60 days in Africa Itinerary

60 days in Africa Itinerary

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60 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Praslin Island, Seychelles
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h 30​min
2
Saint-Leu, Reunion Island
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  9​h
3
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 5 nights
Fly + taxi:  5​h
4
Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 6 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Nelspruit, South Africa
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Cape Town, South Africa
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h
7
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  12​h
8
Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h
9
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
10
Nairobi, Kenya
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h
11
Luxor, Egypt
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
12
Cairo, Egypt
— 5 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
13
Marrakech, Morocco
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: London, United Kingdom

2
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, enjoy the sand and surf at Petite Anse Kerlan, tour the pleasant surroundings at Anse Georgette, and appreciate the views at Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Praslin Island trip planner .

London, UK to Praslin Island is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Praslin Island is 4 hours. Traveling from London in November, expect Praslin Island to be warmer, temps between 36°C and 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Saint-Leu.

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

5
nights
Saint-Leu, Reunion Island

Get out of town with these interesting Saint-Leu side-trips: Trois Roches (in Mafate), Saint-Joseph (Cascade de Grand Galet & Aquasens) and Spas (in Le Tampon).

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Saint-Leu tour planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Praslin Island to Saint-Leu takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, flight, and bus; or fly. Expect little chillier evenings in Saint-Leu when traveling from Praslin Island in November, with lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Saint-Leu

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Saint-Joseph, Canyoning, Envergure Reunion, Trois Roches, Nature & Wildlife Tours, Plage de Grande Anse
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Cascade de Grand Galet ©
Cascade de Grand Galet
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Johannesburg: Ukutula Conservation Center (in Brits) and Voortrekker Monument (in Pretoria). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, wander the streets of Maboneng Precinct, look for gifts at Finders Keepers Market, and contemplate the long history of Mandela House.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Johannesburg trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Saint-Leu to Johannesburg takes 9 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Saint-Leu to Johannesburg. Traveling from Saint-Leu in November, plan for little chillier nights in Johannesburg, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Fun & Games Museums Casinos

Side Trips

Voortrekker Monument, Ukutula Conservation Center, Montecasino
Highlights from your plan
Ukutula Conservation Center ©
Ukutula Conservation Center
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Kruger National Park side-trips: iNyoka Art Gallery (in Hoedspruit) and Qualito Craft Distillery (in Phalaborwa). Spend the 15th (Sun) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. There's still lots to do: trek along Sweni Wilderness Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lonely Bull Trail, explore the ancient world of Masorini Archaeological Site, and head outdoors with Wild Frontier Adventures.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Kruger National Park vacation tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in November, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Nelspruit.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Qualito Craft Distillery, iNyoka Art Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Sweni Wilderness Trail ©
Sweni Wilderness Trail
Bushmans Trail ©
Bushmans Trail

4
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Hazyview (Katundo Leather Shop, Safaris, & more) and Mary Shire Falls (in Sabie). Spend the 21st (Sat) exploring nature at Kruger National Park. There's still lots to do: Head underground at Sudwala Caves and tour the pleasant surroundings at Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Nelspruit trip itinerary planning website .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Kruger National Park to Nelspruit in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. While traveling from Kruger National Park, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Nelspruit, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Nelspruit

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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, parks, shopping, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Point, trek along Platteklip Gorge, kick back and relax at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, and take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Cape Town day trip website .

Fly from Nelspruit to Cape Town in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November in Cape Town, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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, wildlife, zoos & aquariums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, get outside with Outdoor Activities, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and snap pictures at Victoria Falls Bridge.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Victoria Falls online driving holiday planner .

You can fly from Cape Town to Victoria Falls in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Cape Town in November, expect Victoria Falls to be a bit warmer, temps between 38°C and 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Safaris

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 6th (Sun), make a trip to The Engare Sero Footprint Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Ngorongoro Crater.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Ngorongoro Conservation Area trip builder website .

Getting from Victoria Falls to Ngorongoro Conservation Area by combination of flight and car takes about 12 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Victoria Falls to Ngorongoro Conservation Area is 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to drive to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Ngorongoro Crater ©
Ngorongoro Crater

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 8th (Tue) surrounded by wildlife at Olare Orok Conservancy. Spend the 10th (Thu) surrounded by wildlife at Mara Triangle. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Ol Kinyei Conservancy, stroll through Musiara Swamp, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Maasai Mara National Reserve online sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Maasai Mara National Reserve in 9 hours. In December in Maasai Mara National Reserve, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Nairobi.

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
Musiara Swamp ©
Musiara Swamp

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.
Nairobi is known for parks, wildlife, museums, nature, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nairobi National Park, admire the striking features of African Heritage House, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and tour the pleasant surroundings at David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Nairobi vacation maker tool .

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. Traveling from Maasai Mara National Reserve in December, expect Nairobi to be a bit warmer, temps between 28°C and 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Nairobi National Park ©
Nairobi National Park
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust ©
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
Safaris

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near 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, appreciate the history behind Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, make a trip to Tomb of Queen Nefertari, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Luxor Temple.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Luxor trip planner .

Getting from Nairobi to Luxor by flight takes about 13 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern African Time (EAT) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Nairobi in December, expect little chillier with lows of 11°C in Luxor. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cairo side-trips: Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, get a taste of the local shopping with Khan Al-Khalili, and don't miss a visit to Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Cairo trip planner .

Getting from Luxor to Cairo by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Luxor in December, expect nights in Cairo to be about the same, around 14°C, while days are slightly colder, around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Marrakech.

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

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.
Marrakech is known for shopping, parks, historic sites, spas, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, explore the different monuments and memorials at Saadian Tombs, and don't miss a visit to Medersa Ben Youssef.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Marrakech online vacation planner .

Traveling by flight from Cairo to Marrakech takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Western European Time (WET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Cairo in December, expect slightly colder with lows of 7°C in Marrakech. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Jemaa el-Fnaa ©
Jemaa el-Fnaa
Palacio da Bahia ©
Palacio da Bahia

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