31 days in Africa Itinerary

31 days in Africa Itinerary

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31 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Atlanta, United States
Fly:  21​h 30​min
1
Cape Town, South Africa
— 5 nights
Fly + taxi:  6​h 45​min
2
Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 5 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  11​h 45​min
5
Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 45​min
6
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  23​h
7
Marrakech, Morocco
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Atlanta, United States

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.
Cape Town is known for nature, beaches, parks, shopping, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore and take pictures at Cape Point, trek along Platteklip Gorge, head off the coast to Robben Island Museum, and stroll through Clifton Beaches.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Cape Town online trip itinerary builder .

Atlanta, USA to Cape Town is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Atlanta to Cape Town due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Atlanta in December, expect Cape Town to be somewhat warmer, temps between 79°F and 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Chapman's Peak Drive
Highlights from your plan
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

5
nights
Kruger National Park, South Africa

Kruger National Park ©
One of Africa's largest game sanctuaries and part of UNESCO's Man and the Biosphere Program, Kruger National Park provides an immersive experience of wildlife.
Spend the 9th (Mon) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kruger National Park, don't miss a visit to Tshokwane Picnic Site, trek along Sweni Wilderness Trail, and steep yourself in history at Masorini Archaeological Site.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Kruger National Park tour planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Cape Town to Kruger National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. While traveling from Cape Town, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Kruger National Park, ranging from highs of 85°F to lows of 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Kruger National Park
Highlights from your plan
Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Sweni Wilderness Trail ©
Sweni Wilderness Trail

4
nights
Johannesburg, South Africa

Johannesburg ©
Founded when gold was discovered in the area in the late 19th century, Johannesburg quickly grew into a bustling metropolis, South Africa's largest city and the region's economic hub.
Johannesburg is known for museums, historic sites, theme parks, wildlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, steep yourself in history at Mandela House, deepen your understanding of the past and present with Constitution Hill, and get your game on at Blue Ocean VR.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Johannesburg trip maker .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kruger National Park to Johannesburg takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Fun & Games Museums Casinos

Side Trips

Bedfordview, Montecasino, Randburg Raceway
Highlights from your plan
Gold Reef City ©
Gold Reef City
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill

4
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.
Victoria Falls is known for nature, adventure, wildlife, zoos & aquariums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and meet the residents at Victoria Falls Snake Park.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Victoria Falls online tour itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Johannesburg to Victoria Falls takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Johannesburg in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of 69°F in Victoria Falls. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Safaris

1
night
Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

Ngorongoro Conservation Area ©
You can discover Tanzania's varied plant and animal life on a tour of Ngorongoro Conservation Area, a World Heritage Site known for its massive volcanic caldera.
On the 21st (Sat), explore and take pictures at Oldupai Gorge. On your second day here, take in the dramatic natural features at Ngorongoro Crater.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area online trip maker .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Victoria Falls to Ngorongoro Conservation Area takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Victoria Falls to Ngorongoro Conservation Area due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can drive to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Ngorongoro Crater ©
Ngorongoro Crater
Oldupai Gorge ©
Oldupai Gorge

4
nights
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

Maasai Mara National Reserve ©
Home to the Great Migration and Africa's exceptional wildlife, Maasai Mara is a must on a Kenya itinerary.
Spend the 25th (Wed) surrounded by wildlife at Mara Triangle. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Olare Orok Conservancy and tour the pleasant surroundings at Musiara Swamp.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Maasai Mara National Reserve trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Maasai Mara National Reserve by car takes about 9 hours. In December, daytime highs in Maasai Mara National Reserve are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Marrakech.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Olare Orok Conservancy ©
Olare Orok Conservancy
Mara Triangle ©
Mara Triangle
Mara North Conservancy ©
Mara North Conservancy

4
nights
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.
Marrakech is known for shopping, parks, historic sites, spas, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, admire the landmark architecture of Palacio da Bahia, see the interesting displays at Marrakech Museum, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Menara Gardens and Pavilion.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Marrakech trip planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Marrakech in 23 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of taxi and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Marrakech. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Maasai Mara National Reserve in December since evenings lows in Marrakech dip to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Jemaa el-Fnaa ©
Jemaa el-Fnaa
Koutoubia Mosque ©
Koutoubia Mosque

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