33 days in Africa Itinerary

33 days in Africa Itinerary

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33 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Oranjestad, Aruba
Fly + taxi:  26​h
1
Marsa Alam, Egypt
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Hurghada, Egypt
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  1​h 30​min
3
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
4
Praslin Island, Seychelles
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Flic En Flac, Mauritius
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  9​h 15​min
6
Nungwi, Tanzania
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  10​h 30​min
7
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  5​h 30​min
8
Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
9
Cape Town, South Africa
— 3 nights
Fly:  31​h
End: Oranjestad, Aruba

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Elphinstone Reef and Sharm El Luli. Discover out-of-the-way places like Abu Dabbab Beach and Marsa Mubarak. Spend the 1st (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find out how to plan a trip to Marsa Alam, use our trip itinerary maker.

Oranjestad, Aruba to Marsa Alam is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Oranjestad to Marsa Alam due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Oranjestad in July, you will find days in Marsa Alam are a bit warmer (41°C), and nights are about the same (32°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Hurghada.

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
Hurghada, Egypt

Originally a small fishing town on the Red Sea coast, Hurghada developed into Egypt's premier beach destination thanks to its year-round sunny weather and world-class dive sites.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Speed Boats Tours. Step out of the city life by going to Parasailing & Paragliding and Mahmya Island. There's more to do: take in the waterfront activity at Abu Tig Marina and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Hurghada trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Marsa Alam to Hurghada by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 45°C, and evening lows to 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Speed Boats Tours
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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. St. Catherine's Monastery and Coptic Orthodox Church will appeal to history buffs. Step out of Sharm El Sheikh with an excursion to Mount Sinai in Saint Catherine--about 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Heavenly Cathedral, kick back and relax at Ras Um Sid, and make a trip to Musical Fountain Sharm el-Sheikh.

For ratings and tourist information, use the Sharm El Sheikh online road trip planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Hurghada to Sharm El Sheikh in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Sharm El Sheikh are 45°C, while nighttime lows are 35°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Praslin Island.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Saint Catherine, Blue Hole
Highlights from your plan
St. Catherine's Monastery ©
St. Catherine's Monastery
Mount Sinai ©
Mount Sinai
Shark Diving

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Scuba & Snorkeling and Anse Georgette. Take a break from the city and head to Curieuse Island and Anse Lazio. The adventure continues: appreciate the views at Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Praslin Island online route planner .

You can fly from Sharm El Sheikh to Praslin Island in 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of ferry and flight. Traveling from Sharm El Sheikh to Praslin Island, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in August, with highs in Praslin Island at 34°C and lows at 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Flic En Flac.

Things to do in Praslin Island

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Anse Georgette ©
Anse Georgette
Scuba & Snorkeling
Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve ©
Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve

3
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Le Morne Brabant and L'Aventure du Sucre. Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Flic en Flac Beach will get you outdoors. Step out of Flic En Flac with an excursion to Jummah Mosque in Port Louis--about 40 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape of Black River Gorges National Park, admire the sheer force of Chamarel Waterfall, and stroll through Ile aux Aigrettes Nature Reserve.

Plan a Flic En Flac trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Praslin Island to Flic En Flac takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Praslin Island in August: high temperatures in Flic En Flac hover around 29°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Nungwi.

Things to do in Flic En Flac

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Mauritius, L'Aventure du Sucre, Scuba & Snorkeling, Le Morne Brabant, Jummah Mosque
Highlights from your plan
Le Morne Brabant ©
Le Morne Brabant
Black River Gorges National Park
Black River Gorges National Park
Ile aux Aigrettes Nature Reserve ©
Ile aux Aigrettes Nature Reserve

4
nights
Nungwi, Tanzania

Nungwi ©
Renowned for its sandy coast lined with mangroves and palm trees, Nungwi offers visitors a variety of restaurants, bars, and accommodations.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Paje Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cheetah's Rock and Nungwi Beach. The adventure continues: stroll through Mnarani Marine Turtles Conservation Pond, Head underground at Tazari Caves, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Cathedral.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Nungwi day trip planner .

Getting from Flic En Flac to Nungwi by combination of flight and taxi takes about 9.5 hours. The time zone changes from Mauritius Time (MUT) to Eastern African Time (EAT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Flic En Flac in August: highs in Nungwi hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Nungwi

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Paje Beach, St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Cathedral, Cheetah's Rock
Highlights from your plan
Cheetah's Rock ©
Cheetah's Rock
Paje Beach ©
Paje Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Victoria Falls ©
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 Safaris and Zipline. Discover out-of-the-way places like Walking tours and Victoria Falls Bridge. Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, get to know the resident critters at Victoria Falls Snake Park, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and explore the galleries of Prime Art Gallery.

Plan my day in Victoria Falls using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Nungwi to Victoria Falls takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Nungwi to Victoria Falls. Plan for much colder nights when traveling from Nungwi in August since evenings lows in Victoria Falls dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Zipline

3
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 Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary. Step off the beaten path and head to Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre and Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary. Get out of town with these interesting Plettenberg Bay side-trips: Knysna (Knysna Heads & Garden Route (Tsitsikamma, Knysna, Wilderness) National Park). There's more to do: stroll through Robberg Nature Reserve and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Peters Anglican Church.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Plettenberg Bay trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Victoria Falls to Plettenberg Bay by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. When traveling from Victoria Falls in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Plettenberg Bay: temperatures range from 21°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Knysna
Highlights from your plan
Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre ©
Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre
Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary ©
Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary
Garden Route National Park ©
Garden Route National Park

3
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.
Get outdoors at Cape of Good Hope and Platteklip Gorge. Popular historic sites such as Robben Island Museum and Castle of Good Hope are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, take in the dramatic natural features at Twelve Apostles, take in the waterfront activity at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, and take some stellar pictures from Maclear's Beacon.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Cape Town road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Plettenberg Bay to Cape Town takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Plettenberg Bay in August, Cape Town is slightly colder at night with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

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

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