60 days in Africa Itinerary

60 days in Africa Itinerary

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Fly to Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport, Drive to Mont Choisy
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Mont Choisy, Mauritius
— 2 nights
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La Digue Island, Seychelles
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Praslin Island, Seychelles
— 4 nights
Fly
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Nungwi, Tanzania
— 3 nights
Fly
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Luxor, Egypt
— 4 nights
Fly
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Marsa Alam, Egypt
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hurghada, Egypt
— 6 nights
Drive
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Dahab, Egypt
— 1 night
Drive
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Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
— 7 nights
Fly to Casablanca, Shuttle to Essaouira
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Essaouira, Morocco
— 4 nights
Drive
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Marrakech, Morocco
— 3 nights
Fly
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Ilha do Sal, Cape Verde
— 5 nights
Fly
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Cape Town, South Africa
— 5 nights
Drive
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Oudtshoorn, South Africa
— 5 nights
Drive
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Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
— 4 nights
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Mont Choisy, Mauritius

— 2 nights
Gently sloping sand meets the clear ocean along the coastline of the sleepy town of Mont Choisy.
On the 18th (Mon), take an in-depth tour of L'Aventure du Sucre, admire the natural beauty at SSR Botanic Garden, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mont Choisy Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market and then stop by Save A Sail.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Mont Choisy trip itinerary maker website.

Sydney, Australia to Mont Choisy is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Mauritius Standard Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. Traveling from Sydney in January, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Mont Choisy, with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Wed) to allow time for travel to La Digue Island.

Things to do in Mont Choisy

Outdoors · Shopping · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 18 — 20:

La Digue Island, Seychelles

— 2 nights
La Digue Island remains a relatively unknown vacation destination, offering very few tourist facilities and an exotic though largely undeveloped coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Grand Anse, then stroll through Anse Gaulettes Beach, then kick back and relax at Anse Source D'Argent, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Anse La Reunion Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Anse Banane, enjoy the sand and surf at Anse Fourmis, then kick back and relax at Anse Coco Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Union Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Anse Caiman.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the La Digue Island day trip planning tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mont Choisy to La Digue Island. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in January, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to ride a ferry to Praslin Island.

Things to do in La Digue Island

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 22:

Praslin Island, Seychelles

— 4 nights
Home to some of the Seychelles' finest beaches, Praslin Island offers visitors more than just sand and sea.
Visiting Cote d’Or Beach and Anse Consolation will get you outdoors. Get some cultural insight at Galerie Passerose and Rita's Art Sudio & Gallery. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Petite Anse Kerlan, hike along Salazie & Pasquiere Track, tour the pleasant surroundings at Anse Georgette, and head off the coast to Curieuse Island.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Praslin Island day trip planning tool.

You can ride a ferry from La Digue Island to Praslin Island in an hour. In January in Praslin Island, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 29°C at night. On the 26th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Nungwi.

Things to do in Praslin Island

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 26:

Nungwi, Tanzania

— 3 nights
Renowned for its sandy coast lined with mangroves and palm trees, Nungwi offers visitors a variety of restaurants, bars, and accommodations.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Cheetah's Rock and Mnarani Marine Turtles Conservation Pond. Get outdoors at Kiwengwa Beach and Tazari Caves. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Nungwi Beach, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the exciting artwork at Dr. Bulugu Gallery, and stop by Bahati Beach Boutique.

To see ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Nungwi planning tool.

You can fly from Praslin Island to Nungwi in 18.5 hours. The time zone changes from Seychelles Time to East Africa Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Praslin Island in January, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Nungwi: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Nungwi

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 26 — 29:

Luxor, Egypt

— 4 nights
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Luxor Museum and Mummification Museum. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Luxor Market and Isis 2 Papyrus Museum. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Avenue of Sphinxes, explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Kings, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and pause for some photo ops at Luxor Temple.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Luxor trip maker tool.

You can fly from Nungwi to Luxor in 9 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Nungwi to Luxor is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Nungwi in January, plan for slightly colder days in Luxor, with highs around 26°C, while nights are colder with lows around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 29 — Feb 2:

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Shark Diving and Hankorab Beach. Visiting Marsa Shoona Bay and Sharm El Luli will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: get outside with Abu Dabbab Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Marsa Mubarak, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Marsa Alam journey maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Luxor to Marsa Alam takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Luxor in February, expect nights in Marsa Alam to be a bit warmer, around 18°C, while days are little chillier, around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Hurghada.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Feb 2 — 5:

Hurghada, Egypt

— 6 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Horseback Riding Tours and Shaab Abu Ramada/The Aquarium. Get a sense of the local culture at Sand City and Akhenaten Egypt Gallery. Spend the 6th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: see Off-Road Tours, go for a stroll along the water at Abu Tig Marina, pause for some serene contemplation at Coptic Cathedral of Saint Shenouda, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

Discover how to plan a Hurghada trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Marsa Alam to Hurghada by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Marsa Alam in February, Hurghada is slightly colder at night with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Dahab.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 5 — 11:

Dahab, Egypt

— 1 night
Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Dahab attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Hurghada to Dahab takes 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in February, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 11 — 12:
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Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

— 7 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.
Get outdoors at Shark's Bay Beach and Safaris. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Mangrove Beach and Na'ama Bay. Spend the 13th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at The Heavenly Cathedral, buy something for everyone on your list at Genena City Mall, look for gifts at Braids & Beads, and see the interesting displays at Sharm Papyrus Museum.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Sharm El Sheikh vacation planner.

