60 days in Africa Itinerary

60 days in Africa Itinerary

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60 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Vienna, Austria
Fly:  6​h
1
Cairo, Egypt
— 5 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
2
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Luxor, Egypt
— 6 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
4
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
5
Afar Region, Ethiopia
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Lalibela, Ethiopia
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  1​h 15​min
7
Gonder, Ethiopia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Bahir Dar, Ethiopia
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
9
Jinka, Ethiopia
— 1 night
Fly:  12​h
10
Nairobi, Kenya
— 5 nights
Fly:  8​h
11
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
12
Cape Town, South Africa
— 9 nights
Fly:  21​h
13
Fes, Morocco
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
14
Marrakech, Morocco
— 6 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Vienna, Austria


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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cairo side-trips: Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). Spend the 5th (Fri) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, take a stroll through Islamic Cairo, shop like a local with Khan Al-Khalili, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque of Muhammad Ali.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairo road trip app .

Vienna, Austria to Cairo is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Vienna to Cairo, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Vienna in July, with highs in Cairo at 41°C and lows at 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours

Side Trip

Giza
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx

5
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Sharm El Sheikh: St. Catherine's Monastery (in Saint Catherine), Hurghada (Swim with Dolphins, Speed Boats Tours, & more) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Dahab). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Coptic Orthodox Church, stroll through Ras Mohommed National Park, and pause for some serene contemplation at The Heavenly Cathedral.

You can plan Sharm El Sheikh trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Traveling by flight from Cairo to Sharm El Sheikh takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Sharm El Sheikh when traveling from Cairo in July, with lows around 34°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Hurghada, Scuba & Snorkeling, Ras Mohommed National Park, St. Catherine's Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Swim with Dolphins
Parasailing & Paragliding

6
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 Luxor's surroundings by going to Dendera Temple Complex (in Dendera) and Edfu (Temple of Horus at Edfu & Kanais). And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Temple of Karnak, get engrossed in the history at Luxor Museum, appreciate the history behind Luxor Temple, and explore and take pictures at ACE- Animal Care in Egypt.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Luxor vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Sharm El Sheikh to Luxor in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or drive. Traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in July, you will find days in Luxor are somewhat warmer (48°C), and nights are a bit cooler (30°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Addis Ababa.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Edfu, Valley of the Queens, Dendera Temple Complex
Highlights from your plan
Tomb of Queen Nefertari ©
Tomb of Queen Nefertari
Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings

3
nights
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

A sprawling metropolis and home to millions of Ethiopians, Addis Ababa houses many international organizations, embassies, and commissions, making it a diplomatic, political, and economic hub of the country.
Spend the 19th (Fri) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. On the 20th (Sat), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. The adventure continues: see Multi-day Tours, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Cathedral, take in the dramatic natural features at Entoto Hill, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Addis Ababa trip maker app .

Fly from Luxor to Addis Ababa in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Eastern African Time (EAT) is 1 hour. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Luxor in July: high temperatures in Addis Ababa hover around 24°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Afar Region.

Things to do in Addis Ababa

Tours Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Coffee & Tea Tours
Holy Trinity Cathedral ©
Holy Trinity Cathedral
Photography Tours

1
night
Afar Region, Ethiopia

Afar Region
To plan Afar Region vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by flight from Addis Ababa to Afar Region takes 3 hours. You'll set off for Lalibela on the 22nd (Mon).

3
nights
Lalibela, Ethiopia

Lalibela ©
Tourism in Lalibela, a small town nestled in Ethiopia's Lasta Mountains, prospers due to its fascinating cluster of rock-carved churches, dating back to the 12th century and boasting the status of a World Heritage Site.
Lalibela is known for historic sites, nightlife, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Church of St. George, pause for some serene contemplation at Yemrehanna Kristos, make a trip to Biete Medhane Alem, and browse the exhibits of The Fine Art Gallery.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Lalibela trip planning website .

Explore your travel options from Afar Region to Lalibela with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Gonder.

