60 days in Africa Itinerary

60 days in Africa Itinerary

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60 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Cairo, Egypt
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Port Sudan, Sudan
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
2
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
3
Lalibela, Ethiopia
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
4
Nairobi, Kenya
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h
5
Arusha, Tanzania
— 5 nights
bus + taxi:  1​h 45​min
6
Moshi, Tanzania
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
7
Watamu, Kenya
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h
8
Mombasa, Kenya
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h
9
Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
10
Harare, Zimbabwe
— 3 nights
11
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 6 nights
Drive:  30​min
12
Livingstone, Zambia
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
13
Cape Town, South Africa
— 7 nights
14
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 6 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Cairo, Egypt

1
night
Port Sudan, Sudan

Port Sudan ©
Port Sudan is a port city in eastern Sudan, and the capital of the state of Red Sea., it has 489,725 residents. To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Port Sudan tour itinerary planning site .

Cairo, Egypt to Port Sudan is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive. On the 2nd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Addis Ababa.

Things to do in Port Sudan

Parks Nature
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Sanganeb National Park ©
Sanganeb National Park

3
nights
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

A sprawling metropolis and home to millions of Ethiopians, Addis Ababa houses many international organizations, embassies, and commissions, making it a diplomatic, political, and economic hub of the country.
On the 4th (Thu), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Yekatit 12 Martyrs Square, take in the dramatic natural features at Entoto Hill, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Addis Ababa trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Port Sudan to Addis Ababa takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Port Sudan to Addis Ababa due to the time zone difference. July in Addis Ababa sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lalibela.

Things to do in Addis Ababa

Tours Museums Outdoors
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Coffee & Tea Tours
Holy Trinity Cathedral ©
Holy Trinity Cathedral
Food Tours

2
nights
Lalibela, Ethiopia

Lalibela ©
Tourism in Lalibela, a small town nestled in Ethiopia's Lasta Mountains, prospers due to its fascinating cluster of rock-carved churches, dating back to the 12th century and boasting the status of a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Church of St. George and then see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela and then pause for some serene contemplation at Bilbala St. George Rock Hewn Church.

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

Traveling by flight from Addis Ababa to Lalibela takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Nairobi.

Things to do in Lalibela

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
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Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela ©
Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela
Church of St. George ©
Church of St. George
Bilbala St. George Rock Hewn Church ©

4
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 9th (Tue) exploring nature at Nairobi National Park. Spend the 11th (Thu) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, examine the collection at Karen Blixen Museum, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and stop by Matbronze Wildlife Art.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Nairobi trip maker website .

Fly from Lalibela to Nairobi in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Arusha.

Things to do in Nairobi

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Central Island National Park
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Nairobi National Park ©
Nairobi National Park
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust ©
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
Safaris

5
nights
Arusha, Tanzania

Nestled in the verdant foothills of Mount Meru, Arusha remains the primary gateway and jump-off point for safaris into several national parks.
Go for a jaunt from Arusha to Arusha National Park to see Mt Meru about 1h 40 min away. Make the 14th (Sun) a memorable day with a climbing tour. Spend the 16th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, stop by House Of Gems, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and get outside with Kili Dreamers.

To see reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Arusha trip itinerary planning tool .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Nairobi to Arusha in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Arusha are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Moshi.

Things to do in Arusha

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Mt Meru
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Climbing Tours
Mt Meru ©
Mt Meru
Nature & Wildlife Tours

4
nights
Moshi, Tanzania

Situated in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro, the sleepy town of Moshi provides tourist with a safe and pleasant place to stay in while touring the region or braving Africa's highest mountain.
Step out of Moshi to go to Kilimanjaro National Park and see Mount Kilimanjaro, which is approximately 1h 50 min away. On the 22nd (Mon), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Lava Peaks Adventures. There's lots more to do: get outside with Outdoor Activities, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Mama Africa Curio, and take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Moshi vacation planning tool .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Arusha to Moshi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Watamu.

Things to do in Moshi

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Mount Kilimanjaro
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Climbing Tours
Mount Kilimanjaro
Mount Kilimanjaro
Safaris

3
nights
Watamu, Kenya

Watamu ©
Hailed for its picturesque scenery and pristine beaches, the village of Watamu on Kenya's Indian Ocean coastline attracts both adventure seekers and those looking for a relaxing seaside holiday.
Go for a jaunt from Watamu to Kilifi to see 3 Degrees South about 56 minutes away. Spend the 24th (Wed) exploring nature at Watamu National Marine Park. There's much more to do: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, get engrossed in the history at Gede Ruins, delve into the lush surroundings at Arabuko-Sokoke Forest, and explore the activities along Mida Creek.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Watamu trip itinerary tool .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Moshi to Watamu in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Watamu can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mombasa.

Things to do in Watamu

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Gede, 3 Degrees South
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Watamu National Marine Park ©
Watamu National Marine Park
Safaris
Arabuko-Sokoke Forest ©
Arabuko-Sokoke Forest

3
nights
Mombasa, Kenya

Mombasa rests on the exotic shores of the Indian Ocean and serves as a globally popular vacation destination thanks to its classy hotels and friendly and relaxed atmosphere.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mombasa: Diani Beach (Diani Beach, Waterskiing & Jetskiing, & more). Spend the 27th (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Haller Park.

To see ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Mombasa attractions app .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Watamu to Mombasa in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Watamu in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 24°C in Mombasa. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Mombasa

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Diani Beach
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Safaris
Diani Beach ©
Diani Beach
Haller Park ©
Haller Park

5
nights
Zanzibar City, Tanzania

Zanzibar City ©
Discover a myriad of attractions in Zanzibar City, like its World Heritage-listed historic core, charming beach villages, and the modern neighborhood of Ng'ambo.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zanzibar City: Nungwi (Nungwi Beach & Scuba & Snorkeling). Spend the 3rd (Sat) on the water with a fishing tour. There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, take in nature's colorful creations at Forodhani Park, enjoy some diversion at Creative Solutions Center, and delve into the distant past at Hamamni Persian Baths.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Zanzibar City trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Mombasa to Zanzibar City takes an hour. In July in Zanzibar City, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Harare.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Nungwi, Zanzibar Island
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Cheetah's Rock ©
Cheetah's Rock
Nungwi Beach ©
Nungwi Beach

3
nights
Harare, Zimbabwe

Harare ©
Regarded as the nation's leading commercial, financial, and communications center, Harare attracts tourists with its modern architecture mixed with British colonial influence and traditional African flair.
Harare is known for parks, zoos & aquariums, shopping, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the resident critters at Wild Is Life Trust and ZEN, get your game on at Tamba Tamba, tour the pleasant surroundings at Haka Game Park, and pause for some serene contemplation at Catholic Cathedral.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Harare trip planner .

You can fly from Zanzibar City to Harare in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Zanzibar City to Harare due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Zanzibar City in August, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in Harare: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Harare

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games
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Wild Is Life Trust and ZEN ©
Wild Is Life Trust and ZEN
Thetford Game Reserve ©
Thetford Game Reserve
Twala Trust Animal Sanctuary ©
Twala Trust Animal Sanctuary

6
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 8th (Thu) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, stroll through Siduli Hide, and stop by Cultural Vibes Music Shop.

To see traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Victoria Falls trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Harare to Victoria Falls takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Harare in August, expect nights in Victoria Falls to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Livingstone.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Safaris
Victoria Falls Bridge ©
Victoria Falls Bridge

4
nights
Livingstone, Zambia

Tourism in Livingstone, a town nestled on the Zimbabwean border, thrives largely thanks to the nearby Victoria Falls.
On the 14th (Wed), spend a relaxing day on the river with a rafting and tubing tour. The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Victoria Falls, examine the collection at Railway Museum, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and make a trip to Mukuni Village.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Livingstone day trip planning site .

Livingstone is just a stone's throw from Victoria Falls. Traveling from Victoria Falls in August, expect nights in Livingstone to be a bit warmer, around 19°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Livingstone

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Mukuni Village
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River Rafting & Tubing
Victoria Falls ©
Victoria Falls
Mukuni Village ©
Mukuni Village

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, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Cape of Good Hope, step off the mainland to explore Robben Island Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, and see the interesting displays at District Six Museum.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Cape Town road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Livingstone to Cape Town takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Livingstone in August, with highs in Cape Town at 21°C and lows at 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Johannesburg.

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 ©

6
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.
Spend the 28th (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, try your luck at Montecasino, wander the streets of Maboneng Precinct, and buy something for everyone on your list at Jack Friedman Eastgate.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Johannesburg route planner .

Getting from Cape Town to Johannesburg by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cape Town in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Johannesburg, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Fun & Games Museums Casinos

Side Trips

Sandton, Jack Friedman Eastgate
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Gold Reef City ©
Gold Reef City
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill

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