Getting from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Sharm El Sheikh can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Essaouira.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors · Tours · Shopping · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 12 — 19:

Essaouira, Morocco

— 4 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.
Get some cultural insight at Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdellah Museum and Cooperative feminie TILILA d'huile d'argane. Step off the beaten path and head to Kayaking & Canoeing and Essaouira Fish Market. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Essaouira Beach, take a leisurely stroll along Port de Pêche d'Essaouira, explore the galleries of Galerie La Rochelle, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For photos and other tourist information, go to the Essaouira sightseeing tool.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Sharm El Sheikh to Essaouira in 14 hours. Another option is to fly. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Western European Standard Time (WET) is minus 2 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in February; daily highs in Essaouira reach 21°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to Marrakech.

Things to do in Essaouira

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 19 — 23:

Marrakech, Morocco

— 3 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Musee de Marrakech - Fondation Omar Benjelloun and Musee Des Telecom. Head to Ensemble Artisanal and Herboristerie Lamlihfor some retail therapy. Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Cyber Parc Arsat Moulay Abdeslam, see Off-Road Tours, explore the world behind art at Musee de l'Art de Vivre, and take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin Secret.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Marrakech trip planner.

Drive from Essaouira to Marrakech in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Expect little chillier evenings in Marrakech when traveling from Essaouira in February, with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Ilha do Sal.

Things to do in Marrakech

Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Feb 23 — 26:

Ilha do Sal, Cape Verde

— 5 nights
Ilha do Sal represents an exotic island in the Atlantic Ocean gifted with powdery beaches and dormant volcanoes.
Visit Pedra de Lume Beach and Praia de Santa Maria for some beach relaxation. Visiting Viveiro, Botanical Garden & Zoo di Terra and Criolo Sailing Dive will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Buracona, pause for some serene contemplation at Paroquia de Nossa Senhora das Dores, relax and rejuvenate at Renova Spa, and don't miss a visit to Capela de Sao Jose.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Ilha do Sal online holiday planner.

Fly from Marrakech to Ilha do Sal in 12 hours. Traveling from Marrakech to Ilha do Sal, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Marrakech in February, plan for somewhat warmer days in Ilha do Sal, with highs around 28°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Ilha do Sal

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 26 — Mar 3:

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.
Relax by the water at Clifton Beaches and Muizenberg Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Franschhoek Motor Museum and Solms-Delta Farm Tours. Explore Cape Town's surroundings by going to Grotto Beach (in Hermanus), Shark Diving (in Gansbaai) and Franschhoek Pass (in Franschhoek). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Twelve Apostles, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Point Ostrich Farm, look for all kinds of wild species at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, and enjoy the sand and surf at Bloubergstrand Beach.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Cape Town online trip maker.

Getting from Ilha do Sal to Cape Town by flight takes about 18.5 hours. Traveling from Ilha do Sal to Cape Town, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ilha do Sal in March, plan for slightly colder nights in Cape Town, with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can go by car to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 3 — 8:

Oudtshoorn, South Africa

— 5 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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Fransie Pienaar Museum and The Blombos Museum of Archeology. Do some cultural sightseeing at ATKV’s Hartenbos Museum and Greg Kerr Art Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Oudtshoorn: Riversdale Old Jail / Die Tronk (in Riversdale), Prince Albert (Prince Albert Gallery & Villa Kruger) and Kasselshoop - Cheese Factory (in Stilbaai). There's lots more to do: take a memorable drive along Swartberg Pass, stroll through Cango Wildlife Ranch, look for all kinds of wild species at Garden Route Game Lodge Day Safaris, and get engrossed in the history at Le Roux Townhouse.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Oudtshoorn trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cape Town to Oudtshoorn takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Cape Town in March, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Oudtshoorn: temperatures range from 18°C by day to 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Museums · Shopping · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 8 — 13:

Plettenberg Bay, South Africa

— 4 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.
For shopping fun, head to Old Nick Village or Elephant Walk Farm Stall. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Garden Route National Park and Robberg Nature Reserve. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Plettenberg Bay: Noetzie Beach (in Noetzie), Dutch Reformed Church (in Kareedouw) and Suspension Bridge (in Tsitsikamma National Park). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Elephant Sanctuary The Crags, take an in-depth tour of Old Gaol and Art Gallery, look for gifts at The Waterfront Knysna Quays, and explore the striking landscape at Knysna Heads.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Plettenberg Bay tour itinerary builder app.

Getting from Oudtshoorn to Plettenberg Bay by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. When traveling from Oudtshoorn in March, plan for somewhat warmer days in Plettenberg Bay, with highs around 27°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks · Wildlife · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 13 — 17: