30 days in Africa Itinerary

30 days in Africa Itinerary

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30 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Berlin, Germany
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  8​h 15​min
2
Marsa Alam, Egypt
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  17​h
3
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Cape Town, South Africa
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
5
Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
— 4 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  10​h
6
Flic En Flac, Mauritius
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + ferry:  7​h
7
La Digue Island, Seychelles
— 4 nights
+2
ferry + Drive + Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Berlin, Germany

4
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Safaris and Blue Hole. Escape the urban bustle at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Submarine Tours. Explore Sharm El Sheikh's surroundings by going to Hurghada (Parasailing & Paragliding & Mahmya Island). There's more to do: kick back and relax at Shark's Bay Beach.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Sharm El Sheikh trip itinerary maker .

Berlin, Germany to Sharm El Sheikh is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Berlin to Sharm El Sheikh, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Sharm El Sheikh can reach 44°C, while at night they dip to 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Hurghada, Blue Hole
Highlights from your plan
Shark's Bay Beach ©
Shark's Bay Beach
Parasailing & Paragliding
Safaris

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Elphinstone Reef and Marsa Mubarak. Visiting Abu Dabbab Beach and El Qulan Mangrove Forest will get you outdoors. Spend the 9th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Sharm El Luli.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Marsa Alam trip builder website .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Sharm El Sheikh to Marsa Alam in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in July, and nighttime lows around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Elphinstone Reef ©
Elphinstone Reef
Abu Dabbab Beach ©
Abu Dabbab Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Safaris. Step off the beaten path and head to Zipline and Victoria Falls Bridge. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape of Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Victoria Falls trip itinerary planning site .

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and car from Marsa Alam to Victoria Falls in 17 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Marsa Alam in July, expect Victoria Falls to be much colder, temps between 28°C and 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Grotto Beach and Camp's Bay Beach. Maclear's Beacon and Constantia Uitsig Wine Estate are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: get great views at Cape Point, enjoy the sand and surf at Clifton Beaches, tour the pleasant surroundings at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, and take in the dramatic natural features at Twelve Apostles.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Cape Town trip builder tool .

Getting from Victoria Falls to Cape Town by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Victoria Falls in July: highs in Cape Town hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Grotto Beach
Highlights from your plan
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Platteklip Gorge ©
Platteklip Gorge

4
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary and Wilderness Beach. Get some cultural insight at Outeniqua Transport Museum and St Peters Anglican Church. Explore Plettenberg Bay's surroundings by going to Knysna (Knysna Heads & Garden Route (Tsitsikamma, Knysna, Wilderness) National Park). The adventure continues: stroll through Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Plettenberg Bay trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Cape Town to Plettenberg Bay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Cape Town in July since evenings lows in Plettenberg Bay dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Flic En Flac.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Knysna, Outeniqua Transport Museum, Wilderness Beach
Highlights from your plan
Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary ©
Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary
Wilderness Beach ©
Wilderness Beach
Garden Route National Park ©
Garden Route National Park

4
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ebony Forest Reserve and Black River Gorges National Park. Escape the urban bustle at Swim with Dolphins and Le Morne Brabant. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Flic En Flac: Mont Choisy Beach (in Mont Choisy), Scuba & Snorkeling (in Trou aux Biches) and Seven Colored Earths (in Chamarel). There's much more to do: stroll through Le Morne Beach, head off the coast to Ile aux Aigrettes Nature Reserve, don't miss a visit to Jummah Mosque, and take in the dramatic scenery at Chamarel Waterfall.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Flic En Flac trip itinerary planning site .

You can fly from Plettenberg Bay to Flic En Flac in 10 hours. Another option is to 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. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Plettenberg Bay in July, with highs in Flic En Flac at 29°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel to La Digue Island.

Things to do in Flic En Flac

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Mauritius, Chamarel, Scuba & Snorkeling, Le Morne Brabant, Mont Choisy Beach
Highlights from your plan
Le Morne Brabant ©
Le Morne Brabant
Mont Choisy Beach ©
Mont Choisy Beach
Ebony Forest Reserve ©
Ebony Forest Reserve

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.
Relax by the water at Anse Patates Beach and Petite Anse. Discover out-of-the-way places like Anse Severe and Grand Anse. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Anse Coco Beach and stroll through Anse La Reunion Beach.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read La Digue Island trip maker .

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Flic En Flac to La Digue Island in 7 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Flic En Flac in July, with highs in La Digue Island at 34°C and lows at 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in La Digue Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Petite Anse ©
Petite Anse
Grand Anse ©
Grand Anse
Anse Coco Beach ©
Anse Coco Beach

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