60 days in Africa Itinerary

60 days in Africa Itinerary

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Fly to Casablanca, Shuttle to Essaouira
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Essaouira, Morocco
— 3 nights
Drive
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Marrakech, Morocco
— 6 nights
Fly
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Dahab, Egypt
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
— 6 nights
Taxi to Sharm el-Sheikh, Fly to Hurghada
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Hurghada, Egypt
— 5 nights
Drive
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Marsa Alam, Egypt
— 4 nights
Fly
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Luxor, Egypt
— 6 nights
Fly to Praslin Island, Ferry to La Digue Island
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La Digue Island, Seychelles
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Praslin Island, Seychelles
— 5 nights
Fly
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Flic En Flac, Mauritius
— 5 nights
Fly
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Cape Town, South Africa
— 6 nights
Fly
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Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
— 4 nights
Drive
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Oudtshoorn, South Africa
— 4 nights
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Essaouira, Morocco

— 3 nights

Wind City of Africa

The laidback town of Essaouira, known for its forceful trade winds, attracts Moroccan and foreign tourists alike with its sweeping beaches and atmospheric, labyrinthine medina, a World Heritage Site.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Horseback Riding Tours. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Medina of Essaouira and Cooperative feminie TILILA d'huile d'argane. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Essaouira Ramparts, stop by Hiya Art De Vivre, take in the exciting artwork at Galerie La Rochelle, and take in the waterfront at Port de Pêche d'Essaouira.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Essaouira day trip website.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Essaouira is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Johannesburg to Essaouira. Traveling from Johannesburg in February, things will get slightly colder in Essaouira: highs are around 21°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can drive to Marrakech.

Things to do in Essaouira

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Marrakech, Morocco

— 6 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Maison de la Photographie de Marrakech and Walking tours. Get some cultural insight at Medersa Ben Youssef and Musee de Marrakech - Fondation Omar Benjelloun. The adventure continues: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, relax in sumptuous surroundings at local Arab baths, walk around Cyber Parc Arsat Moulay Abdeslam, and see Off-Road Tours.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Marrakech trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Essaouira to Marrakech takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Essaouira in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Marrakech, with lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Dahab.

Things to do in Marrakech

Tours · Outdoors · Museums · Shopping

Dahab, Egypt

— 2 nights
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 (Sat): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 13th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the exciting artwork at WICKEDiCANDY, then explore the striking landscape at Blue Hole, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Dahab itinerary maker website.

Traveling by flight from Marrakech to Dahab takes 14 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Marrakech to Dahab. Traveling from Marrakech in February, expect Dahab to be somewhat warmer, temps between 28°C and 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can go by car to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

— 6 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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Shark's Bay Beach and Na'ama Bay. Explore hidden gems such as Safaris and Scuba & Snorkeling. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at The Heavenly Cathedral, find something for the whole family at Mirage Divers, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Crocodile Show, and don't miss a visit to Soho Square Dancing Fountain.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Sharm El Sheikh vacation planning tool.

Getting from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In February in Sharm El Sheikh, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Hurghada, Egypt

— 5 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Safaris and Off-Road Tours. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sand City and Selkhet Papyrus. Spend the 20th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: go for a stroll along the water at Abu Tig Marina, explore the gorgeous colors at Shaab Abu Ramada/The Aquarium, and step off the mainland to explore Mahmya Island.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Hurghada trip itinerary builder site.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Sharm El Sheikh to Hurghada in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or ride a ferry. Traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Hurghada, with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Hurghada

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Marsa Alam, Egypt

— 4 nights
The opening of an international airport and subsequent development of hotels and resorts boosted tourism in Marsa Alam, a town on Egypt's Red Sea coast known for its world-class diving spots.
Explore hidden gems such as Shark Diving and Sataya Reef. Relax by the water at Marsa Mubarak and Sharm El Luli. The adventure continues: see the vivid underwater world at Dolphin House - Sha'ab Samadai Reef, get outside with Abu Dabbab Beach, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Marsa Alam trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Hurghada to Marsa Alam in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Marsa Alam can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches

Luxor, Egypt

— 6 nights
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Get a sense of the local culture at Temple of Karnak and Medinet Habu. Step off the beaten path and head to Luxor Museum and Valley of the Kings. Spend the 5th (Sat) floating through the air with a balloon tour. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Luxor Temple, delve into the distant past at Tomb of King Tutankhamun (Tut), get to know the fascinating history of Avenue of Sphinxes, and appreciate the history behind Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Luxor road trip tool.

