22 days in Africa Itinerary

22 days in Africa Itinerary

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22 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Newark, United States
Fly + Drive:  27​h
1
Praslin Island, Seychelles
— 3 nights
ferry:  30​min
2
La Digue Island, Seychelles
— 3 nights
ferry:  1​h 30​min
3
Victoria, Seychelles
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Nosy Be, Madagascar
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Grand Baie, Mauritius
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Chamarel, Mauritius
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
7
Durban, South Africa
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
8
Cape Town, South Africa
— 5 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Newark, United States

3
nights
Praslin Island, Seychelles

Home to some of the Seychelles' finest beaches, Praslin Island offers visitors more than just sand and sea.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Petite Anse Kerlan and Cote d’Or Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Anse Lazio and Anse Volbert. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, kick back and relax at Anse Georgette, step off the mainland to explore Curieuse Island, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve.

To find maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Praslin Island holiday planning website .

Newark, USA to Praslin Island is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Seychelles Time (SCT) is 9 hours. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Newark in January, with highs in Praslin Island at 85°F and lows at 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to ride a ferry to La Digue Island.

Things to do in Praslin Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Petite Anse Kerlan ©
Petite Anse Kerlan
Cote d’Or Beach ©
Cote d’Or Beach

3
nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Anse Patates Beach and Spiagge di Anse Marron. Get outdoors at Anse Severe and Petite Anse. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Anse Coco Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Anse Banane, and step off the mainland to explore Coco Island.

For photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the La Digue Island itinerary planner .

La Digue Island is just a stone's throw from Praslin Island. In January in La Digue Island, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 77°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to ride a ferry to Victoria.

Things to do in La Digue Island

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Anse Severe ©
Anse Severe
Anse Coco Beach ©
Anse Coco Beach
Spiagge di Anse Marron ©
Spiagge di Anse Marron

2
nights
Victoria, Seychelles

Victoria ©
Victoria is the capital city of Seychelles and is situated on the north-eastern side of Mahé island, the archipelago's main island. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): kick back and relax at Petite Anse, then kick back and relax at Anse Intendance, and then stroll through Anse Royale beach. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Beau Vallon Beach, trek along Morne Blanc, and then step off the mainland to explore Moyenne Island.

For where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Victoria trip planner .

You can ride a ferry from La Digue Island to Victoria in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and flight. In January, daily temperatures in Victoria can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Nosy Be.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Mahe Island, Beau Vallon Beach, Petite Anse
Highlights from your plan
Petite Anse ©
Petite Anse
Anse Intendance ©
Anse Intendance
Anse Royale beach ©
Anse Royale beach

1
night
Nosy Be, Madagascar

Nosy Be ©
The island of Nosy Be, off the coast of Madagascar, remains the country's premier beach getaway renowned for its tranquil ambience, pristine shoreline, and year-round warm weather.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): step off the mainland to explore Nosy Sakatia, stroll through Lokobe Nature Special Reserve, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mont Passot.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Nosy Be online sightseeing planner .

Fly from Victoria to Nosy Be in 5 hours. The time zone changes from Seychelles Time to Eastern African Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In January, daytime highs in Nosy Be are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Grand Baie.

Things to do in Nosy Be

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Nosy Sakatia ©
Nosy Sakatia

1
night
Grand Baie, Mauritius

Grand Baie ©
Wide-open beaches with dazzling blue water and a relaxed coastal atmosphere lure visitors to take a trip to Grand Baie.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Notre Dame Auxiliatrice, examine the collection at Chateau De Labourdonnais, then kick back and relax at Plage de Trou aux Biches, then enjoy the sand and surf at Mont Choisy Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at La Cuvette Public Beach.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Grand Baie trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by flight from Nosy Be to Grand Baie takes 5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nosy Be to Grand Baie due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in January, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Chamarel.

Things to do in Grand Baie

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Plage de Trou aux Biches, Mont Choisy Beach, Chateau De Labourdonnais, Notre Dame Auxiliatrice
Highlights from your plan
Chateau  De Labourdonnais ©
Chateau De Labourdonnais
Mont Choisy Beach ©
Mont Choisy Beach
Plage de Trou aux Biches ©
Plage de Trou aux Biches

2
nights
Chamarel, Mauritius

Chamarel
The village of Chamarel represents a small settlement surrounded by big attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): stroll through Black River Gorges National Park and then admire the sheer force of Alexandra Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Curious Corner of Chamarel, then stroll through Ebony Forest Reserve, then explore the striking landscape at Seven Colored Earths, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Gris Gris Beach.

Plan trip to Chamarel with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Grand Baie to Chamarel in 1.5 hours. In January in Chamarel, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 75°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Durban.

Things to do in Chamarel

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Black River Gorges National Park, Gris Gris Beach, Alexandra Falls
Highlights from your plan
Black River Gorges National Park
Black River Gorges National Park
Ebony Forest Reserve ©
Ebony Forest Reserve
Gris Gris Beach ©
Gris Gris Beach

2
nights
Durban, South Africa

Sunny weather and golden beaches await you on a vacation in Durban, a busy port city on the Indian Ocean known for its outdoorsy atmosphere.
On the 21st (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Golden Mile, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed): kick back and relax at Umhlanga Main Beach, stroll through Thompson's Bay Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Barn Swallow, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Durban Botanic Gardens.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Durban road trip planning website .

You can fly from Chamarel to Durban in 5.5 hours. The time zone changes from Mauritius Time to South Africa Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in January, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Durban

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Umhlanga Main Beach, Barn Swallow, Scuba & Snorkeling, Thompson's Bay Beach
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Shark Diving
Umhlanga Main Beach ©
Umhlanga Main Beach

5
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Strand Beach and Robben Island Museum. We've included these beaches for you: Bloubergstrand Beach and Langebaan Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Cape Town side-trips: Lynx Wine Estate (in Wemmershoek), Franschhoek (First South African Perfume Museum, Eikehof, & more) and Nederburg Wines (in Paarl). There's lots more to do: learn about winemaking at Waterford Estate, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, explore the galleries of Stellenbosch University Botanical Garden, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Twelve Apostles.

Discover how to plan a Cape Town trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can fly from Durban to Cape Town in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Durban in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Cape Town, with lows of 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, Paarl, Langebaan Beach, West Coast Fossil Park
Highlights from your plan
Bloubergstrand Beach
Bloubergstrand Beach
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Franschhoek Motor Museum ©
Franschhoek Motor Museum

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