60 days in Africa Itinerary

60 days in Africa Itinerary

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60 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Tehran, Iran
bus + Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Marrakech, Morocco
— 5 nights
Fly:  19​h 45​min
2
Praslin Island, Seychelles
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h
3
Nairobi, Kenya
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 15​min
4
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
— 4 nights
+3
Drive + Fly + foot + train:  12​h 15​min
5
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 4 nights
+2
train + foot + Fly:  2​h 45​min
6
Nelspruit, South Africa
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
7
Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 6 nights
taxi + bus:  2​h 30​min
8
Hoedspruit, South Africa
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
9
Cape Town, South Africa
— 7 nights
Fly:  4​h
10
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 5 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
11
Cairo, Egypt
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
12
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
13
Luxor, Egypt
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  11​h 45​min
End: Tehran, Iran

5
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.
Step out of Marrakech with an excursion to Le Paradis du Safran in Ourika--about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, admire the striking features of Bahia Palace, take a stroll through Marrakech Souk, and make a trip to Medina of Marrakesh.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Marrakech trip maker tool .

Tehran, Iran to Marrakech is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Iran Standard Time (IRST) to Western European Time (WET) is minus 3 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Tehran in April: highs in Marrakech hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 15°C. On the 7th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Praslin Island.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites Tours Shopping

Side Trip

Le Paradis du Safran
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Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Jemaa el-Fnaa ©
Jemaa el-Fnaa
Bahia Palace ©
Bahia Palace

4
nights
Praslin Island, Seychelles

Praslin Island ©
Home to some of the Seychelles' finest beaches, Praslin Island offers visitors more than just sand and sea.
Get out of town with these interesting Praslin Island side-trips: Victoria Market (in Victoria), Beau Vallon Beach (in Beau Vallon) and Anse Source D'Argent (in La Digue Island). There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Curieuse Island, delve into the lush surroundings at Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve, kick back and relax at Anse Lazio, and stroll through Anse Georgette.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Praslin Island online tour itinerary planner .

Fly from Marrakech to Praslin Island in 20 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Marrakech to Praslin Island due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Marrakech in April, expect nights in Praslin Island to be much hotter, around 30°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 37°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Nairobi.

Things to do in Praslin Island

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Victoria Market, Beau Vallon Beach, Anse Source D'Argent
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Curieuse Island ©
Curieuse Island
Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve ©
Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve
Anse Lazio ©
Anse Lazio

1
night
Nairobi, Kenya

Nairobi ©
You're likely to visit Nairobi at least once on a trip to Kenya, as the sprawling city houses the country's international airport and remains the jump-off point for many tours and safaris.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Nairobi National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Giraffe Centre, then examine the collection at Karen Blixen Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of African Heritage House, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Nairobi trip itinerary site .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Praslin Island to Nairobi takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, flight, and bus; or fly. The time zone changes from Seychelles Time (SCT) to Eastern African Time (EAT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Praslin Island in April, things will get little chillier in Nairobi: highs are around 29°C and lows about 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Nairobi

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Nairobi National Park ©
Nairobi National Park
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust ©
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
Karen Blixen Museum ©
Karen Blixen Museum

4
nights
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

Maasai Mara National Reserve ©
Home to the Great Migration and Africa's exceptional wildlife, Maasai Mara is a must on a Kenya itinerary.
Spend the 15th (Mon) surrounded by wildlife at Mara Triangle. Spend the 16th (Tue) surrounded by wildlife at Olare Orok Conservancy. It doesn't end there: stroll through Musiara Swamp and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Maasai Mara National Reserve road trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Nairobi to Maasai Mara National Reserve takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Olare Orok Conservancy ©
Olare Orok Conservancy
Mara Triangle ©
Mara Triangle
Mara North Conservancy ©
Mara North Conservancy

4
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Johannesburg: Montecasino (in Sandton) and Pretoria (Horseback Africa & Union Buildings). Pack the 20th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Gold Reef City. Spend the 22nd (Mon) exploring nature at Go Safari. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, make a trip to Nelson Mandela Square, wander the streets of Maboneng Precinct, and get a sense of history and politics at Constitution Hill.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Johannesburg online vacation planner .

