45 days in Africa Itinerary

45 days in Africa Itinerary

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45 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  7 h 45 min
1
Luxor, Egypt
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
2
Marsa Alam, Egypt
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h
3
Hurghada, Egypt
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  1 h 30 min
4
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Dahab, Egypt
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  15 h
6
Praslin Island, Seychelles
— 2 nights
Ferry:  30 min
7
La Digue Island, Seychelles
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  11 h 15 min
8
Le Morne, Mauritius
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  14 h
9
Oudtshoorn, South Africa
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
10
Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h
11
Cape Town, South Africa
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h
12
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Taxi:  8 h 45 min
13
Nungwi, Tanzania
— 1 night
+2
Taxi + Fly + Shuttle:  19 h 45 min
14
Essaouira, Morocco
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
End: London, United Kingdom

3
nights
Luxor, Egypt

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Luxor Museum and Avenue of Sphinxes. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Art Museum and Valley of the Kings. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Qurna Village, delve into the distant past at Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, and pause for some photo ops at Luxor Temple.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Luxor trip itinerary maker website .

London, UK to Luxor is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Luxor. Traveling from London in July, expect Luxor to be much warmer, temps between 48°C and 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums
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Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Luxor Museum
Luxor Museum
Avenue of Sphinxes ©
Avenue of Sphinxes

4
nights
Marsa Alam, Egypt

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.
Get in touch with nature at Abu Dabbab Beach and Shark Diving. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dolphin House - Sha'ab Samadai Reef and Marsa Mubarak. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Marsa Shoona Bay, look for all kinds of wild species at El Qulan Mangrove Forest, make a splash at Aqua Coraya, and stroll through Hankorab Beach.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Marsa Alam trip website .

Traveling by car from Luxor to Marsa Alam takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Luxor in July: highs in Marsa Alam hover around 41°C, while lows dip to 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Hurghada.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Shark Diving
Marsa Shoona Bay ©
Marsa Shoona Bay
Abu Dabbab Beach ©
Abu Dabbab Beach

4
nights
Hurghada, Egypt

Hurghada ©
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.
Get some cultural insight at Selkhet Papyrus and Coptic Cathedral of Saint Shenouda. Step out of the city life by going to Off-Road Tours and Carnival Sharm El-Arab. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, step off the mainland to explore Mahmya Island, stop by Evolution Egypt, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Hurghada road trip site .

You can drive from Marsa Alam to Hurghada in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. When traveling from Marsa Alam in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Hurghada: temperatures range from 45°C by day to 33°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Hurghada

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Mahmya Island ©
Mahmya Island
Safaris
Off-Road Tours

4
nights
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

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 outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Off-Road Tours. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at El Fanar and Shark's Bay Beach. Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Mirage Divers, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, ponder the design of Musical Fountain Sharm el-Sheikh, and browse the different shops at SOHO Square.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Sharm El Sheikh holiday planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Hurghada to Sharm El Sheikh in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Sharm El Sheikh can reach 44°C, while at night they dip to 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to Dahab.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Tours Beaches
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Shark's Bay Beach ©
Shark's Bay Beach
El Fanar ©
El Fanar

2
nights
Dahab, Egypt

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at WICKEDiCANDY, then explore the fascinating underground world of Blue Hole, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On your second day here, head outdoors with Dolphin Water Sports and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Dahab trip planner.

You can drive from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Dahab, expect temperatures between 44°C during the day and 34°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Praslin Island.

Things to do in Dahab

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Blue Hole ©
Blue Hole

2
nights
Praslin Island, Seychelles

Praslin Island ©
Home to some of the Seychelles' finest beaches, Praslin Island offers visitors more than just sand and sea.
You'll get in some beach time at Cote d’Or Beach and Anse La Blague. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Anse Bois de Rose Beach and Anse Kerlan Beach. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Anse La Farine, step off the mainland to explore Curieuse Island, tour the pleasant surroundings at Anse Possession, and delve into the lush surroundings at Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve.

For where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Praslin Island trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Dahab to Praslin Island in 15 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry; or do a combination of car and flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Dahab to Praslin Island due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Dahab in July: high temperatures in Praslin Island hover around 34°C and lows are around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can ride a ferry to La Digue Island.

Things to do in Praslin Island

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Cote d’Or Beach ©
Cote d’Or Beach
Anse Kerlan Beach ©
Anse Kerlan Beach
Anse La Blague ©
Anse La Blague

3
nights
La Digue Island, Seychelles

La Digue Island ©
La Digue Island remains a relatively unknown vacation destination, offering very few tourist facilities and an exotic though largely undeveloped coastline.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Grand Anse and Anse Pierrot Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Anse Coco Beach and Anse Caiman. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Petite Anse, kick back and relax at Anse Source D'Argent, and don't miss a visit to Plantation House National Monument.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the La Digue Island trip planner.

La Digue Island is just a short distance from Praslin Island. In July, daily temperatures in La Digue Island can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Le Morne.

Things to do in La Digue Island

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Anse Coco Beach ©
Anse Coco Beach
Grand Anse ©
Grand Anse
Petite Anse ©
Petite Anse

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nights
Le Morne, Mauritius

Le Morne ©
A rugged rock crag surrounded by white-sand beaches and an emerald lagoon marks Le Morne, a World Heritage Site.
Escape the urban bustle at Le Morne Brabant and Alexandra Falls. Get a sense of the local culture at Curious Corner of Chamarel and Robert Edward Hart Memorial Museum. Explore Le Morne's surroundings by going to Chamarel’s Seven Coloured Earth Geopark (in Chamarel) and La Vanille Nature Park (in Riviere des Anguilles). The adventure continues: stroll through Black River Gorges National Park, admire the sheer force of Chamarel Waterfall, look for gifts at Village Walk Shopping Centre, and admire all the interesting features of International Slave Route Monument.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Le Morne trip itinerary maker site .

Explore your travel options from La Digue Island to Le Morne with the Route module. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from La Digue Island in July; daily highs in Le Morne reach 29°C and lows reach 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Le Morne

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Chamarel, Mauritius, Robert Edward Hart Memorial Museum, Alexandra Falls, La Vanille Nature Park
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Le Morne Brabant ©
Le Morne Brabant
Black River Gorges National Park
Black River Gorges National Park
Curious Corner of Chamarel ©
Curious Corner of Chamarel

2
nights
Oudtshoorn, South Africa

Oudtshoorn ©
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.
Boplaas Garden Route Tasting Room and Greg Kerr Art Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Escape the urban bustle at Safari Ostrich Show Farm and Chandelier Game Lodge & Ostrich Show Farm. Get out of town with these interesting Oudtshoorn side-trips: Prince Albert (Prince Albert Gallery & O for Olive Farm Shop). There's much more to do: admire all the interesting features of Swartberg Pass, relax in the rural setting at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cango Wildlife Ranch, and explore the fascinating underground world of Cango Caves.

Find out how to plan Oudtshoorn trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Le Morne to Oudtshoorn. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Le Morne to Oudtshoorn. When traveling from Le Morne in July, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Oudtshoorn: temperatures range from 21°C by day to 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trips

Prince Albert, Boplaas Garden Route Tasting Room
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Cango Caves ©
Cango Caves
Safari Ostrich Show Farm ©
Safari Ostrich Show Farm
Cango Wildlife Ranch ©
Cango Wildlife Ranch

3
nights
Plettenberg Bay, South Africa

Plettenberg Bay ©
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.
Get in touch with nature at Garden Route National Park and Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Suspension Bridge and Horseback Riding Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Plettenberg Bay: Storms River bridge (in Port Elizabeth) and Knysna (Pezula Golf, Knysna Heads, &more). There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre and look for gifts at Global Village.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Plettenberg Bay trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Oudtshoorn to Plettenberg Bay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Oudtshoorn in July since evenings lows in Plettenberg Bay dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Knysna, Suspension Bridge, Storms River bridge
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Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Garden Route National Park ©
Garden Route National Park
Horseback Riding Tours

4
nights
Cape Town, South Africa

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Franschhoek Motor Museum and Danger Point Lighthouse. Escape the urban bustle at Twelve Apostles and Franschhoek Pass. Get out of town with these interesting Cape Town side-trips: Laborie (in Suider Paarl), Shark Diving (in Gansbaai) and Whalehaven Winery (in Hermanus). There's still lots to do: explore and take pictures at Chapman's Peak Drive, kick back and relax at Camp's Bay Beach, stroll through Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, and contemplate the waterfront views at Hout Bay.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Cape Town attractions planner.

You can fly from Plettenberg Bay to Cape Town in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Plettenberg Bay in August since evenings lows in Cape Town dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Cape Town

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Paarl, Franschhoek, Gansbaai, Whalehaven Winery
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Shark Diving
Bloubergstrand Beach
Bloubergstrand Beach
Franschhoek Motor Museum ©
Franschhoek Motor Museum

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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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): take an exotic tour of a safari tour and then see the world from above with a helicopter tour. On the 8th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: snap pictures at Victoria Falls Bridge, then explore the striking landscape of Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, then whizz through the canopy at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks, and finally discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Victoria Falls vacation planning tool .

Getting from Cape Town to Victoria Falls by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Cape Town in August, expect nights in Victoria Falls to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 33°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Nungwi.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Safaris
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Nungwi, Tanzania

Nungwi ©
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 9th (Sun): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nungwi Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: Head underground at Tazari Caves, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheetah's Rock, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Uroa Bay.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Nungwi trip itinerary builder app .

You can do a combination of car, flight, and taxi from Victoria Falls to Nungwi in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of car, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Victoria Falls to Nungwi is 1 hour. Traveling from Victoria Falls in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be much warmer in Nungwi, with lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Essaouira.

Things to do in Nungwi

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Uroa Bay, Cheetah's Rock
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Cheetah's Rock ©
Cheetah's Rock
Uroa Bay ©
Uroa Bay
Nungwi Beach ©
Nungwi Beach

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nights
Essaouira, Morocco

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kayaking & Canoeing and Moga2roues. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cooperative feminie TILILA d'huile d'argane and Galerie La Rochelle. There's much more to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, make a trip to Essaouira Ramparts, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and take in the waterfront at Port de Pêche d'Essaouira.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Essaouira driving holiday planner .

Getting from Nungwi to Essaouira by combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle takes about 20 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of ferry, flight, and shuttle. Traveling from Nungwi to Essaouira, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Nungwi in August, Essaouira is slightly colder at night with lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Essaouira

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Essaouira Beach ©
Essaouira Beach
Spas

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