60 days in Africa Itinerary

60 days in Africa Itinerary

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60 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Charlotte, United States
+2
Fly + Taxi + Train:  17 h
1
Marrakech, Morocco
— 4 nights
+2
Train + Taxi + Fly:  11 h 30 min
2
Luxor, Egypt
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
3
Cairo, Egypt
— 5 nights
Fly:  6 h
4
Nairobi, Kenya
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
5
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  11 h 15 min
6
Praslin Island, Seychelles
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8 h 45 min
7
Saint-Paul, Reunion Island
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  9 h
8
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 5 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
9
Hoedspruit, South Africa
— 4 nights
Bus + Taxi:  2 h 30 min
10
Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 5 nights
Taxi + Fly:  4 h 15 min
11
Nelspruit, South Africa
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
12
Cape Town, South Africa
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h
13
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  25 h
End: Charlotte, United States

4
nights
Marrakech, Morocco

Marrakech ©
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 plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, admire the striking features of Palacio da Bahia, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Saadian Tombs.

For photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Marrakech itinerary maker.

Charlotte, USA to Marrakech is an approximately 17- hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Western European Time (WET) is 5 hours. When traveling from Charlotte in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Marrakech, with highs around 80°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites Wildlife Tours
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Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Jemaa el-Fna
Jemaa el-Fna
Nature & Wildlife Tours

4
nights
Luxor, Egypt

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Change things up with a short trip to Dendera Temple Complex in Dendera (about 1h 30 min away). There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Temple of Karnak, stroll the grounds of Valley of the Kings, don't miss a visit to Deir el-Shelwit Temple, and pause for some photo ops at Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Luxor trip itinerary maker website.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Marrakech to Luxor in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Marrakech to Luxor. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Marrakech in April, with highs in Luxor at 95°F and lows at 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Dendera Temple Complex
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Tomb of Queen Nefertari ©
Tomb of Queen Nefertari
Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Medinet Habu ©
Medinet Habu

5
nights
Cairo, Egypt

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairo: Giza (Great Sphinx & Pyramids of Giza). There's much more to do: examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, partake in some friendly competition at Escapers, take a stroll through Islamic Cairo, and get a tailor-made plan with Private Tours.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Cairo day trip planning app.

You can fly from Luxor to Cairo in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Luxor in April, plan for slightly colder days in Cairo, with highs around 84°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Nairobi.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours

Side Trip

Giza
Find places to stay Apr 11 — 16:
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Photography Tours
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids

2
nights
Nairobi, Kenya

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 17th (Fri) exploring nature at Nairobi National Park. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, admire the landmark architecture of African Heritage House, look for gifts at Penny Winter Boutique, and see Off-Road Tours.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Nairobi route planner.

Fly from Cairo to Nairobi in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Eastern African Time (EAT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. While traveling from Cairo, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Nairobi, ranging from highs of 78°F to lows of 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Nairobi

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Off-Road Tours
Nairobi National Park ©
Nairobi National Park
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust ©
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

4
nights
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

Maasai Mara National Reserve ©
Home to the Great Migration and Africa's exceptional wildlife, Maasai Mara is a must on a Kenya itinerary.
Spend the 22nd (Wed) surrounded by wildlife at Mara Triangle. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Olare Orok Conservancy and stroll through Olypunyata Swamp.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Maasai Mara National Reserve trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Nairobi to Maasai Mara National Reserve takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Praslin Island.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Olare Orok Conservancy ©
Olare Orok Conservancy
Mara Triangle ©
Mara Triangle
Mara North Conservancy ©
Mara North Conservancy

2
nights
Praslin Island, Seychelles

Praslin Island ©
Home to some of the Seychelles' finest beaches, Praslin Island offers visitors more than just sand and sea.
Praslin Island is known for beaches, nature, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Curieuse Island, enjoy the sand and surf at Anse Georgette, take a peaceful walk through Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve, and stroll through Anse Lazio.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Praslin Island day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Praslin Island takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Praslin Island is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in April, and nighttime lows around 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Saint-Paul.

