46 days in Africa Itinerary

46 days in Africa Itinerary

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46 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  20​h 30​min
1
Cape Town, South Africa
— 7 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h
4
Mombasa, Kenya
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
5
Nairobi, Kenya
— 5 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
6
Marrakech, Morocco
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h
7
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
8
Cairo, Egypt
— 5 nights
Fly:  11​h 45​min
9
Nosy Be, Madagascar
— 1 day
+2
Fly + Drive + bus:  6​h 30​min
10
Port Louis, Mauritius
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Melbourne, Australia

7
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate District Six Museum and The Franschhoek Motor Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Robben Island Museum and Castle of Good Hope. Venture out of the city with trips to Shark Diving (in Gansbaai) and Eikehof (in Franschhoek). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Boulders Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Clifton Beaches, take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Two Oceans Aquarium.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Cape Town travel route app .

Melbourne, Australia to Cape Town is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Melbourne to Cape Town due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in November, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 15°C in Cape Town. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Franschhoek, Shark Diving, Chapman's Peak Drive
Highlights from your plan
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Cape Point ©
Cape Point

5
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Safaris and Horseback Africa. Get some cultural insight at Apartheid Museum and Mandela House. Change things up with a short trip to Kruger House Museum in Pretoria (about 54 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: learn about all things military at South African National Museum of Military History, wander the streets of Maboneng Precinct, see the interesting displays at Wits Art Museum, and try to win big at Montecasino.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Johannesburg trip itinerary maker tool .

Fly from Cape Town to Johannesburg in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Johannesburg can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Pretoria, Sandton
Highlights from your plan
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Safaris

5
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.
Visiting Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park and Scuba & Snorkeling will get you outdoors. Spend the 17th (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's lots more to do: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, get to know the resident critters at Victoria Falls Snake Park, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and explore and take pictures at Crocodile Ranch.

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Getting from Johannesburg to Victoria Falls by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Johannesburg in November, with highs in Victoria Falls at 38°C and lows at 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Mombasa.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Mombasa, Kenya

Mombasa rests on the exotic shores of the Indian Ocean and serves as a globally popular vacation destination thanks to its classy hotels and friendly and relaxed atmosphere.
On the 20th (Wed), see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Haller Park, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then take an in-depth tour of Fort Jesus Museum.

For photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Mombasa trip builder website .

Getting from Victoria Falls to Mombasa by combination of car and flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Victoria Falls to Mombasa due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Victoria Falls in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Mombasa, with lows of 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Nairobi.

Things to do in Mombasa

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Scuba & Snorkeling
Haller Park ©
Haller Park

5
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.
Karen Blixen Museum and Nairobi National Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Escape the urban bustle at Nairobi National Park and David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. Spend the 23rd (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Spend the 26th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Giraffe Centre, grab your bike and head to Karura Forest, have some family-friendly fun at GP Karting, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Nairobi trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Mombasa to Nairobi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Mombasa in November, things will get little chillier in Nairobi: highs are around 28°C and lows about 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Marrakech.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Nairobi National Park ©
Nairobi National Park
Safaris
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust ©
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

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.
Get some cultural insight at Bahia Palace and Saadian Tombs. You'll explore and learn at Marrakech Museum and Maison de la Photographie de Marrakech. And it doesn't end there: admire all the interesting features of Jemaa el-Fnaa, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, admire the striking features of Ben Youssef Madrasa, and steep yourself in history at El Badi Palace.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Marrakech day trip tool .

You can fly from Nairobi to Marrakech in 16 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Nairobi to Marrakech. Expect slightly colder evenings in Marrakech when traveling from Nairobi in November, with lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Jemaa el-Fnaa ©
Jemaa el-Fnaa
Medina of Marrakesh ©
Medina of Marrakesh

2
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.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Mount Sinai. Bring the kids along to Na'ama Bay and Shark's Bay Beach. Step out of Sharm El Sheikh with an excursion to St. Catherine's Monastery in Saint Catherine--about 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at The Heavenly Cathedral and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Coptic Orthodox Church.

To find reviews and tourist information, read Sharm El Sheikh online day trip planner .

You can fly from Marrakech to Sharm El Sheikh in 13 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Marrakech to Sharm El Sheikh, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, Sharm El Sheikh is somewhat warmer than Marrakech - with highs of 28°C and lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Saint Catherine
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
St. Catherine's Monastery ©
St. Catherine's Monastery
Mount Sinai ©
Mount Sinai

5
nights
Cairo, Egypt

Cairo ©
More than 20 million people call Cairo their home and, as soon as you set foot in the sprawling metropolis, it's evident they make it crowded and chaotic, but also exuberant and charming.
Let the collections at Egyptian Antiquities Museum and Solar Boat Museum capture your imagination. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Pyramids of Giza and Great Sphinx. There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, stroll around Al-Azhar Park, take a stroll through Citadel (Al-Qalaa), and contemplate the long history of Mohamed Ali Mosque.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairo online tour planner .

Traveling by flight from Sharm El Sheikh to Cairo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In December, Cairo is little chillier than Sharm El Sheikh - with highs of 24°C and lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Nosy Be.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Giza
Highlights from your plan
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx

1
day
Nosy Be, Madagascar

The island of Nosy Be, off the coast of Madagascar, remains the country's premier beach getaway renowned for its tranquil ambience, pristine shoreline, and year-round warm weather.
On the 10th (Tue), get outside with Outdoor Activities and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lokobe Nature Special Reserve.

To see more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Nosy Be trip itinerary builder site .

Fly from Cairo to Nosy Be in 12 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cairo to Nosy Be. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Cairo in December: highs in Nosy Be hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Port Louis.

Things to do in Nosy Be

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Lokobe Nature Special Reserve ©
Lokobe Nature Special Reserve

4
nights
Port Louis, Mauritius

Port Louis
A multicultural melting pot of a city, the Mauritian capital of Port Louis--or simply "Louis," as it's affectionately known--represents the most populous area of Mauritius.
Family-friendly places like Ile aux Cerfs and La Vanille Nature Park will thrill your kids. Do some cultural sightseeing at Blue Penny Museum and The Mauritius Glass Gallery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Port Louis: Ile des Deux Cocos (in Blue Bay), Les 7 Cascades (in Riviere Noire) and Grand River South East Waterfalls (in Beau Champ). Spend the 14th (Sat) exploring nature at Black River Gorges National Park. And it doesn't end there: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, examine the collection at Chateau De Labourdonnais, and admire the natural beauty at SSR Botanic Garden.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Port Louis road trip app .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Nosy Be to Port Louis in 6.5 hours. Traveling from Nosy Be to Port Louis, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Louis

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Mauritius, The Mauritius Glass Gallery, Grand River South East Waterfalls, La Vanille Nature Park, SSR Botanic Garden
Highlights from your plan
Black River Gorges National Park
Black River Gorges National Park
Scuba & Snorkeling
Ile aux Cerfs ©
Ile aux Cerfs

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