You can do a combination of car, flight, and train from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Johannesburg in 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Johannesburg, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. April in Johannesburg sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Nelspruit.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Outdoors Casinos Fun & Games

Side Trips

Sandton, Pretoria
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Horseback Africa ©
Horseback Africa
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Gold Reef City ©
Gold Reef City

3
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.
Step out of Nelspruit to go to Hazyview and see Elephant Whispers, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. Spend the 24th (Wed) exploring nature at Kruger National Park. There's still lots to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Sudwala Caves, explore and take pictures at Mbombela Stadium, stop by Africa Joy, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Nelspruit journey planner .

Traveling by flight from Johannesburg to Nelspruit takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Johannesburg in April, Nelspruit is a bit warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Nelspruit

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Elephant Whispers, Africa Joy
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Elephant Whispers ©
Elephant Whispers
Sudwala Caves ©
Sudwala Caves

6
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 27th (Sat) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sweni Wilderness Trail, steep yourself in history at Masorini Archaeological Site, and hike along Lonely Bull Trail.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Kruger National Park trip planner .

Getting from Nelspruit to Kruger National Park by combination of flight and taxi takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. April in Kruger National Park sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

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

4
nights
Hoedspruit, South Africa

Hoedspruit ©
Hoedspruit offers proximity to Kruger National Park and features an airport, making it a popular jump-off point for a variety of tours and safaris.
Hoedspruit is known for parks, zoos & aquariums, outdoors, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Moholoholo Wildlife Rehab Centre, take in the exciting artwork at Kingfisher Gallery, meet the residents at Kinyonga Reptile Center, and look for gifts at Kumbaya Home Decor.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Hoedspruit road trip planner.

Do a combination of taxi and bus from Kruger National Park to Hoedspruit in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, daily temperatures in Hoedspruit can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Parks Wildlife Shopping
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Moholoholo Wildlife Rehab Centre ©
Siyafunda Conservation ©
Siyafunda Conservation
Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre ©

7
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, adventure, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore and take pictures at Cape of Good Hope, stroll through Cape Point, enjoy the sand and surf at Clifton Beaches, and step off the mainland to explore Robben Island.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Cape Town online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by flight from Hoedspruit to Cape Town takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Traveling from Hoedspruit in May, you will find days in Cape Town are a bit cooler (24°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chapman's Peak Drive
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Cape of Good Hope ©
Cape of Good Hope
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

5
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 15th (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Victoria Falls Snake Park, snap pictures at Victoria Falls Bridge, and stop by Cultural Vibes Music Shop.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Victoria Falls driving holiday planning site .

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 May, expect nights in Victoria Falls to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Mukuni Village
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Safaris
Victoria Falls Bridge ©
Victoria Falls Bridge

4
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairo: Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque of Al-Azhar, get a taste of the local shopping with Khan Al-Khalili, and stroll through Al-Azhar Park.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Cairo trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by flight from Victoria Falls to Cairo takes 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Victoria Falls in May, things will get a bit warmer in Cairo: highs are around 38°C and lows about 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Giza
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx

3
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.
Spend the 24th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: browse the different shops at SOHO Square, enjoy the sand and surf at Ras Um Sid, pause for some serene contemplation at The Heavenly Cathedral, and wander the streets of Na'ama Bay.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Sharm El Sheikh trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Cairo to Sharm El Sheikh takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Cairo in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 28°C in Sharm El Sheikh. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Scuba & Snorkeling
SOHO Square ©
SOHO Square
The Heavenly Cathedral ©
The Heavenly Cathedral

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.
Luxor is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, parks, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Temple of Karnak, appreciate the history behind Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, contemplate the long history of Valley of the Artisans (Deir el-Medina), and take an in-depth tour of Luxor Museum.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Luxor online trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Sharm El Sheikh to Luxor in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or drive. While traveling from Sharm El Sheikh, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Luxor, ranging from highs of 45°C to lows of 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums
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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

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