60 days in Africa Itinerary

60 days in Africa Itinerary

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Start: San Francisco, United States
Fly + Drive:  20 h
1
Giza, Egypt
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h
2
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Dahab, Egypt
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Ferry:  5 h 45 min
4
Hurghada, Egypt
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h
5
Marsa Alam, Egypt
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
6
Luxor, Egypt
— 5 nights
Fly:  13 h
7
Praslin Island, Seychelles
— 2 nights
Ferry:  30 min
8
La Digue Island, Seychelles
— 2 nights
+3
Ferry + Drive + Fly + Bus:  8 h 30 min
9
Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains, Reunion Island
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  17 h
10
Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 4 nights
Taxi + Fly:  8 h 30 min
11
Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h
12
Cape Town, South Africa
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h
13
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 3 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  20 h 30 min
14
Essaouira, Morocco
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
15
Marrakech, Morocco
— 5 nights
Fly:  18 h 30 min
End: San Francisco, United States

3
nights
Giza, Egypt

Giza ©
Situated on the Nile riverfront, the city of Giza remains best known for its pyramid complex.
Visit Pyramids of Giza and Step Pyramid of Djoser for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Mastaba of Mereruka and Niankhkhnum and Khnumhotep's Mastaba. Take a break from Giza with a short trip to Mastaba of Kagemni in Saqqara, about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Memphis Historical Site, take in the exciting artwork at Ramses Wissa Wassef Art Centre, pause for some photo ops at Great Sphinx, and contemplate the long history of Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Giza trip maker website.

San Francisco, USA to Giza is an approximately 20.5- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Giza is 10 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in April, things will get a bit warmer in Giza: highs are around 84°F and lows about 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Giza

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Saqqara, Memphis Historical Site
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx

4
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Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Jackson Reef. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Heavenly Cathedral and Coptic Orthodox Church. Next up on the itinerary: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, get outside with SOHO Tennis & Squash center, ride a horse along Miso Horse Riding Trips, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Sharm El Sheikh tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Giza to Sharm El Sheikh by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Giza in April, Sharm El Sheikh is a bit warmer at night with lows of 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Dahab.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Jackson Reef
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
nights
Dahab, Egypt

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Step off the beaten path and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Safaris. Get outdoors at Blue Hole and Coral Reefs. Spend the 17th (Fri) exploring nature at Ras Mohommed National Park.

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You can drive from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in April, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Dahab

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Ras Mohommed National Park
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Blue Hole ©
Blue Hole
Ras Mohommed National Park ©
Ras Mohommed National Park

4
nights
Hurghada, Egypt

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Horseback Riding Tours. Visiting Safaris and Mahmya Island will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: head off the coast to Giftun Islands, explore the gorgeous colors at Omo Gamaar, take in the waterfront activity at Abu Tig Marina, and see Off-Road Tours.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Hurghada online sightseeing planner.

Do a combination of bus and ferry from Dahab to Hurghada in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In April in Hurghada, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 67°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Giftun Islands ©
Giftun Islands

3
nights
Marsa Alam, Egypt

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Shark Diving and Sharm El Luli. Get outdoors at Abu Dabbab Beach and Dolphin House - Sha'ab Samadai Reef. There's lots more to do: stroll through Marsa Mubarak, head outdoors with Vivasub diving center, enjoy the sand and surf at Gebel El Rosas, and explore the gorgeous colors at Elphinstone Reef.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Marsa Alam vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Hurghada to Marsa Alam takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. April in Marsa Alam sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Luxor.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Shark Diving
Sharm El Luli ©
Sharm El Luli
Marsa Mubarak ©
Marsa Mubarak

5
nights
Luxor, Egypt

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Medinet Habu and Kanais. Visit Avenue of Sphinxes and Luxor Temple for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Luxor: Dendera Temple Complex (in Dendera) and Temple of Horus (in Edfu). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Luxor Museum, explore the ancient world of Valley of the Kings, steep yourself in history at Temple of Karnak, and appreciate the history behind Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Luxor tour itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Marsa Alam to Luxor in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Marsa Alam in April, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Luxor: temperatures range from 95°F by day to 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Praslin Island.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Edfu, Dendera Temple Complex
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Medinet Habu ©
Medinet Habu
Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Anse Georgette and Grande Soeur island. Explore hidden gems such as Curieuse Island and Anse Lazio. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Cousin, stroll through Le Glacis Noir, kick back and relax at Anse Volbert, and admire the verdant scenery at Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Praslin Island road trip planning app.

You can fly from Luxor to Praslin Island in 13 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of taxi and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Luxor to Praslin Island is 2 hours. While traveling from Luxor, expect slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Praslin Island, ranging from highs of 87°F to lows of 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to La Digue Island.

