60 days in Africa Itinerary

60 days in Africa Itinerary

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

— 3 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Garden Route National Park and Elephant Sanctuary The Crags. For shopping fun, head to Old Nick Village or Old Gaol and Art Gallery. Get out of town with these interesting Plettenberg Bay side-trips: Knysna (Knysna Heads & Knysna Fine Art) and Suspension Bridge (in Tsitsikamma National Park). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Robberg Nature Reserve, cast your line with Fish Eagle Transport & Tours - Day Tours, steep yourself in history at Nelson Bay Cave, and browse the fresh offerings at Elephant Walk Farm Stall.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Plettenberg Bay travel route planning app.

Sydney, Australia to Plettenberg Bay is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Sydney to Plettenberg Bay due to the time zone difference. In January, Plettenberg Bay is slightly colder than Sydney - with highs of 28°C and lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can go by car to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks · Wildlife · Shopping · Nature

Side Trips

Oudtshoorn, South Africa

— 5 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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Fransie Pienaar Museum and Greg Kerr Art Gallery. Discover out-of-the-way places like Swartberg Pass and Safari Ostrich Show Farm. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Oudtshoorn: Garden Route Mall (in George), Boplaas Garden Route Tasting Room (in Klein Brak River) and Riversdale Old Jail / Die Tronk (in Riversdale). The adventure continues: experience rural life at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, view the masterpieces at Hardys Memories of Africa African Art and Curios, get some fabulous bargains at Klein Karoo Ostrich Emporium, and do a tasting at Boplaas.

To see other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Oudtshoorn itinerary builder.

You can drive from Plettenberg Bay to Oudtshoorn in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in January, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Cape Town.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Shopping · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

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.
Appreciate the collections at Franschhoek Motor Museum and Originals Gallery. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bloubergstrand Beach and Franschhoek Pass. Venture out of the city with trips to Shark Diving (in Gansbaai), Provenance (in Hermanus) and Caledon Museum (in Caledon). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Muizenberg Beach, hunt for treasures at The Old Biscuit Mill, tour the pleasant surroundings at Camp's Bay Beach, and learn about winemaking at Klein Parys Vineyards.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Cape Town trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Oudtshoorn to Cape Town takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Cape Town are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Ilha do Sal.

Things to do in Cape Town

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Ilha do Sal, Cape Verde

— 4 nights
Ilha do Sal represents an exotic island in the Atlantic Ocean gifted with powdery beaches and dormant volcanoes.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Capela de Sao Jose and Paroquia de Nossa Senhora das Dores. Shop till you drop at Visoes Africanas and Art & Craft. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Viveiro, Botanical Garden & Zoo di Terra, contemplate the waterfront views at Buracona, indulge in some personalized pampering at Renova Spa, and try your luck at Casino Royal.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Ilha do Sal trip maker site.

Traveling by flight from Cape Town to Ilha do Sal takes 18.5 hours. Traveling from Cape Town to Ilha do Sal, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Cape Town, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Ilha do Sal, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 22°C. On the 5th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Marrakech.

Things to do in Ilha do Sal

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Marrakech, Morocco

— 3 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Balloon Rides and Off-Road Tours. You'll explore and learn at Musee de Marrakech - Fondation Omar Benjelloun and Musee Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Marrakech Train Station, relax in sumptuous surroundings at local Arab baths, look for gifts at Ensemble Artisanal, and gain insight at Medersa Ben Youssef.

To see other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Marrakech trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Ilha do Sal to Marrakech takes 12 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Ilha do Sal to Marrakech is 1 hour. While traveling from Ilha do Sal, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Marrakech, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Essaouira.

Things to do in Marrakech

Tours · Outdoors · Museums · Shopping

Essaouira, Morocco

— 5 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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdellah Museum and Galerie La Rochelle. Mogador Christian Cemetery and Le Val d'Argan are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Outdoor Activities, stop by Hiya Art De Vivre, take in the waterfront at Port de Pêche d'Essaouira, and stroll through Essaouira Beach.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Essaouira trip website.

