20 days in Africa Itinerary

20 days in Africa Itinerary

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20 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: San Francisco, United States
Fly:  28​h
1
Cape Town, South Africa
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Nelspruit, South Africa
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
3
Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 3 nights
Drive:  12​h 45​min
4
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  11​h 45​min
5
Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  18​h 15​min
6
Luxor, Egypt
— 1 night
7
Giza, Egypt
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h 30​min
8
Marrakech, Morocco
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: San Francisco, United States

2
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.
Cape Town is known for nature, parks, beaches, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a stroll along the water at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, admire all the interesting features of Robben Island Museum, look for gifts at the book lounge, and take some stellar pictures from Cape of Good Hope.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Cape Town trip builder website .

San Francisco, USA to Cape Town is an approximately 28-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from San Francisco to Cape Town due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from San Francisco in September, with highs in Cape Town at 68°F and lows at 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Nelspruit.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Cape of Good Hope ©
Cape of Good Hope
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©

1
night
Nelspruit, South Africa

Nelspruit ©
Nestled on the banks of the Crocodile River, Nelspruit provides visitors with a convenient base point boasting two airports and an enviable location on the road between Johannesburg and the Mozambican border.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kruger National Park.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Nelspruit trip simple and quick.

Getting from Cape Town to Nelspruit by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cape Town in September, things will get a bit warmer in Nelspruit: highs are around 78°F and lows about 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Nelspruit

Parks Nature
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park

3
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.
Spend the 25th (Wed) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. There's still lots to do: stroll through Sweni Wilderness Trail, trek along Bushmans Trail, and head outdoors with Wild Frontier Adventures.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Kruger National Park driving holiday site .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Nelspruit to Kruger National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In September, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Sweni Wilderness Trail ©
Sweni Wilderness Trail
Bushmans Trail ©
Bushmans Trail

2
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.
Spend the 29th (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, view the masterpieces at Prime Art Gallery, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Victoria Falls trip planner.

Drive from Kruger National Park to Victoria Falls in 15 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Kruger National Park in September, expect nights in Victoria Falls to be about the same, around 60°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 90°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Safaris
Nature & Wildlife Tours

1
day
Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

Ngorongoro Conservation Area ©
You can discover Tanzania's varied plant and animal life on a tour of Ngorongoro Conservation Area, a World Heritage Site known for its massive volcanic caldera.
On the 1st (Tue), explore the striking landscape at Ngorongoro Crater.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of flight and car from Victoria Falls to Ngorongoro Conservation Area in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Victoria Falls to Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Parks Nature
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Ngorongoro Crater ©
Ngorongoro Crater

1
night
Luxor, Egypt

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): explore the ancient world of Medinet Habu, delve into the distant past at Temple of Karnak, and then browse the different shops at Habiba Gallery. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Deir el-Shelwit Temple, explore the ancient world of Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, then delve into the distant past at Valley of the Kings, then deepen your understanding at ACE- Animal Care in Egypt, and finally explore the ancient world of Luxor Temple.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Luxor driving holiday planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Luxor in 18.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Luxor due to the time zone difference. In October, daytime highs in Luxor are 95°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Giza.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Shopping
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ACE- Animal Care in Egypt ©
ACE- Animal Care in Egypt
Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings

1
night
Giza, Egypt

Giza ©
Situated on the Nile riverfront, the city of Giza remains best known for its pyramid complex.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Great Sphinx, then explore the ancient world of Pyramids of Giza, and then see the interesting displays at Solar Boat Museum.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Giza trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Luxor to Giza by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Luxor in October, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Giza: temperatures range from 86°F by day to 69°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Marrakech.

Things to do in Giza

Historic Sites Museums
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx
Musee de la Barque Solaire ©
Musee de la Barque Solaire

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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.
Marrakech is known for parks, shopping, historic sites, spas, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, contemplate the long history of El Badi Palace, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and don't miss a visit to Medina of Marrakesh.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Marrakech trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Giza to Marrakech by flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Giza to Marrakech is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Giza in October, plan for slightly colder nights in Marrakech, with lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Jemaa el-Fnaa ©
Jemaa el-Fnaa
Palacio da Bahia ©
Palacio da Bahia

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