60 days in Africa Itinerary

60 days in Africa Itinerary

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Cape Town, South Africa
— 5 nights
Fly
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Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
— 2 nights
Drive
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Oudtshoorn, South Africa
— 3 nights
Fly
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 4 nights
Fly to Hendrik Van Eck Airport, Drive to Kruger National Park
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Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 5 nights
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Drive to Hendrik Van Eck Airport, Fly to Roland Garros Airport, Drive to Saint-Leu
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Saint-Leu, Reunion Island
— 4 nights
Fly
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Praslin Island, Seychelles
— 3 nights
Fly to Nairobi, Drive to Maasai Mara National Reserve
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Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
— 4 nights
Drive to Entebbe, Fly to Marsa Alam
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Marsa Alam, Egypt
— 3 nights
Fly
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Luxor, Egypt
— 4 nights
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Hurghada, Egypt
— 4 nights
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Dahab, Egypt
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
— 3 nights
Fly
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Giza, Egypt
— 4 nights
Fly to Casablanca, Shuttle to Essaouira
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Essaouira, Morocco
— 2 nights
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Marrakech, Morocco
— 5 nights
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Cape Town, South Africa

— 5 nights

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Old Cape Point Lighthouse and Sir Lowry's Pass. First South African Perfume Museum and Eikehof are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cape Town: Villiera Wines (in Koelenhof), Stellenbosch (Dylan Lewis Sculpture Garden, Dutch Reform Church, &more) and Rupert & Rothschild Vignerons Tasting Centre (in Simondium). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Platteklip Gorge, kick back and relax at St. James Beach, stroll through Foxy Beach, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Maclear's Beacon.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Cape Town online itinerary planner.

San Francisco, USA to Cape Town is an approximately 25-hour flight. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from San Francisco to Cape Town due to the time zone difference. In October in Cape Town, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 53°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Cape Town

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 2 — 7:

Plettenberg Bay, South Africa

— 2 nights
As one of South Africa's most popular beach destinations, the resort town of Plettenberg Bay comes to life in December and January, when the holiday homes fill up with domestic tourists and foreigner visitors.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Van Plettenberg Beacon, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Peters Anglican Church, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Christopher Catholic Church, steep yourself in history at Old Timber Shed, then stroll through Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary, and finally browse the exhibits of Porcupine Ceramics. Keep things going the next day: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Sedgefield Craft Brewery, take in the exciting artwork at Scarab Village, stroll through Gerickes Point, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Church, then admire the striking features of St George's Anglican Church, and finally hike along Drupkelders Hiking Trail.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Plettenberg Bay online travel planner.

You can fly from Cape Town to Plettenberg Bay in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cape Town in October, plan for slightly colder days in Plettenberg Bay, with highs around 69°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 7 — 9:

Oudtshoorn, South Africa

— 3 nights

Ostrich Capital of the World

Nestled in the arid valley of Little Karoo, the town of Oudtshoorn remains the hub of everything ostrich-related, housing the world's largest population of the flightless birds.
Visiting Meiringspoort and Waterval Rust en Vrede will get you outdoors. Calitzdorp Museum and De Krans Wines are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Oudtshoorn: Calitzdorp (Du'SwaRoo Wine and Olive farm & Gallery Route 62 & Penny's Place), Montagu Pass Old Toll House (in George) and Wilderness (Perdepoort Horse Tails, Parasailing & Paragliding, &more). The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Meiringspoort Waterfall, tour the pleasant surroundings at Chandelier Game Lodge & Ostrich Show Farm, learn about winemaking at Karusa Vineyards, and steep yourself in history at Arbeidsgenot.

For photos and other tourist information, read Oudtshoorn trip planner.

Traveling by car from Plettenberg Bay to Oudtshoorn takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in October, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 9 — 12:

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

— 4 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Zipline and Painted Dog Conservation. Take a break from the city and head to Safaris and Walking tours. And it doesn't end there: see the world from above with a helicopter tour, stop by Cultural Vibes Music Shop, browse the exhibits of Prime Art Gallery, and browse the different shops at Elephant's Walk Shopping and Artist's Village.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Victoria Falls trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can fly from Oudtshoorn to Victoria Falls in 9.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Oudtshoorn in October, expect nights in Victoria Falls to be somewhat warmer, around 68°F, while days are warmer, around 93°F. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Fri) before leaving for Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 12 — 16:

Kruger National Park, South Africa

— 5 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Three Roundavels and God's Window. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Masorini Archaeological Site and Amarula Lapa. Explore Kruger National Park's surroundings by going to Phalaborwa (Hans Merensky Golf Course & Hans Merensky Golf Estate) and Big Boabab (in Gravelotte). And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kruger National Park, hike along Wolhuter Wilderness Trail, take some stellar pictures from Nkumbe View Site, and stroll through Napi Wilderness Trail.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Kruger National Park route builder app.

Explore your travel options from Victoria Falls to Kruger National Park with the Route module. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Victoria Falls in October, with highs in Kruger National Park at 82°F and lows at 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Saint-Leu.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 16 — 21:

Saint-Leu, Reunion Island

— 4 nights
Saint-Leu is a commune in the French overseas department of Réunion. Explore hidden gems such as Scuba & Snorkeling and Bleu Ocean. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cimetiere Paysager de Hell-Bourg and Rue de Paris. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saint-Leu: Cap Noir (in Dos d'Ane), Foret de Bebour (in La Plaine-des-Palmistes) and Hell-Bourg (Musee des Musiques et Instruments de L'ocean Indien & Canyoning, Envergure Reunion). There's much more to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Trou du Souffleur, take a memorable drive along RN5 Road, take an in-depth tour of Musee de Villele, and trek along La Chapelle.

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Explore your travel options from Kruger National Park to Saint-Leu with the Route module. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time to Réunion Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Saint-Leu when traveling from Kruger National Park in October, with lows around 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Praslin Island.

Things to do in Saint-Leu

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 21 — 25:

Praslin Island, Seychelles

— 3 nights
Home to some of the Seychelles' finest beaches, Praslin Island offers visitors more than just sand and sea.
On the 26th (Mon), experience rural life at Pearl Farm de Praslin, identify plant and animal life at Cousin, tee off at Lemuria Golf Course, enjoy the sand and surf at Petite Anse Kerlan, then enjoy the sand and surf at Anse Kerlan Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Anse Citron Beach. On the 27th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a peaceful walk through Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve, kick back and relax at Cote d’Or Beach, see the interesting displays at Praslin Museum, view the masterpieces at Rita's Art Sudio & Gallery, then kick back and relax at Anse Marie-Louise Beach, and finally explore the gorgeous colors at Grande Soeur island.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Praslin Island road trip planner.

Fly from Saint-Leu to Praslin Island in 9 hours. Traveling from Saint-Leu in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 78°F in Praslin Island. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Praslin Island

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 25 — 28:

Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

— 4 nights
Home to the Great Migration and Africa's exceptional wildlife, Maasai Mara is a must on a Kenya itinerary.
Visiting Mara Triangle and Mara North Conservancy will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Ol Kinyei Conservancy, tour the pleasant surroundings at Musiara Swamp, and take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Maasai Mara National Reserve attractions planner.

Getting from Praslin Island to Maasai Mara National Reserve by combination of flight and car takes about 14 hours. The time zone difference moving from Seychelles Time (SCT) to East Africa Time (EAT) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Praslin Island in October, expect Maasai Mara National Reserve to be colder, temps between 63°F and 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Tours
Find places to stay Oct 28 — Nov 1:

Marsa Alam, Egypt

— 3 nights
The opening of an international airport and subsequent development of hotels and resorts boosted tourism in Marsa Alam, a town on Egypt's Red Sea coast known for its world-class diving spots.
Step out of the city life by going to Sharm El Luli and Abu Dabbab Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Elphinstone Reef and Hankorab Beach. Next up on the itinerary: see the vivid underwater world at Sataya Reef, get engrossed in the history at Astronomy Center, stroll through Marsa Shoona Bay, and identify plant and animal life at El Qulan Mangrove Forest.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Marsa Alam tour site.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Marsa Alam takes 21 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Marsa Alam due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Maasai Mara National Reserve in November, expect Marsa Alam to be somewhat warmer, temps between 80°F and 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Nov 1 — 4:

