20 days in Africa Itinerary

20 days in Africa Itinerary

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20 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Luxor, Egypt
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h
2
Giza, Egypt
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h 30​min
3
Marrakech, Morocco
— 3 nights
Fly:  21​h 15​min
4
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Cape Town, South Africa
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  6​h 45​min
6
Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
8
Praslin Island, Seychelles
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

1
night
Luxor, Egypt

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
On the 1st (Thu), stop by Habiba Gallery.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Luxor vacation site .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Luxor is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Luxor is minus 2 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Dubai in August since evenings lows in Luxor dip to 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Giza.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings
Medinet Habu ©
Medinet Habu

1
night
Giza, Egypt

Giza ©
Situated on the Nile riverfront, the city of Giza remains best known for its pyramid complex.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): delve into the distant past at Pyramids of Giza, then appreciate the history behind Great Sphinx, and then explore the galleries of Ramses Wissa Wassef Art Centre.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Giza day trip planning tool .

Fly from Luxor to Giza in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Luxor in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Giza, with highs around 41°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Marrakech.

Things to do in Giza

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx

3
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.
Get some historical perspective at Bahia Palace and Ben Youssef Madrasa. Medina of Marrakesh and Koutoubia Mosque and Minaret are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: explore and take pictures at Jemaa el-Fnaa, admire the landmark architecture of Saadian Tombs, admire the masterpieces at Women's Museum - Marrakech, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Marrakech travel itinerary planner.

Fly from Giza to Marrakech in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Western European Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Giza in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Marrakech, with lows of 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Jemaa el-Fnaa ©
Jemaa el-Fnaa
Koutoubia Mosque ©
Koutoubia Mosque

2
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 8th (Thu), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park. Keep things going the next day: take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Victoria Falls trip maker app .

Traveling by flight from Marrakech to Victoria Falls takes 21.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Marrakech to Victoria Falls due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Marrakech in August, you will find days in Victoria Falls are a bit cooler (33°C), and nights are much colder (11°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Nature & Wildlife Tours

4
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.
Robben Island Museum and Groote Kerk will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at District Six Museum and Constantia Uitsig Wine Estate. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Boulders Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Platteklip Gorge, examine the collection at South African Jewish Museum, and learn about winemaking at Groot Constantia.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Cape Town day trip app .

Traveling by flight from Victoria Falls to Cape Town takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Victoria Falls in August, you will find days in Cape Town are slightly colder (21°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Platteklip Gorge ©
Platteklip Gorge

3
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 outdoors at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park and Olifants Wilderness Trail. Take a break from Kruger National Park with a short trip to Kumbaya Home Decor in Hoedspruit, about 1h 20 min away. There's more to do: stroll through Idube Game Reserve and trek along Sweni Wilderness Trail.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Kruger National Park tour planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Cape Town to Kruger National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Cape Town in August, you will find days in Kruger National Park are a bit warmer (29°C), and nights are about the same (12°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Kumbaya Home Decor
Highlights from your plan
Idube Game Reserve ©
Idube Game Reserve
Sweni Wilderness Trail ©
Sweni Wilderness Trail

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Mandela House, then examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, and then ponder the world of politics at Constitution Hill. Here are some ideas for day two: brush up on your military savvy at South African National Museum of Military History and then view the masterpieces at Kim Sacks Gallery.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Johannesburg trip maker .

Getting from Kruger National Park to Johannesburg by combination of taxi and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Kruger National Park in August, Johannesburg is little chillier at night with lows of 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Praslin Island.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill

1
night
Praslin Island, Seychelles

Praslin Island ©
Home to some of the Seychelles' finest beaches, Praslin Island offers visitors more than just sand and sea.
On the 19th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Anse Lazio and then take a peaceful walk through Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at Galerie Passerose, tour the pleasant surroundings at Anse Georgette, and then browse the exhibits of Rita's Art Sudio & Gallery.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Praslin Island trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by flight from Johannesburg to Praslin Island takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of taxi and flight. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time to Seychelles Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. When traveling from Johannesburg in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Praslin Island, with highs around 34°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Praslin Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve ©
Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve
Anse Lazio ©
Anse Lazio
Anse Georgette ©
Anse Georgette

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