Things to do in Praslin Island

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Cousin
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Anse Lazio ©
Anse Lazio
Anse Georgette ©
Anse Georgette
Cousin ©
Cousin

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nights
La Digue Island, Seychelles

La Digue Island ©
La Digue Island remains a relatively unknown vacation destination, offering very few tourist facilities and an exotic though largely undeveloped coastline.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Anse Patates Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Anse Source D'Argent, and then stroll through Anse Severe. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Spiagge di Anse Marron, then stroll through Grand Anse, then stroll through Petite Anse, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Anse Coco Beach.

To see maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our La Digue Island driving holiday tool.

La Digue Island is very close to Praslin Island. May in La Digue Island sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 79°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains.

Things to do in La Digue Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Anse Source D'Argent ©
Anse Source D'Argent
Grand Anse ©
Grand Anse
Anse Coco Beach ©
Anse Coco Beach

4
nights
Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains, Reunion Island

You'll discover tucked-away gems like Scuba & Snorkeling and Musee des Musiques et Instruments de L'ocean Indien. Escape the urban bustle at Aquasens and Cascade de Grand Galet. Explore Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains' surroundings by going to Sainte-Rose (Pas de Bellecombe & Anse des Cascades), Helicopter Tours (in Saint-Pierre) and Piton de Fournaise (in Saint-Benoit).

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains online tour planner.

Do a combination of ferry, flight, and bus from La Digue Island to Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight; or do a combination of ferry, flight, and bus. Traveling from La Digue Island in May, expect Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains to be a bit cooler, temps between 82°F and 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Saint-Joseph, Sainte-Rose, Saint-Philippe, Cilaos, Musee des Musiques et Instruments de L'ocean Indien
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Piton de Fournaise ©
Piton de Fournaise

4
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.
Visiting Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park and Bushmans Trail will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Idube Game Reserve, trek along Lonely Bull Trail, delve into the distant past at Masorini Archaeological Site, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kruger National Park.

To see photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Kruger National Park trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains to Kruger National Park with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains to Kruger National Park. Traveling from Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains in May, expect Kruger National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 76°F and 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Kruger National Park
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Idube Game Reserve ©
Idube Game Reserve

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary and Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre. Escape the urban bustle at Knysna Elephant Park and Knysna Heads. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Plettenberg Bay: Knysna (Garden Route National Park, Brenton on Sea, &more), Cola Beach (in Sedgefield) and Tsitsikamma National Park (Waterfall Trail & Otter Trail). There's more to do: stroll through Birds of Eden and kick back and relax at Robberg 5 Beach.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Plettenberg Bay travel app.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kruger National Park to Plettenberg Bay takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Kruger National Park in May, expect nights in Plettenberg Bay to be about the same, around 55°F, while days are little chillier, around 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Knysna, Tsitsikamma National Park
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Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre ©
Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre
Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden

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Cape Town, South Africa

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Explore hidden gems such as Shark Diving and African Penguin & Seabird Sanctuary. Step out of the city life by going to Platteklip Gorge and Boulders Beach Penguin Colony. Step out of Cape Town to go to Hermanus and see Kwaaiwater, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: stop by Abseil Africa, take in the pleasant sights at Maclear's Beacon, kick back and relax at Llandudno Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Camp's Bay Beach.

For ratings and tourist information, refer to the Cape Town road trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Plettenberg Bay to Cape Town takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In May in Cape Town, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Gansbaai, Kwaaiwater
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Shark Diving
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park and Helicopter Tours. Take a break from the city and head to Safaris and Siduli Hide. Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Cultural Vibes Music Shop, kick your exploration up a notch at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and wander the wide-open spaces of Crocodile Park Victoria Falls.

To find traveler tips and tourist information, read Victoria Falls trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Cape Town to Victoria Falls takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Cape Town in May, expect nights in Victoria Falls to be about the same, around 53°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Essaouira.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park ©
Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park
Zipline
Safaris

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nights
Essaouira, Morocco

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Medina of Essaouira and Dar Sultan Palace. Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Kaouki Surf School. And it doesn't end there: trot along with a tour on horseback, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheval Essaouira, and take a leisurely stroll along Port de Pêche d'Essaouira.

Discover how to plan a Essaouira trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Victoria Falls to Essaouira in 22.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Central Africa Time (CAT) to Western European Standard Time (WET) is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Victoria Falls in May, plan for little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in Essaouira: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Marrakech.

Things to do in Essaouira

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kaouki Surf School
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Medina of Essaouira ©
Medina of Essaouira
Kayaking & Canoeing

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nights
Marrakech, Morocco

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.
Maison de la Photographie de Marrakech and Koutoubia Mosque are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Balloon Rides and Musee Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech. Take a break from Marrakech with a short trip to Sur Les Pentes du Toubkal in Tahanaout, about 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, see Off-Road Tours, admire the striking features of Palacio da Bahia, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Menara Gardens and Pavilion.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Marrakech trip website.

Drive from Essaouira to Marrakech in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. While traveling from Essaouira, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Marrakech, ranging from highs of 86°F to lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Marrakech

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sur Les Pentes du Toubkal
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Balloon Rides
Koutoubia Mosque ©
Koutoubia Mosque

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