57 days in Africa Itinerary

57 days in Africa Itinerary

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57 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Lima, Peru
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Marrakech, Morocco
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
2
Giza, Egypt
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
3
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Dahab, Egypt
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Ferry:  5​h 45​min
5
Hurghada, Egypt
— 5 nights
Bus:  2​h 30​min
6
Luxor, Egypt
— 5 nights
Fly + Taxi:  6​h 15​min
7
Nungwi, Tanzania
— 1 night
+2
Taxi + Fly + Taxi:  6​h 45​min
8
Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
— 1 night
+3
Drive + Fly + Drive + Ferry:  15​h
9
La Digue Island, Seychelles
— 1 night
Ferry:  30​min
10
Praslin Island, Seychelles
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  10​h 15​min
11
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  13​h 30​min
12
Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 5 nights
Taxi + Fly:  8​h 30​min
13
Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
14
Cape Town, South Africa
— 7 nights
Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Lima, Peru

4
nights
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.
Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Balloon Rides. Step off the beaten path and head to Maison de la Photographie de Marrakech and Le Domaine Du Retro. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Koutoubia Mosque, explore the different monuments and memorials at Saadian Tombs, contemplate the long history of El Badi Palace, and deepen your understanding at Medersa Ben Youssef.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Marrakech driving holiday planner.

Lima, Peru to Marrakech is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Lima to Marrakech. While traveling from Lima, expect a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Marrakech, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Giza.

Things to do in Marrakech

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Balloon Rides
Medersa Ben Youssef ©
Medersa Ben Youssef

3
nights
Giza, Egypt

Giza ©
Situated on the Nile riverfront, the city of Giza remains best known for its pyramid complex.
Popular historic sites such as Pyramids of Giza and Mastaba of Mereruka are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids and Great Sphinx. Get out of town with these interesting Giza side-trips: Saqqara (Step Pyramid of Djoser & Mastaba of Kagemni). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Memphis Historical Site.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Giza trip itinerary planning app .

You can fly from Marrakech to Giza in 9.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Marrakech to Giza, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Marrakech in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in Giza, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Giza

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Saqqara, Memphis Historical Site
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx

5
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.
Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Ras Mohommed National Park will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Off-Road Tours and Subacquei Clandestini CCF Sharm. Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Bibo Viaggi, stroll through Miso Horse Riding Trips, pause for some serene contemplation at The Heavenly Cathedral, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Coptic Orthodox Church.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Sharm El Sheikh journey planner.

You can fly from Giza to Sharm El Sheikh in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Giza in January; daily highs in Sharm El Sheikh reach 26°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Dahab.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Ras Mohommed National Park
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Off-Road Tours
Ras Mohommed National Park ©
Ras Mohommed National Park

2
nights
Dahab, Egypt

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Blue Lagoon and then Head underground at Blue Hole.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Dahab trip itinerary builder tool .

Drive from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Dahab can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Dahab

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Blue Hole ©
Blue Hole

5
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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Swim with Dolphins. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Safaris. The adventure continues: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, head off the coast to Mahmya Island, and zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Hurghada road trip app .

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Dahab to Hurghada in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Dahab in January, expect slightly colder with lows of 13°C in Hurghada. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow time for the bus ride to Luxor.

Things to do in Hurghada

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Scuba & Snorkeling
Parasailing & Paragliding

5
nights
Luxor, Egypt

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Get some historical perspective at Temple of Karnak and Luxor Temple. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Valley of the Kings and Temple of Horus at Edfu. Go for a jaunt from Luxor to Dendera to see Dendera Temple Complex about 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Medinet Habu, gain insight at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt, appreciate the history behind Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, and delve into the distant past at Tomb of Queen Nefertari.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Luxor online driving holiday planner .

Getting from Hurghada to Luxor by bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Hurghada in January since evenings lows in Luxor dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Nungwi.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dendera Temple Complex, Temple of Horus at Edfu
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Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings
Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Medinet Habu ©
Medinet Habu

1
night
Nungwi, Tanzania

Nungwi ©
Renowned for its sandy coast lined with mangroves and palm trees, Nungwi offers visitors a variety of restaurants, bars, and accommodations.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Nungwi Beach. On your second day here, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Nungwi road trip planning site .

