28 days in Africa Itinerary

28 days in Africa Itinerary

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28 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Playa del Carmen, Mexico
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Marrakech, Morocco
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
2
Cairo, Egypt
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
3
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 45​min
5
Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Nelspruit, South Africa
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Cape Town, South Africa
— 5 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Playa del Carmen, Mexico


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2
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 shopping, parks, historic sites, spas, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, admire the striking features of Palacio da Bahia, appreciate the extensive heritage of Menara Gardens and Pavilion, and see the interesting displays at Marrakech Museum.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Marrakech trip website .

Playa del Carmen, Mexico to Marrakech is an approximately 18-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Western European Time (WET), which is usually a 5 hour difference. When traveling from Playa del Carmen in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Marrakech, with highs around 39°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Marrakech

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

3
nights
Cairo, Egypt

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). Spend the 9th (Tue) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, walk around Al-Azhar Park, take a stroll through Islamic Cairo, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary).

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Cairo trip itinerary app .

Fly from Marrakech to Cairo in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Marrakech to Cairo is 2 hours. Traveling from Marrakech in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Cairo, with lows of 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Giza
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Photography Tours
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx

3
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.
On the 12th (Fri), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. Spend the 13th (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's much more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, get to know the resident critters at Victoria Falls Snake Park, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and stroll through Siduli Hide.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Victoria Falls vacation maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Cairo to Victoria Falls takes 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. When traveling from Cairo in June, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Victoria Falls: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Speed Boats Tours
Victoria Falls Snake Park ©
Victoria Falls Snake Park

3
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.
Johannesburg is known for museums, wildlife, theme parks, shopping, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, get your game on at Randburg Raceway, ponder the world of politics at Constitution Hill, and brush up on your military savvy at South African National Museum of Military History.

To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Johannesburg road trip planning site .

You can fly from Victoria Falls to Johannesburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Victoria Falls in June; daily highs in Johannesburg reach 22°C and lows reach 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trip

Montecasino
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Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill
Montecasino ©
Montecasino

4
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 17th (Wed) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. And it doesn't end there: trek along Bushmans Trail, stroll through Lonely Bull Trail, steep yourself in history at Masorini Archaeological Site, and head outdoors with Wild Frontier Adventures.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Kruger National Park holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Johannesburg in June: high temperatures in Kruger National Park hover around 26°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Nelspruit.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

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

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Hazyview (Zipline & Safaris). Spend the 21st (Sun) exploring nature at Kruger National Park. Next up on the itinerary: Head underground at Sudwala Caves and stroll through Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Nelspruit road trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kruger National Park to Nelspruit takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Nelspruit

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Hazyview
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Safaris
Zipline

5
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, beaches, parks, shopping, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Cape of Good Hope, go for a stroll along the water at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, meet the residents at Two Oceans Aquarium, and look for all kinds of wild species at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Cape Town trip itinerary maker tool .

You can fly from Nelspruit to Cape Town in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Nelspruit in June, you will find days in Cape Town are little chillier (20°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Chapman's Peak Drive
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©

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