Drive from Marrakech to Essaouira in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in February, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Essaouira

Outdoors · Tours · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Heavenly Cathedral and Shark's Bay Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Safaris. Spend the 14th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Na'ama Bay, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, buy something for everyone on your list at La Strada Shopping Center, and hunt for treasures at Old Market.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Sharm El Sheikh tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Essaouira to Sharm El Sheikh by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 14 hours. Other options: fly. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Essaouira to Sharm El Sheikh due to the time zone difference. In February, Sharm El Sheikh is a bit warmer than Essaouira - with highs of 28°C and lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Dahab.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors · Tours · Shopping · Wildlife

Dahab, Egypt

— 1 night
Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Dahab trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Dahab can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Dahab

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Hurghada, Egypt

— 6 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Horseback Riding Tours and Shaab Abu Ramada/The Aquarium. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Off-Road Tours and Zeytuna Beach. Spend the 20th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at Luxsa Spa, take in the waterfront activity at Abu Tig Marina, meet the residents at Hurghada Grand Aquarium, and head off the coast to Mahmya Island.

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Drive from Dahab to Hurghada in 4 hours. Traveling from Dahab in February, Hurghada is a bit cooler at night with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Marsa Alam, Egypt

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): stroll through Marsa Mubarak and then meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience. On your second day here, get outside with Abu Dabbab Beach, then see where the ancients bathed at Roman baths, and then kick back and relax at Sharm El Luli.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Marsa Alam day trip planning tool.

Getting from Hurghada to Marsa Alam by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in February, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Luxor, Egypt

— 4 nights
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Avenue of Sphinxes and Luxor Temple. Head to Luxor Market and Isis 2 Papyrus Museumfor plenty of shopping. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Luxor Museum, explore the ancient world of Valley of the Kings, steep yourself in history at Temple of Karnak, and enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Luxor trip planner.

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, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Luxor, with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Nungwi.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Shopping · Tours · Outdoors

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Nungwi Beach, then Head underground at Tazari Caves, and finally look for gifts at Bahati Beach Boutique. On your second day here, browse the exhibits of Dr. Bulugu Gallery and then stroll through Cheetah's Rock.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Nungwi travel route planner.

Fly from Luxor to Nungwi in 9 hours. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to East Africa Time (EAT) is 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Luxor in March since evenings lows in Nungwi dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to La Digue Island.

Things to do in Nungwi

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

La Digue Island, Seychelles

— 2 nights
La Digue Island remains a relatively unknown vacation destination, offering very few tourist facilities and an exotic though largely undeveloped coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): kick back and relax at Grand Anse, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Anse Gaulettes Beach, then kick back and relax at Anse Source D'Argent, and finally stroll through Anse La Reunion Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Anse Banane, stroll through Anse Fourmis, then stroll through Anse Coco Beach, then kick back and relax at Union Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Anse Caiman.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the La Digue Island trip itinerary app.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Nungwi to La Digue Island in 14.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and flight. Traveling from Nungwi to La Digue Island, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In March, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to catch the ferry to Praslin Island.

Things to do in La Digue Island

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

Praslin Island, Seychelles

— 4 nights
Home to some of the Seychelles' finest beaches, Praslin Island offers visitors more than just sand and sea.
Get in touch with nature at Cote d’Or Beach and Anse Kerlan Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like St. Matthew Apostle Church and Galerie Passerose. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Anse Bois de Rose Beach, browse the exhibits of Rita's Art Sudio & Gallery, hike along Salazie & Pasquiere Track, and enjoy the sand and surf at Anse Possession.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Praslin Island road trip planner.

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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Flic En Flac.

Things to do in Praslin Island

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Flic En Flac, Mauritius

— 6 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.
Do your shopping at Cascavelle Shopping Village and Grand Bay Store. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Le Morne Brabant and Curious Corner of Chamarel. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Flic En Flac: Mont Choisy Beach (in Mont Choisy), Pamplemousses (L'Aventure du Sucre & SSR Botanic Garden) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Trou aux Biches). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Pereybere Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Underwater Waterfall, browse the different shops at Sunset Boulevard, and admire the sheer force of Chamarel Waterfall.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Flic En Flac tour site.

Traveling by flight from Praslin Island to Flic En Flac takes 7.5 hours. In March in Flic En Flac, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Flic En Flac

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips