60 days in Africa Itinerary

60 days in Africa Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Africa holiday planner

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Marrakech, Morocco
— 5 nights
Fly to Zagora, Drive to Merzouga
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Merzouga, Morocco
— 3 nights
Fly
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Cairo, Egypt
— 4 nights
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Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
— 3 nights
Drive
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Dahab, Egypt
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hurghada, Egypt
— 5 nights
Drive
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Marsa Alam, Egypt
— 3 nights
Fly
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Luxor, Egypt
— 6 nights
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Praslin Island, Seychelles
— 3 nights
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La Digue Island, Seychelles
— 4 nights
Ferry to Praslin, Fly to Johannesburg
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Johannesburg, South Africa
— 5 nights
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Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 5 nights
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Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
— 2 nights
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Cape Town, South Africa
— 6 nights
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 2 nights
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Marrakech, Morocco

— 5 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Maison de la Photographie de Marrakech and Mohammed VI Museum for the Water Civilization in Morocco - Aman. Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Balloon Rides. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Musee Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech, appreciate the extensive heritage of Menara Gardens and Pavilion, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koutoubia Mosque, and admire the striking features of Palacio da Bahia.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Marrakech trip app.

Calgary, Canada to Marrakech is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Western European Standard Time is 7 hours. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Calgary in April, with highs in Marrakech at 31°C and lows at 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Merzouga.

Things to do in Marrakech

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Museums

Merzouga, Morocco

— 3 nights
Make Merzuoga a stop on your Morocco trip as part of a desert safari.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Musee Nomade, then admire nature's extreme beauty at Merzouga Desert, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Erg Chebbi Dunes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Macro Fossiles Kasbah, then explore the world behind art at Mezane Fossil Store, and then see Off-Road Tours.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Merzouga journey planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Marrakech to Merzouga in 8.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Cairo.

Things to do in Merzouga

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Cairo, Egypt

— 4 nights

City of a Thousand Minarets

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 some historical perspective at Giza Plateau and Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids. Let the collections at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities and The Coptic Museum capture your imagination. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairo: Giza (Bent Pyramid, Pyramids of Giza, &more). There's still lots to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, stroll around Al-Azhar Park, view the masterpieces at Oum El Dounia Gallery, and take a stroll through Coptic Cairo.

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Traveling by flight from Merzouga to Cairo takes 11 hours. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. In April, daytime highs in Cairo are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to fly to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

— 3 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Scuba & Snorkeling and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Step out of the city life by going to Safaris and SOHO Tennis & Squash center. There's more to do: stroll through Shark's Bay Beach and pause for some serene contemplation at The Heavenly Cathedral.

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You can fly from Cairo to Sharm El Sheikh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Cairo in April, Sharm El Sheikh is a bit warmer at night with lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Dahab.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Beaches

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 25th (Sun): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the vivid underwater world at Coral Reefs, then push the limits with an extreme tour, and then explore the striking landscape at Blue Hole.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Dahab trip app.

Drive from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Dahab are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Dahab

Wildlife · Outdoors · 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Mahmya Island. Get in touch with nature at Safaris and Omo Gamaar. And it doesn't end there: head off the coast to Giftun Islands, get outside with Oxygen Red Sea Hurghada, go for a stroll along the water at Abu Tig Marina, and explore the gorgeous colors at Shaab Abu Ramada/The Aquarium.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Hurghada holiday planner.

Drive from Dahab to Hurghada in 4 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Marsa Alam, Egypt

— 3 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Sharm El Luli and Abu Dabbab Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Marsa Mubarak and Amore Safari. There's more to do: have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience and see the vivid underwater world at Dolphin House - Sha'ab Samadai Reef.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Marsa Alam using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hurghada to Marsa Alam takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in May, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Luxor.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Luxor, Egypt

— 6 nights
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Temple of Karnak and Luxor Temple. Luxor Museum and Shop Sandouk will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of Luxor with an excursion to Dendera Temple Complex in Dendera--about 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Kings, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Medinet Habu, get to know the fascinating history of Avenue of Sphinxes, and delve into the distant past at Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Luxor online vacation planner.

Getting from Marsa Alam to Luxor by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Marsa Alam in May: highs in Luxor hover around 45°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Praslin Island.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Praslin Island, Seychelles

— 3 nights
Home to some of the Seychelles' finest beaches, Praslin Island offers visitors more than just sand and sea.
Relax by the water at Anse Lazio and Anse Volbert. Visiting Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve and Curieuse Island will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: stroll through Anse Georgette, see what you can catch with One Love Boat Charter Seychelles, kick back and relax at Petite Anse Kerlan, and view the masterpieces at Galerie Passerose.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Praslin Island trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Luxor to Praslin Island takes 16 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Luxor to Praslin Island. When traveling from Luxor in May, plan for slightly colder days in Praslin Island, with highs around 36°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to ride a ferry to La Digue Island.

Things to do in Praslin Island

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

La Digue Island, Seychelles

— 4 nights
La Digue Island remains a relatively unknown vacation destination, offering very few tourist facilities and an exotic though largely undeveloped coastline.
Visit Anse Source D'Argent and Anse Severe for some beach relaxation. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Grand Anse and Anse Coco Beach. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Anse Patates Beach, stroll through Anse Pierrot Beach, and see some colorful creatures with Lizzy Boat Charter.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the La Digue Island trip maker site.

You can ride a ferry from Praslin Island to La Digue Island in an hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in La Digue Island

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wildlife

Johannesburg, South Africa

— 5 nights

City of Light

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.
Visit Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct and Nelson Mandela Foundation for their historical value. Apartheid Museum and Lindfield Victorian House Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Ukutula Conservation Center (in Brits), 7th Heaven Scuba (in Krugersdorp) and Regent Safaris (in Hazyview). Spend the 21st (Fri) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: stroll through Lion and Safari Park, take in the exciting artwork at I was shot in Joburg, contemplate the long history of Mandela House, and browse the exhibits of Art Eye Gallery.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Johannesburg trip planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from La Digue Island to Johannesburg takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight. The time zone difference moving from Seychelles Time to South Africa Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from La Digue Island in May, expect nights in Johannesburg to be colder, around 9°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to fly to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Wildlife · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Kruger National Park, South Africa

— 5 nights
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.
Kingfisher Gallery and iNyoka Art Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of the city life by going to Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre and Kruger National Park. Spend the 23rd (Sun) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Sweni Wilderness Trail and stroll through Wolhuter Wilderness Trail.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Kruger National Park online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Johannesburg in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Kruger National Park, with lows of 15°C. On the 27th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks · Wildlife · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Plettenberg Bay, South Africa

— 2 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.
On the 28th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre, tour the pleasant surroundings at Birds of Eden, stroll through Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary, then stroll through Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary, and finally explore the striking landscape of Garden Route National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Robberg Nature Reserve, stroll through Knysna Elephant Park, then take in the dramatic natural features at Knysna Heads, and finally stroll through Featherbed Nature Reserve.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Plettenberg Bay trip itinerary planning website.

Fly from Kruger National Park to Plettenberg Bay in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kruger National Park in May, expect nights in Plettenberg Bay to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are slightly colder, around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Cape Town.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

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.
Let the collections at Franschhoek Motor Museum and Iziko South African National Gallery capture your imagination. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Maclear's Beacon and Amber Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Cape Town side-trips: Gansbaai (African Penguin & Seabird Sanctuary & Shark Diving) and The Stellenbosch Village Museum (in Stellenbosch). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, see the interesting displays at District Six Museum, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Lion's Head, and get great views at Cape Point.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Cape Town day trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Plettenberg Bay to Cape Town takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Cape Town can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to fly to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. Keep things going the next day: take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, explore the striking landscape of Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, meet the residents at Victoria Falls Snake Park, then take in the exciting artwork at Prime Art Gallery, then look for gifts at Cultural Vibes Music Shop, and finally snap pictures at Victoria Falls Bridge.

For photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Victoria Falls online tour itinerary planner.

Fly from Cape Town to Victoria Falls in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cape Town in June, you will find days in Victoria Falls are somewhat warmer (29°C), and nights are about the same (10°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks