30 days in Africa Itinerary

30 days in Africa Itinerary

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1
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
— 2 nights
2
Hurghada, Egypt
— 3 nights
3
Marsa Alam, Egypt
— 3 nights
4
Luxor, Egypt
— 2 nights
5
Giza, Egypt
— 3 nights
6
Essaouira, Morocco
— 2 nights
7
Marrakech, Morocco
— 3 nights
8
Watamu, Kenya
— 2 nights
9
Nairobi, Kenya
— 2 nights
10
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
— 3 nights
11
Nosy Be, Madagascar
— 2 nights

2
nights
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

Sharm El Sheikh ©
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Explore hidden gems such as Blue Hole and Safaris. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Shark's Bay Beach, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at St Catherine Shop, and head outdoors with San Marino Water Sports.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Sharm El Sheikh road trip planning app.

Faisalabad, Pakistan to Sharm El Sheikh is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of car and flight. Traveling from Faisalabad to Sharm El Sheikh, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Faisalabad in September, expect little chillier with lows of °C in Sharm El Sheikh. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to drive to Hurghada.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Dahab
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Shark's Bay Beach ©
Shark's Bay Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

3
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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Off-Road Tours. Get a sense of the local culture at Selkhet Papyrus and Mosque El Mina Masjid. Next up on the itinerary: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, look for gifts at Super Naturals, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and head off the coast to Giftun Islands.

For more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Hurghada online trip planner.

You can drive from Sharm El Sheikh to Hurghada in 3.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Hurghada can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Hurghada

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

3
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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 discover tucked-away gems like Sharm El Luli and Abu Dabbab Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Marsa Mubarak and Scuba & Snorkeling. There's lots more to do: explore the gorgeous colors at Dolphin House - Sha'ab Samadai Reef, slough off your stress at Turkish baths, and head outdoors with Vivasub diving center.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Marsa Alam road trip tool.

Getting from Hurghada to Marsa Alam by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Hurghada in September, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Marsa Alam: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Luxor.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
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Sharm El Luli ©
Sharm El Luli
Marsa Mubarak ©
Marsa Mubarak
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
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Luxor, Egypt

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Luxor Museum, delve into the distant past at Temple of Karnak, and then appreciate the history behind Luxor Temple. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Kings, and then delve into the distant past at Tomb of Ramses VI.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Luxor driving holiday site.

Traveling by car from Marsa Alam to Luxor takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Marsa Alam in September: highs in Luxor hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Giza.

Things to do in Luxor

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

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Giza, Egypt

Giza ©
Situated on the Nile riverfront, the city of Giza remains best known for its pyramid complex.
On the 13th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Great Sphinx, thendelve into the distant past at Pyramids of Giza, thensee the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Coptic Cairo and then explore the ancient world of Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Giza trip itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Luxor to Giza takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Luxor in September, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Giza: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. On the 15th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Essaouira.

Things to do in Giza

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, explore the galleries of GALERIE D'ART DAMGAARD, thenmake a trip to Essaouira Ramparts, and finally wander the streets of Medina of Essaouira. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheval Essaouira, do a tasting at Le Val d'Argan, thenhead outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Essaouira trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Giza to Essaouira by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 12 hours. Other options: fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Giza to Essaouira. Traveling from Giza in September, expect Essaouira to be slightly colder, temps between °C and °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Marrakech.

Things to do in Essaouira

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Le Val d'Argan
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Medina of Essaouira ©
Medina of Essaouira
Kayaking & Canoeing

3
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. On your second day here, admire the landmark architecture of Medersa Ben Youssef, examine the collection at Musee Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Koutoubia Mosque, thencontemplate the long history of Palacio da Bahia, and finally admire the masterpieces at Maison de la Photographie de Marrakech.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Marrakech trip builder tool.

You can drive from Essaouira to Marrakech in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a shuttle. When traveling from Essaouira in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Marrakech, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Watamu.

Things to do in Marrakech

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Musee Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech ©
Musee Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech
Koutoubia Mosque ©
Koutoubia Mosque

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Watamu, Kenya

Watamu ©
Hailed for its picturesque scenery and pristine beaches, the village of Watamu on Kenya's Indian Ocean coastline attracts both adventure seekers and those looking for a relaxing seaside holiday.
On the 21st (Mon), stroll through Local Ocean Conservation, thensurround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, thentake an in-depth tour of Gede Ruins, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Arabuko-Sokoke Forest. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Watamu National Marine Park.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Watamu route website.

Fly from Marrakech to Watamu in 19 hours. Traveling from Marrakech to Watamu, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Marrakech in September, you will find days in Watamu are little chillier (°C), and nights are a bit warmer (°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Nairobi.

Things to do in Watamu

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Gede
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Watamu National Marine Park ©
Watamu National Marine Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Gede Ruins ©
Gede Ruins

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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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): see Off-Road Tours, tour the pleasant surroundings at David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, look for gifts at Penny Winter Boutique, thenstroll through Giraffe Centre, thensee the interesting displays at Karen Blixen Museum, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at The Hub Karen. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Nairobi National Park.

To find maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Nairobi trip itinerary site.

You can fly from Watamu to Nairobi in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and train; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Watamu in September; daily highs in Nairobi reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) 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

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Mara Triangle. On the 26th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Olare Orok Conservancy.

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

Getting from Nairobi to Maasai Mara National Reserve by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Nairobi in September: high temperatures in Maasai Mara National Reserve hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Nosy Be.

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

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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 28th (Mon), ride a horse along Ambaro Ranch, thensee some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, thentake your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mont Passot, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Lokobe Nature Special Reserve.

For reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Nosy Be online tour itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Nosy Be in 14.5 hours. While traveling from Maasai Mara National Reserve, expect warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Nosy Be, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. You will leave for home on the 29th (Tue).

Things to do in Nosy Be

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Ambaro Ranch ©
Ambaro Ranch

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