22 days in Africa Itinerary

22 days in Africa Itinerary

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22 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Dublin, Ireland
Fly:  9​h
1
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Hurghada, Egypt
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Marsa Alam, Egypt
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  17​h
4
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Cape Town, South Africa
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
6
Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
— 2 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  10​h
7
Flic En Flac, Mauritius
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
8
Marrakech, Morocco
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Dublin, Ireland

2
nights
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

Sharm El Sheikh ©
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Blue Hole and St Catherine Shop. Spend the 19th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Shark's Bay Beach, tour the depths of the sea with a submarine tour, and find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

For maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Sharm El Sheikh travel itinerary planner.

Dublin, Ireland to Sharm El Sheikh is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 2 hours. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Dublin in October; daily highs in Sharm El Sheikh reach 38°C and lows reach 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Blue Hole
Highlights from your plan
Shark's Bay Beach ©
Shark's Bay Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Blue Hole ©
Blue Hole

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): head off the coast to Mahmya Island and then take in the waterfront activity at Abu Tig Marina. On your second day here, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then have fun at Lax Gym.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Hurghada tour itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Sharm El Sheikh to Hurghada in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or drive. October in Hurghada sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Hurghada

Parks Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Abu Tig Marina ©
Abu Tig Marina
Shark Diving

3
nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Sharm El Luli and Marsa Mubarak. Spend the 24th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Abu Dabbab Beach and stroll through Elphinstone Reef.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Marsa Alam trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Hurghada to Marsa Alam takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. October in Marsa Alam sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Sharm El Luli ©
Sharm El Luli
Abu Dabbab Beach ©
Abu Dabbab Beach
Elphinstone Reef ©
Elphinstone Reef

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Safaris and River Rafting & Tubing. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Victoria Falls Snake Park, and take in the views from Victoria Falls Bridge.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Victoria Falls trip builder site .

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and car from Marsa Alam to Victoria Falls takes 17 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Marsa Alam in October, Victoria Falls is little chillier at night with lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Victoria Falls Bridge ©
Victoria Falls Bridge

3
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, parks, beaches, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire all the interesting features of Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, examine the collection at District Six Museum, and explore the activities along Hout Bay.

To see maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Cape Town day trip planner.

You can fly from Victoria Falls to Cape Town in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Victoria Falls in October; daily highs in Cape Town reach 27°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Knysna Heads and then stroll through Robberg Nature Reserve. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Knysna Elephant Park, stroll through Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Birds of Eden, and finally explore the striking landscape of Garden Route (Tsitsikamma, Knysna, Wilderness) National Park.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Plettenberg Bay trip simple and quick.

Fly from Cape Town to Plettenberg Bay in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. While traveling from Cape Town, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Plettenberg Bay, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Flic En Flac.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Knysna
Highlights from your plan
Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Knysna Heads ©
Knysna Heads
Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden

2
nights
Flic En Flac, Mauritius

Flic En Flac ©
An unusual commodity in the lesser-touristed western part of Mauritius, the developed seaside village Flic En Flac boasts a vast white sandy beach that generates a large amount of tourism.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Chamarel Waterfall and Le Morne Brabant. Change things up with these side-trips from Flic En Flac: La Vanille Nature Park (in Riviere des Anguilles), Mont Choisy Beach (in Mont Choisy) and Curious Corner of Chamarel (in Chamarel). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Flic en Flac Beach, don't miss a visit to Jummah Mosque, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Flic En Flac travel route planner .

Traveling by flight from Plettenberg Bay to Flic En Flac takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Mauritius Time (MUT), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Plettenberg Bay in November, things will get a bit warmer in Flic En Flac: highs are around 32°C and lows about 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Marrakech.

Things to do in Flic En Flac

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Le Morne Brabant, Jummah Mosque, Mont Choisy Beach, Scuba & Snorkeling, Curious Corner of Chamarel
Highlights from your plan
Chamarel Waterfall ©
Chamarel Waterfall
Le Morne Brabant ©
Le Morne Brabant
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): hunt for treasures at Jemaa el-Fnaa, then admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, and then steep yourself in history at Ben Youssef Madrasa. On the next day, admire the landmark architecture of Koutoubia Mosque and Minaret, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Saadian Tombs, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Bahia Palace.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Marrakech online trip maker .

Getting from Flic En Flac to Marrakech by flight takes about 17.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Mauritius Time to Western European Time is minus 4 hours. When traveling from Flic En Flac in November, plan for slightly colder days and much colder nights in Marrakech: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites Shopping Parks
Highlights from your plan
Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Jemaa el-Fnaa ©
Jemaa el-Fnaa
Palacio da Bahia ©
Palacio da Bahia

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