18 days in Africa Itinerary

18 days in Africa Itinerary

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Ilha do Sal, Cape Verde
— 1 night
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Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
— 2 nights
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Djerba Island, Tunisia
— 2 nights
Fly
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Chamarel, Mauritius
— 2 nights
Fly to Cape Town International Airport, Drive to Montagu
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Montagu, South Africa
— 2 nights
Drive
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Barrydale, South Africa
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hermanus, South Africa
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cape Town, South Africa
— 1 day
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Ilha do Sal, Cape Verde

— 1 night
Ilha do Sal represents an exotic island in the Atlantic Ocean gifted with powdery beaches and dormant volcanoes.
On the 7th (Tue), look for gifts at Djunta Mo Art, stop by Perola do Sal, then look for gifts at L'Alambic Cabo Verde, then stop by 3RSAL, and finally look for gifts at Beleza.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Ilha do Sal trip builder website.

Minneapolis, USA to Ilha do Sal is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Cape Verde Standard Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. Traveling from Minneapolis in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 76°F in Ilha do Sal. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Ilha do Sal

Shopping

Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

— 2 nights

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.
On the 9th (Thu), browse for treasures at St Catherine Shop, hunt for treasures at Old Market, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Catherine's Monastery, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Sinai. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Secret Of Egypt, look for gifts at Mall Darya, then buy something for everyone on your list at SOHO Square, and finally trot along with The Stable.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Sharm El Sheikh trip planner.

You can fly from Ilha do Sal to Sharm El Sheikh in 18 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Ilha do Sal to Sharm El Sheikh. Traveling from Ilha do Sal in August, expect Sharm El Sheikh to be somewhat warmer, temps between 101°F and 86°F. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Sat) before leaving for Djerba Island.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Shopping · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Djerba Island, Tunisia

— 2 nights
Explore pristine beaches and charming villages on a vacation on Djerba Island, a small island in the Gulf of Gabes known for its Berber population.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of El Ghriba Synagogue, take in the exciting artwork at Fine Art Gallery, see the interesting displays at Lalla Hadria Museum, get to know the resident critters at The Crocodile Farm, then see the interesting displays at Musee Du Patrimoine Traditionnel De Djerba, and finally get engrossed in the history at Musee de Guellala.

To find more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Djerba Island itinerary planner.

Fly from Sharm El Sheikh to Djerba Island in 14 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in August; daily highs in Djerba Island reach 91°F and lows reach 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Chamarel.

Things to do in Djerba Island

Museums · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Chamarel, Mauritius

— 2 nights
The village of Chamarel represents a small settlement surrounded by big attractions.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Le Morne Brabant, then browse the exhibits of Curious Corner of Chamarel, then admire the sheer force of Chamarel Waterfall, and finally stop by Rhumerie de Chamarel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse for treasures at Le Dernier Comptoir, kick back and relax at Flic en Flac Beach, then look for gifts at Martin Beffert Jewellery Design, then look for gifts at Bernd Wilhelm, and finally look for gifts at Soko Soko Ltd.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Chamarel trip planner.

You can fly from Djerba Island to Chamarel in 22.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Mauritius Standard Time is 3 hours. In August, Chamarel is little chillier than Djerba Island - with highs of 77°F and lows of 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Montagu.

Things to do in Chamarel

Shopping · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Montagu, South Africa

— 2 nights
A gateway to the fertile hills and valleys of the Little Karoo and a stop on historic Route 62, the scenic village of Montagu captivates with its quaint Cape Dutch architecture and mineral hot springs.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): stop by Montagu Farmstall, browse the eclectic array of goods at Montagu Village Market, stop by Platform 62, take in the exciting artwork at IBIS Gallery, then stop by The Montagu Bookshop, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Hick's Art Gallery.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Montagu day trip planning website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Chamarel to Montagu. The time zone changes from Mauritius Standard Time (MUT) to South Africa Standard Time (SAST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. When traveling from Chamarel in August, plan for little chillier days in Montagu, with highs around 66°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Barrydale.

Things to do in Montagu

Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

Barrydale, South Africa

— 2 nights
Barrydale is a village located on the border of the Overberg and Klein Karoo regions of the Western Cape Province in South Africa. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): stop by Inkaroo Jewellery, get some fabulous bargains at Barrydale Hand Weavers, then take an in-depth tour of Drostdy Museum, then take in the exciting artwork at Kunstehuijs Fine Art Gallery, and finally look for gifts at Wilderbraam Berry Estate. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Magpie Gallery, take in the exciting artwork at Hardys Memories of Africa African Art and Curios, then admire the striking features of Barrydale Dutch Reformed Church, and finally stroll through Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Barrydale trip planner.

Traveling by car from Montagu to Barrydale takes an hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Hermanus.

Things to do in Barrydale

Shopping · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Hermanus, South Africa

— 2 nights
Renowned as a premier whale-watching destination, Hermanus grew from a quaint fishing village nestled on Walker Bay.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): look for gifts at The Book Cottage, stop by Romantiques, then browse for treasures at The Book Collector, then stop by Funky Vibes, and finally look for gifts at Quirk & Leopard. On your second day here, experience rural life at Klein River Cheese, then look and learn at SANSA Space Science, then look for gifts at OneLove The Fashion Shack, and finally stop by Hemingways of Hermanus.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Hermanus trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Barrydale to Hermanus in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in August, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Cape Town.

Things to do in Hermanus

Shopping · Museums · Fun & Games · Nightlife

Side Trip

Cape Town, South Africa

— 1 day

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): see the interesting displays at District Six Museum, then hunt for treasures at The Old Biscuit Mill, then stop by Prins & Prins, and finally look for gifts at Philip Wulfsohn Jewellery.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Cape Town itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Hermanus to Cape Town takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In August in Cape Town, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Shopping · Museums