56 days in Africa Itinerary

56 days in Africa Itinerary

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56 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Manchester, United Kingdom
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Marrakech, Morocco
— 5 nights
Fly:  20​h 15​min
2
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Cape Town, South Africa
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Nelspruit, South Africa
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  4​h 15​min
5
Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 6 nights
Taxi + Bus:  2​h 30​min
6
Hoedspruit, South Africa
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
7
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  9​h
8
Saint-Leu, Reunion Island
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  6​h 30​min
9
Praslin Island, Seychelles
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
10
Luxor, Egypt
— 3 nights
Bus:  2​h 30​min
11
Hurghada, Egypt
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  1​h 30​min
12
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
13
Dahab, Egypt
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  6​h
14
Cairo, Egypt
— 4 nights
Fly:  10​h
End: Manchester, United Kingdom

5
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Maison de la Photographie de Marrakech. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, browse the eclectic array of goods at Jemaa el-Fnaa, admire the landmark architecture of Medersa Ben Youssef, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Marrakech online holiday planner .

Manchester, UK to Marrakech is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Manchester, expect warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Marrakech, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Marrakech

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors
Find places to stay May 20 — 25:
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Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Walking tours

4
nights
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Victoria Falls, a Zimbabwean town near the eponymous waterfall, serves as one of two prime gateway points to the majestic cascade and its surrounding national park.
Step off the beaten path and head to Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park and Safaris. There's lots more to do: snap pictures at Victoria Falls Bridge, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Siduli Hide.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Victoria Falls trip simple and quick.

Fly from Marrakech to Victoria Falls in 20.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Marrakech to Victoria Falls. Traveling from Marrakech in May, things will get little chillier in Victoria Falls: highs are around 32°C and lows about 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Find places to stay May 25 — 29:
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Safaris
Victoria Falls Bridge ©
Victoria Falls Bridge

5
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Shark Diving and Chapman's Peak Drive. There's lots more to do: get great views at Cape Point, explore the historical opulence of Castle of Good Hope, take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, and kick back and relax at Clifton Beaches.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Cape Town trip maker tool .

You can fly from Victoria Falls to Cape Town in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Victoria Falls in May: highs in Cape Town hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Nelspruit.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Chapman's Peak Drive, Shark Diving
Find places to stay May 29 — Jun 3:
Highlights from your plan
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Abseil Africa ©
Abseil Africa

3
nights
Nelspruit, South Africa

Nestled on the banks of the Crocodile River, Nelspruit provides visitors with a convenient base point boasting two airports and an enviable location on the road between Johannesburg and the Mozambican border.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nelspruit: Hazyview (Safaris, Zipline, & more) and Panorama Route (in Graskop). The adventure continues: explore the fascinating underground world of Sudwala Caves and tour the pleasant surroundings at Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Nelspruit day trip app .

You can fly from Cape Town to Nelspruit in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Cape Town, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Nelspruit, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Nelspruit

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Hazyview, Panorama Route
Find places to stay Jun 3 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Zipline
Panorama Route ©
Panorama Route

6
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.
Spend the 7th (Sun) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sweni Wilderness Trail, contemplate the long history of Masorini Archaeological Site, trek along Bushmans Trail, and get great views at Nkumbe View Site.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kruger National Park vacation tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Nelspruit to Kruger National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In June, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 6 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Sweni Wilderness Trail ©
Sweni Wilderness Trail
Bushmans Trail ©
Bushmans Trail

5
nights
Hoedspruit, South Africa

Hoedspruit offers proximity to Kruger National Park and features an airport, making it a popular jump-off point for a variety of tours and safaris.
Step off the beaten path and head to Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve and Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre. Get out of town with these interesting Hoedspruit side-trips: Phalaborwa (Qualito Craft Distillery & Safaris). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre, stop by Kumbaya Home Decor, take in the exciting artwork at iNyoka Art Gallery, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Kinyonga Reptile Center.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Hoedspruit trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of taxi and bus from Kruger National Park to Hoedspruit takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. June in Hoedspruit sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Phalaborwa, Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve
Find places to stay Jun 12 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve ©
Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve

3
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.
Johannesburg is known for museums, historic sites, theme parks, wildlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, steep yourself in history at Constitution Hill, and look for gifts at Jack Friedman Eastgate.

