57 days in Africa Itinerary

57 days in Africa Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Africa journey planner

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

57 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Montreal, Canada
+2
Fly + Drive + ferry:  23​h 15​min
1
La Digue Island, Seychelles
— 4 nights
ferry:  30​min
2
Praslin Island, Seychelles
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h 45​min
3
Le Morne, Mauritius
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  17​h 15​min
4
Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  8​h 30​min
5
Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
6
Cape Town, South Africa
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
7
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  10​h 30​min
8
Nungwi, Tanzania
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 30​min
9
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
10
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  16​h 30​min
11
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
12
Dahab, Egypt
— 3 nights
+2
bus + taxi + ferry:  5​h 45​min
13
Hurghada, Egypt
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
14
Marsa Alam, Egypt
— 5 nights
taxi + Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Montreal, Canada

4
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 Grand Anse and Anse Severe. Visit Anse Coco Beach and Anse Patates Beach for some beach relaxation. The adventure continues: stroll through Spiagge di Anse Marron, kick back and relax at Anse Source D'Argent, and head off the coast to Coco Island.

To see traveler tips and other tourist information, read La Digue Island road trip site .

Montreal, Canada to La Digue Island is an approximately 23.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Montreal to La Digue Island is 9 hours. Traveling from Montreal in July, expect La Digue Island to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can catch the ferry to Praslin Island.

Things to do in La Digue Island

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 7 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Anse Coco Beach ©
Anse Coco Beach
Grand Anse ©
Grand Anse
Spiagge di Anse Marron ©
Spiagge di Anse Marron

4
nights
Praslin Island, Seychelles

Praslin Island ©
Home to some of the Seychelles' finest beaches, Praslin Island offers visitors more than just sand and sea.
You'll get in some beach time at Anse Georgette and Anse Lazio. Take a break from the city and head to Cote d’Or Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Petite Anse Kerlan, enjoy the sand and surf at Anse Bois de Rose Beach, head off the coast to Curieuse Island, and explore the gorgeous colors at Big Sisters Private Island.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Praslin Island journey builder app .

Praslin Island is just a stone's throw from La Digue Island. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Le Morne.

Things to do in Praslin Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Cousin
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Cote d’Or Beach ©
Cote d’Or Beach
Petite Anse Kerlan ©
Petite Anse Kerlan
Anse Georgette ©
Anse Georgette

3
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.
Visiting Le Morne Brabant and Black River Gorges National Park will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Le Morne Beach and Gris Gris Beach. Go for a jaunt from Le Morne to Belle Mare to see Scuba & Snorkeling about 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: take a peaceful walk through Ebony Forest Reserve, fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, admire the sheer force of Chamarel Waterfall, and stroll through Heritage Nature Reserve.

For more things to do and more tourist information, you can read our Le Morne trip app .

Explore your travel options from Praslin Island to Le Morne with the Route module. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Praslin Island in July; daily highs in Le Morne reach 29°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Le Morne

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Mauritius, Chamarel, Gris Gris Beach, Heritage Nature Reserve, Swim with Dolphins
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Ebony Forest Reserve ©
Ebony Forest Reserve
Le Morne Brabant ©
Le Morne Brabant
Scuba & Snorkeling

4
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 in touch with nature at Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve and Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. Do some cultural sightseeing at Masorini Archaeological Site and iNyoka Art Gallery. Venture out of the city with trips to Hoedspruit (Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre & Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Kruger National Park, hike along Lonely Bull Trail, and stroll through Bushmans Trail.

To see more things to do and other tourist information, read our Kruger National Park trip maker app .

Explore your travel options from Le Morne to Kruger National Park with the Route module. The time zone changes from Mauritius Time (MUT) to South Africa Standard Time (SAST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Le Morne in July, expect little chillier with lows of 10°C in Kruger National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Hoedspruit, Kruger National Park, Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 24:
Highlights from your plan

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.
Relax by the water at Wilderness Beach and Brenton on Sea. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre and Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary. Get out of town with these interesting Plettenberg Bay side-trips: Shark Diving (in Mossel Bay), Knysna (Garden Route National Park & Knysna Heads) and Boplaas Garden Route Tasting Room (in Klein Brak River). There's more to do: stroll through Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Plettenberg Bay online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kruger National Park to Plettenberg Bay takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Kruger National Park in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Plettenberg Bay, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Knysna, Shark Diving, Boplaas Garden Route Tasting Room, Wilderness Beach
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre ©
Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre
Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary ©
Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary
Wilderness Beach ©
Wilderness Beach

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Grotto Beach and Abseil Africa. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Robben Island Museum and District Six Museum. Step out of Cape Town with an excursion to Stony Point Penguin Colony in Betty's Bay--about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, trek along Platteklip Gorge, and stroll through Cape Point.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Cape Town online trip builder .

