60 days in Africa Itinerary

60 days in Africa Itinerary

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60 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Ottawa, Canada
Fly:  15 h 45 min
1
Luxor, Egypt
— 5 nights
Fly:  2 h
2
Giza, Egypt
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  14 h 15 min
3
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
4
Nairobi, Kenya
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  4 h
5
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h
6
Cape Town, South Africa
— 6 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
7
Hoedspruit, South Africa
— 5 nights
Bus + Taxi:  2 h 30 min
8
Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 6 nights
Taxi + Fly:  4 h 45 min
9
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  9 h
10
Saint-Paul, Reunion Island
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  20 h 45 min
11
Marrakech, Morocco
— 5 nights
+4
Train + Taxi + Fly + Bus + Train:  14 h 45 min
End: Ottawa, Canada

5
nights
Luxor, Egypt

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Go for a jaunt from Luxor to Edfu to see Temple of Horus at Edfu about 1h 40 min away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Temple of Karnak, delve into the distant past at Tomb of Ramses VI, appreciate the history behind Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, and make a trip to Tomb of Queen Nefertari.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Luxor trip planner.

Ottawa, Canada to Luxor is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Time is 7 hours. Traveling from Ottawa in February, things will get much hotter in Luxor: highs are around 30°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Giza.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

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
Medinet Habu ©
Medinet Habu

5
nights
Giza, Egypt

Giza ©
Situated on the Nile riverfront, the city of Giza remains best known for its pyramid complex.
Explore Giza's surroundings by going to Saqqara (Mastaba of Mereruka, Mastaba of Kagemni, &more). There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, steep yourself in history at Great Sphinx, see the interesting displays at Musee de la Barque Solaire, and catch all the local highlights with Sightseeing Tours.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Giza travel site .

Getting from Luxor to Giza by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Luxor in February, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Giza: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Giza

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Saqqara, Memphis Historical Site
Highlights from your plan
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx

3
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 16th (Sun) surrounded by wildlife at Mara Triangle. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Olare Orok Conservancy and stroll through Musiara Swamp.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Maasai Mara National Reserve route planning tool .

Do a combination of flight and car from Giza to Maasai Mara National Reserve in 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Giza to Maasai Mara National Reserve, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In February in Maasai Mara National Reserve, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Nairobi.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

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

5
nights
Nairobi, Kenya

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.
Nairobi is known for parks, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Nairobi National Park, trot along with a tour on horseback, stroll through Giraffe Centre, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Nairobi attractions planning app .

Traveling by flight from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Nairobi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Maasai Mara National Reserve in February, with highs in Nairobi at 32°C and lows at 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Nairobi

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Central Island National Park
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Nairobi National Park ©
Nairobi National Park
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust ©
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

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.
Victoria Falls is known for nature, adventure, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, stroll through Siduli Hide, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and get interesting insight from Tours.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Victoria Falls day trip tool .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Nairobi to Victoria Falls in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Nairobi to Victoria Falls, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In February, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours Outdoors Adventure
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Cultural Vibes Music Shop ©
Cultural Vibes Music Shop

6
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, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Cape Point, take in the waterfront at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, see the interesting displays at District Six Museum, and admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.

Discover how to plan a Cape Town trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Fly from Victoria Falls to Cape Town in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In February, daytime highs in Cape Town are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©

5
nights
Hoedspruit, South Africa

Hoedspruit offers proximity to Kruger National Park and features an airport, making it a popular jump-off point for a variety of tours and safaris.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hoedspruit: Phalaborwa (Qualito Craft Distillery & Safaris) and Hazyview (The Elephant Sanctuary & Zipline). Next up on the itinerary: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, stop by Kumbaya Home Decor, tour the pleasant surroundings at Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre, and explore the galleries of Kingfisher Gallery.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Hoedspruit tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Cape Town to Hoedspruit by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Hazyview, Phalaborwa
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Spas
Kingfisher Gallery ©
Kingfisher Gallery

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.
Spend the 11th (Wed) exploring nature at Kruger National Park. Spend the 10th (Tue) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. The adventure continues: hike along Sweni Wilderness Trail, get great views at Nkumbe View Site, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lonely Bull Trail, and delve into the distant past at Masorini Archaeological Site.

Plan trip to Kruger National Park with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by combination of bus and taxi from Hoedspruit to Kruger National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in March, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Kruger National Park
Highlights from your plan
Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Sweni Wilderness Trail ©
Sweni Wilderness Trail

5
nights
Johannesburg, South Africa

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: Ukutula Conservation Center (in Brits) and National Library of South Africa (in Pretoria). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, try out the rides at Gold Reef City, browse the different shops at Jack Friedman Eastgate, and brush up on your military savvy at South African National Museum of Military History.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Johannesburg tour planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kruger National Park to Johannesburg in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Kruger National Park in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Johannesburg, with lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Saint-Paul.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Randburg Raceway Indoor Karting, Ukutula Conservation Center, Central Park Trails, National Library of South Africa, Jack Friedman Eastgate
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Gold Reef City ©
Gold Reef City

5
nights
Saint-Paul, Reunion Island

Change things up with these side-trips from Saint-Paul: Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains (Bassin des Aigrettes & Plage de l'Ermitage), Canyoning, Envergure Reunion (in Hell-Bourg) and Cilaos (La Roche Merveilleuse & Piton des Neiges). There's still lots to do: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, observe the fascinating underwater world at Kelonia, and take in the dramatic scenery at Trois Roches.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Saint-Paul trip itinerary builder website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Johannesburg to Saint-Paul. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time to Reunion Time is 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Marrakech.

Things to do in Saint-Paul

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains, Cilaos, Saint-Leu, Canyoning, Envergure Reunion, Anse des Cascades
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Maido ©
Maido
Cascade de Grand Galet ©
Cascade de Grand Galet

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.
Marrakech is known for shopping, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, examine the collection at Marrakech Museum, contemplate the long history of El Badi Palace, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Menara Gardens and Pavilion.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Marrakech itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Saint-Paul to Marrakech. The time zone changes from Reunion Time (RET) to Western European Time (WET), which is usually a -4 hour difference. In March, daytime highs in Marrakech are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Jemaa el-Fna
Jemaa el-Fna
Koutoubia Mosque ©
Koutoubia Mosque

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