29 days in Africa Itinerary

29 days in Africa Itinerary

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29 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Arusha, Tanzania
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Cape Town, South Africa
— 7 nights
Fly + Drive:  10​h
2
Le Morne, Mauritius
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Grand Baie, Mauritius
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + ferry:  7​h 15​min
4
La Digue Island, Seychelles
— 4 nights
ferry:  15​min
5
Praslin Island, Seychelles
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
6
Cairo, Egypt
— 6 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
7
Lagos, Nigeria
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Arusha, Tanzania

7
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Boulders Beach and Clifton Beaches. Shop till you drop at Greenmarket Square and Caroline's Fine Wine Cellar. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, see the interesting displays at District Six Museum, stop by Prins & Prins, and hunt for treasures at Old Biscuit Mill.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Cape Town trip planner .

Arusha, Tanzania to Cape Town is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Arusha to Cape Town. Traveling from Arusha in August, expect Cape Town to be little chillier, temps between 21°C and 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Le Morne.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Clifton Beaches ©
Clifton Beaches
Robben Island Museum ©
Robben Island Museum

3
nights
Le Morne, Mauritius

Le Morne ©
A rugged rock crag surrounded by white-sand beaches and an emerald lagoon marks Le Morne, a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Flic en Flac Beach, stroll through Seven Colored Earths, and then kick back and relax at Gris Gris Beach. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tamarin Bay, look for gifts at Rhumerie de Chamarel, and then stroll through Le Morne Beach.

For maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Le Morne trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Cape Town to Le Morne with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Cape Town to Le Morne is 2 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Cape Town in September, with highs in Le Morne at 30°C and lows at 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can go by car to Grand Baie.

Things to do in Le Morne

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Mauritius, Chamarel, Flic en Flac Beach, Gris Gris Beach
Highlights from your plan
Flic en Flac Beach ©
Flic en Flac Beach
Gris Gris Beach ©
Gris Gris Beach
Le Morne Beach ©
Le Morne Beach

2
nights
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.
On the 4th (Tue), look for gifts at Martin Beffert Jewellery Design, browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market, and then take in nature's colorful creations at SSR Botanic Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Wed): kick back and relax at Pereybere Beach, then stroll through Anse La Raie Beach, then look for gifts at Studio 44 Mauritius, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Mont Choisy Beach.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Baie trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Le Morne to Grand Baie by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to La Digue Island.

Things to do in Grand Baie

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Studio 44 Mauritius, Mont Choisy Beach, SSR Botanic Garden, Central Market, Anse La Raie Beach
Highlights from your plan
SSR Botanic Garden ©
SSR Botanic Garden
Mont Choisy Beach ©
Mont Choisy Beach
Pereybere Beach ©
Pereybere Beach

4
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Anse Source D'Argent and Grand Anse. There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiagge di Anse Marron and kick back and relax at Anse La Reunion.

Plan trip to La Digue Island with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and ferry from Grand Baie to La Digue Island takes 7.5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Baie in September: high temperatures in La Digue Island hover around 34°C and lows are around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Praslin Island.

Things to do in La Digue Island

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Anse Source D'Argent ©
Anse Source D'Argent
Spiagge di Anse Marron ©
Spiagge di Anse Marron
Grand Anse ©
Grand Anse

3
nights
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 11th (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at Rita's Art Sudio & Gallery, then kick back and relax at Anse Volbert, and then stroll through Anse Lazio. On the next day, stroll through Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve, then enjoy the sand and surf at Anse Georgette, and then get outside with Ilot Saint-Pierre.

To find reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Praslin Island holiday planner .

Praslin Island is just a stone's throw from La Digue Island. In September in Praslin Island, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Praslin Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Anse Lazio ©
Anse Lazio
Anse Georgette ©
Anse Georgette
Anse Volbert ©
Anse Volbert

6
nights
Cairo, Egypt

Cairo ©
More than 20 million people call Cairo their home and, as soon as you set foot in the sprawling metropolis, it's evident they make it crowded and chaotic, but also exuberant and charming.
Pyramids of Giza and Old City (Coptic Cairo) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairo: Giza (Khafre's Pyramid & Great Sphinx). The adventure continues: hunt for treasures at Khan Al-Khalili, tour the pleasant surroundings at Al-Azhar Park, look for gifts at Al Wikalah, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mohamed Ali Mosque.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairo tour planner .

You can fly from Praslin Island to Cairo in 12.5 hours. Traveling from Praslin Island to Cairo, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Praslin Island in September, expect nights in Cairo to be about the same, around 27°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 39°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Lagos.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Giza, Step Pyramid of Djoser
Highlights from your plan
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx

3
nights
Lagos, Nigeria

Lagos ©
Protected from the Atlantic by sand spits and barrier islands, Lagos quickly grew into a mega city due to its location, and currently operates one of the continent's largest and busiest ports.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Ikeja City Mall and Palms Shopping Mall. When in Lagos, make a side trip to see GET Arena in Lekki, approximately 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: hunt for treasures at Lekki Market, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Church of Christ, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Synagogue Church Of all Nations, and contemplate the long history of Freedom Park Lagos.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Lagos online tour planner .

You can fly from Cairo to Lagos in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Western African Time (WAT) is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Cairo, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Lagos, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 27°C. On the 22nd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lagos

Shopping Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

GET Arena
Highlights from your plan
Palms Shopping Mall ©
Palms Shopping Mall
Tarkwa Bay Beach ©
Tarkwa Bay Beach
The Cathedral Church of Christ ©
The Cathedral Church of Christ

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