You can fly from Marsa Alam to Luxor in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Marsa Alam in February, expect little chillier with lows of 11°C in Luxor. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel to La Digue Island.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

La Digue Island, Seychelles

— 3 nights
La Digue Island remains a relatively unknown vacation destination, offering very few tourist facilities and an exotic though largely undeveloped coastline.
Explore hidden gems such as Grand Anse and Anse Source D'Argent. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Anse Coco Beach and Anse Fourmis. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Petite Anse, stroll through Anse Gaulettes Beach, and make a trip to Plantation House National Monument.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our La Digue Island online trip maker.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Luxor to La Digue Island in 16 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Seychelles Time is 2 hours. Traveling from Luxor in March, plan for a bit warmer nights in La Digue Island, with lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to ride a ferry to Praslin Island.

Things to do in La Digue Island

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Praslin Island, Seychelles

— 5 nights
Home to some of the Seychelles' finest beaches, Praslin Island offers visitors more than just sand and sea.
We've included these beaches for you: Anse Lazio and Anse La Farine. Do some cultural sightseeing at St. Matthew Apostle Church and Rita's Art Sudio & Gallery. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Anse Georgette, stroll through Anse La Blague, take a peaceful walk through Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve, and step off the mainland to explore Curieuse Island.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Praslin Island day trip app.

You can ride a ferry from La Digue Island to Praslin Island in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in March, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Flic En Flac.

Things to do in Praslin Island

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Flic En Flac, Mauritius

— 5 nights
An unusual commodity in the lesser-touristed western part of Mauritius, the developed seaside village Flic En Flac boasts a vast white sandy beach that generates a large amount of tourism.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Le Morne Brabant and Mont Choisy Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Curious Corner of Chamarel and Le Domaine des Aubineaux. Change things up with these side-trips from Flic En Flac: Pamplemousses (SSR Botanic Garden & L'Aventure du Sucre), Scuba & Snorkeling (in Trou aux Biches) and Underwater Waterfall (in Le Morne). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Flic en Flac Beach, buy something for everyone on your list at Grand Bay Store, get in on the family fun at Casela Nature Parks, and take in the dramatic scenery at Chamarel Waterfall.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Flic En Flac trip planner.

You can fly from Praslin Island to Flic En Flac in 7.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in March, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Flic En Flac

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Cape Town, South Africa

— 6 nights

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Franschhoek Motor Museum and Originals Gallery. Relax by the water at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony and Grotto Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Cape Town side-trips: Franschhoek Pass (in Franschhoek), Provenance (in Hermanus) and Shark Diving (in Gansbaai). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Camp's Bay Beach, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Lion's Head, explore and take pictures at Cape Point Ostrich Farm, and take in the dramatic natural features at Twelve Apostles.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Cape Town online sightseeing planner.

Fly from Flic En Flac to Cape Town in 8.5 hours. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Flic En Flac to Cape Town due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Flic En Flac in March, things will get a bit cooler in Cape Town: highs are around 30°C and lows about 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Robberg Nature Reserve and Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Knysna Museum and Nelson Bay Cave. Explore Plettenberg Bay's surroundings by going to Knysna (Garden Route National Park & Knysna Heads), Suspension Bridge (in Tsitsikamma National Park) and Noetzie Beach (in Noetzie). There's much more to do: stroll through Birds of Eden, look for gifts at La Carla Mask Atelier, cast your line with Fish Eagle Transport & Tours - Day Tours, and pick up some local products at Elephant Walk Farm Stall.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Plettenberg Bay trip builder.

Getting from Cape Town to Plettenberg Bay by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Boplaas Garden Route Tasting Room and Greg Kerr Art Gallery. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Swartberg Pass and Garden Route Game Lodge Day Safaris. When in Oudtshoorn, make a side trip to see Tuin-op-die-Brak in Stilbaai, approximately Stilbaai away. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Cango Wildlife Ranch, get some fabulous bargains at Klein Karoo Ostrich Emporium, experience rural life at Safari Ostrich Show Farm, and Head underground at Cango Caves.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Oudtshoorn trip builder.

You can drive from Plettenberg Bay to Oudtshoorn in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Plettenberg Bay in March, you will find days in Oudtshoorn are a bit cooler (18°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips