32 days in Africa Itinerary

32 days in Africa Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Indianapolis, United States
Fly:  25 h
1
Cape Town, South Africa
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h
2
Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
— 2 nights
+3
Bus + Taxi + Fly + Bus:  13 h 45 min
3
Saint-Leu, Reunion Island
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6 h 15 min
4
Le Morne, Mauritius
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8 h 45 min
5
Praslin Island, Seychelles
— 2 nights
Ferry:  30 min
6
La Digue Island, Seychelles
— 2 nights
+2
Ferry + Drive + Fly:  15 h 15 min
7
Luxor, Egypt
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
8
Marsa Alam, Egypt
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
9
Aswan, Egypt
— 2 nights
Fly + Train:  11 h 30 min
10
Marrakech, Morocco
— 3 nights
Fly:  16 h 15 min
End: Indianapolis, United States

4
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.
Let the collections at !Khwa ttu and Irma Stern Museum capture your imagination. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to West Coast Fossil Park and Twelve Apostles. Venture out of the city with trips to Stellenbosch (Rupert Museum & Dorp Street). There's still lots to do: take some stellar pictures from Cape Point, kick back and relax at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, learn about winemaking at Glen Carlou Vineyards, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Platteklip Gorge.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Cape Town trip planning app.

Indianapolis, USA to Cape Town is an approximately 21.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Indianapolis to Cape Town due to the time zone difference. In May, daily temperatures in Cape Town can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. You will leave for Plettenberg Bay on the 6th (Wed).

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Stellenbosch, !Khwa ttu, West Coast Fossil Park
Find places to stay May 2 — 6:
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Platteklip Gorge ©
Platteklip Gorge
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at St Peters Anglican Church and Porcupine Ceramics. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Robberg Nature Reserve and Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Christopher Catholic Church, and steep yourself in history at Old Timber Shed.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Plettenberg Bay trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Cape Town to Plettenberg Bay by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In May in Plettenberg Bay, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Saint-Leu.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 6 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre ©
Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre
Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden

3
nights
Saint-Leu, Reunion Island

Saint-Leu is a commune in the French overseas department of Réunion. Your inner history buff will appreciate Maison Bedier and Eglise Sainte-Anne. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Le Musee du Sel and Rue de Paris. When in Saint-Leu, make a side trip to see Nature & Wildlife Tours in Saint-Philippe, approximately Saint-Philippe away. Next up on the itinerary: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, browse the fresh offerings at Marche de Saint-Leu, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Kelonia, and get outside with Azurtech Parapente.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Saint-Leu travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Plettenberg Bay to Saint-Leu by combination of bus and flight takes about 14.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Plettenberg Bay to Saint-Leu due to the time zone difference. In May, Saint-Leu is somewhat warmer than Plettenberg Bay - with highs of 81°F and lows of 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Le Morne.

Things to do in Saint-Leu

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Nature & Wildlife Tours, Maison Bedier, Rue de Paris, Eglise Sainte-Anne
Find places to stay May 9 — 12:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Le Musee du Sel ©
Le Musee du Sel
Rue de Paris ©
Rue de Paris

4
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.
Le Morne Brabant and Musee du Coquillage are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step off the beaten path and head to Curious Corner of Chamarel and Black River Gorges National Park. Explore Le Morne's surroundings by going to The Mauritius Glass Gallery (in Phoenix), Chamarel’s Seven Coloured Earth Geopark (in Chamarel) and Alexandra Falls (in Union Park). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Bois Cheri Tea Factory and Tea Museum, contemplate the long history of The Martello Tower Museum, make a trip to Le Souffleur, and appreciate the history behind International Slave Route Monument.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Le Morne fast, fun, and easy.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Saint-Leu to Le Morne. May in Le Morne sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 70°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Praslin Island.

Things to do in Le Morne

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Mauritius, Chamarel, Musee du Coquillage, The Mauritius Glass Gallery, Bois Cheri Tea Factory and Tea Museum
Find places to stay May 12 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Le Morne Brabant ©
Le Morne Brabant
Curious Corner of Chamarel ©
Curious Corner of Chamarel
Black River Gorges National Park
Black River Gorges National Park

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.
On the 16th (Sat), take in the exciting artwork at Galerie Passerose, then see the interesting displays at Praslin Museum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Matthew Apostle Church. Here are some ideas for day two: head off the coast to Grande Soeur island, head outdoors with Ilot Saint-Pierre, then enjoy the sand and surf at Petite Anse Kerlan, and finally explore the galleries of Rita's Art Sudio & Gallery.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Praslin Island tour builder website.

Explore your travel options from Le Morne to Praslin Island with the Route module. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Le Morne in May, with highs in Praslin Island at 87°F and lows at 79°F. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Mon) before leaving for La Digue Island.

Things to do in Praslin Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay May 16 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Grande Soeur island ©
Grande Soeur island
Praslin Museum ©
Praslin Museum
Galerie Passerose ©
Galerie Passerose

2
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Anse Source D'Argent and Anse Pierrot Beach. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Veuve Nature Reserve, step off the mainland to explore Felicite Island, pause for some photo ops at Plantation House National Monument, and enjoy the sand and surf at Anse La Reunion Beach.

For ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the La Digue Island trip itinerary planning tool.

La Digue Island is just a short distance from Praslin Island. In May, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Luxor.

Things to do in La Digue Island

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Find places to stay May 18 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Anse Source D'Argent ©
Anse Source D'Argent
Anse Grosse Roche Beach ©
Anse Grosse Roche Beach
Plantation House National Monument ©
Plantation House National Monument

3
nights
Luxor, Egypt

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Step off the beaten path and head to Temple of Karnak and Medinet Habu. Appreciate the collections at Luxor Museum and Caravanserai. And it doesn't end there: stroll the grounds of Valley of the Kings, explore the ancient world of Tomb of Merenptah, don't miss a visit to Deir el-Shelwit Temple, and appreciate the history behind Luxor Temple.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Luxor driving holiday app.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from La Digue Island to Luxor in 15.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight; or do a combination of ferry, flight, and taxi. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from La Digue Island to Luxor due to the time zone difference. When traveling from La Digue Island in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Luxor, with highs around 102°F, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to drive to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Find places to stay May 21 — 24:
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Medinet Habu ©
Medinet Habu
Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings

2
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.
On the 24th (Sun), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then take an in-depth tour of Astronomy Center. On the 25th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see what you can catch with a fishing tour and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Marsa Alam day trip app.

Getting from Luxor to Marsa Alam by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Luxor, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Marsa Alam, ranging from highs of 91°F to lows of 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can drive to Aswan.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Find places to stay May 24 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
Scuba & Snorkeling
Fishing Charters & Tours

2
nights
Aswan, Egypt

Aswan ©
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Unfinished Obelisk, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Philae Temple, and then get engrossed in the history at Nubian Museum. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at El-Tabia Mosque, explore the ancient world of Qubbet el-Hawa, pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral, then examine the collection at Animalia, then explore the ancient world of Monastery of St. Simeon, and finally explore the ancient world of New Kalabsha.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Aswan trip planner.

Drive from Marsa Alam to Aswan in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Marsa Alam in May: highs in Aswan hover around 104°F, while lows dip to 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Marrakech.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay May 26 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
New Kalabsha ©
New Kalabsha
Philae Temple ©
Philae Temple
Animalia ©
Animalia

3
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Medersa Ben Youssef and Palacio da Bahia. You'll explore and learn at Musee Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech and Berber Ecomuseum. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, look for gifts at Aux 100000 Epices, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Saadian Tombs.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Marrakech vacation maker tool.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Aswan to Marrakech in 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Aswan to Marrakech, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Aswan in May, with highs in Marrakech at 86°F and lows at 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Marrakech

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors
Find places to stay May 28 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Musee Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech ©
Musee Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech
Koutoubia Mosque ©
Koutoubia Mosque

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