60 days in Africa Itinerary

60 days in Africa Itinerary

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60 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Semarang, Indonesia
Fly + Drive:  21​h 45​min
1
Saint-Leu, Reunion Island
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  9​h
2
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 5 nights
Fly + Taxi:  4​h 45​min
3
Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 6 nights
Taxi + Fly:  6​h 45​min
4
Cape Town, South Africa
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 6 nights
Fly + Drive:  11​h 45​min
6
Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 45​min
7
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
8
Cairo, Egypt
— 5 nights
Drive:  15​min
9
Giza, Egypt
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h
10
Luxor, Egypt
— 6 nights
Fly + Taxi:  6​h 15​min
11
Saint Catherine, Egypt
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  13​h 45​min
12
Marrakech, Morocco
— 4 nights
Fly + Taxi:  22​h 45​min
End: Semarang, Indonesia

4
nights
Saint-Leu, Reunion Island

Saint-Leu ©
Change things up with these side-trips from Saint-Leu: Piton de Fournaise (in Saint-Benoit), Pas de Bellecombe (in Saint-Denis) and Maido (in Saint-Paul).

Take the guesswork out of planning a Saint-Leu vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Semarang, Indonesia to Saint-Leu is an approximately 22-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Semarang to Saint-Leu. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Semarang in November, with highs in Saint-Leu at 33°C and lows at 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Saint-Leu

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Saint-Joseph, Piton de Fournaise, Canyoning, Envergure Reunion, Pas de Bellecombe, Plage de l'Ermitage
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Piton de Fournaise ©
Piton de Fournaise
Maido ©
Maido
Parasailing & Paragliding

5
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Johannesburg: Ukutula Conservation Center (in Brits) and Sterkfontein Cave (in Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, look for gifts at James Findlay - Collectable Books & Maps, try your luck at Gold Reef City, and have some family-friendly fun at Randburg Raceway.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Johannesburg travel planning app .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Saint-Leu to Johannesburg in 9 hours. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Saint-Leu to Johannesburg due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Saint-Leu in November, Johannesburg is a bit cooler at night with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums Fun & Games Casinos

Side Trips

Montecasino, Ukutula Conservation Center, Sterkfontein Cave, Randburg Raceway
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Ukutula Conservation Center ©
Ukutula Conservation Center
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill

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.
Step out of Kruger National Park to go to Phalaborwa and see Qualito Craft Distillery, which is approximately 1h 45 min away. Spend the 17th (Sun) exploring nature at Kruger National Park. Spend the 13th (Wed) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Idube Game Reserve, take some stellar pictures from Nkumbe View Site, hike along Sweni Wilderness Trail, and delve into the distant past at Masorini Archaeological Site.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Kruger National Park trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in November, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Kruger National Park, Qualito Craft Distillery
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Idube Game Reserve ©
Idube Game Reserve

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: take some stellar pictures from Cape Point, get to know the fascinating history of Maclear's Beacon, take a leisurely stroll along Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, and step off the mainland to explore Robben Island Museum.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Cape Town trip itinerary builder app .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kruger National Park to Cape Town in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or drive. While traveling from Kruger National Park, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Cape Town, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

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

6
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: admire the sheer force of Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Victoria Falls driving holiday planner .

Getting from Cape Town to Victoria Falls by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Cape Town in November, things will get a bit warmer in Victoria Falls: highs are around 38°C and lows about 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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Safaris
River Rafting & Tubing

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 30th (Sat): explore and take pictures at Oldupai Gorge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Ngorongoro Crater.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Ngorongoro Conservation Area using our trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Victoria Falls to Ngorongoro Conservation Area in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Victoria Falls to Ngorongoro Conservation Area, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can go by car to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Ngorongoro Crater ©
Ngorongoro Crater
Oldupai Gorge ©
Oldupai Gorge

3
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.
Spend the 2nd (Mon) surrounded by wildlife at Mara Triangle. There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Olare Orok Conservancy and tour the pleasant surroundings at Musiara Swamp.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Maasai Mara National Reserve trip planner.

Drive from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Maasai Mara National Reserve in 9 hours. In December in Maasai Mara National Reserve, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

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

5
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary) as well as Nile River. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, wander the streets of Islamic Cairo, walk around Al-Azhar Park, and shop like a local with Khan Al-Khalili.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Cairo tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Cairo takes 14 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Cairo due to the time zone difference. In December, daily temperatures in Cairo can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to drive to Giza.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours

Side Trip

Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
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Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
Islamic Cairo ©
Islamic Cairo

5
nights
Giza, Egypt

Giza ©
Situated on the Nile riverfront, the city of Giza remains best known for its pyramid complex.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Great Sphinx as well as Pyramids of Giza. Explore Giza's surroundings by going to Saqqara (Niankhkhnum and Khnumhotep's Mastaba, Step Pyramid of Djoser, & more). There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Memphis Historical Site, see Off-Road Tours, take in the exciting artwork at Ramses Wissa Wassef Art Centre, and stop by Yadawee Egyptian Handicrafts.

To see photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Giza online road trip planner .

Giza is very close to Cairo. In December, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Giza

Historic Sites Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Saqqara, Memphis Historical Site
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Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Step Pyramid of Djoser ©
Step Pyramid of Djoser

6
nights
Luxor, Egypt

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Nile Cruised has been added to your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Luxor side-trips: Temple of Horus at Edfu (in Edfu) and Dendera Temple Complex (in Dendera). There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Temple of Karnak, don't miss a visit to Deir el-Shelwit Temple, stroll the grounds of Valley of the Kings, and deepen your understanding at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Luxor trip itinerary builder site .

You can fly from Giza to Luxor in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Giza in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Luxor: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Saint Catherine.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Dendera Temple Complex, Temple of Horus at Edfu
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ACE - Animal Care in Egypt ©
ACE - Animal Care in Egypt
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings
Medinet Habu ©
Medinet Habu

2
nights
Saint Catherine, Egypt

Saint Catherine ©
Visitors flock to the town of Saint Catherine, nestled in the foothills of Mount Sinai, to explore the World Heritage Area's numerous religious and historic sights.
You've now added Mount Sinai to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Catherine's Monastery and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Sinai. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Anthony's Monastery (Deir Mar Antonios) and then see the vivid underwater world at Jackson Reef.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Saint Catherine vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Luxor to Saint Catherine takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and car; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Luxor in December, expect Saint Catherine to be slightly colder, temps between 19°C and 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Marrakech.

Things to do in Saint Catherine

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Red Sea and Sinai
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Mount Sinai ©
Mount Sinai
St. Catherine's Monastery ©
St. Catherine's Monastery
Jackson Reef ©
Jackson Reef

4
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: admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Koutoubia Mosque, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and admire the landmark architecture of Saadian Tombs.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Marrakech trip maker tool .

Explore your travel options from Saint Catherine to Marrakech with the Route module. Traveling from Saint Catherine to Marrakech, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Saint Catherine in December, expect nights in Marrakech to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Marrakech

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors
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Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Palacio da Bahia ©
Palacio da Bahia
Koutoubia Mosque ©
Koutoubia Mosque

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