29 days in Africa Itinerary

29 days in Africa Itinerary

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29 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Gdansk, Poland
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Marrakech, Morocco
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
2
Djerba Island, Tunisia
— 1 night
Fly:  18​h
3
Cape Town, South Africa
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  8​h 30​min
5
Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  17​h 15​min
6
Le Morne, Mauritius
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 15​min
7
Nosy Be, Madagascar
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  8​h 15​min
8
Nungwi, Tanzania
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  15​h 15​min
9
Hurghada, Egypt
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
10
Marsa Alam, Egypt
— 3 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + train:  9​h 15​min
End: Gdansk, Poland

2
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.
On the 17th (Mon), make a trip to Medersa Ben Youssef, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, then admire the natural beauty at Cyber Parc Arsat Moulay Abdeslam, then admire the striking features of Koutoubia Mosque, and finally steep yourself in history at Palacio da Bahia. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Medina of Marrakesh and then hunt for treasures at Jemaa el-Fnaa.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Marrakech day trip planner.

Gdansk, Poland to Marrakech is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Western European Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Gdansk in August, expect nights in Marrakech to be somewhat warmer, around 25°C, while days are much hotter, around 44°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Djerba Island.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Medina of Marrakesh ©
Medina of Marrakesh
Koutoubia Mosque ©
Koutoubia Mosque

1
night
Djerba Island, Tunisia

Djerba Island ©
Explore pristine beaches and charming villages on a vacation on Djerba Island, a small island in the Gulf of Gabes known for its Berber population.
On the 19th (Wed), examine the collection at Lalla Hadria Museum, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Crocodile Farm, then take in the spiritual surroundings of El Ghriba Synagogue, and finally get engrossed in the history at Musee de Guellala. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Djerbahood, then see the interesting displays at Musee Du Patrimoine Traditionnel De Djerba, then get to know the resident critters at Djerba Explore Park, and finally make a trip to Ksar ben Ayed.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Djerba Island trip planning tool .

You can fly from Marrakech to Djerba Island in 8 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Marrakech to Djerba Island is 1 hour. When traveling from Marrakech in August, plan for little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in Djerba Island: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Djerba Island

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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Lalla Hadria Museum ©
Lalla Hadria Museum
El Ghriba Synagogue ©
El Ghriba Synagogue

3
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Robben Island Museum and Constantia Uitsig Wine Estate. And it doesn't end there: get great views at Cape Point, admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, see the interesting displays at District Six Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Cape Town day trip planning tool .

You can fly from Djerba Island to Cape Town in 18 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Djerba Island to Cape Town is 1 hour. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Djerba Island in August: high temperatures in Cape Town hover around 21°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
District Six Museum ©
District Six Museum

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Robberg Nature Reserve, stroll through Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary, and then stroll through Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Wed): stroll through Birds of Eden, then stroll through Knysna Elephant Park, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Knysna Heads.

Make your Plettenberg Bay itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can fly from Cape Town to Plettenberg Bay in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In August in Plettenberg Bay, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Knysna
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Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre ©
Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre
Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre and Kruger National Park. Step out of Kruger National Park with an excursion to iNyoka Art Gallery in Hoedspruit--about 2h 45 min away. Spend the 28th (Fri) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. There's more to do: stroll through Idube Game Reserve and get great views at Nkumbe View Site.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Kruger National Park trip itinerary planning website .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Plettenberg Bay to Kruger National Park in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Plettenberg Bay in August, expect nights in Kruger National Park to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Le Morne.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Hoedspruit, Kruger National Park
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Idube Game Reserve ©
Idube Game Reserve

3
nights
Le Morne, Mauritius

Le Morne ©
A rugged rock crag surrounded by white-sand beaches and an emerald lagoon marks Le Morne, a World Heritage Site.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Le Morne Brabant and Curious Corner of Chamarel. Step off the beaten path and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Swim with Dolphins. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Chamarel Waterfall, explore the striking landscape at Seven Colored Earths, and delve into the lush surroundings at Ebony Forest Reserve.

To see more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Le Morne road trip site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kruger National Park to Le Morne. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Kruger National Park to Le Morne. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Kruger National Park in August since evenings lows in Le Morne dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Nosy Be.

Things to do in Le Morne

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Chamarel, Scuba & Snorkeling, Swim with Dolphins, Chamarel Waterfall
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Le Morne Brabant ©
Le Morne Brabant
Scuba & Snorkeling
Curious Corner of Chamarel ©
Curious Corner of Chamarel

1
night
Nosy Be, Madagascar

The island of Nosy Be, off the coast of Madagascar, remains the country's premier beach getaway renowned for its tranquil ambience, pristine shoreline, and year-round warm weather.
On the 4th (Fri), stroll through Lokobe Nature Special Reserve and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Nosy Be travel planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Le Morne to Nosy Be. The time zone difference moving from Mauritius Time (MUT) to Eastern African Time (EAT) is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Le Morne, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Nosy Be, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Nungwi.

Things to do in Nosy Be

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Lokobe Nature Special Reserve ©
Lokobe Nature Special Reserve

2
nights
Nungwi, Tanzania

Nungwi ©
Renowned for its sandy coast lined with mangroves and palm trees, Nungwi offers visitors a variety of restaurants, bars, and accommodations.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Scuba & Snorkeling and Nungwi Beach. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheetah's Rock and enjoy the sand and surf at Kendwa Beach.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Nungwi journey maker website .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Nosy Be to Nungwi in 8.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in September, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Nungwi

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Cheetah's Rock, Kendwa Beach
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Cheetah's Rock ©
Cheetah's Rock
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nungwi Beach ©
Nungwi Beach

2
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Dolphin & Whale Watching and Mahmya Island. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, go for a stroll along the water at Abu Tig Marina, and race across the water with a speed boat tour.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Hurghada holiday builder site .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Nungwi to Hurghada in 15.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern African Time to Eastern European Time is minus 1 hour. In September, Hurghada is somewhat warmer than Nungwi - with highs of 43°C and lows of 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Parasailing & Paragliding
Abu Tig Marina ©
Abu Tig Marina

3
nights
Marsa Alam, Egypt

Marsa Alam ©
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Elphinstone Reef and Dolphin House - Sha'ab Samadai Reef. Spend the 11th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Marsa Mubarak.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Marsa Alam trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Hurghada to Marsa Alam in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. When traveling from Hurghada in September, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Marsa Alam: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 32°C at night. On the 13th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Elphinstone Reef ©
Elphinstone Reef
Scuba & Snorkeling
Dolphin House - Sha'ab Samadai Reef ©

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