ©
Mnarani Ruins (Museum)

5
nights
Zanzibar City, Tanzania

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.
The Old Fort (Ngome Kongwe) and Hamamni Persian Baths will appeal to history buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Mnemba Atoll. Step out of Zanzibar City to go to Matemwe and see Matemwe Beach, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Forodhani Park, look for gifts at Mwanzo Mpya, and get to know the fascinating history of Stone Town.

To plan Zanzibar City vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can fly from Mombasa to Zanzibar City in an hour. In October in Zanzibar City, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Likoma Island.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Outdoors Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Scuba & Snorkeling, Matemwe Beach, Mnemba Atoll
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 26:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Matemwe Beach ©
Matemwe Beach
Stone Town ©
Stone Town

1
night
Likoma Island, Malawi

Likoma Island ©
Located on the Mozambican side of Lake Malawi, Likoma Island holds plenty of allure with giant baobabs and sweeping views of the wild coast.
To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Likoma Island trip planner .

You can fly from Zanzibar City to Likoma Island in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of ferry and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern African Time to Central African Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Sat) before leaving for Moshi.

Things to do in Likoma Island

Historic Sites
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St. Peter's Cathedral ©
St. Peter's Cathedral

5
nights
Moshi, Tanzania

Moshi
Situated in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro, the sleepy town of Moshi provides tourist with a safe and pleasant place to stay in while touring the region or braving Africa's highest mountain.
Escape the urban bustle at Mount Kilimanjaro and Nature & Wildlife Tours. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Balloon Rides and Chagga Museum. When in Moshi, make a side trip to see Ndoro Waterfall in Marangu, approximately 1h 20 min away.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Moshi online day trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Likoma Island to Moshi in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and taxi; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Likoma Island to Moshi due to the time zone difference. On the 1st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Nairobi.

Things to do in Moshi

Outdoors Tours Nature

Side Trips

Marangu, Mount Kilimanjaro
Find places to stay Oct 27 — Nov 1:
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Mount Kilimanjaro
Mount Kilimanjaro
Balloon Rides
Nature & Wildlife Tours

4
nights
Nairobi, Kenya

Nairobi ©
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.
Karen Blixen Museum and Karen Blixen Coffee Garden and Cottages are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get in touch with nature at Nairobi National Park and Giraffe Centre. It doesn't end there: grab your bike and head to Karura Forest.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Nairobi trip maker site .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Moshi to Nairobi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Nairobi are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife Parks Nature
Find places to stay Nov 1 — 5:
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Karura Forest ©
Karura Forest
Nairobi National Park ©
Nairobi National Park
Karen Blixen Coffee Garden and Cottages ©

6
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Cape of Good Hope and Stony Point Penguin Colony. Get some cultural insight at Robben Island and Boschendal Wine Estate. Take a break from Cape Town with a short trip to West Coast National Park in West Coast National Park, about 1h 35 min away. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Clifton Beaches and take in the awesome beauty at Twelve Apostles.

To see maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Cape Town trip planner.

You can fly from Nairobi to Cape Town in 9.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Nairobi to Cape Town. Traveling from Nairobi in November, Cape Town is little chillier at night with lows of 16°C. On the 11th (Sun), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Boschendal Wine Estate, West Coast National Park, Stony Point Penguin Colony
Find places to stay Nov 5 — 11:
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Stony Point Penguin Colony ©
Stony Point Penguin Colony
West Coast National Park ©
West Coast National Park

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