30 days in Africa Itinerary

30 days in Africa Itinerary

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Cape Town, South Africa
— 4 nights
Fly to Nelspruit, Shuttle to Manzini
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Manzini, Eswatini (Swaziland)
— 4 nights
Shuttle to Johannesburg, Fly to Djerba Island
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Djerba Island, Tunisia
— 4 nights
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Hammamet, Tunisia
— 3 nights
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Cairo, Egypt
— 4 nights
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Praslin Island, Seychelles
— 4 nights
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La Digue Island, Seychelles
— 3 nights
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Cape Town, South Africa

— 4 nights

Mother City

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, beaches, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Cape Point, cruise along Chapman's Peak Drive, contemplate the long history of Robben Island Museum, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Two Oceans Aquarium.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Cape Town sightseeing planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Cape Town is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to South Africa Standard Time is minus 8 hours. September in Cape Town sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Manzini.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature
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Manzini, Eswatini (Swaziland)

— 4 nights
Swaziland's largest town, Manzini bustles with financial and industrial activity, its inner center dominated by malls and offices.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Manzini: Sheba's Breast Mountain (in Lobamba) and Ezulwini (Mantenga Craft & Lifestyle Centre & Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary). Spend the 8th (Thu) exploring nature at Hlane Royal National Park. Next up on the itinerary: try your luck at Happy Valley Casino, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mantenga Nature Reserve, stop by Swazi Candles, and steep yourself in history at Mantenga Cultural Village.

For ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Manzini itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Cape Town to Manzini in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Cape Town in September: high temperatures in Manzini hover around 30°C and lows are around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Djerba Island.

Things to do in Manzini

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Djerba Island, Tunisia

— 4 nights
Explore pristine beaches and charming villages on a vacation on Djerba Island, a small island in the Gulf of Gabes known for its Berber population.
Djerba Island is known for zoos & aquariums, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore by horseback at Ranch Yassmina Djerba La Douce, don't miss a visit to Djerbahood, get to know the resident critters at Djerba Explore Park, and discover the deep blue sea with Club de Plongee La Sirene - Djerba Diving Center.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Djerba Island journey tool.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Manzini to Djerba Island takes 23 hours. Traveling from Manzini to Djerba Island, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Manzini in September: high temperatures in Djerba Island hover around 37°C and lows are around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to fly to Hammamet.

Things to do in Djerba Island

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Tours
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Hammamet, Tunisia

— 3 nights

Garden Resort

Budget-constrained beach lovers relish a vacation in Hammamet, one of Tunisia's oldest resort towns known for its lush greenery.
On the 16th (Fri), enjoy breathtaking views from The doors of the medina, view the masterpieces at Roumouz, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Medina of Tunis. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sat): wander the streets of Yasmin Hammamet, enjoy the sand and surf at Hammamet Beach, and then make a trip to Medina of Hammamet.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Hammamet trip planner.

Getting from Djerba Island to Hammamet by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In September, daytime highs in Hammamet are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Cairo.

Things to do in Hammamet

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

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Cairo, Egypt

— 4 nights

City of a Thousand Minarets

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.
Explore Cairo's surroundings by going to Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids (in Saqqara) and Giza (Pyramids of Giza, Great Sphinx, &more). There's much more to do: examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, stop by Nomad Gallery - Zamalek Main Branch, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and walk around Al-Azhar Park.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Cairo day trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Hammamet to Cairo takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In September, daytime highs in Cairo are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Praslin Island.

Things to do in Cairo

Side Trips

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Praslin Island, Seychelles

— 4 nights
Home to some of the Seychelles' finest beaches, Praslin Island offers visitors more than just sand and sea.
Praslin Island is known for beaches, nature, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the verdant scenery at Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve, enjoy the sand and surf at Anse Georgette, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and stroll through Anse Lazio.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Praslin Island trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Cairo to Praslin Island by flight takes about 14.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Cairo to Praslin Island. Traveling from Cairo in September, you will find days in Praslin Island are a bit cooler (34°C), and nights are about the same (29°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to La Digue Island.

Things to do in Praslin Island

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
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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.
La Digue Island is known for beaches, nature, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Anse Source D'Argent, kick back and relax at Anse Coco Beach, step off the mainland to explore Coco Island, and discover the deep blue sea with Lizzy Boat Charter.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the La Digue Island road trip planner.

Ride a ferry from Praslin Island to La Digue Island in an hour. In September, daily temperatures in La Digue Island can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in La Digue Island

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
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South Africa travel guide

4.3
Nature & Parks · Wineries & Vineyards · Mountains
Rainbow Nation
The landscapes of South Africa match its people in terms of diversity, richness, and vitality. From desert lands and coastlines, to the famous nature reserves sheltering the "Big Five" game animals, the country has natural charm in spades. The main cities provide a wealth of bars, clubs, shopping districts, and entertainment options to please the most demanding visitors, while traditional life can still be admired and respected in a collection of villages with beehive-style huts and an age-old cultural heritage. When in need of a minute to digest all that's happened during your trip to South Africa, sit down to a braai (traditional barbecue), and a bottle of wine made at one of the country's thriving vineyards.

Eswatini (Swaziland) travel guide

3.4
Gift & Specialty Shops · Historic Sites · National Parks
Landlocked Swaziland remains one of the few absolute monarchies in the world--it's also one of the smallest countries in Africa. Known for its peacefulness and welcoming atmosphere, the country doesn't rush past you (even in the most built-up areas) like some of its neighbors. This laidback atmosphere suits the country, where age-old traditions are practiced in an everyday, rather than a made-for-tourists way. Aside from these singular characteristics, the country matches its better-known neighbors in terms of protected savannah landscapes rich in wildlife, the focal point for tourism in Swaziland.

Tunisia travel guide

3.8
Historic Sites · Landmarks · Beaches
Tunisia benefits from its thin, slivery form, with a range of landscapes and climates causing diverse cultures, traditions, and lifestyles to develop over time. The lesser-visited south of the country possesses some major archaeological sites, impressive dunes, and caravans of nomadic peoples crossing the sands. The north contains many of the main cities in the country, located along the historic Mediterranean coast. Carthaginian and Roman ruins are found in and just outside the contemporary urban areas, which themselves blend African, Ottoman, and European influences. Many come for a beach holiday in Tunisia, but those who don't stop there are richly rewarded.

Egypt travel guide

4.5
Gift of the Nile
The land of pharaohs, pyramids, sphinxes, and papyrus, Egypt needs little by way of introduction. Visitors find more than a textbook readout of ancient history when visiting the country--the power, scale, art, and mysticism of its centuries-old culture bleed out from each landmark attraction and seep into the everyday life. Bustling markets, the slow-flowing Nile, the vast desert, and inspiring archeological sites often sit right alongside palaces of great excess and historical importance. All ensure you have plenty to see and do during your vacation in Egypt. In the wake of the Arab Spring in 2011, travel to certain areas where conflict and terrorism are deemed likely remains inadvisable for foreign visitors.

Seychelles travel guide

4.1
Beaches · Islands · Forests
Luxury to please visitors with deep pockets and scenery to astound the eye and warm the soul--that's Seychelles in a nutshell. The coastal areas boast a number of upscale beach resorts, with the fine sands and bright blue sea drawing visitors from distant corners of the world. The matriarchal culture that predominates in most households around the archipelago represents a fascinating cultural quirk to learn about during holidays in Seychelles, while the tropical rhythms of the local Creole folk music set the pace of everyday life.