Getting from Luxor to Nungwi by combination of flight and taxi takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of taxi and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Eastern African Time (EAT) is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Luxor in January: highs in Nungwi hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 29°C. On the 1st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Things to do in Nungwi

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Nungwi Beach ©
Nungwi Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

Ngorongoro Conservation Area ©
You can discover Tanzania's varied plant and animal life on a tour of Ngorongoro Conservation Area, a World Heritage Site known for its massive volcanic caldera.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Ngorongoro Crater.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Ngorongoro Conservation Area trip itinerary builder .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Nungwi to Ngorongoro Conservation Area in 7 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to La Digue Island.

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Parks Nature
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Ngorongoro Crater ©
Ngorongoro Crater

1
night
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.
On the 3rd (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Anse Source D'Argent. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Anse Coco Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Anse La Reunion Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Grand Anse.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the La Digue Island holiday planner.

Getting from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to La Digue Island by combination of car, flight, and ferry takes about 15 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, flight, and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to La Digue Island due to the time zone difference. February in La Digue Island sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to ride a ferry to Praslin Island.

Things to do in La Digue Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Anse Coco Beach ©
Anse Coco Beach
Grand Anse ©
Grand Anse
Anse Source D'Argent ©
Anse Source D'Argent

3
nights
Praslin Island, Seychelles

Praslin Island ©
Home to some of the Seychelles' finest beaches, Praslin Island offers visitors more than just sand and sea.
We've included these beaches for you: Anse Lazio and Anse La Blague. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Anse Georgette and Le Glacis Noir. And it doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Curieuse Island, kick back and relax at Anse Volbert, look for all kinds of wild species at Cousin, and take a peaceful walk through Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Praslin Island day trip app .

Praslin Island is just a stone's throw from La Digue Island. In February, daytime highs in Praslin Island are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Praslin Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Cousin
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Anse Lazio ©
Anse Lazio
Anse Georgette ©
Anse Georgette
Curieuse Island ©
Curieuse Island

4
nights
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Victoria Falls ©
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park and Walking tours. Visiting Safaris and River Rafting & Tubing will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, get interesting insight from Tours, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Victoria Falls trip itinerary website .

Traveling by flight from Praslin Island to Victoria Falls takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Praslin Island to Victoria Falls due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Victoria Falls when traveling from Praslin Island in February, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Safaris
Zipline

5
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.
Get outdoors at Kruger National Park and Sweni Wilderness Trail. Step out of Kruger National Park with an excursion to Kumbaya Home Decor in Hoedspruit--about 2h 45 min away. Spend the 15th (Sat) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. There's lots more to do: trek along Mphongolo Backpacking Trail, stroll through Bushmans Trail, and explore the ancient world of Masorini Archaeological Site.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kruger National Park online road trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Victoria Falls to Kruger National Park. In February, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Kruger National Park, Kumbaya Home Decor
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Sweni Wilderness Trail ©
Sweni Wilderness Trail

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Robberg Nature Reserve and Knysna Heads. Escape the urban bustle at Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre and Birds of Eden. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Plettenberg Bay: Garden Route National Park (in Knysna) and The Dolphin Trail (in Storms River). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Knysna Elephant Park and hike along Otter Trail.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Plettenberg Bay trip maker tool .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Kruger National Park to Plettenberg Bay in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Kruger National Park in February, plan for little chillier days in Plettenberg Bay, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Trails

Side Trips

Knysna, Otter Trail, The Dolphin Trail
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Knysna Heads ©
Knysna Heads
Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre ©
Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre

7
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Maclear's Beacon and Constantia Uitsig Wine Estate. Visiting Boulders Beach Penguin Colony and Cape Point will get you outdoors. Take a break from Cape Town with a short trip to Shark Diving in Gansbaai, about 2 hours away. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Camp's Bay Beach, explore the striking landscape at Twelve Apostles, see the interesting displays at District Six Museum, and step off the mainland to explore Robben Island Museum.

For ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Cape Town day trip website .

Traveling by flight from Plettenberg Bay to Cape Town takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In February, daily temperatures in Cape Town can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. On the 29th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Shark Diving
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Camp's Bay Beach ©
Camp's Bay Beach
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony

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