30 days in Africa Itinerary

30 days in Africa Itinerary

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30 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Newark, United States
Fly + Drive:  19​h
1
Dahab, Egypt
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  8​h 15​min
3
Marsa Alam, Egypt
— 4 nights
Taxi + Fly:  18​h
4
Praslin Island, Seychelles
— 2 nights
Ferry:  30​min
5
La Digue Island, Seychelles
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h 15​min
6
Le Morne, Mauritius
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Grand Baie, Mauritius
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  10​h 15​min
8
Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
9
Cape Town, South Africa
— 2 nights
Fly:  29​h
End: Newark, United States

2
nights
Dahab, Egypt

Dahab ©
Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Coral Reefs and Blue Hole. Escape the urban bustle at Mount Sinai and Scuba & Snorkeling. Step out of Dahab with an excursion to St. Catherine's Monastery in Saint Catherine--about 1h 05 min away.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Dahab trip planner .

Newark, USA to Dahab is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Dahab is 7 hours. Traveling from Newark in September, you will find days in Dahab are somewhat warmer (96°F), and nights are much hotter (82°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trip

Saint Catherine
Highlights from your plan
Mount Sinai ©
Mount Sinai
Coral Reefs ©
Coral Reefs
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Safaris and Shark Diving. Take a break from the city and head to Shark's Bay Beach and Submarine Tours. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ras Um Sid and glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Sharm El Sheikh sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Sharm El Sheikh can reach 96°F, while at night they dip to 82°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Shark Diving
Shark's Bay Beach ©
Shark's Bay Beach
Ras Um Sid ©
Ras Um Sid

4
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 Scuba & Snorkeling. We've included these beaches for you: Marsa Mubarak and Gebel El Rosas. Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Abu Dabbab Beach, kick back and relax at Sharm El Luli, tour the pleasant surroundings at Marsa Shoona Bay, and identify plant and animal life at El Qulan Mangrove Forest.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Marsa Alam trip simple and quick.

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. In September, daytime highs in Marsa Alam are 93°F, while nighttime lows are 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Praslin Island.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Marsa Shoona Bay ©
Marsa Shoona Bay
Elphinstone Reef ©
Elphinstone Reef
Abu Dabbab Beach ©
Abu Dabbab Beach

2
nights
Praslin Island, Seychelles

Praslin Island ©
Home to some of the Seychelles' finest beaches, Praslin Island offers visitors more than just sand and sea.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Galerie Passerose and Rita's Art Sudio & Gallery. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Anse Georgette and Petite Anse Kerlan. And it doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Curieuse Island, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, appreciate the views at Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Anse Lazio.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Praslin Island trip itinerary website .

Getting from Marsa Alam to Praslin Island by combination of taxi and flight takes about 18 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Marsa Alam to Praslin Island, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Marsa Alam in September, plan for slightly colder days in Praslin Island, with highs around 85°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to ride a ferry to La Digue Island.

Things to do in Praslin Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Petite Anse Kerlan ©
Petite Anse Kerlan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Anse Lazio ©
Anse Lazio

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 enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Spiagge di Anse Marron and Anse Coco Beach. Visiting Anse Severe and Anse Source D'Argent will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Grand Anse and kick back and relax at Petite Anse.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the La Digue Island online tour itinerary builder .

La Digue Island is very close to Praslin Island. In September, daytime highs in La Digue Island are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Le Morne.

Things to do in La Digue Island

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

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Tou Korek Surf Shop and Le Dernier Comptoir. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Gris Gris Beach and Le Morne Beach. When in Le Morne, make a side trip to see Musee du Coquillage in Bel Ombre, approximately 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Black River Gorges National Park, contemplate the long history of The Martello Tower Museum, explore the activities along Underwater Waterfall, and see the interesting displays at Curious Corner of Chamarel.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Le Morne trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from La Digue Island to Le Morne. Traveling from La Digue Island in September, things will get little chillier in Le Morne: highs are around 78°F and lows about 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can drive to Grand Baie.

Things to do in Le Morne

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Mauritius, Chamarel, The Martello Tower Museum, Le Dernier Comptoir, Musee du Coquillage
Highlights from your plan
Le Morne Brabant ©
Le Morne Brabant
Ebony Forest Reserve ©
Ebony Forest Reserve
Black River Gorges National Park
Black River Gorges National Park

3
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Mont Choisy Beach and Pereybere Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Swim with Dolphins and Chateau De Labourdonnais. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Grand Baie: Jewish Detainees Museum and Saint Martin Jewish Cemetery (in Bambous) and Flic en Flac Beach (in Flic En Flac). There's lots more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Trou aux Biches, and gain insight with L'Aventure du Sucre.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Grand Baie online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Le Morne to Grand Baie by car takes about 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Grand Baie are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Grand Baie

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Trou aux Biches, Flic En Flac, Chateau De Labourdonnais, Jewish Detainees Museum and Saint Martin Jewish Cemetery, Mont Choisy Beach
Highlights from your plan
Chateau  De Labourdonnais ©
Chateau De Labourdonnais
Mont Choisy Beach ©
Mont Choisy Beach
Pereybere Beach ©
Pereybere Beach

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Birds of Eden, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Robberg Nature Reserve. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre, browse the exhibits of Jandreart Studio, and then explore the striking landscape at Knysna Heads.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Plettenberg Bay trip maker app .

Getting from Grand Baie to Plettenberg Bay by flight takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Grand Baie to Plettenberg Bay due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Grand Baie in September; daily highs in Plettenberg Bay reach 66°F and lows reach 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Knysna
Highlights from your plan
Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden
Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre ©
Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre
Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve

2
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.
On the 28th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Boulders Beach, take some stellar pictures from Cape of Good Hope, and then browse the exhibits of Eyewitness - A Private Collection. On your second day here, hike along Platteklip Gorge and then kick back and relax at Camp's Bay Beach.

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Traveling by flight from Plettenberg Bay to Cape Town takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. September in Cape Town sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

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

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