Things to do in Lalibela

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Church of St. George ©
Church of St. George
Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela ©
Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela
Bilbala St. George Rock Hewn Church ©

1
night
Gonder, Ethiopia

Gonder ©
A former royal city, Gonder once served as the Ethiopian Empire's capital--it still boasts well-preserved remains of 17th-century castles and palaces that shed light on the opulent lifestyle of the bygone times.
On the 26th (Fri), get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Falasha Village, then go for a walk through Simien View, and finally get some fabulous bargains at Ploughshare Women Crafts Training Centre.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Gonder vacation planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Lalibela to Gonder in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daily temperatures in Gonder can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to drive to Bahir Dar.

Things to do in Gonder

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Falasha Village ©
Falasha Village

2
nights
Bahir Dar, Ethiopia

Bahir Dar
Palm trees and tropical gardens line the spacious avenues of Bahar Dar, a town nestled on the southern shore of the vast, glistening Lake Tana.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): look for gifts at Ura Kidane Mihret, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Tana, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Azwa Mariam Monastery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sun): view the masterpieces at Lions Art Gallery and then take in the dramatic scenery at Blue Nile Falls.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Bahir Dar vacation maker .

Getting from Gonder to Bahir Dar by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Jinka.

Things to do in Bahir Dar

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Amhara Region
Highlights from your plan
Lake Tana
Lake Tana
Blue Nile Falls ©
Blue Nile Falls
Azwa Mariam Monastery
Azwa Mariam Monastery

1
night
Jinka, Ethiopia

Jinka ©
Jinka is a market town in southern Ethiopia. On the 29th (Mon), examine the collection at South Omo Research Centre Museum.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Jinka online sightseeing planner .

Getting from Bahir Dar to Jinka by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Nairobi.

Things to do in Jinka

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Jinka Museum ©
Jinka Museum

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.
Spend the 31st (Wed) exploring nature at Nairobi National Park. Spend the 3rd (Sat) exploring nature at Central Island National Park. There's lots more to do: stroll through David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, see the interesting displays at Karen Blixen Museum, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and admire the striking features of African Heritage House.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Nairobi tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Jinka to Nairobi takes 20.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Central Island National Park
Highlights from your plan
Nairobi National Park ©
Nairobi National Park
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust ©
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
Safaris

6
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Johannesburg: Voortrekker Monument (in Pretoria) and Ukutula Conservation Center (in Brits). Spend the 10th (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, contemplate the long history of Mandela House, get a sense of history and politics at Constitution Hill, and take a stroll through Maboneng Precinct.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Johannesburg trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Nairobi to Johannesburg by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Nairobi to Johannesburg is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Nairobi in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Johannesburg, with lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Fun & Games Wildlife Casinos

Side Trips

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

9
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: admire all the interesting features of Cape of Good Hope, kick back and relax at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, take in the waterfront activity at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, and stroll through Clifton Beaches.

To find out how to plan a trip to Cape Town, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Johannesburg to Cape Town takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Johannesburg in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Cape Town, with highs around 21°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Fes.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Chapman's Peak Drive
Highlights from your plan
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

4
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fes: Haroune Aqueduct (in Moulay Idriss) and Bou Inania Medersa (in Meknes). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Bou Inania Medersa, view the masterpieces at Centre de Formation Dans le Metiers de l'Artisinat, mingle with the ghosts of the past at So Travel Tour, and see Off-Road Tours.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Fes trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Cape Town to Fes by flight takes about 21 hours. Traveling from Cape Town to Fes, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Cape Town in August, plan for much hotter days in Fes, with highs around 43°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Marrakech.

Things to do in Fes

Historic Sites Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Bou Inania Medersa, Haroune Aqueduct
Highlights from your plan
Bou Inania Medersa ©
Bou Inania Medersa
Bou Inania Medersa ©
Bou Inania Medersa
Medina Children's Library ©
Medina Children's Library

6
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 26th (Mon), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, contemplate the long history of El Badi Palace, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koutoubia Mosque.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Marrakech trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by flight from Fes to Marrakech takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Marrakech can reach 44°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Marrakech

Tours Outdoors 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

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