60 days in Africa Itinerary

60 days in Africa Itinerary

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60 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly + Drive:  24​h
1
Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  8​h 30​min
2
Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Cape Town, South Africa
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  10​h 30​min
5
Nungwi, Tanzania
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  15​h 45​min
6
Marrakech, Morocco
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h
7
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  1​h 30​min
8
Hurghada, Egypt
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
9
Marsa Alam, Egypt
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
10
Luxor, Egypt
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + ferry:  15​h 15​min
11
La Digue Island, Seychelles
— 2 nights
ferry:  30​min
12
Praslin Island, Seychelles
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h 30​min
13
Saint-Leu, Reunion Island
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 15​min
14
Le Morne, Mauritius
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
15
Grand Baie, Mauritius
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Sydney, Australia

4
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kruger National Park and Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre. Step out of the city life by going to Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve and Sweni Wilderness Trail. Get out of town with these interesting Kruger National Park side-trips: Hoedspruit (Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre & iNyoka Art Gallery). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park, trek along Bushmans Trail, delve into the distant past at Masorini Archaeological Site, and stroll through Lonely Bull Trail.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Kruger National Park trip tool .

Sydney, Australia to Kruger National Park is an approximately 24-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Sydney to Kruger National Park. Traveling from Sydney in May, expect nights in Kruger National Park to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Hoedspruit, Kruger National Park, Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve ©
Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve
Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park

2
nights
Plettenberg Bay, South Africa

Plettenberg Bay ©
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.
Get in touch with nature at Robberg Nature Reserve and Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary. Discover out-of-the-way places like Birds of Eden and Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre. Explore Plettenberg Bay's surroundings by going to Knysna (Garden Route National Park & Knysna Heads), Mosaic Outdoor Market (in Sedgefield) and Wilderness Beach (in Wilderness). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Plettenberg Bay day trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kruger National Park to Plettenberg Bay in 8.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Kruger National Park in May, expect nights in Plettenberg Bay to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are little chillier, around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Knysna, Wilderness Beach
Highlights from your plan
Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre ©
Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre
Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden

5
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.
Let the collections at Franschhoek Motor Museum and District Six Museum capture your imagination. Escape the urban bustle at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony and Camp's Bay Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cape Town: !Khwa ttu (in Yzerfontein) and Hermanus (Grotto Beach & Lembu Gallery & Studio). And it doesn't end there: get great views at Cape Point, explore and take pictures at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, head off the coast to Robben Island Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Point.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Cape Town journey maker app .

You can fly from Plettenberg Bay to Cape Town in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In May in Cape Town, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Hermanus, !Khwa ttu, Franschhoek Motor Museum
Highlights from your plan
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Camp's Bay Beach ©
Camp's Bay Beach
Cape Point ©
Cape Point

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Safaris and River Rafting & Tubing. Head to Cultural Vibes Music Shop and Prime Art Galleryfor some retail therapy. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, take in the views from Victoria Falls Bridge, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Victoria Falls road trip tool .

You can fly from Cape Town to Victoria Falls in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Cape Town in May, expect nights in Victoria Falls to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Nungwi.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Walking tours

2
nights
Nungwi, Tanzania

Renowned for its sandy coast lined with mangroves and palm trees, Nungwi offers visitors a variety of restaurants, bars, and accommodations.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Nungwi Beach and Uroa Bay. Get outdoors at Cheetah's Rock and Scuba & Snorkeling. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Kendwa Beach.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Nungwi trip site .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Victoria Falls to Nungwi in 10.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of car, flight, and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Victoria Falls to Nungwi is 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Victoria Falls in May since evenings lows in Nungwi dip to 26°C. On the 1st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Marrakech.

Things to do in Nungwi

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kendwa Beach, Cheetah's Rock, Uroa Bay
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nungwi Beach ©
Nungwi Beach
Cheetah's Rock ©
Cheetah's Rock

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Berber Ecomuseum and Palacio da Bahia. Medina of Marrakesh and Saadian Tombs will appeal to history buffs. Step out of Marrakech with an excursion to Mount Toubkal in Imlil--about 1h 40 min away. There's still lots to do: hunt for treasures at Jemaa el-Fnaa, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, admire the striking features of Koutoubia Mosque, and take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Marrakech fast, fun, and easy.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Nungwi to Marrakech takes 16 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train; or do a combination of ferry and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Nungwi to Marrakech. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Nungwi in June: highs in Marrakech hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Marrakech

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Mount Toubkal
Highlights from your plan
Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Jemaa el-Fnaa ©
Jemaa el-Fnaa
Musee Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech ©

3
nights
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

Sharm El Sheikh ©
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Shark's Bay Beach and Ras Um Sid. Step out of the city life by going to Blue Hole and Coral Reefs. And it doesn't end there: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, admire the landmark architecture of Al Mustafa Mosque, take in the spiritual surroundings of Coptic Orthodox Church, and browse for treasures at St Catherine Shop.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Sharm El Sheikh trip itinerary planning tool .

You can fly from Marrakech to Sharm El Sheikh in 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Western European Time (WET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Marrakech in June; daily highs in Sharm El Sheikh reach 43°C and lows reach 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Dahab
Highlights from your plan
Shark's Bay Beach ©
Shark's Bay Beach
Shark Diving
Blue Hole ©
Blue Hole

4
nights
Hurghada, Egypt

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 Parasailing & Paragliding and Sharm El Naga. Take a break from the city and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Horseback Riding Tours. Next up on the itinerary: race across the water with a speed boat tour, get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, take in the waterfront activity at Abu Tig Marina, and head off the coast to Mahmya Island.

