20 days in Africa Itinerary

20 days in Africa Itinerary

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20 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Mumbai, India
Fly:  80​h
1
Cairo, Egypt
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Luxor, Egypt
— 2 nights
+2
Train + Taxi + Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Abu Simbel, Egypt
— 1 night
Fly:  22​h 30​min
4
Cape Town, South Africa
— 9 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Mumbai, India

3
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairo: Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Muhammad Ali, see the interesting displays at Egyptian Antiquities Museum, and shop like a local with Khan Al-Khalili.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairo online trip itinerary builder .

Mumbai, India to Cairo is an approximately 80-hour car ride. Traveling from Mumbai to Cairo, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Mumbai, expect much colder days and little chillier nights in Cairo, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Giza
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx

2
nights
Luxor, Egypt

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): don't miss a visit to Deir el-Shelwit Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Medinet Habu, and then stroll the grounds of Valley of the Kings. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the history behind Luxor Temple and then explore the ancient world of Temple of Karnak.

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Getting from Cairo to Luxor by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cairo in December, you will find days in Luxor are a bit warmer (28°C), and nights are a bit cooler (11°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Abu Simbel.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites
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Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings
Luxor Temple ©
Luxor Temple

1
night
Abu Simbel, Egypt

Abu Simbel ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): contemplate the long history of Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

To find maps, photos, and tourist information, read Abu Simbel itinerary maker website .

Do a combination of train and flight from Luxor to Abu Simbel in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. December in Abu Simbel sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Abu Simbel

Historic Sites
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Abu Simbel Temple Complex ©
Abu Simbel Temple Complex

9
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, parks, shopping, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Cape Point, kick back and relax at Clifton Beaches, tour the pleasant surroundings at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, and explore and take pictures at Robben Island Museum.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Cape Town trip itinerary maker site .

Explore your travel options from Abu Simbel to Cape Town with the Route module. Traveling from Abu Simbel in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Cape Town, with lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Franschhoek.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Chapman's Peak Drive
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

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