To see photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Johannesburg trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Hoedspruit to Johannesburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Hoedspruit in June: high temperatures in Johannesburg hover around 22°C and lows are around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Saint-Leu.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums Fun & Games Casinos

Side Trip

Jack Friedman Eastgate
Find places to stay Jun 17 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Gold Reef City ©
Gold Reef City
Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill

4
nights
Saint-Leu, Reunion Island

Step off the beaten path and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Scuba & Snorkeling. Explore Saint-Leu's surroundings by going to Pas de Bellecombe (in Saint-Denis), Piton de Fournaise (in Saint-Benoit) and Saint-Paul (Maido & Fly 974 Tandem).

To find other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Saint-Leu trip tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Johannesburg to Saint-Leu takes 9 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Johannesburg to Saint-Leu is 2 hours. Traveling from Johannesburg in June, expect nights in Saint-Leu to be much hotter, around 22°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Praslin Island.

Things to do in Saint-Leu

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Saint-Paul, Piton de Fournaise, Cascade de Grand Galet, Canyoning, Envergure Reunion, Pas de Bellecombe
Find places to stay Jun 20 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Parasailing & Paragliding
Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): kick back and relax at Anse Georgette and then enjoy the sand and surf at Anse Lazio. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve and then step off the mainland to explore Curieuse Island.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Praslin Island trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Saint-Leu to Praslin Island takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry; or fly. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Saint-Leu in June; daily highs in Praslin Island reach 34°C and lows reach 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Praslin Island

Parks Nature Beaches
Find places to stay Jun 25 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Anse Lazio ©
Anse Lazio
Curieuse Island ©
Curieuse Island
Anse Georgette ©
Anse Georgette

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Temple of Karnak and Luxor Temple. Take a break from Luxor with a short trip to Dendera Temple Complex in Dendera, about 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Kings, don't miss a visit to Deir el-Shelwit Temple, deepen your understanding at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt, and stop by Gaddis & Co..

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Luxor trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Praslin Island to Luxor takes 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Praslin Island to Luxor. While traveling from Praslin Island, expect much warmer days and about the same nights in Luxor, ranging from highs of 49°C to lows of 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can catcht the bus to Hurghada.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Dendera Temple Complex
Find places to stay Jun 28 — Jul 1:
Highlights from your plan
Tomb of Queen Nefertari ©
Tomb of Queen Nefertari
Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings

4
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Swim with Dolphins. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and step off the mainland to explore Mahmya Island.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Hurghada trip itinerary builder site .

You can take a bus from Luxor to Hurghada in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In July in Hurghada, expect temperatures between 45°C during the day and 33°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 1 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Scuba & Snorkeling
Swim with Dolphins

3
nights
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Shark's Bay Beach. There's lots more to do: see Off-Road Tours, look for gifts at Secret Of Egypt, get in on the family fun at Mirage Divers, and get outside with Bibo Viaggi.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Sharm El Sheikh trip tool .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Hurghada to Sharm El Sheikh in 1.5 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or drive. In July in Sharm El Sheikh, expect temperatures between 44°C during the day and 34°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive to Dahab.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Off-Road Tours
Mirage Divers ©
Mirage Divers

2
nights
Dahab, Egypt

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Coral Reefs and then explore the fascinating underground world of Blue Hole.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Dahab travel route builder app .

You can drive from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 44°C, and evening lows to 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Dahab

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Blue Hole ©
Blue Hole
Coral Reefs ©
Coral Reefs

4
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairo: Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay, wander the streets of Islamic Cairo, and get a taste of the local shopping with Khan Al-Khalili.

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Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Dahab to Cairo takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Dahab in July, expect Cairo to be slightly colder, temps between 41°C and 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Giza
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx

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