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Hurghada trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Sharm El Sheikh to Hurghada in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Hurghada can reach 44°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Swim with Dolphins
Parasailing & Paragliding

3
nights
Marsa Alam, Egypt

Marsa Alam ©
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Sharm El Luli and Scuba & Snorkeling. Get outdoors at Marsa Mubarak and Speed Boats Tours. There's more to do: explore the gorgeous colors at Elphinstone Reef and get outside with Abu Dabbab Beach.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Marsa Alam online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Hurghada to Marsa Alam takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Hurghada in June: highs in Marsa Alam hover around 41°C, while lows dip to 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to drive to Luxor.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Sharm El Luli ©
Sharm El Luli
Scuba & Snorkeling
Marsa Mubarak ©
Marsa Mubarak

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.
Popular historic sites such as Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari and Medinet Habu are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will appreciate Luxor Museum and Shop Sandouk. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Luxor: Edfu (Kanais & Temple of Horus at Edfu), Dendera Temple Complex (in Dendera) and Dendera Temple Complex (in Qena). There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Tomb of Ramses VI, stroll the grounds of Valley of the Kings, contemplate the long history of Valley of the Artisans (Deir el-Medina), and appreciate the history behind Colossi of Memnon.

For reviews and other tourist information, you can read our Luxor online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Marsa Alam to Luxor by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Marsa Alam in June, expect nights in Luxor to be about the same, around 30°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 49°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to La Digue Island.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Edfu, Dendera Temple Complex, Dendera Temple Complex
Highlights from your plan
Medinet Habu ©
Medinet Habu
Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings

2
nights
La Digue Island, Seychelles

La Digue Island ©
La Digue Island remains a relatively unknown vacation destination, offering very few tourist facilities and an exotic though largely undeveloped coastline.
Step out of the city life by going to Grand Anse and Anse Patates Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Anse Coco Beach and Petite Anse. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Anse Severe, stroll through Anse Source D'Argent, and step off the mainland to explore Coco Island.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our La Digue Island holiday maker website .

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Luxor to La Digue Island in 15.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Luxor to La Digue Island. While traveling from Luxor, expect cooler days and about the same nights in La Digue Island, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to catch the ferry to Praslin Island.

Things to do in La Digue Island

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Anse ©
Grand Anse
Anse Coco Beach ©
Anse Coco Beach
Anse Source D'Argent ©
Anse Source D'Argent

3
nights
Praslin Island, Seychelles

Praslin Island ©
Home to some of the Seychelles' finest beaches, Praslin Island offers visitors more than just sand and sea.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Anse Georgette and Scuba & Snorkeling. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Cote d’Or Beach and Anse Volbert. And it doesn't end there: take a peaceful walk through Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve, step off the mainland to explore Curieuse Island, stroll through Cousin, and view the masterpieces at Galerie Passerose.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Praslin Island vacation website .

Praslin Island is just a stone's throw from La Digue Island. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in June, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Saint-Leu.

Things to do in Praslin Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Cousin
Highlights from your plan
Anse Lazio ©
Anse Lazio
Anse Georgette ©
Anse Georgette
Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve ©
Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve

4
nights
Saint-Leu, Reunion Island

Step off the beaten path and head to Parasailing & Paragliding and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Trou du Souffleur. Get out of town with these interesting Saint-Leu side-trips: Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Saint-Philippe), Piton de Fournaise (in Saint-Benoit) and La Cite du Volcan (in La Plaine des Cafres).

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Saint-Leu online trip itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Praslin Island to Saint-Leu in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, flight, and bus; or fly. Traveling from Praslin Island in June, things will get little chillier in Saint-Leu: highs are around 30°C and lows about 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Le Morne.

Things to do in Saint-Leu

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains, Hell-Bourg, Piton de Fournaise, La Cite du Volcan, Dekocean
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Parasailing & Paragliding

4
nights
Le Morne, Mauritius

Le Morne ©
A rugged rock crag surrounded by white-sand beaches and an emerald lagoon marks Le Morne, a World Heritage Site.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Le Morne Beach and Gris Gris Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Le Morne Brabant and Chamarel Waterfall. Go for a jaunt from Le Morne to Riviere des Anguilles to see La Vanille Nature Park about 54 minutes away. There's much more to do: get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, see the interesting displays at Curious Corner of Chamarel, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Black River Gorges National Park, and play a few rounds at Heritage Golf Club.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Le Morne itinerary maker tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Saint-Leu to Le Morne. In July in Le Morne, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Grand Baie.

Things to do in Le Morne

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Mauritius, Chamarel, Bel Ombre, Gris Gris Beach, La Vanille Nature Park
Highlights from your plan
Le Morne Brabant ©
Le Morne Brabant
Black River Gorges National Park
Black River Gorges National Park
Curious Corner of Chamarel ©
Curious Corner of Chamarel

4
nights
Grand Baie, Mauritius

Wide-open beaches with dazzling blue water and a relaxed coastal atmosphere lure visitors to take a trip to Grand Baie.
Visit Flic en Flac Beach and Ile Plate Beach for some beach relaxation. Head to Nature Photo Gallery Moka Mauritius and Island Gems And Jewelsfor plenty of shopping. Explore Grand Baie's surroundings by going to Jewish Detainees Museum and Saint Martin Jewish Cemetery (in Bambous), Les 7 Cascades (in Riviere Noire) and Swim with Dolphins (in Flic En Flac). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mont Choisy Beach, take an in-depth tour of L'Aventure du Sucre, head off the coast to Ile aux Aigrettes Nature Reserve, and take in nature's colorful creations at SSR Botanic Garden.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Baie driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Le Morne to Grand Baie takes 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Baie

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Trou aux Biches, Pamplemousses, Cap Malheureux, Flic En Flac, Jewish Detainees Museum and Saint Martin Jewish Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Mont Choisy Beach ©
Mont Choisy Beach
Flic en Flac Beach ©
Flic en Flac Beach

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