60 days in Africa Itinerary

60 days in Africa Itinerary

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60 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Zurich, Switzerland
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
2
Cairo, Egypt
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Luxor, Egypt
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
4
Praslin Island, Seychelles
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + foot + train:  7​h 45​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
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
9
Cape Town, South Africa
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h
10
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  11​h 45​min
11
Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
— 1 day
Drive:  8​h 45​min
12
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
13
Nairobi, Kenya
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
14
Marrakech, Morocco
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Zurich, Switzerland

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 11th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Heavenly Cathedral, enjoy the sand and surf at Ras Um Sid, contemplate the waterfront views at Na'ama Bay, and buy something for everyone on your list at SOHO Square.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Sharm El Sheikh route planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to Sharm El Sheikh is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Zurich to Sharm El Sheikh. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Zurich in October: high temperatures in Sharm El Sheikh hover around 39°C and lows are around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

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

5
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 Cairo's surroundings by going to Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, contemplate the long history of Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan, make a trip to Step Pyramid of Djoser, and examine the collection at Egyptian Antiquities Museum.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairo tour itinerary planning website .

You can fly from Sharm El Sheikh to Cairo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in October, expect Cairo to be a bit cooler, temps between 34°C and 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

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

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: contemplate the long history of Temple of Karnak, explore the ancient world of Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, pause for some photo ops at Colossi of Memnon, and explore and take pictures at ACE- Animal Care in Egypt.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Luxor online visit planner .

Getting from Cairo to Luxor by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Cairo in October: highs in Luxor hover around 41°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Praslin Island.

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

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Praslin Island: Beau Vallon Beach (in Beau Vallon), Victoria Market (in Victoria) and La Digue Island (Spiagge di Anse Marron & Anse Source D'Argent). The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Curieuse Island, stroll through Anse Possession, appreciate the views at Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve, and enjoy the sand and surf at Anse Lazio.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Praslin Island day trip planning tool .

Getting from Luxor to Praslin Island by flight takes about 13.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Luxor to Praslin Island due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Luxor in October, expect nights in Praslin Island to be somewhat warmer, around 29°C, while days are little chillier, around 35°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Praslin Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

La Digue Island, Cousin, Victoria Market, Beau Vallon Beach
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Curieuse Island ©
Curieuse Island
Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve ©
Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve
Anse Lazio ©
Anse Lazio

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: Pretoria (Voortrekker Monument & Horseback Africa) and Montecasino (in Sandton). Pack the 28th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Gold Reef City. Spend the 29th (Mon) exploring nature at Go Safari. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Neighbourgoods Market, contemplate the long history of Mandela House, and take a stroll through Maboneng Precinct.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Johannesburg journey planner.

You can fly from Praslin Island to Johannesburg in 8 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry, car, and flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Praslin Island to Johannesburg due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Praslin Island in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Johannesburg, with highs around 32°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel to Nelspruit.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Outdoors Casinos Fun & Games

Side Trips

Pretoria, Montecasino
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 31:
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Horseback Africa ©
Horseback Africa
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill

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 with an excursion to Elephant Whispers in Hazyview--about 1h 10 min away. Spend the 1st (Thu) exploring nature at Kruger National Park. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Lowveld National Botanical Garden, tour the pleasant surroundings at Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary, explore the fascinating underground world of Sudwala Caves, and explore and take pictures at Mbombela Stadium.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Nelspruit trip app .

Traveling by flight from Johannesburg to Nelspruit takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Johannesburg in October, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Nelspruit: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Nelspruit

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Elephant Whispers
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Elephant Whispers ©
Elephant Whispers
Lowveld National Botanical Garden ©
Lowveld National Botanical Garden

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.
Take a break from Kruger National Park with a short trip to Amarula Lapa in Phalaborwa, about 1h 50 min away. Spend the 4th (Sun) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Idube Game Reserve, trek along Wolhuter Wilderness Trail, and contemplate the long history of Masorini Archaeological Site.

To find maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Kruger National Park route planner.

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 November in Kruger National Park, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Amarula Lapa
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Bushmans Trail ©
Bushmans Trail
Sweni Wilderness Trail ©
Sweni Wilderness Trail

5
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: stroll through Moholoholo Wildlife Rehab Centre, head outdoors with Siyafunda Conservation, buy something for everyone on your list at 24 Degrees South, and take in the exciting artwork at iNyoka Art Gallery.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Hoedspruit trip planner .

Do a combination of taxi and bus from Kruger National Park to Hoedspruit in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. November in Hoedspruit sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

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

6
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: get great views at Cape of Good Hope, take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, head off the coast to Robben Island, and meet the residents at Two Oceans Aquarium.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Cape Town trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Hoedspruit to Cape Town takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Hoedspruit in November; daily highs in Cape Town reach 28°C and lows reach 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Chapman's Peak Drive
Find places to stay Nov 14 — 20:
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Cape of Good Hope ©
Cape of Good Hope
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©
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 22nd (Thu) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Spend the 23rd (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: 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, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and stop by Cultural Vibes Music Shop.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Victoria Falls online trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Cape Town to Victoria Falls in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Cape Town in November, expect Victoria Falls to be somewhat warmer, temps between 38°C and 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Mukuni Village
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Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Nature & Wildlife Tours

1
day
Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

Ngorongoro Conservation Area ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Ngorongoro Crater.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Ngorongoro Conservation Area itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Victoria Falls to Ngorongoro Conservation Area in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Victoria Falls to Ngorongoro Conservation Area due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Parks Nature
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Ngorongoro Crater ©
Ngorongoro Crater

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 27th (Tue) surrounded by wildlife at Olare Orok Conservancy. Spend the 28th (Wed) surrounded by wildlife at Mara Triangle. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Ol Kinyei Conservancy, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Olypunyata Swamp.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Maasai Mara National Reserve online tour planner .

Drive from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Maasai Mara National Reserve in 9 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Nairobi.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Olare Orok Conservancy ©
Olare Orok Conservancy
Ol Kinyei Conservancy ©
Ol Kinyei Conservancy
Mara Triangle ©
Mara Triangle

3
nights
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.
Spend the 2nd (Sun) exploring nature at Nairobi National Park. Spend the 4th (Tue) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, see the interesting displays at Karen Blixen Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of African Heritage House.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Nairobi trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by flight from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Nairobi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Traveling from Maasai Mara National Reserve in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Nairobi: highs are around 28°C and lows about 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Marrakech.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife Parks Tours
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Nairobi National Park ©
Nairobi National Park
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust ©
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
Safaris

3
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, hunt for treasures at Jemaa el-Fnaa, admire the landmark architecture of Bahia Palace, and stroll the grounds of Saadian Tombs.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Marrakech holiday planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Nairobi to Marrakech takes 16 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Nairobi to Marrakech. Traveling from Nairobi in December, expect Marrakech to be little chillier, temps between 23°C and 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites Shopping Parks
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Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Jemaa el-Fnaa ©
Jemaa el-Fnaa
Bahia Palace ©
Bahia Palace

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