28 days in Africa Itinerary

28 days in Africa Itinerary

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28 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Washington DC, United States
+2
subway + bus + Fly:  24​h
1
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
2
Cape Town, South Africa
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Nelspruit, South Africa
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
4
Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
6
Praslin Island, Seychelles
— 1 night
Fly:  13​h 15​min
7
Luxor, Egypt
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
8
Cairo, Egypt
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
9
Marrakech, Morocco
— 4 nights
+3
shuttle + Fly + bus + subway:  15​h 45​min
End: Washington DC, United States

1
night
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Victoria Falls ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): snap pictures at Victoria Falls Bridge.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Victoria Falls trip builder site .

Washington DC, USA to Victoria Falls is an approximately 24-hour combination of subway, bus, and flight. You can also do a combination of subway, bus, flight, and car; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Washington DC to Victoria Falls, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Washington DC in May since evenings lows in Victoria Falls dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Parks Nature Tours
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Victoria Falls Snake Park ©
Victoria Falls Snake Park
Victoria Falls Bridge ©
Victoria Falls Bridge

4
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: take some stellar pictures from Cape of Good Hope, learn about winemaking at High Constantia Wine Cellar, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Two Oceans Aquarium, and kick back and relax at Boulders Beach.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Cape Town travel route website .

Traveling by flight from Victoria Falls to Cape Town takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. When traveling from Victoria Falls in May, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Cape Town: temperatures range from 70°F by day to 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Nelspruit.

Things to do in Cape Town

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

2
nights
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 30th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Kruger National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: Head underground at Sudwala Caves, take in nature's colorful creations at Lowveld National Botanical Garden, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary.

Plan my day in Nelspruit using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Cape Town to Nelspruit by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Nelspruit

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Sudwala Caves ©
Sudwala Caves

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kruger National Park: Spas (in Hoedspruit), Amarula Lapa (in Phalaborwa) and Bourkes' Luck Potholes (in Moremela). Spend the 4th (Tue) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. And it doesn't end there: hike along Wolhuter Wilderness Trail, make a trip to Tshokwane Picnic Site, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Olifants Wilderness Trail.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Kruger National Park trip itinerary builder .

You can 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 May in Kruger National Park, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Amarula Lapa, Bourkes' Luck Potholes, Spas
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Wolhuter Wilderness Trail ©
Wolhuter Wilderness Trail
Olifants Wilderness Trail ©
Olifants Wilderness Trail

3
nights
Johannesburg, South Africa

Johannesburg ©
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.
Step out of Johannesburg with an excursion to Voortrekker Monument in Pretoria--about 46 minutes away. Pack the 7th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Gold Reef City. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, try to win big at Montecasino, steep yourself in history at Mandela House, and make a trip to Nelson Mandela Square.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Johannesburg journey planning tool .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Kruger National Park to Johannesburg in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Kruger National Park in June: high temperatures in Johannesburg hover around 66°F and lows are around 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Praslin Island.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Casinos Fun & Games Theme Parks

Side Trips

Sandton, Voortrekker Monument
Find places to stay Jun 4 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Gold Reef City ©
Gold Reef City
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill

1
night
Praslin Island, Seychelles

Praslin Island ©
Home to some of the Seychelles' finest beaches, Praslin Island offers visitors more than just sand and sea.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): delve into the lush surroundings at Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve, then enjoy the sand and surf at Anse Possession, then enjoy the sand and surf at Anse Lazio, and finally stroll through Anse La Blague. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sun): get outside with Ilot Saint-Pierre and then head off the coast to Curieuse Island.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Praslin Island trip itinerary planning app .

You can fly from Johannesburg to Praslin Island in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of taxi and flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Johannesburg to Praslin Island due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Johannesburg in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Praslin Island: temperatures range from 85°F by day to 77°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Praslin Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Curieuse Island ©
Curieuse Island
Anse Lazio ©
Anse Lazio
Anse La Blague ©
Anse La Blague

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.
On the 10th (Mon), appreciate the history behind Tomb of Queen Nefertari, then admire all the interesting features of ACE- Animal Care in Egypt, then explore the ancient world of Temple of Karnak, and finally explore the ancient world of Luxor Temple. On the 11th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some photo ops at Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, then explore the ancient world of Valley of the Kings, then explore the ancient world of Medinet Habu, and finally pause for some photo ops at Luxor Sound and Light Show with transportation.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Luxor tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Praslin Island to Luxor in 13.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Seychelles Time (SCT) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. When traveling from Praslin Island in June, plan for warmer days and about the same nights in Luxor: temperatures range from 107°F by day to 78°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites
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Tomb of Queen Nefertari ©
Tomb of Queen Nefertari
Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings

3
nights
Cairo, Egypt

Cairo ©
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cairo: Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, examine the collection at Egyptian Antiquities Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mohamed Ali Mosque, and admire the striking features of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary).

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Cairo day trip planning tool .

You can fly from Luxor to Cairo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Luxor in June; daily highs in Cairo reach 94°F and lows reach 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Marrakech.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Giza
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Highlights from your plan
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx

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.
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, admire the landmark architecture of Bahia Palace, contemplate the long history of El Badi Palace, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Menara Gardens and Pavilion.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Marrakech itinerary maker site .

Fly from Cairo to Marrakech in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Cairo to Marrakech. Traveling from Cairo in June, plan for little chillier nights in Marrakech, with lows around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites Parks Tours
Find places to stay Jun 14 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Jemaa el-Fnaa ©
Jemaa el-Fnaa
Palacio da Bahia ©
Palacio da Bahia

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