60 days in Africa Itinerary

60 days in Africa Itinerary

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60 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Dublin, Ireland
Fly + Drive:  17​h 30​min
1
Grand Baie, Mauritius
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Chamarel, Mauritius
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  22​h 45​min
3
Karima, Sudan
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  14​h
4
Hurghada, Egypt
— 7 nights
bus + Fly:  1​h 15​min
5
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
— 7 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
6
Cairo, Egypt
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
N'Djamena, Chad
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
8
Abuja, Nigeria
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  13​h 30​min
9
Mopti, Mali
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  16​h 45​min
10
Agadez, Niger
— 1 night
Drive:  12​h 45​min
11
Djanet, Algeria
— 2 nights
Drive:  10​h 45​min
12
Ghadamis, Libya
— 2 nights
Drive:  11​h
13
Sousse, Tunisia
— 5 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  5​h
14
Djerba Island, Tunisia
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
15
Fes, Morocco
— 5 nights
16
Marrakech, Morocco
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Dublin, Ireland

5
nights
Grand Baie, Mauritius

Wide-open beaches with dazzling blue water and a relaxed coastal atmosphere lure visitors to take a trip to Grand Baie.
Explore hidden gems such as Scuba & Snorkeling and Pereybere Beach. Get in touch with nature at Mont Choisy Beach and Ile aux Cerfs. Explore Grand Baie's surroundings by going to Poste Lafayette (Post Lafayette Beach & Bras d'Eau Public Beach), Ile Plate Beach (in Cap Malheureux) and Sophie Nature Walk (in Vacoas). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Plage de Trou aux Biches, stroll through Grand Gaube Beach, examine the collection at Chateau De Labourdonnais, and get engrossed in the history at L'Aventure du Sucre.

To see where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Grand Baie trip itinerary builder site .

Dublin, Ireland to Grand Baie is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Dublin to Grand Baie. In June, Grand Baie is somewhat warmer than Dublin - with highs of 30°C and lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to drive to Chamarel.

Things to do in Grand Baie

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Cap Malheureux, Poste Lafayette, Trou aux Biches, Grand Gaube, Mont Choisy Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Mont Choisy Beach ©
Mont Choisy Beach
Pereybere Beach ©
Pereybere Beach

5
nights
Chamarel, Mauritius

Chamarel ©
The village of Chamarel represents a small settlement surrounded by big attractions.
Visiting Le Morne Brabant and La Vanille Nature Park will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Chamarel Waterfall and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chamarel: Flic En Flac (Scuba & Snorkeling & Flic en Flac Beach). Spend the 10th (Mon) exploring nature at Black River Gorges National Park. There's still lots to do: hike along Ebony Forest Chamarel, browse for treasures at Le Dernier Comptoir, contemplate the waterfront views at Underwater Waterfall, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Le Morne Beach.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Chamarel online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Grand Baie to Chamarel takes 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Chamarel are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Karima.

Things to do in Chamarel

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Mauritius, Le Morne, Flic En Flac, Le Dernier Comptoir, La Vanille Nature Park
Find places to stay Jun 7 — 12:
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Le Morne Brabant ©
Le Morne Brabant
Flic en Flac Beach ©
Flic en Flac Beach
Chamarel Waterfall ©
Chamarel Waterfall

1
night
Karima, Sudan

Karima ©
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): stroll the grounds of El Kurru Tombs and then delve into the distant past at Gebel Barkal.

To find ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Karima vacation planning app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Chamarel to Karima. The time zone difference moving from Mauritius Time (MUT) to Eastern African Time (EAT) is minus 1 hour. On the 14th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Karima

Historic Sites
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Gebel Barkal ©
Gebel Barkal
El Kurru Tombs ©
El Kurru Tombs

7
nights
Hurghada, Egypt

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Swim with Dolphins and Giftun Islands. Get some historical perspective at Coptic Cathedral of Saint Shenouda and Mosque El Mina Masjid. There's lots more to do: step off the mainland to explore Mahmya Island, cruise along Habiba Horse, explore the gorgeous colors at Shaab Abu Ramada/The Aquarium, and go for a stroll along the water at Abu Tig Marina.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Hurghada attractions planning app .

