60 days in Africa Itinerary

60 days in Africa Itinerary

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Bus to Boston, Fly to Marrakech
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Marrakech, Morocco
— 6 nights
Fly
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Fes, Morocco
— 4 nights
Fly
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Cairo, Egypt
— 6 nights
Fly
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Praslin Island, Seychelles
— 3 nights
Fly
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Johannesburg, South Africa
— 5 nights
Fly
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Nelspruit, South Africa
— 4 nights
Drive
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Hoedspruit, South Africa
— 5 nights
Bus
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Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 6 nights
Fly
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Cape Town, South Africa
— 7 nights
Fly
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 6 nights
Fly to Nairobi, Drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area
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Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nairobi, Kenya
— 3 nights
Fly
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Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo
— 2 nights
Fly to La Guardia Airport, Drive to Hartford

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Marrakech, Morocco

— 6 nights

Red City

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.
Spend the 14th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Spend the 10th (Mon) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, hunt for treasures at Jemaa el-Fna, slough off your stress at Turkish baths, and contemplate the long history of Medina of Marrakesh.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Marrakech tour itinerary planner.

Hartford, USA to Marrakech is an approximately 14-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Hartford to Marrakech due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Hartford in May: high temperatures in Marrakech hover around 86°F and lows are around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Fes.

Things to do in Marrakech

Find places to stay May 8 — 14:

Fes, Morocco

— 4 nights

Mecca of the West

Morocco's former capital, Fes enchants visitors with its walled medina, a labyrinthine web of pedestrian-only streets and a World Heritage Site.
Spend the 15th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Museo Nejjarine, have fun and explore at Medina Children's Library, hunt for treasures at La Petite Maison Berbere, and explore the world behind art at Coin Berbere.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Fes travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Marrakech to Fes takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Fes when traveling from Marrakech in May, with lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Cairo.

Things to do in Fes

Find places to stay May 14 — 18:

Cairo, Egypt

— 6 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Saqqara (Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids & Memphis and Sakkara) and Giza (Great Sphinx, Pyramids of Giza, &more). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, walk around Al-Azhar Park, get a taste of the local shopping with Khan Al-Khalili, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Cairo trip planner.

Getting from Fes to Cairo by flight takes about 11.5 hours. Traveling from Fes to Cairo, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Fes in May, with highs in Cairo at 90°F and lows at 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Praslin Island.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 18 — 24:

Praslin Island, Seychelles

— 3 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 plan includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Curieuse Island, see some colorful creatures with Hawksbill Dive Center, enjoy the sand and surf at Anse Lazio, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Le Glacis Noir.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Praslin Island using our trip planner.

You can fly from Cairo to Praslin Island in 14.5 hours. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Cairo to Praslin Island due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Praslin Island when traveling from Cairo in May, with lows around 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can fly to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Praslin Island

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches
Find places to stay May 24 — 27:

Johannesburg, South Africa

— 5 nights

City of Light

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.
Spend the 1st (Tue) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, learn about all things military at South African National Museum of Military History, try your luck at Gold Reef City, and steep yourself in history at Mandela House.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Johannesburg trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Praslin Island to Johannesburg takes 10 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Praslin Island to Johannesburg. When traveling from Praslin Island in May, plan for a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Johannesburg: temperatures range from 72°F by day to 47°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Nelspruit.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums · Fun & Games · Casinos · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 27 — Jun 1:

Nelspruit, South Africa

— 4 nights

Gateway to the Lowveld

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Barberton Makhonjwa Geotrail (in Barberton), Hazyview (Perry's Bridge Reptile Park & The Elephant Sanctuary) and Into The Kruger Wildlife Gallery (in White River). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Lowveld National Botanical Garden, admire the sheer force of Montrose Falls, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Nelspruit itinerary site.

Fly from Johannesburg to Nelspruit in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Johannesburg in June since evenings lows in Nelspruit dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to drive to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Nelspruit

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 1 — 5:

Hoedspruit, South Africa

— 5 nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Hoedspruit: Phalaborwa (Safaris, Amarula Lapa, &more). There's still lots to do: stroll through Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, head outdoors with Siyafunda Conservation, and browse the exhibits of iNyoka Art Gallery.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Hoedspruit vacation site.

Drive from Nelspruit to Hoedspruit in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in June, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can take a bus to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 5 — 10:

Kruger National Park, South Africa

— 6 nights
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 11th (Fri) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. There's lots more to do: hike along Sweni Wilderness Trail, relax and rejuvenate at AM Spa Kruger, explore the ancient world of Masorini Archaeological Site, and stroll through Napi Wilderness Trail.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Kruger National Park trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Hoedspruit to Kruger National Park by bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in June, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Cape Town.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jun 10 — 16:

Cape Town, South Africa

— 7 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 plan includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Cape Point, indulge your senses at Wine Flies Wine Tours - Day Tours, stroll through Clifton Beaches, and meet the residents at Two Oceans Aquarium.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Cape Town road trip website.

You can fly from Kruger National Park to Cape Town in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Kruger National Park in June, plan for slightly colder days in Cape Town, with highs around 64°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Cape Town

Find places to stay Jun 16 — 23:

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

— 6 nights
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 27th (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's lots more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, buy something for everyone on your list at Elephant's Walk Shopping and Artist's Village, and wander the wide-open spaces of Crocodile Park Victoria Falls.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Victoria Falls tour planner.

You can fly from Cape Town to Victoria Falls in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cape Town in June, expect nights in Victoria Falls to be about the same, around 48°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 23 — 29:

Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

— 2 nights
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 30th (Wed), explore the striking landscape at Ngorongoro Crater. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Olduvai Gorge.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Ngorongoro Conservation Area day trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Victoria Falls to Ngorongoro Conservation Area in 15 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Victoria Falls to Ngorongoro Conservation Area is 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Nairobi.

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 1:

Nairobi, Kenya

— 3 nights

Green City in the Sun

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.
Spend the 2nd (Fri) exploring nature at Nairobi National Park. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Karen Blixen Museum, see Off-Road Tours, buy something for everyone on your list at The Hub Karen, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Giraffe Centre.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Nairobi tour builder tool.

You can drive from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Nairobi in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In July in Nairobi, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Goma.

Things to do in Nairobi

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 1 — 4:

Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo

— 2 nights
Nestled between two opposites--a lake and a volcano--Goma represents an adventurous vacation spot.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): contemplate the geological forces at Mount Nyiragongo.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Goma online attractions planner.

You can fly from Nairobi to Goma in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from East Africa Time (EAT) to Central Africa Time (CAT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Nairobi in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 68°F in Goma. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Goma

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 4 — 6:
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