32 days in Africa & South Pacific Itinerary

32 days in Africa & South Pacific Itinerary

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32 days in Africa & South Pacific Itinerary

Start: Adelaide, Australia
Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
Grand Baie, Mauritius
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Flic En Flac, Mauritius
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Nosy Be, Madagascar
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 15​min
4
Antsiranana (Diego Suarez), Madagascar
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
5
Antananarivo, Madagascar
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h
6
Cape Town, South Africa
— 6 nights
7
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 6 nights
Fly + Drive:  16​h
8
Rottnest Island, Australia
— 3 nights
ferry + train:  1​h 15​min
9
Perth, Australia
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Adelaide, Australia

3
nights
Grand Baie, Mauritius

Grand Baie ©
Wide-open beaches with dazzling blue water and a relaxed coastal atmosphere lure visitors to take a trip to Grand Baie.
Step out of Grand Baie to go to Port Louis and see Blue Penny Museum, which is approximately 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at SSR Botanic Garden, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kaylasson Temple, get engrossed in the history at L'Aventure du Sucre, and enjoy the sand and surf at Ile aux Cerfs.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Grand Baie online road trip planner .

Adelaide, Australia to Grand Baie is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Adelaide to Grand Baie is minus 5 hours. While traveling from Adelaide, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Grand Baie, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Flic En Flac.

Things to do in Grand Baie

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Port Louis, Mauritius, Pamplemousses, Scuba & Snorkeling
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SSR Botanic Garden ©
SSR Botanic Garden
Ile aux Cerfs ©
Ile aux Cerfs
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Flic En Flac, Mauritius

Flic En Flac ©
An unusual commodity in the lesser-touristed western part of Mauritius, the developed seaside village Flic En Flac boasts a vast white sandy beach that generates a large amount of tourism.
On the 4th (Sat), delve into the lush surroundings at Ebony Forest Reserve and then stroll through Black River Gorges National Park. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Seven Colored Earths, admire nature's wide array of creatures at La Vanille Nature Park, and then view the masterpieces at Nature Photo Gallery Moka Mauritius.

To find out how to plan a trip to Flic En Flac, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Grand Baie to Flic En Flac by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July in Flic En Flac, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Nosy Be.

Things to do in Flic En Flac

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Chamarel, Nature Photo Gallery Moka Mauritius, Black River Gorges National Park, La Vanille Nature Park
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Ebony Forest Reserve ©
Ebony Forest Reserve
Black River Gorges National Park
Black River Gorges National Park
Seven Colored Earths ©
Seven Colored Earths

2
nights
Nosy Be, Madagascar

Nosy Be ©
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 6th (Mon), stroll through Lokobe Nature Special Reserve and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: ride a horse along Ambaro Ranch and then head off the coast to Nosy Sakatia.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Nosy Be trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Flic En Flac to Nosy Be takes 4.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Flic En Flac to Nosy Be due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Flic En Flac in July, you will find days in Nosy Be are somewhat warmer (34°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Antsiranana (Diego Suarez).

Things to do in Nosy Be

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Nosy Sakatia ©
Nosy Sakatia
Scuba & Snorkeling
Lokobe Nature Special Reserve ©
Lokobe Nature Special Reserve

3
nights
Antsiranana (Diego Suarez), Madagascar

Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) ©
On a trip to Antsiranana, a sleepy port town in Madagascar's northernmost province, you can enjoy the laid-back atmosphere of its streets, lined with quaint colonial-era buildings and colorful marketplaces.
Get out of town with these interesting Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) side-trips: Amber Mountain National Park (in Joffreville) and Plage de Ramena (in Ambanja). The adventure continues: make a trip to The three bays, try your luck at Grand Cercle de Diego, hike along Les Trois Baies, and look for gifts at Societe Tropicale Miniere.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Nosy Be to Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) takes 1.5 hours. In July in Antsiranana (Diego Suarez), expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Antananarivo.

Things to do in Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Amber Mountain National Park, Plage de Ramena
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Amber Mountain National Park ©
Amber Mountain National Park
The three bays ©
The three bays
Les Trois Baies ©
Les Trois Baies

2
nights
Antananarivo, Madagascar

Antananarivo ©
Surrounded by verdant rice paddies, Madagascar's capital and the country's commercial and cultural hub, Antananarivo boasts a rich history and heritage, evident in its numerous historic buildings, colonial-era neighborhoods, and archaeological museums.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Musee de la Photographie de Madagascar, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Catholique d Andohalo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosquee Sunni, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ambohimanga. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Maison de Jean Laborde and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Lemurs' Park.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Antananarivo trip planner.

Fly from Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) to Antananarivo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) in July: high temperatures in Antananarivo hover around 24°C and lows are around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Antananarivo

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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Ambohimanga ©
Ambohimanga
Musee de la Photographie de Madagascar ©
Lemurs' Park ©
Lemurs' Park

6
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 a leisurely stroll along Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, take some stellar pictures from Cape Point, hike along Platteklip Gorge, and enjoy the sand and surf at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Cape Town travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Antananarivo to Cape Town takes 8 hours. Traveling from Antananarivo to Cape Town, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Antananarivo in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Cape Town: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Cape Town

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

6
nights
Johannesburg, South Africa

Johannesburg ©
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.
Step out of Johannesburg to go to Pretoria and see Voortrekker Monument, which is approximately 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, get your game on at Randburg Raceway, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and steep yourself in history at Mandela House.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Johannesburg trip planning tool .

Fly from Cape Town to Johannesburg in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cape Town in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Johannesburg, with lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Rottnest Island.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Fun & Games Museums Casinos

Side Trips

Montecasino, Voortrekker Monument
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Gold Reef City ©
Gold Reef City
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill

3
nights
Rottnest Island, Australia

Rottnest Island ©
Rottnest Island is an island off the coast of Western Australia, located 18km west of Fremantle. Rottnest Island is known for beaches, nature, historic sites, museums, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Fish Hook Bay, contemplate the long history of Oliver Hill Battery, get outside with Little Armstrong Bay, and contemplate the waterfront views at Cape Vlamingh.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Rottnest Island journey planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Johannesburg to Rottnest Island. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Johannesburg to Rottnest Island due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Perth.

Things to do in Rottnest Island

Parks Outdoors Nature
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The Basin ©
The Basin
Little Armstrong Bay ©
Little Armstrong Bay
Oliver Hill Battery ©
Oliver Hill Battery

4
nights
Perth, Australia

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Take a break from Perth with a short trip to Fremantle Prison in Fremantle, about 32 minutes away. Dedicate the 31st (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: stroll around Kings Park and Botanic Garden, pause for some photo ops at State War Memorial, take some stellar pictures from Fraser Avenue Lookout, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Perth vacation builder website .

You can do a combination of ferry and train from Rottnest Island to Perth in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Perth can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Tours Parks Museums

Side Trip

Fremantle Prison
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

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