You can fly from Plettenberg Bay to Cape Town in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Plettenberg Bay in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 8°C in Cape Town. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Grotto Beach, Stony Point Penguin Colony
Find places to stay Jul 28 — Aug 2:
Highlights from your plan
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Grotto Beach ©
Grotto Beach

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Zipline and Safaris. Visiting Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park and River Rafting & Tubing will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Siduli Hide, play a few rounds at Elephant Hills Golf Club, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Victoria Falls route planning app .

You can fly from Cape Town to Victoria Falls in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Cape Town in August, you will find days in Victoria Falls are a bit warmer (33°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Nungwi.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Zipline

2
nights
Nungwi, Tanzania

Nungwi ©
Renowned for its sandy coast lined with mangroves and palm trees, Nungwi offers visitors a variety of restaurants, bars, and accommodations.
Get outdoors at Nungwi Beach and Cheetah's Rock. Relax by the water at Kendwa Beach and Matemwe Beach. Next up on the itinerary: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mnarani Marine Turtles Conservation Pond.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Nungwi online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Victoria Falls to Nungwi by combination of flight and taxi takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of car, flight, and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Victoria Falls to Nungwi is 1 hour. Traveling from Victoria Falls in August, plan for warmer nights in Nungwi, with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Nungwi

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Matemwe Beach, Kendwa Beach, Cheetah's Rock
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Nungwi Beach ©
Nungwi Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Kendwa Beach ©
Kendwa Beach

2
nights
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Serengeti National Park ©
Few adventures in the world invoke such vivid natural imagery as a trip to Serengeti National Park, a World Heritage Site known for its diverse animal life and memorable scenery.
On the 10th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Serengeti National Park and then stroll through Retima Hippo Pool. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Seronera and then enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

Before you visit Serengeti National Park, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Nungwi to Serengeti National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Serengeti National Park ©
Serengeti National Park
Seronera ©
Seronera
Retima Hippo Pool ©
Retima Hippo Pool

4
nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Mara Triangle and Safaris. Step out of the city life by going to Ol Kinyei Conservancy and Balloon Rides. It doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Olare Orok Conservancy and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mara North Conservancy.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Maasai Mara National Reserve online road trip planner .

Drive from Serengeti National Park to Maasai Mara National Reserve in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Mara Triangle ©
Mara Triangle
Olare Orok Conservancy ©
Olare Orok Conservancy
Balloon Rides

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Shark's Bay Beach and Safaris. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Ras Um Sid and Na'ama Bay. There's still lots to do: have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, go deep with a submarine tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Al Mustafa Mosque, and explore the gorgeous colors at Jackson Reef.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Sharm El Sheikh trip itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Sharm El Sheikh in 16.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Sharm El Sheikh is minus 1 hour. In August in Sharm El Sheikh, expect temperatures between 45°C during the day and 35°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to Dahab.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Jackson Reef
Find places to stay Aug 16 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Shark Diving
Safaris
Shark's Bay Beach ©
Shark's Bay Beach

3
nights
Dahab, Egypt

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Blue Hole and Coral Reefs. Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape of Ras Mohommed National Park and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find out how to plan a trip to Dahab, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Dahab, expect temperatures between 45°C during the day and 35°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Dahab

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Ras Mohommed National Park
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Coral Reefs ©
Coral Reefs
Blue Hole ©
Blue Hole

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Parasailing & Paragliding and Horseback Riding Tours. Explore hidden gems such as Dolphin & Whale Watching and Sharm El Naga. There's lots more to do: get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, make a splash at Jungle Aqua Park, and head off the coast to Mahmya Island.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Hurghada trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Dahab to Hurghada by combination of bus and ferry takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. August in Hurghada sees daily highs of 45°C and lows of 33°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to drive to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 22 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Speed Boats Tours

5
nights
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.
Get outdoors at Marsa Mubarak and Abu Dabbab Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Sharm El Luli and El Qulan Mangrove Forest. Next up on the itinerary: explore the gorgeous colors at Elphinstone Reef, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sataya Reef, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Marsa Alam online route planner .

Getting from Hurghada to Marsa Alam by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. When traveling from Hurghada in August, plan for slightly colder days in Marsa Alam, with highs around 42°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 34°C. On the 31st (Mon), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
Find places to stay Aug 26 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Marsa Mubarak ©
Marsa Mubarak
Elphinstone Reef ©
Elphinstone Reef
Abu Dabbab Beach ©
Abu Dabbab Beach

Similar Plans

59 days in Africa BY A USER FROM CANADA January, popular sights PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 60 days in United States, South America, Africa, South Pacific, Asia & Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular sights PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 60 days in Africa BY A USER FROM DENMARK January, popular sights PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 60 days in Africa, Europe, United States, South Pacific & Asia BY A USER FROM INDIA December, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 14 days in Africa BY A USER FROM CANADA June, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 11 days in Africa BY A USER FROM INDIA December, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 45 days in Africa BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, popular sights PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 7 days in Africa BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular sights PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 22 days in Africa BY A USER FROM ITALY June, popular sights PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 28 days in Africa BY A USER FROM NORWAY September, popular sights PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 6 days in Africa BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES September, popular sights PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in Africa BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular sights PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans