34 days in Africa Itinerary

34 days in Africa Itinerary

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34 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Aldie, United States
Drive + Fly:  27 h
1
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Taxi:  5 h
2
Hermanus, South Africa
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Cape Town, South Africa
— 2 nights
Fly:  8 h 30 min
4
Grand Baie, Mauritius
— 2 nights
Fly:  8 h 30 min
5
Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h
6
Arusha, Tanzania
— 4 nights
Taxi + Fly:  2 h 15 min
7
Nairobi, Kenya
— 3 nights
Fly:  15 h 30 min
8
Essaouira, Morocco
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
9
Marrakech, Morocco
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h
10
Fes, Morocco
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  16 h 30 min
End: Aldie, United States

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Siduli Hide, Crocodile Park Victoria Falls, Victoria Falls Bridge, and other attractions you added. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, then explore the galleries of Prime Art Gallery, and then get a taste of life in the country at Crocodile Park Victoria Falls.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Victoria Falls trip itinerary planner.

Aldie, USA to Victoria Falls is an approximately 27-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Aldie to Victoria Falls is 7 hours. Traveling from Aldie in January, things will get much warmer in Victoria Falls: highs are around 84°F and lows about 68°F. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Hermanus.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Victoria Falls
Highlights from your plan
Victoria Falls ©
Victoria Falls
Victoria Falls Bridge ©
Victoria Falls Bridge

3
nights
Hermanus, South Africa

Hermanus ©
Renowned as a premier whale-watching destination, Hermanus grew from a quaint fishing village nestled on Walker Bay.
You've added Voelklip Beach, Hermanus Cliff Path, Klein River Cheese, and other attractions to your itinerary.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Hermanus holiday planning app .

Getting from Victoria Falls to Hermanus by combination of car, flight, and taxi takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Victoria Falls in January since evenings lows in Hermanus dip to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Cape Town.

Things to do in Hermanus

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Stanford, African Penguin & Seabird Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary ©
Hermanus Cliff Path ©
Hermanus Cliff Path
Voelklip Beach ©
Voelklip Beach

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, South African Jewish Museum, Lion's Head, and other attractions you added.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Cape Town trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Hermanus to Cape Town in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In January, daily temperatures in Cape Town can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Grand Baie.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Cape Point Nature Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Table Mountain National Park ©
Table Mountain National Park
Clifton Beaches ©
Clifton Beaches

2
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.
You've added Ti Vegas, Sunset Boulevard, Casino Senator Grand Baie, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at La Cuvette Public Beach, buy something for everyone on your list at Mont Choisy - Le Mall, enjoy the sand and surf at Pereybere Beach, then don't miss a visit to Tamil Surya Oudaya Sangam Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ronaq-Ul-Islam Sunnee Mosque. Keep things going the next day: buy something for everyone on your list at Grand Baie La Croisette, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Grand Baie Bazaar, and then try your luck at Casino Senator Grand Baie.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Grand Baie trip planner .

Fly from Cape Town to Grand Baie in 8.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Mauritius Time (MUT) is 2 hours. Traveling from Cape Town in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Grand Baie, with lows of 75°F. On the 14th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Grand Baie

Shopping Casinos Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Grand Baie La Croisette ©
Grand Baie La Croisette
La Cuvette Public Beach ©
La Cuvette Public Beach
Pereybere Beach ©
Pereybere Beach

4
nights
Zanzibar City, Tanzania

Zanzibar City ©
Discover a myriad of attractions in Zanzibar City, like its World Heritage-listed historic core, charming beach villages, and the modern neighborhood of Ng'ambo.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Nungwi Beach, Kiwengwa Beach, Tangawizi Spice Farm, and other attractions.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Zanzibar City road trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Grand Baie to Zanzibar City takes 8.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Baie to Zanzibar City. January in Zanzibar City sees daily highs of 91°F and lows of 77°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Arusha.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Nungwi Beach, Matemwe Beach, Paje Beach, Cheetah's Rock, Kiwengwa Beach
Highlights from your plan
Cheetah's Rock ©
Cheetah's Rock
Nakupenda Beach
Nakupenda Beach
Nungwi Beach ©
Nungwi Beach

4
nights
Arusha, Tanzania

Arusha ©
Nestled in the verdant foothills of Mount Meru, Arusha remains the primary gateway and jump-off point for safaris into several national parks.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes AIM Mall, Engare sero waterfall, Ol Doinyo Lengai, and other attractions you added.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Arusha vacation builder website .

Fly from Zanzibar City to Arusha in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Zanzibar City in January: high temperatures in Arusha hover around 82°F and lows are around 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Nairobi.

Things to do in Arusha

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Serengeti Heritage ©
Serengeti Heritage
The School of St Jude ©
The School of St Jude
Latest Safaris ©
Latest Safaris

3
nights
Nairobi, Kenya

Nairobi ©
You're likely to visit Nairobi at least once on a trip to Kenya, as the sprawling city houses the country's international airport and remains the jump-off point for many tours and safaris.
You've added Nairobi National Park, Nairobi National Museum, Karen Blixen Museum, and other attractions to your itinerary.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Nairobi trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Arusha to Nairobi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Nairobi can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Essaouira.

Things to do in Nairobi

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Nairobi National Park ©
Nairobi National Park
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust ©
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
Karen Blixen Museum ©
Karen Blixen Museum

2
nights
Essaouira, Morocco

Essaouira ©
The laidback town of Essaouira, known for its forceful trade winds, attracts Moroccan and foreign tourists alike with its sweeping beaches and atmospheric, labyrinthine medina, a World Heritage Site.
You've added GALERIE D'ART DAMGAARD, Le Souk, Galerie la Kasbah, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheval Essaouira, enjoy the sand and surf at Essaouira Beach, and then take in the exciting artwork at GALERIE D'ART DAMGAARD. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Medina of Essaouira, then take a leisurely stroll along Port de Pêche d'Essaouira, then explore the galleries of Galerie la Kasbah, and finally browse for treasures at Le Souk.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Essaouira trip planner.

Getting from Nairobi to Essaouira by flight takes about 15.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Nairobi to Essaouira. In January, Essaouira is a bit cooler than Nairobi - with highs of 66°F and lows of 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Marrakech.

Things to do in Essaouira

Outdoors Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Cheval Essaouira ©
Cheval Essaouira
Medina of Essaouira ©
Medina of Essaouira
Essaouira Ramparts ©
Essaouira Ramparts

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Medina of Marrakesh, Moroccan Active Adventures, Berber Ecomuseum, and other attractions you added.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Marrakech trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Essaouira to Marrakech in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Essaouira in January, expect slightly colder with lows of 42°F in Marrakech. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel to Fes.

Things to do in Marrakech

Museums Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Jemaa el-Fna
Jemaa el-Fna
Palacio da Bahia ©
Palacio da Bahia

3
nights
Fes, Morocco

Fes ©
Morocco's former capital, Fes enchants visitors with its walled medina, a labyrinthine web of pedestrian-only streets and a World Heritage Site.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Al-Attarine Madrasa, Bab Boujloud, Tombe dei Merenidi, and other attractions.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Fes trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Marrakech to Fes takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In January, daily temperatures in Fes can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Fes

Neighborhoods Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Medina of Fez ©
Medina of Fez
Bou Inania Medersa ©
Bou Inania Medersa
Jardin Jnan Sbil ©
Jardin Jnan Sbil

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