32 days in Africa Itinerary

32 days in Africa Itinerary

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32 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Indianapolis, United States
Fly:  25​h
1
Cape Town, South Africa
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  13​h 45​min
3
Saint-Leu, Reunion Island
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 15​min
4
Le Morne, Mauritius
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h 45​min
5
Praslin Island, Seychelles
— 2 nights
ferry:  30​min
6
La Digue Island, Seychelles
— 2 nights
+2
ferry + Drive + Fly:  15​h 15​min
7
Luxor, Egypt
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
8
Marsa Alam, Egypt
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
9
Aswan, Egypt
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
10
Marrakech, Morocco
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Indianapolis, United States

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 !Khwa ttu and Cape Town Diamond Museum. Popular historic sites such as Dorp Street and Irma Stern Museum are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Cape Town: West Coast Fossil Park (in Vredenburg) and Rupert Museum (in Stellenbosch). And it doesn't end there: get great views at Cape Point, do a tasting at Glen Carlou Vineyards, pause for some serene contemplation at St. George's Cathedral, and make a trip to Flying Dutchman Funicular.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Cape Town driving holiday planning site .

Indianapolis, USA to Cape Town is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to South Africa Standard Time (SAST) is 7 hours. May in Cape Town sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 51°F at night. On the 6th (Wed), you're off toPlettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Stellenbosch, !Khwa ttu, West Coast Fossil Park
Highlights from your plan
Robben Island Museum ©
Robben Island Museum
!Khwa ttu ©
!Khwa ttu
Heart of Cape Town Museum ©
Heart of Cape Town Museum

2
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.
Visit St Peters Anglican Church and St. Christopher Catholic Church for their historical value. Step off the beaten path and head to Robberg Nature Reserve and Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Birds of Eden, view the masterpieces at Porcupine Ceramics, and steep yourself in history at Old Timber Shed.

For maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Plettenberg Bay driving holiday tool .

Fly from Cape Town to Plettenberg Bay in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Plettenberg Bay are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Saint-Leu.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre ©
Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden

3
nights
Saint-Leu, Reunion Island

Your inner history buff will appreciate Maison Bedier and Rue de Paris. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Le Musee du Sel and Eglise Sainte-Anne. Step out of Saint-Leu to go to Saint-Philippe and see Nature & Wildlife Tours, which is approximately 1h 20 min away.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Saint-Leu itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Plettenberg Bay to Saint-Leu takes 14 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or fly. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Reunion Time (RET) is 2 hours. In May, Saint-Leu is somewhat warmer than Plettenberg Bay - with highs of 81°F and lows of 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Le Morne.

Things to do in Saint-Leu

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Eglise Sainte-Anne, Nature & Wildlife Tours, Rue de Paris, Maison Bedier
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Le Musee du Sel ©
Le Musee du Sel
Rue de Paris ©
Rue de Paris

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Le Morne Brabant and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Curious Corner of Chamarel and Bois Cheri Tea Factory and Tea Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Le Morne: Alexandra Falls (in Union Park) and The Mauritius Glass Gallery (in Phoenix). The adventure continues: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Black River Gorges National Park, don't miss a visit to Pont Naturel, explore the activities along Underwater Waterfall, and appreciate the history behind International Slave Route Monument.

To plan Le Morne vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Saint-Leu to Le Morne. In May in Le Morne, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 70°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Praslin Island.

Things to do in Le Morne

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Mauritius, Riviere Noire, Chamarel, The Mauritius Glass Gallery, Musee du Coquillage
Highlights from your plan
Le Morne Brabant ©
Le Morne Brabant
Curious Corner of Chamarel ©
Curious Corner of Chamarel
Black River Gorges National Park
Black River Gorges National Park

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.
On the 16th (Sat), take in the exciting artwork at Galerie Passerose, examine the collection at Praslin Museum, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Matthew Apostle Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Big Sisters Private Island, head outdoors with Ilot Saint-Pierre, then stroll through Petite Anse Kerlan, and finally view the masterpieces at Rita's Art Sudio & Gallery.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Praslin Island itinerary maker .

Explore your travel options from Le Morne to Praslin Island with the Route module. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Le Morne in May: high temperatures in Praslin Island hover around 87°F and lows are around 79°F. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to La Digue Island.

Things to do in Praslin Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Big Sisters Private Island ©
Big Sisters Private Island
Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve ©
Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve
Praslin Museum ©
Praslin Museum

2
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Veuve Nature Reserve and Anse Grosse Roche Beach. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Anse Source D'Argent, head off the coast to Felicite Island, enjoy the sand and surf at Anse La Reunion Beach, and appreciate the history behind Plantation House National Monument.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read La Digue Island trip tool .

La Digue Island is just a short distance from Praslin Island. In May, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 79°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Luxor.

Things to do in La Digue Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Anse Source D'Argent ©
Anse Source D'Argent
Anse Grosse Roche Beach ©
Anse Grosse Roche Beach
Felicite Island ©
Felicite Island

3
nights
Luxor, Egypt

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Medinet Habu and Luxor Temple will appeal to history buffs. Discover out-of-the-way places like Luxor Museum and Tomb of Ay. Step out of Luxor to go to Qena and see Dendera Temple Complex, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Temple of Karnak, stroll the grounds of Valley of the Kings, see the interesting displays at Le Scarabe Papyrus Museum, and don't miss a visit to Deir el-Shelwit Temple.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Luxor itinerary tool .

Do a combination of ferry and flight from La Digue Island to Luxor in 15.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of ferry, flight, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from La Digue Island to Luxor. When traveling from La Digue Island in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Luxor, with highs around 102°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can drive to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Dendera Temple Complex
Highlights from your plan
Medinet Habu ©
Medinet Habu
Luxor Museum
Luxor Museum
Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak

2
nights
Marsa Alam, Egypt

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.
On the 24th (Sun), get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience and then take an in-depth tour of Astronomy Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Mon): cast your line with a fishing tour and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Marsa Alam trip planner .

You can drive from Luxor to Marsa Alam in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Luxor in May, expect nights in Marsa Alam to be about the same, around 76°F, while days are little chillier, around 91°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can drive to Aswan.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Swim with Dolphins
Fishing Charters & Tours

2
nights
Aswan, Egypt

Aswan ©
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
On the 26th (Tue), delve into the distant past at Unfinished Obelisk, explore the ancient world of Philae Temple, and then take an in-depth tour of Nubian Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of El-Tabia Mosque, explore the ancient world of Qubbet el-Hawa, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral, then examine the collection at Animalia, then explore the ancient world of Monastery of St. Simeon, and finally explore the ancient world of New Kalabsha.

For more things to do and more tourist information, you can read our Aswan online vacation builder .

Traveling by car from Marsa Alam to Aswan takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Marsa Alam in May, you will find days in Aswan are somewhat warmer (104°F), and nights are about the same (77°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Marrakech.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Philae Temple ©
Philae Temple
Nubian Museum ©
Nubian Museum
Unfinished Obelisk ©
Unfinished Obelisk

3
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.
You'll explore and learn at Musee Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech and Berber Ecomuseum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Palacio da Bahia and Medina of Marrakesh. And it doesn't end there: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, stop by Aux 100000 Epices, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Marrakech trip tool .

You can fly from Aswan to Marrakech in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Aswan to Marrakech is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Aswan in May, expect Marrakech to be a bit cooler, temps between 86°F and 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Musee Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech ©
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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