59 days in Africa Itinerary

59 days in Africa Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Africa travel planner

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Fly to Casablanca, Train to Marrakech
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Marrakech, Morocco
— 5 nights
Train to Casablanca, Fly to Luxor
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Luxor, Egypt
— 4 nights
Fly
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Dahab, Egypt
— 1 night
Drive
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Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
— 3 nights
Taxi to Sharm el-Sheikh, Fly to Hurghada
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Hurghada, Egypt
— 4 nights
Fly
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Giza, Egypt
— 5 nights
Fly to Nairobi, Drive to Maasai Mara National Reserve
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Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
— 4 nights
Drive
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Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
— 2 nights
Drive to Nairobi, Fly to Victoria Falls
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 4 nights
Fly
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Johannesburg, South Africa
— 4 nights
Fly
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Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 5 nights
Fly
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Oudtshoorn, South Africa
— 4 nights
Drive
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Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
— 4 nights
Fly
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Cape Town, South Africa
— 8 nights
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Marrakech, Morocco

— 5 nights

Red City

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Maison de la Photographie de Marrakech and Cyber Parc Arsat Moulay Abdeslam. Spend the 6th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Koutoubia Mosque, appreciate the extensive heritage of Menara Gardens and Pavilion, and soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Marrakech online trip itinerary builder.

Durham, USA to Marrakech is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Western European Standard Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Durham in January; daily highs in Marrakech reach 67°F and lows reach 42°F. On the 7th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Luxor.

Things to do in Marrakech

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

Luxor, Egypt

— 4 nights
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Step off the beaten path and head to Temple of Karnak and Valley of the Kings. There's much more to do: appreciate the history behind Luxor Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Medinet Habu, take an in-depth tour of Luxor Museum, and explore the ancient world of Colossi of Memnon.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Luxor trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Marrakech to Luxor takes 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Marrakech to Luxor, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In January, daily temperatures in Luxor can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Dahab.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Dahab, Egypt

— 1 night
Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Dahab journey planner.

Getting from Luxor to Dahab by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Luxor in January, expect a bit warmer with lows of 58°F in Dahab. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip

Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

— 3 nights

City of Peace

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Heavenly Cathedral and Shark's Bay Beach. Spend the 13th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, look for gifts at Secret Of Egypt, and find something for the whole family at Mirage Divers.

To see ratings and other tourist information, read Sharm El Sheikh sightseeing planning tool.

Traveling by car from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Sharm El Sheikh sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 58°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Theme Parks

Hurghada, Egypt

— 4 nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Abu Tig Marina and Safaris. Spend the 16th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: go for a stroll along the water at Hurghada Marina, step off the mainland to explore Mahmya Island, head outdoors with Zone Multisports, and stroll through Omo Gamaar.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Hurghada trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Sharm El Sheikh to Hurghada by combination of taxi and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or drive. Traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in January, expect a bit cooler with lows of 52°F in Hurghada. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Giza.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Giza, Egypt

— 5 nights
Situated on the Nile riverfront, the city of Giza remains best known for its pyramid complex.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Safaris and Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay. Step out of Giza to go to Saqqara and see Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, which is approximately 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: appreciate the history behind Great Sphinx, get a taste of the local shopping with Khan Al-Khalili, examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Muhammad Ali.

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You can fly from Hurghada to Giza in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Hurghada in January, you will find days in Giza are little chillier (65°F), and nights are about the same (50°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Giza

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

— 4 nights
Home to the Great Migration and Africa's exceptional wildlife, Maasai Mara is a must on a Kenya itinerary.
Spend the 25th (Tue) surrounded by wildlife at Olare Orok Conservancy. Spend the 27th (Thu) surrounded by wildlife at Mara Triangle. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mara North Conservancy.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Maasai Mara National Reserve trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Giza to Maasai Mara National Reserve takes 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to East Africa Time (EAT) is 1 hour. While traveling from Giza, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Maasai Mara National Reserve, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Wildlife · Parks · Nature

Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Ngorongoro Crater.

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Traveling by car from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Ngorongoro Conservation Area takes 9 hours. You will leave for Victoria Falls on the 30th (Sun).

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

— 4 nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park and Helicopter Tours. Spend the 2nd (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: take in the views from Victoria Falls Bridge, stop by Cultural Vibes Music Shop, cast your line with Sherlanga Safaris, and explore the galleries of Prime Art Gallery.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Victoria Falls trip itinerary builder website.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Victoria Falls in 15 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Victoria Falls is minus 1 hour. In January, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to fly to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Shopping

Johannesburg, South Africa

— 4 nights

City of Light

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.
Spend the 5th (Sat) trying your luck at Gold Reef City. Spend the 7th (Mon) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, visit Maboneng Precinct, learn about all things military at South African National Museum of Military History, and steep yourself in history at Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct.

For other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Johannesburg tour itinerary app.

Fly from Victoria Falls to Johannesburg in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Victoria Falls in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Johannesburg, with lows of 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can fly to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Fun & Games · Casinos · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Kruger National Park, South Africa

— 5 nights
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.
Take a break from Kruger National Park with a short trip to Kumbaya Home Decor in Hoedspruit, about 1h 30 min away. Spend the 8th (Tue) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. Spend the 9th (Wed) exploring nature at Kruger National Park. The adventure continues: trek along Sweni Wilderness Trail, stroll through Idube Game Reserve, indulge in some personalized pampering at AM Spa Kruger, and take some stellar pictures from Nkumbe View Site.

For other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Kruger National Park travel planner.

Getting from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trips

Oudtshoorn, South Africa

— 4 nights

Ostrich Capital of the World

Nestled in the arid valley of Little Karoo, the town of Oudtshoorn remains the hub of everything ostrich-related, housing the world's largest population of the flightless birds.
Explore hidden gems such as Swartberg Pass and Safari Ostrich Show Farm. Explore Oudtshoorn's surroundings by going to Calitzdorp (Du'SwaRoo Wine and Olive farm & Rooiberg Pass), Mossel Bay (Santos Beach, Harry Giddy Park, &more) and Lappiesbaai Beach (in Stilbaai). There's lots more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Cango Caves, stroll through Cango Wildlife Ranch, experience rural life at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, and head outdoors with Umkhondo Big Five.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Oudtshoorn trip planner.

Getting from Kruger National Park to Oudtshoorn by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kruger National Park in February, you will find days in Oudtshoorn are slightly colder (76°F), and nights are about the same (60°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Plettenberg Bay, South Africa

— 4 nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre and Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary. Venture out of the city with trips to Tsitsikamma National Park (Suspension Bridge, Otter Trail, &more), Knysna (Knysna Heads, Featherbed Nature Reserve, &more) and The Dolphin Trail (in Storms River). There's still lots to do: stroll through Robberg Nature Reserve.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Plettenberg Bay trip planning tool.

Drive from Oudtshoorn to Plettenberg Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Plettenberg Bay can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Cape Town.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trips

Cape Town, South Africa

— 8 nights

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lion's Head and Hout Bay. And it doesn't end there: get great views at Cape Point, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Two Oceans Aquarium, admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, and enjoy the sand and surf at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Cape Town trip planner.

You can fly from Plettenberg Bay to Cape Town in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Cape Town can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. You'll set off for home on the 28th (Mon).

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife