60 days in Africa Itinerary

60 days in Africa Itinerary

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Cape Town, South Africa
— 5 nights
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Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
— 5 nights
Drive
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Oudtshoorn, South Africa
— 6 nights
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
— 5 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
— 3 nights
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Luxor, Egypt
— 4 nights
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Nungwi, Tanzania
— 3 nights
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La Digue Island, Seychelles
— 3 nights
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Praslin Island, Seychelles
— 4 nights
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Grand Baie, Mauritius
— 5 nights
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Cape Town, South Africa

— 5 nights

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Shop till you drop at Vangate Mall and PROVENANCE Essential Skincare. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony and Camp's Bay Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Cape Town side-trips: Gansbaai (Danger Point Lighthouse & Shark Diving), Franschhoek (Franschhoek Pass & Franschhoek Motor Museum) and Hermanus (Originals Gallery, Grotto Beach, &more). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Point, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Lion's Head, take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, and experience rural life at Cape Point Ostrich Farm.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Cape Town sightseeing planner.

Sydney, Australia to Cape Town is an approximately 18-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Sydney to Cape Town. Traveling from Sydney in February, Cape Town is slightly colder at night with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to fly to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Plettenberg Bay, South Africa

— 5 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.
Visiting Robberg Nature Reserve and Knysna Elephant Park will get you outdoors. Do some cultural sightseeing at Old Gaol and Art Gallery and Dutch Reformed Church. Explore Plettenberg Bay's surroundings by going to Noetzie Beach (in Noetzie), Fountains Mall (in Jeffreys Bay) and Knysna (Garden Route National Park, The Waterfront Knysna Quays, &more). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Birds of Eden, take a tour by water with Ocean Blue, browse the different shops at Old Nick Village, and snap pictures at Suspension Bridge.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Plettenberg Bay road trip planning website.

Fly from Cape Town to Plettenberg Bay in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Plettenberg Bay are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Wildlife · Parks · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trips

Oudtshoorn, South Africa

— 6 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.
Appreciate the collections at Hardys Memories of Africa African Art and Curios and Magpie Gallery. Get in touch with nature at Cango Caves and Riversdale Golf Club. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Oudtshoorn: Prince Albert (Fransie Pienaar Museum, Greg Kerr Art Gallery, &more), Barrydale Cellar (in Barrydale) and Riversdale Old Jail / Die Tronk (in Riversdale). Next up on the itinerary: cruise along Swartberg Pass, revel in the low prices at Klein Karoo Ostrich Emporium, take in the exciting artwork at ArtKaroo Art Gallery, and take an in-depth tour of Le Roux Townhouse.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Oudtshoorn trip planner.

Getting from Plettenberg Bay to Oudtshoorn by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Plettenberg Bay in March, expect nights in Oudtshoorn to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are slightly colder, around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Essaouira.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Galerie La Rochelle and Au Petit Bonhomme La Chance. Get a sense of the local culture at Medina of Essaouira and Cooperative feminie TILILA d'huile d'argane. The adventure continues: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, don't miss a visit to Essaouira Ramparts, take in the waterfront at Port de Pêche d'Essaouira, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

For ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Essaouira day trip planner.

Getting from Oudtshoorn to Essaouira by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 22 hours. Other options: fly. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Oudtshoorn to Essaouira due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Oudtshoorn in March: highs in Essaouira hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to Marrakech.

Things to do in Essaouira

Outdoors · Tours · Shopping · Adventure

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.
Maison de la Photographie de Marrakech and Musee Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of the city life by going to Balloon Rides and Off-Road Tours. On the 19th (Fri), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's lots more to do: stop by Ensemble Artisanal, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and admire the landmark architecture of Medersa Ben Youssef.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Marrakech trip planning app.

You can drive from Essaouira to Marrakech in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. March in Marrakech sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can fly to Dahab.

Things to do in Marrakech

Tours · Outdoors · Shopping · Museums

Dahab, Egypt

— 2 nights
Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
On the 23rd (Tue), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Dolphin Water Sports, then explore the striking landscape at Blue Hole, and then take in the exciting artwork at WICKEDiCANDY.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Dahab sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Marrakech to Dahab in 12 hours. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Marrakech to Dahab due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Marrakech in March, things will get a bit warmer in Dahab: highs are around 32°C and lows about 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can go by car to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Nature

Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

— 5 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.
Get some cultural insight at The Heavenly Cathedral and Sharm Papyrus Museum. Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Safaris. There's lots more to do: stroll through Shark's Bay Beach, get outside with Outdoor Activities, hunt for treasures at Old Market, and take a stroll through Na'ama Bay.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Sharm El Sheikh trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in March, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Shopping

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Senzo Mall and Akhenaten Egypt Gallery. Explore hidden gems such as Scuba & Snorkeling and Off-Road Tours. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, admire the ancient design of Planet Spa at Labranda Club Paradisio, take in the waterfront activity at Abu Tig Marina, and stroll through Shaab Abu Ramada/The Aquarium.

To see reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Hurghada driving holiday planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Sharm El Sheikh to Hurghada in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or drive. Traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in March, expect slightly colder with lows of 19°C in Hurghada. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Hurghada

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Marsa Mubarak and Hankorab Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Shark Diving and Abu Dabbab Beach. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Sharm El Luli and test the waters at a local thermal spa.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Marsa Alam road trip planning app.

Drive from Hurghada to Marsa Alam in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in April, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Luxor.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wildlife

Luxor, Egypt

— 4 nights
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Head to Luxor Market and Isis 2 Papyrus Museumfor plenty of shopping. Temple of Karnak and Luxor Temple will appeal to history buffs. And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Avenue of Sphinxes, pause for some photo ops at Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and get engrossed in the history at Luxor Museum.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Luxor tour planner.

Fly from Marsa Alam to Luxor in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Marsa Alam, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Luxor, ranging from highs of 41°C to lows of 21°C. On the 10th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Nungwi.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Tours

Nungwi, Tanzania

— 3 nights
Renowned for its sandy coast lined with mangroves and palm trees, Nungwi offers visitors a variety of restaurants, bars, and accommodations.
On the 11th (Sun), explore the fascinating underground world of Tazari Caves, then look for gifts at Bahati Beach Boutique, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally kick back and relax at Nungwi Beach. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the exciting artwork at Dr. Bulugu Gallery and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheetah's Rock.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Nungwi trip maker website.

Traveling by flight from Luxor to Nungwi takes 8.5 hours. Traveling from Luxor to Nungwi, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Luxor, expect slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Nungwi, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to La Digue Island.

Things to do in Nungwi

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

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.
Visit Anse Source D'Argent and Grand Anse for some beach relaxation. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Anse Coco Beach and Anse Gaulettes Beach. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Union Beach, stroll through Anse La Reunion Beach, identify plant and animal life at Union Estate Park, and trek along Nid d’Aigle.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our La Digue Island online vacation planner.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Nungwi to La Digue Island in 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nungwi to La Digue Island due to the time zone difference. In April, daily temperatures in La Digue Island can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Praslin Island.

Things to do in La Digue Island

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails

Praslin Island, Seychelles

— 4 nights
Home to some of the Seychelles' finest beaches, Praslin Island offers visitors more than just sand and sea.
Get a sense of the local culture at Galerie Passerose and Praslin Museum. You'll get in some beach time at Anse Lazio and Anse Kerlan Beach. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Anse Georgette, stroll through Anse La Blague, step off the mainland to explore Curieuse Island, and take a peaceful walk through Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Praslin Island road trip planner.

Ride a ferry from La Digue Island to Praslin Island in an hour. In April, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can fly to Grand Baie.

Things to do in Praslin Island

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Grand Baie, Mauritius

— 5 nights
Wide-open beaches with dazzling blue water and a relaxed coastal atmosphere lure visitors to take a trip to Grand Baie.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Le Morne Brabant and L'Aventure du Sucre. Let the collections at Curious Corner of Chamarel and Le Domaine des Aubineaux capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Grand Baie side-trips: Chamarel (Rhumerie de Chamarel & Chamarel’s Seven Coloured Earth Geopark) and Flic en Flac Beach (in Flic En Flac). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Pereybere Beach, admire the natural beauty at SSR Botanic Garden, buy something for everyone on your list at Mont Choisy - Le Mall, and make a trip to Notre Dame Auxiliatrice.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Baie trip maker.

You can fly from Praslin Island to Grand Baie in 7.5 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Praslin Island in April; daily highs in Grand Baie reach 34°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Grand Baie

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips