60 days in Africa Itinerary

60 days in Africa Itinerary

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60 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Semarang, Indonesia
taxi + Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Luxor, Egypt
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Cairo, Egypt
— 5 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
3
Marrakech, Morocco
— 5 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
4
Nairobi, Kenya
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
5
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  11​h 45​min
8
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
9
Cape Town, South Africa
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
10
Nelspruit, South Africa
— 5 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
11
Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 6 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
12
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
13
Praslin Island, Seychelles
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  19​h 15​min
End: Semarang, Indonesia

4
nights
Luxor, Egypt

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Luxor: Temple of Horus at Edfu (in Edfu) and Dendera Temple Complex (in Dendera). The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Temple of Karnak, take in the spiritual surroundings of Luxor Temple, make a trip to Tomb of Queen Nefertari, and take an in-depth tour of Luxor Museum.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Luxor online tour itinerary builder .

Semarang, Indonesia to Luxor is an approximately 18-hour combination of taxi and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of taxi and flight. The time zone changes from West Indonesia Time (WIB) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -5 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Semarang in August: high temperatures in Luxor hover around 49°C and lows are around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Dendera Temple Complex, Temple of Horus at Edfu
Highlights from your plan
ACE - Animal Care in Egypt ©
ACE - Animal Care in Egypt
Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings

5
nights
Cairo, Egypt

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairo: Step Pyramid of Djoser (in Saqqara) and Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). Spend the 10th (Sat) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, shop like a local with Khan Al-Khalili, take a stroll through Islamic Cairo, and see the interesting displays at Egyptian Antiquities Museum.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairo road trip tool .

Getting from Luxor to Cairo by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Luxor in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Cairo: temperatures range from 41°C by day to 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Marrakech.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Giza, Step Pyramid of Djoser
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx

5
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.
On the 14th (Wed), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, admire the landmark architecture of Saadian Tombs, get to know the fascinating history of Menara Gardens and Pavilion, and steep yourself in history at El Badi Palace.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Marrakech online tour itinerary maker .

Fly from Cairo to Marrakech in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Cairo to Marrakech due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier evenings in Marrakech when traveling from Cairo in August, with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Nairobi.

Things to do in Marrakech

Tours Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

High Atlas Mountains
Highlights from your plan
Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Jemaa el-Fnaa ©
Jemaa el-Fnaa
Palacio da Bahia ©
Palacio da Bahia

4
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.
Spend the 18th (Sun) exploring nature at Nairobi National Park. Spend the 19th (Mon) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, admire the striking features of African Heritage House, stop by Matbronze Wildlife Art, and examine the collection at Karen Blixen Museum.

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Fly from Marrakech to Nairobi in 16 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Western European Time (WET) to Eastern African Time (EAT) is 3 hours. Expect colder weather when traveling from Marrakech in August: highs in Nairobi hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Nairobi

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

5
nights
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

Maasai Mara National Reserve ©
Home to the Great Migration and Africa's exceptional wildlife, Maasai Mara is a must on a Kenya itinerary.
Spend the 23rd (Fri) surrounded by wildlife at Olare Orok Conservancy. Spend the 24th (Sat) surrounded by wildlife at Mara Triangle. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Ol Kinyei Conservancy and tour the pleasant surroundings at Eluai Plain.

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You can fly from Nairobi to Maasai Mara National Reserve in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Wildlife Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Olare Orok Conservancy ©
Olare Orok Conservancy
Mara Triangle ©
Mara Triangle
Mara North Conservancy ©
Mara North Conservancy

3
nights
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Serengeti National Park ©
Few adventures in the world invoke such vivid natural imagery as a trip to Serengeti National Park, a World Heritage Site known for its diverse animal life and memorable scenery.
Spend the 27th (Tue) exploring nature at Seronera. Spend the 28th (Wed) exploring nature at Serengeti National Park. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Grumeti River.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Serengeti National Park road trip tool .

You can drive from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Serengeti National Park in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Serengeti National Park ©
Serengeti National Park
Seronera ©
Seronera

1
night
Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

Ngorongoro Conservation Area ©
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.
On the 30th (Fri), explore the striking landscape at Ngorongoro Crater.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Ngorongoro Conservation Area vacation planner .

You can drive from Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Ngorongoro Crater ©
Ngorongoro Crater

4
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.
Spend the 1st (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. On the 3rd (Tue), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Victoria Falls online trip itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Victoria Falls in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Victoria Falls due to the time zone difference. In August, daytime highs in Victoria Falls are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Victoria Falls Snake Park ©
Victoria Falls Snake Park

5
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.
Cape Town is known for nature, beaches, parks, shopping, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Cape of Good Hope, identify plant and animal life at Platteklip Gorge, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Two Oceans Aquarium, and see the interesting displays at District Six Museum.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Cape Town holiday builder .

Traveling by flight from Victoria Falls to Cape Town takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. While traveling from Victoria Falls, expect cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Cape Town, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Nelspruit.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

5
nights
Nelspruit, South Africa

Nelspruit ©
Nestled on the banks of the Crocodile River, Nelspruit provides visitors with a convenient base point boasting two airports and an enviable location on the road between Johannesburg and the Mozambican border.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nelspruit: Hazyview (Katundo Leather Shop, Zipline, & more) and Mary Shire Falls (in Sabie). Spend the 10th (Tue) exploring nature at Kruger National Park. There's lots more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Sudwala Caves, stroll through Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary, admire the natural beauty at Lowveld National Botanical Garden, and admire all the interesting features of Mbombela Stadium.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Nelspruit trip itinerary maker website .

You can fly from Cape Town to Nelspruit in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, Nelspruit is somewhat warmer than Cape Town - with highs of 30°C and lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Nelspruit

Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Hazyview, Mary Shire Falls
Highlights from your plan
Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Zipline
Elephant Whispers ©
Elephant Whispers

6
nights
Kruger National Park, South Africa

Kruger National Park ©
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kruger National Park: Phalaborwa (Amarula Lapa & Qualito Craft Distillery). Spend the 15th (Sun) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. The adventure continues: trek along Sweni Wilderness Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Olifants Wilderness Trail, take some stellar pictures from Nkumbe View Site, and head outdoors with Wild Frontier Adventures.

To find photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Kruger National Park visit planner .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Nelspruit to Kruger National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In September, daily temperatures in Kruger National Park can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Phalaborwa
Highlights from your plan
Sweni Wilderness Trail ©
Sweni Wilderness Trail
Bushmans Trail ©
Bushmans Trail

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Johannesburg side-trips: Voortrekker Monument (in Pretoria) and Ukutula Conservation Center (in Brits). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, try to win big at Montecasino, laugh and play at Gold Reef City, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Johannesburg trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kruger National Park to Johannesburg takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Kruger National Park in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Johannesburg, with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Praslin Island.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Fun & Games Casinos Museums

Side Trips

Montecasino, Ukutula Conservation Center, Voortrekker Monument
Highlights from your plan
Ukutula Conservation Center ©
Ukutula Conservation Center
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Gold Reef City ©
Gold Reef City

3
nights
Praslin Island, Seychelles

Praslin Island ©
Home to some of the Seychelles' finest beaches, Praslin Island offers visitors more than just sand and sea.
Praslin Island is known for beaches, nature, wildlife, outdoors, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Curieuse Island, view the masterpieces at Galerie Passerose, kick back and relax at Anse Volbert, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Anse Georgette.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Praslin Island journey builder app .

Fly from Johannesburg to Praslin Island in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of taxi and flight. Traveling from Johannesburg to Praslin Island, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Johannesburg in September: highs in Praslin Island hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Praslin Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Curieuse Island ©
Curieuse Island
Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve ©
Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve
Anse Lazio ©
Anse Lazio

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