Things to do in Praslin Island

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Curieuse Island ©
Curieuse Island
Anse Lazio ©
Anse Lazio
Anse Georgette ©
Anse Georgette

4
nights
Saint-Paul, Reunion Island

You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saint-Paul: Saint-Leu (Parasailing & Paragliding & Kelonia), Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Saint-Philippe) and Plage de Grande Anse (in Petite-Ile).

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Saint-Paul planning website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Praslin Island to Saint-Paul. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Saint-Paul

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Cilaos, Saint-Joseph, Saint-Leu, Canyoning, Envergure Reunion, Plage de Grande Anse
Find places to stay Apr 26 — May 1:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Maido ©
Maido
Parasailing & Paragliding

5
nights
Johannesburg, South Africa

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.
Step out of Johannesburg with an excursion to National Library of South Africa in Pretoria--about 56 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, have some family-friendly fun at Blue Ocean VR, try to win big at Gold Reef City, and take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Johannesburg trip maker tool.

Explore your travel options from Saint-Paul to Johannesburg with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Reunion Time (RET) to South Africa Standard Time (SAST) is minus 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in May, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums Fun & Games Casinos

Side Trips

Bedfordview, National Library of South Africa, Montecasino
Find places to stay May 1 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Gold Reef City ©
Gold Reef City

4
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Phalaborwa (Amarula Lapa, Qualito Craft Distillery, &more). There's still lots to do: get outside with Siyafunda Conservation, get to know the resident critters at Kinyonga Reptile Center, stop by Kumbaya Home Decor, and explore the galleries of iNyoka Art Gallery.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Hoedspruit travel itinerary planner.

Fly from Johannesburg to Hoedspruit in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Hoedspruit when traveling from Johannesburg in May, with lows around 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Phalaborwa
Find places to stay May 6 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre ©
Safaris
Siyafunda Conservation ©
Siyafunda Conservation

5
nights
Kruger National Park, South Africa

Kruger National Park ©
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.
Spend the 11th (Mon) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Sweni Wilderness Trail, stroll through Idube Game Reserve, and explore the ancient world of Masorini Archaeological Site.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Kruger National Park attractions planner.

Do a combination of bus and taxi from Hoedspruit to Kruger National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. May in Kruger National Park sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 55°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Nelspruit.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Sweni Wilderness Trail ©
Sweni Wilderness Trail
Bushmans Trail ©
Bushmans Trail

4
nights
Nelspruit, South Africa

Nelspruit ©
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 Into The Kruger Wildlife Gallery (in White River) and Hazyview (Elephant Whispers & Perry's Bridge Reptile Park). There's lots more to do: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, admire the sheer force of Montrose Falls, tour the pleasant surroundings at Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary, and stop by Joubert en Seuns Padstal.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Nelspruit day trip website.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Kruger National Park to Nelspruit in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In May in Nelspruit, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Nelspruit

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trips

Hazyview, Into The Kruger Wildlife Gallery
Find places to stay May 15 — 19:
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Elephant Whispers ©
Elephant Whispers
Safaris
Perry's Bridge Reptile Park ©
Perry's Bridge Reptile Park

5
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.
Cape Town is known for nature, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Cape Point, step off the mainland to explore Robben Island Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Platteklip Gorge, and stroll through Boulders Beach Penguin Colony.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Cape Town tour itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Nelspruit to Cape Town takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Cape Town, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Find places to stay May 19 — 24:
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©

5
nights
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the views from Victoria Falls Bridge, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

For other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Victoria Falls trip itinerary builder tool.

Fly from Cape Town to Victoria Falls in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. When traveling from Cape Town in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Victoria Falls, with highs around 81°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Find places to stay May 24 — 29:
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Safaris
Cultural Vibes Music Shop ©
Cultural Vibes Music Shop

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