Luxor, Egypt

— 4 nights
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Tomb of Ramses VI and Tomb of Queen Nefertari. Step out of the city life by going to Boat Tours & Water Sports and Banana Island (Gezira el-Mozh). Take a break from Luxor with a short trip to Dendera Temple Complex in Dendera, about 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Tomb of Ramses III, appreciate the extensive heritage of Corniche, contemplate the long history of Howard Carter House, and take an in-depth tour of Karnak Open Air Museum.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Luxor sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Marsa Alam to Luxor in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Marsa Alam in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Luxor, with lows of 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to catch the bus to Hurghada.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 4 — 8:

Hurghada, Egypt

— 4 nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Sharm El Naga and Carless Reef. Get some historical perspective at Mosque El Mina Masjid and Coptic Cathedral of Saint Shenouda. Take a break from Hurghada with a short trip to Scuba & Snorkeling in Safaga, about 1h 5 min away. The adventure continues: stop by Mini Egypt Park, get outside with Oxygen Red Sea Hurghada, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and take a stroll through El Dahar.

To find maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Hurghada road trip planning site.

Traveling by bus from Luxor to Hurghada takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Luxor in November, expect a bit warmer with lows of 64°F in Hurghada. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Dahab.

Things to do in Hurghada

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 8 — 12:

Dahab, Egypt

— 3 nights
Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Step off the beaten path and head to Ras Mohommed National Park and Three Pools. Visiting Blue Lagoon and Safaris will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dahab: Nuweiba (Ain Khudra & Scuba & Snorkeling). Next up on the itinerary: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Dahab road trip website.

You can drive from Hurghada to Dahab in 4 hours. In November in Dahab, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 69°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can go by car to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 12 — 15:

Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

— 3 nights

City of Peace

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.
Escape the urban bustle at El Fanar and Speed Boats Tours. You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Heavenly Cathedral and Subacquei Clandestini CCF Sharm. Next up on the itinerary: ride a horse along Mangroovy Horses and more..., get outside with Stingray's Club, look for gifts at Mall Darya, and take an in-depth tour of King Tut Museum.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Sharm El Sheikh trip maker website.

Getting from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Sharm El Sheikh are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Giza.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 15 — 18:

Giza, Egypt

— 4 nights
Situated on the Nile riverfront, the city of Giza remains best known for its pyramid complex.
Explore hidden gems such as Great Sphinx and Mastaba of Ti. Get outdoors at Black Desert and Off-Road Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Giza side-trips: Ski Egypt (in 6th of October City), Saqqara (Step Pyramid of Djoser, Mastaba of Ptah-Hotep and Akhti-Hotep, &more) and Meidum Pyramid (in El Wasta). Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Pyramid of Unas, browse the exhibits of Ramses Wissa Wassef Art Centre, steep yourself in history at Pharonic Village, and look for gifts at Golden Bird Bazaar.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Giza online tour itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Sharm El Sheikh to Giza takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in November, plan for little chillier nights in Giza, with lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time for travel to Essaouira.

Things to do in Giza

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 18 — 22:

Essaouira, Morocco

— 2 nights

Wind City of Africa

The laidback town of Essaouira, known for its forceful trade winds, attracts Moroccan and foreign tourists alike with its sweeping beaches and atmospheric, labyrinthine medina, a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): stroll through Cheval Essaouira, kick back and relax at Plage de Sidi Kaouki, then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then pause for some serene contemplation at Simon Attias Synagogue, and finally explore the galleries of GALERIE D'ART DAMGAARD. Keep things going the next day: tee off at Golf d'Essaouira Mogador, see Off-Road Tours, stroll the grounds of Mogador Christian Cemetery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chaim Pinto Synagogue, then examine the collection at Synagogue Slat Lkahal, and finally make a trip to Jewish Cemetery.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Essaouira attractions planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Giza to Essaouira takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Giza to Essaouira, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Giza in November: high temperatures in Essaouira hover around 70°F and lows are around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Marrakech.

Things to do in Essaouira

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 22 — 24:

Marrakech, Morocco

— 5 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and Climbing Tours. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Walking tours and Arab Baths. There's much more to do: see Off-Road Tours, don't miss a visit to Le Domaine Du Retro, take a stroll through Gueliz, and get to know the fascinating history of Marrakech Ramparts.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Marrakech online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Essaouira to Marrakech in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a shuttle. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Essaouira in November since evenings lows in Marrakech dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Marrakech

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 24 — 29: