60 days in Africa Itinerary

60 days in Africa Itinerary

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60 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Ferry + Fly:  13 h 30 min
1
Marrakech, Morocco
— 5 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
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
5
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
— 4 nights
Drive:  8 h 45 min
6
Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  11 h 45 min
7
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Train:  3 h
8
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 5 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
9
Hoedspruit, South Africa
— 5 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
— 7 nights
Fly + Ferry:  20 h 45 min
End: Toronto, Canada

5
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: admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, contemplate the long history of El Badi Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koutoubia Mosque, and stroll through Menara Gardens and Pavilion.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Marrakech sightseeing planner.

Toronto, Canada to Marrakech is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of ferry and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of ferry, flight, and train. Traveling from Toronto to Marrakech, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Toronto in January, things will get warmer in Marrakech: highs are around 22°C and lows about 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
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Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Jemaa el-Fna
Jemaa el-Fna
Koutoubia Mosque ©
Koutoubia Mosque

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.
When in Luxor, make a side trip to see Dendera Temple Complex in Dendera, approximately Dendera away. The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Temple of Karnak, stroll the grounds of Valley of the Queens, make a trip to Nubian House Cultural Centre, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Medinet Habu.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Luxor day trip planner .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Marrakech to Luxor in 11.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Marrakech to Luxor due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in January, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Dendera Temple Complex
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Dendera Temple Complex
Dendera Temple Complex
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, get a taste of the local shopping with Khan Al-Khalili, delve into the distant past at Bent Pyramid, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Cairo online journey builder .

You can fly from Luxor to Cairo in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Luxor in January, expect nights in Cairo to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are slightly colder, around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Nairobi.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours

Side Trip

Giza
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Walking tours
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids

4
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 18th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nairobi National Park, examine the collection at Karen Blixen Museum, look for gifts at Penny Winter Boutique, and admire the landmark architecture of African Heritage House.

To see more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Nairobi online trip planner .

You can fly from Cairo to Nairobi in 6 hours. Another option is to drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cairo to Nairobi due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Cairo in January; daily highs in Nairobi reach 30°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Nairobi

Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Central Island National Park
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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 25th (Mon) surrounded by wildlife at Mara Triangle. It doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Olare Orok Conservancy and stroll through Mara North Conservancy.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Maasai Mara National Reserve trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Nairobi to Maasai Mara National Reserve in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Nairobi in January, expect Maasai Mara National Reserve to be a bit cooler, temps between 26°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

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

1
night
Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

Ngorongoro Conservation Area ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): make a trip to The Engare Sero Footprint Site and then explore the striking landscape at Oldupai Gorge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Ngorongoro Crater.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area day trip planner .

Drive from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Ngorongoro Conservation Area in 9 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Ngorongoro Crater ©
Ngorongoro Crater
Olduvai Gorge ©
Olduvai Gorge
The Engare Sero Footprint Site ©
The Engare Sero Footprint Site

4
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 wealth of natural beauty at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, kick your exploration up a notch at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and meet the residents at Victoria Falls Snake Park.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Victoria Falls trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Victoria Falls in 12 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Victoria Falls. In January, daily temperatures in Victoria Falls can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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River Rafting & Tubing
Cultural Vibes Music Shop ©
Cultural Vibes Music Shop

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Johannesburg: Pretoria (Union Buildings & National Library of South Africa). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, take a stroll through Maboneng Precinct, and contemplate the long history of Mandela House.

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You can fly from Victoria Falls to Johannesburg in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Victoria Falls in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Johannesburg, with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums Casinos Fun & Games

Side Trips

Pretoria, Jack Friedman Eastgate, Montecasino
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Safaris
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Gold Reef City ©
Gold Reef City

5
nights
Hoedspruit, South Africa

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.
Explore Hoedspruit's surroundings by going to Vervet Monkey Foundation (in Tzaneen) and Phalaborwa (Safaris, Amarula Lapa, &more). There's much more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, explore the galleries of iNyoka Art Gallery, take in the exciting artwork at Kingfisher Gallery, and browse the different shops at 24 Degrees South.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Hoedspruit online travel planner .

Traveling by flight from Johannesburg to Hoedspruit takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Hoedspruit can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Phalaborwa, Vervet Monkey Foundation
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Safaris
Spas
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 13th (Sat) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sweni Wilderness Trail, hike along Bushmans Trail, take some stellar pictures from Nkumbe View Site, and make a trip to Tshokwane Picnic Site.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Kruger National Park journey planner.

Getting from Hoedspruit to Kruger National Park by combination of bus and taxi takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. In February, daily temperatures in Kruger National Park can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) 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
Mphongolo Backpacking Trail ©
Mphongolo Backpacking 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 Hazyview (The Elephant Sanctuary, Safaris, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Lowveld National Botanical Garden, take in the dramatic scenery at Montrose Falls, stroll through Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary, and try your luck at Emnotweni Casino.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Nelspruit travel route planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kruger National Park to Nelspruit in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Kruger National Park in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Nelspruit, with lows of 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Nelspruit

Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Hazyview
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Lowveld National Botanical Garden ©
Lowveld National Botanical Garden
Elephant Whispers ©
Elephant Whispers
Safaris

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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: get great views at Cape Point, see the interesting displays at District Six Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, and take in the waterfront at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.

To find more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Cape Town trip planner.

Getting from Nelspruit to Cape Town by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Nelspruit in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be colder in Cape Town, with lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©

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