60 days in Africa Itinerary

60 days in Africa Itinerary

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60 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Marrakech, Morocco
— 5 nights
+2
Train + Taxi + Fly:  11​h 30​min
2
Luxor, Egypt
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Cairo, Egypt
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h
4
Nairobi, Kenya
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
5
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
— 4 nights
Drive:  8​h 45​min
6
Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  11​h 45​min
7
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
8
Cape Town, South Africa
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
9
Hoedspruit, South Africa
— 5 nights
Bus + Taxi:  2​h 30​min
10
Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 5 nights
Taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
11
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 5 nights
Fly + Bus:  9​h
12
Saint-Leu, Reunion Island
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  6​h 30​min
13
Praslin Island, Seychelles
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: London, 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.
Marrakech is known for shopping, parks, historic sites, spas, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, hunt for treasures at Jemaa el-Fnaa, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and admire the striking features of Medersa Ben Youssef.

For traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Marrakech trip planner .

London, UK to Marrakech is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. When traveling from London in June, plan for much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Marrakech: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Marrakech

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

High Atlas Mountains
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Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Koutoubia Mosque ©
Koutoubia Mosque
Palacio da Bahia ©
Palacio da Bahia

4
nights
Luxor, Egypt

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Go for a jaunt from Luxor to Dendera to see Dendera Temple Complex about 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Temple of Karnak, appreciate the history behind Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, deepen your understanding at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Kings.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Luxor online journey maker .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Marrakech to Luxor takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Marrakech to Luxor is 2 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Marrakech in June, with highs in Luxor at 49°C and lows at 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Dendera Temple Complex
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Tomb of Queen Nefertari ©
Tomb of Queen Nefertari
Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings

5
nights
Cairo, Egypt

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cairo side-trips: Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, gain insight at Mosque of Al-Azhar, get to know the fascinating history of Coptic Cairo, and take a stroll through Islamic Cairo.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairo road trip app .

You can fly from Luxor to Cairo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Luxor in July, plan for little chillier days in Cairo, with highs around 41°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Nairobi.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours

Side Trip

Giza
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Photography Tours
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx

4
nights
Nairobi, Kenya

You're likely to visit Nairobi at least once on a trip to Kenya, as the sprawling city houses the country's international airport and remains the jump-off point for many tours and safaris.
Step out of Nairobi to go to Limuru and see Kiambethu Farm, which is approximately 52 minutes away. The adventure continues: stroll through Nairobi National Park, see the interesting displays at Karen Blixen Museum, see Off-Road Tours, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Nairobi trip itinerary planning app .

You can fly from Cairo to Nairobi in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cairo to Nairobi. Traveling from Cairo in July, you will find days in Nairobi are cooler (26°C), and nights are little chillier (16°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Nairobi

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Kiambethu Farm, Mugie Ranch, Central Island National Park
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Off-Road Tours
Nairobi National Park ©
Nairobi National Park
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust ©
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

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.
Maasai Mara National Reserve is known for wildlife, parks, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Ol Kinyei Conservancy, tour the pleasant surroundings at Olypunyata Swamp, explore the striking landscape of Mara Triangle, and take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Maasai Mara National Reserve journey planner .

Getting from Nairobi to Maasai Mara National Reserve by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Olare Orok Conservancy ©
Olare Orok Conservancy
Mara Triangle ©
Mara Triangle
Mara North Conservancy ©
Mara North Conservancy

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): make a trip to The Engare Sero Footprint Site and then contemplate the long history of Oldupai Gorge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Ngorongoro Crater.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Ngorongoro Conservation Area online trip maker .

You can drive from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Ngorongoro Conservation Area in 9 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Ngorongoro Crater ©
Ngorongoro Crater
Oldupai Gorge ©
Oldupai Gorge
The Engare Sero Footprint Site ©
The Engare Sero Footprint Site

3
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.
Victoria Falls is known for nature, adventure, wildlife, zoos & aquariums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, get interesting insight from Tours, tour the pleasant surroundings at Siduli Hide, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Victoria Falls trip planner.

Getting from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Victoria Falls by combination of car and flight takes about 12 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Victoria Falls is minus 1 hour. In July, daytime highs in Victoria Falls are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Safaris
Victoria Falls Snake Park ©
Victoria Falls Snake 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: get great views at Cape Point, trek along Platteklip Gorge, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Two Oceans Aquarium, and admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Cape Town trip itinerary maker site .

Fly from Victoria Falls to Cape Town in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Victoria Falls in July, you will find days in Cape Town are slightly colder (20°C), and nights are about the same (8°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Chapman's Peak Drive
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Hoedspruit: Safaris (in Phalaborwa) and Hazyview (Perry's Bridge Reptile Park, Elephant Whispers, & more). There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Siyafunda Conservation, stroll through Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve, stop by Kumbaya Home Decor, and view the masterpieces at iNyoka Art Gallery.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Hoedspruit trip builder tool .

You can fly from Cape Town to Hoedspruit in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. While traveling from Cape Town, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Hoedspruit, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Hazyview, Safaris, Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve
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Safaris
Zipline
Spas

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.
Kruger National Park is known for wildlife, parks, trails, spas, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Kruger National Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bushmans Trail, hike along Wolhuter Wilderness Trail, and look for all kinds of wild species at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park.

To find maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Kruger National Park tour itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus and taxi from Hoedspruit to Kruger National Park in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In August in Kruger National Park, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Kruger National Park
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Sweni Wilderness Trail ©
Sweni Wilderness Trail

5
nights
Johannesburg, South Africa

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Johannesburg: Horseback Africa (in Pretoria) and Ukutula Conservation Center (in Brits). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Cradle of Humankind, get in on the family fun at Gold Reef City, and steep yourself in history at Constitution Hill.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Johannesburg travel itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kruger National Park to Johannesburg in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Kruger National Park in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Johannesburg, with lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Saint-Leu.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Fun & Games Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Greater Johannesburg, Horseback Africa, Montecasino, Jack Friedman Eastgate, Ukutula Conservation Center
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Safaris
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Gold Reef City ©
Gold Reef City

4
nights
Saint-Leu, Reunion Island

Saint-Leu ©
Venture out of the city with trips to Saint-Joseph (Aquasens & Cascade de Grand Galet), Piton de Fournaise (in Saint-Benoit) and Saint-Denis (Pas de Bellecombe & Room Escape Games).

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Saint-Leu planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Johannesburg to Saint-Leu in 9 hours. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time to Reunion Time is 2 hours. Traveling from Johannesburg in August, Saint-Leu is much hotter at night with lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Praslin Island.

Things to do in Saint-Leu

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Saint-Denis, Saint-Joseph, Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains, Saint-Paul, Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Piton de Fournaise ©
Piton de Fournaise
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Maido ©
Maido

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.
Praslin Island is known for beaches, nature, wildlife, outdoors, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Curieuse Island, kick back and relax at Petite Anse Kerlan, look for all kinds of wild species at Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Anse Marie-Louise Beach.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Praslin Island trip planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Saint-Leu to Praslin Island in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry; or fly. Traveling from Saint-Leu in August, things will get a bit warmer in Praslin Island: highs are around 34°C and lows about 28°C. On the 22nd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Praslin Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Cousin
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Curieuse Island ©
Curieuse Island
Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve ©
Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve
Anse Lazio ©
Anse Lazio

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