17 days in Africa Itinerary

17 days in Africa Itinerary

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Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
— 2 nights
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Cape Town, South Africa
— 2 nights
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 2 nights
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La Digue Island, Seychelles
— 1 night
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Praslin Island, Seychelles
— 2 nights
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Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
— 2 nights
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Hurghada, Egypt
— 2 nights
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Marsa Alam, Egypt
— 1 night
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Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
— 2 nights

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Garden Route National Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Birds of Eden, then stroll through Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre, and finally stroll through Robberg Nature Reserve. On the 4th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Knysna Elephant Park, then take in the dramatic natural features at Knysna Heads, and then head outdoors with Tsitsikamma Canopy Tours.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Plettenberg Bay route planner.

Rome, Italy to Plettenberg Bay is an approximately 18-hour flight. Traveling from Rome to Plettenberg Bay, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October, daily temperatures in Plettenberg Bay can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Garden Route National Park ©
Garden Route National Park
Tsitsikamma Canopy Tours ©
Tsitsikamma Canopy Tours
Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve

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Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town ©

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
On the 5th (Mon), admire all the interesting features of Chapman's Peak Drive, enjoy the sand and surf at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, then enjoy the sand and surf at Fish Hoek Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Point, and finally do a tasting at Constantia Uitsig Wine Estate. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Platteklip Gorge, visit Abseil Africa, and then take in the awesome beauty at Signal Hill.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Cape Town road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Plettenberg Bay to Cape Town takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Cape Town, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Platteklip Gorge ©
Platteklip Gorge
Cape Point ©
Cape Point

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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.
On the 7th (Wed), get interesting insight from Tours, then push the limits with an extreme tour, then take in the dramatic scenery at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, and finally test your team's savvy at Tribal Trap Escape Rooms.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Victoria Falls trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Cape Town to Victoria Falls takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, Victoria Falls is somewhat warmer than Cape Town - with highs of 39°C and lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to La Digue Island.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Nature
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Zipline

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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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Grand Anse, then enjoy the sand and surf at Anse Source D'Argent, then enjoy the sand and surf at Anse La Reunion Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Anse Coco Beach.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the La Digue Island itinerary app.

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and ferry from Victoria Falls to La Digue Island takes 15 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Victoria Falls to La Digue Island is 2 hours. Traveling from Victoria Falls in October, expect nights in La Digue Island to be somewhat warmer, around 30°C, while days are little chillier, around 35°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to catch the ferry to Praslin Island.

Things to do in La Digue Island

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Grand Anse ©
Grand Anse
Anse Coco Beach ©
Anse Coco Beach
Anse Source D'Argent ©
Anse Source D'Argent

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Praslin Island, Seychelles

Praslin Island ©
Home to some of the Seychelles' finest beaches, Praslin Island offers visitors more than just sand and sea.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): head off the coast to Curieuse Island and then enjoy the sand and surf at Anse Georgette.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Praslin Island online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by ferry from La Digue Island to Praslin Island takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in October, and nighttime lows around 30°C. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Sun) before leaving for Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Praslin Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Anse Georgette ©
Anse Georgette
Curieuse Island ©
Curieuse Island

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Maasai Mara National Reserve ©
Home to the Great Migration and Africa's exceptional wildlife, Maasai Mara is a must on a Kenya itinerary.
On the 12th (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Olare Orok Conservancy.

For other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Maasai Mara National Reserve trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Praslin Island to Maasai Mara National Reserve takes 14 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Praslin Island to Maasai Mara National Reserve due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Praslin Island in October; daily highs in Maasai Mara National Reserve reach 20°C and lows reach 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Wildlife · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Olare Orok Conservancy ©
Olare Orok Conservancy

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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.
On the 14th (Wed), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On your second day here, head off the coast to Giftun Islands and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

For ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Hurghada online trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Hurghada in 16 hours. Another option is to drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Hurghada. Traveling from Maasai Mara National Reserve in October, expect Hurghada to be warmer, temps between 38°C and 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can go by car to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Giftun Islands ©
Giftun Islands

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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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): kick back and relax at Marsa Mubarak and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sharm El Luli.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Marsa Alam trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Hurghada to Marsa Alam in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In October in Marsa Alam, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Sharm El Luli ©
Sharm El Luli
Marsa Mubarak ©
Marsa Mubarak

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Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

City of Peace

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Shark's Bay Beach and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Sharm El Sheikh vacation planning tool.

Getting from Marsa Alam to Sharm El Sheikh by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. October in Sharm El Sheikh sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Shark's Bay Beach ©
Shark's Bay Beach
Safaris

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