You can drive from Karima to Hurghada in 92.5 hours. Another option is to fly. The time zone difference moving from Eastern African Time (EAT) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 1 hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 44°C, and evening lows to 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Hurghada

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Jun 14 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
Shark Diving
Mahmya Island ©
Mahmya Island

7
nights
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

Sharm El Sheikh ©
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Mount Sinai and Blue Hole. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. Catherine's Monastery and St. Anthony's Monastery (Deir Mar Antonios). Step out of Sharm El Sheikh with an excursion to Coral Reefs in Dahab--about 1h 30 min away. Spend the 24th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Shark's Bay Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Heavenly Cathedral, see the vivid underwater world at Ras Mohommed National Park, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Sharm El Sheikh trip planning website .

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. June in Sharm El Sheikh sees daily highs of 44°C and lows of 32°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Saint Catherine, Dahab, Red Sea and Sinai, Ras Mohommed National Park
Find places to stay Jun 21 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Blue Hole ©
Blue Hole
Mount Sinai ©
Mount Sinai
Shark's Bay Beach ©
Shark's Bay Beach

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.
Popular historic sites such as Pyramids of Giza and Keops Pyramid are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids and Khafre's Pyramid. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairo: Giza (Great Sphinx & Meidum Pyramid). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Old City (Coptic Cairo), stroll through Al-Azhar Park, wander the streets of Islamic Cairo, and contemplate the long history of Mohamed Ali Mosque.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairo online travel route planner .

Traveling by flight from Sharm El Sheikh to Cairo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in June; daily highs in Cairo reach 40°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to N'Djamena.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Giza
Find places to stay Jun 28 — Jul 3:
Highlights from your plan
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx

1
night
N'Djamena, Chad

N'Djamena ©
Chad's capital and largest city, N'Djamena serves as the main port on the Chari River, and a hub for livestock, grain, and salt.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Musée National du Tchad, then make a trip to Lakes of Ounianga, and then take in the awesome beauty at Tibesti Mountains.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our N'Djamena trip planning tool .

You can fly from Cairo to N'Djamena in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Cairo to N'Djamena is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Abuja.

Things to do in N'Djamena

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Lakes of Ounianga, Tibesti Mountains
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Tibesti Mountains ©
Tibesti Mountains
Lakes of Ounianga ©
Lakes of Ounianga
Musée National du Tchad ©
Musée National du Tchad

2
nights
Abuja, Nigeria

Abuja ©
The capital city of Nigeria, Abuja dates back to the 1980s, and in 2010 it represented the world's fastest-growing city.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then pause for some serene contemplation at All Saints Anglican Church, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at An Noor Mosque, and finally admire the masterpieces at Thought Pyramid Art Centre.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Abuja day trip planning site .

Getting from N'Djamena to Abuja by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or drive. When traveling from N'Djamena in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Abuja: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Mopti.

Things to do in Abuja

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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Thought Pyramid Art Centre ©
Thought Pyramid Art Centre
An Noor Mosque ©
An Noor Mosque
All Saints Anglican Church ©
All Saints Anglican Church

2
nights
Mopti, Mali

Mopti ©
Originally a small fishing village, Mopti has become Mali's center of fishing and livestock industries.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): admire the striking features of Grand Mosque of Mopti and then trek along Bandiagara Cliffs (Dogon Country).

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Mopti road trip planning site .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Abuja to Mopti in 13.5 hours. Another option is to drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Abuja to Mopti due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Abuja in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Mopti, with highs around 41°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Agadez.

Things to do in Mopti

Historic Sites Outdoors Trails
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Bandiagara Cliffs (Dogon Country) ©
Bandiagara Cliffs (Dogon Country)
Grand Mosque of Mopti ©
Grand Mosque of Mopti

1
night
Agadez, Niger

Agadez ©
Agadez, formerly spelled Agades, is the largest city in central Niger, with a population of 118,244 (2012 census). Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): wander the streets of The Old Quarter and then explore the ancient world of Agadez Grande Mosquee.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Agadez online road trip planner .

You can drive from Mopti to Agadez in 28 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Mopti to Agadez is 1 hour. Traveling from Mopti in July, you will find days in Agadez are a bit warmer (47°C), and nights are about the same (30°C). On the 10th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Djanet.

Things to do in Agadez

Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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The Old Quarter ©
The Old Quarter
Agadez Grande Mosquee ©
Agadez Grande Mosquee

2
nights
Djanet, Algeria

Djanet ©
Djanet is an oasis city, and capital of Djanet District, in Illizi Province, southeast Algeria. Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): explore the fascinating landscape at Algerian Sahara.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Djanet online tour builder .

Traveling by car from Agadez to Djanet takes 31.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Djanet can reach 45°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. On the 12th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Ghadamis.

Things to do in Djanet

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Algerian Sahara
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Algerian Sahara ©
Algerian Sahara

2
nights
Ghadamis, Libya

Ghadamis ©
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Ghadames City.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Ghadamis day trip website .

Traveling by car from Djanet to Ghadamis takes 11 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Djanet to Ghadamis due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Djanet in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be much warmer in Ghadamis, with lows of 46°C. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Sun) before leaving for Sousse.

Things to do in Ghadamis

Historic Sites
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Ghadames City ©
Ghadames City

5
nights
Sousse, Tunisia

Sousse ©
Known for its historic medina quarter, a World Heritage Site, the city of Sousse boasts a rich history that dates back to the 11th century BCE.
Your inner history buff will appreciate El Jem Amphitheatre and Forte El Ribat. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bourghiba Mausoleum and Hammamet Beach. Explore Sousse's surroundings by going to El Jem Museum (in El-Jem), Monastir (Musee Habib Burguiba & Gallery Espressioni) and Mahdia Beach (in Mahdia). The adventure continues: browse the eclectic array of goods at Medina of Sousse, get engrossed in the history at Sousse Archaeological Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Grande Mosque, and examine the collection at Museum Dar Essid.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Sousse trip builder tool .

Drive from Ghadamis to Sousse in 13 hours. Traveling from Ghadamis to Sousse, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Ghadamis in July: highs in Sousse hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Djerba Island.

Things to do in Sousse

Outdoors Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Monastir, El-Jem, Hammamet, Mahdia Beach, El Kantaoui Golf Course
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Hammamet Beach ©
Hammamet Beach
El Jem Amphitheatre ©
El Jem Amphitheatre
Bourghiba Mausoleum ©
Bourghiba Mausoleum

3
nights
Djerba Island, Tunisia

Djerba Island ©
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.
Cave of Ali Berbere and El Ghriba Synagogue will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Guellala Museum and Fine Art Gallery. There's lots more to do: stroll through Djerba Explore, see the interesting displays at Musee du Patrimoine Traditionnel Djerbien, play a few rounds at Djerba Golf Club, and steep yourself in history at Fort Ghazi Mustapha.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Djerba Island day trip website .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Sousse to Djerba Island in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll travel to Fes.

Things to do in Djerba Island

Outdoors Parks Museums
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Djerba Explore ©
Djerba Explore
Musee de Guellala ©
Musee de Guellala
Ranch Yassmina Djerba La Douce ©
Ranch Yassmina Djerba La Douce

5
nights
Fes, Morocco

Fes ©
Morocco's former capital, Fes enchants visitors with its walled medina, a labyrinthine web of pedestrian-only streets and a World Heritage Site.
Visiting Ifrane National Park and Lake Dait Aoua will get you outdoors. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Volubilis and Fes el-Bali. Venture out of the city with trips to Parc La Prairie (in Ifrane), Meknes (Meknes Medina & Archaeological Site of Volubilis) and Azrou (Monkey Watch & Cedre Gouraud). There's more to do: explore the world behind art at Nejjarine Museum of Wood Arts and Crafts.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Fes tour planning website .

You can fly from Djerba Island to Fes in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Western European Time (WET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Djerba Island in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Fes, with highs around 42°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Marrakech.

Things to do in Fes

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Azrou, Ifrane, Archaeological Site of Volubilis, Ifrane National Park, Meknes Medina
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Ifrane National Park ©
Ifrane National Park
Archaeological Site of Volubilis ©
Archaeological Site of Volubilis
Monkey Watch ©
Monkey Watch

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.
Get some historical perspective at Ben Youssef Madrasa and Koutoubia Mosque and Minaret. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Medina of Marrakesh and Saadian Tombs. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Bahia Palace, admire the natural beauty at Menara Gardens and Pavilion, take a stroll through Marrakech Souk, and see the interesting displays at Marrakech Museum.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Marrakech sightseeing planning website .

You can fly from Fes to Marrakech in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 45°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites Shopping Parks
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Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Medina of Marrakesh ©
Medina of Marrakesh
Bahia Palace ©
Bahia Palace

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