55 days in Africa Itinerary

55 days in Africa Itinerary

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1
Marrakech, Morocco
— 4 nights
2
Essaouira, Morocco
— 3 nights
3
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 3 nights
4
Cape Town, South Africa
— 5 nights
5
Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
— 3 nights
6
Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 4 nights
7
Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains, Reunion Island
— 3 nights
8
La Digue Island, Seychelles
— 1 night
9
Praslin Island, Seychelles
— 2 nights
10
Luxor, Egypt
— 3 nights
11
Marsa Alam, Egypt
— 2 nights
12
Hurghada, Egypt
— 4 nights
13
Dahab, Egypt
— 3 nights
14
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
— 3 nights
15
Giza, Egypt
— 6 nights

4
nights
Marrakech, Morocco

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.
Do your shopping at Jemaa el-Fna and 6.4 Gallery. Get some historical perspective at Koutoubia Mosque and Saadian Tombs. And it doesn't end there: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, admire the striking features of Palacio da Bahia, see the interesting displays at Musee Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Marrakech online itinerary planner.

San Francisco, USA to Marrakech is an approximately 18-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from San Francisco to Marrakech due to the time zone difference. When traveling from San Francisco in April, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Marrakech: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Essaouira.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Jemaa el-Fna
Jemaa el-Fna
Balloon Rides

3
nights
Essaouira, Morocco

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, thenstop by Cooperative Feminine de Tamounte, and finally wander the streets of Medina of Essaouira. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Essaouira Ramparts, step into the grandiose world of Dar Sultan Palace, thentake a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Port de Pêche d'Essaouira.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Essaouira trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Marrakech to Essaouira in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. While traveling from Marrakech, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Essaouira, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Essaouira

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Medina of Essaouira ©
Medina of Essaouira
Kayaking & Canoeing

3
nights
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Victoria Falls ©
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park and Zipline. Do your shopping at Cultural Vibes Music Shop and Elephant's Walk Shopping and Artist's Village. And it doesn't end there: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, take in the views from Victoria Falls Bridge, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Victoria Falls Snake Park.

To plan Victoria Falls vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Essaouira to Victoria Falls in 25 hours. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Essaouira to Victoria Falls due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Essaouira in April, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Victoria Falls: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park ©
Zipline
Safaris

5
nights
Cape Town, South Africa

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Do your shopping at Greenmarket Square and Romantiques. Step out of the city life by going to Boulders Beach Penguin Colony and Cape Point. Venture out of the city with trips to First South African Perfume Museum (in Franschhoek) and Shark Diving (in Gansbaai). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Camp's Bay Beach, do a tasting at Constantia Uitsig Wine Estate, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Signal Hill, and stop by Abseil Africa.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Cape Town travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Victoria Falls to Cape Town takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Victoria Falls in April, with highs in Cape Town at °F and lows at °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Romantiques, First South African Perfume Museum, Shark Diving
Highlights from your plan
Shark Diving
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony

3
nights
Plettenberg Bay, South Africa

Plettenberg Bay ©
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.
Visiting Robberg Nature Reserve and Birds of Eden will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary and Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Plettenberg Bay: Tsitsikamma National Park (Otter Trail & Waterfall Trail), Bitou Art Gallery (in Storms River) and Knysna (Garden Route National Park, Knysna Heads, &more). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Knysna Elephant Park.

To find more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Plettenberg Bay trip itinerary builder site.

Fly from Cape Town to Plettenberg Bay in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Plettenberg Bay are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Knysna, Tsitsikamma National Park
Highlights from your plan
Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre ©
Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre
Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden

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.
Get in touch with nature at Kruger National Park and Bushmans Trail. When in Kruger National Park, make a side trip to see Qualito Craft Distillery in Phalaborwa, approximately Phalaborwa away. The adventure continues: hike along Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Olifants Wilderness Trail, take some stellar pictures from Nkumbe View Site, and explore the ancient world of Masorini Archaeological Site.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Kruger National Park day trip site.

You can fly from Plettenberg Bay to Kruger National Park in 10 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Plettenberg Bay in April, you will find days in Kruger National Park are somewhat warmer (°F), and nights are about the same (°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Qualito Craft Distillery, Kruger National Park
Highlights from your plan
Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Olifants Wilderness Trail ©
Olifants Wilderness Trail

3
nights
Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains, Reunion Island

Explore hidden gems such as Scuba & Snorkeling and Route des Laves. Take a break from the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Piton de Fournaise. Change things up with these side-trips from Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains: Plage de Grande Anse (in Petite-Ile), Sainte-Rose (Pas de Bellecombe & Anse des Cascades) and Fly 974 Tandem (in Saint-Paul).

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains tour planner.

Explore your travel options from Kruger National Park to Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains with the Route module. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Réunion Time (RET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Kruger National Park in May, with highs in Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains at °F and lows at °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to La Digue Island.

Things to do in Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Saint-Joseph, Saint-Philippe, Sainte-Rose, Piton de Fournaise, Plage de Grande Anse
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Piton de Fournaise ©
Piton de Fournaise

1
night
La Digue Island, Seychelles

La Digue Island ©
La Digue Island remains a relatively unknown vacation destination, offering very few tourist facilities and an exotic though largely undeveloped coastline.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Anse Grosse Roche Beach and then kick back and relax at Anse Coco Beach. On the 6th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Anse Source D'Argent, kick back and relax at Spiagge di Anse Marron, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Grand Anse.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our La Digue Island trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains to La Digue Island in 9.5 hours. Traveling from Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in La Digue Island, with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to ride a ferry to Praslin Island.

Things to do in La Digue Island

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Petite Anse
Highlights from your plan
Anse Coco Beach ©
Anse Coco Beach
Grand Anse ©
Grand Anse
Anse Source D'Argent ©
Anse Source D'Argent

2
nights
Praslin Island, Seychelles

Praslin Island ©
Home to some of the Seychelles' finest beaches, Praslin Island offers visitors more than just sand and sea.
On the 7th (Thu), kick back and relax at Anse Volbert and then admire the verdant scenery at Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve. Keep things going the next day: step off the mainland to explore Curieuse Island and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Anse Georgette.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Praslin Island tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by ferry from La Digue Island to Praslin Island takes 1.5 hours. May in Praslin Island sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Praslin Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Anse Georgette ©
Anse Georgette
Curieuse Island ©
Curieuse Island
Anse Volbert ©
Anse Volbert

3
nights
Luxor, Egypt

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Get some cultural insight at Temple of Karnak and Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Valley of the Kings and Tomb of Ramses VI. Change things up with a short trip to Dendera Temple Complex in Dendera (about 1h 30 min away). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Medinet Habu, explore the ancient world of Valley of the Queens, pause for some photo ops at Tomb of Queen Nefertari, and look for gifts at Gaddis & Co..

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Luxor vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Praslin Island to Luxor takes 15.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Praslin Island to Luxor is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Praslin Island in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Luxor, with highs around °F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Dendera Temple Complex
Highlights from your plan
Luxor Temple ©
Luxor Temple
Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings

2
nights
Marsa Alam, Egypt

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.
On the 13th (Wed), meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sharm El Luli. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Abu Dabbab Beach, stroll through Marsa Mubarak, and then explore the gorgeous colors at Elphinstone Reef.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Marsa Alam trip app.

Traveling by car from Luxor to Marsa Alam takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Luxor, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Marsa Alam, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can drive to Hurghada.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Shark Diving
Sharm El Luli ©
Sharm El Luli
Marsa Mubarak ©
Marsa Mubarak

4
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Mahmya Island. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Safaris and Off-Road Tours. Step out of Hurghada to go to Safaga and see 3 Turtles, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. And it doesn't end there: head off the coast to Giftun Islands, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, take in the waterfront activity at Abu Tig Marina, and see the vivid underwater world at Omo Gamaar.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Hurghada trip planner.

Traveling by car from Marsa Alam to Hurghada takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. May in Hurghada sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Dahab.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

3 Turtles
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Giftun Islands ©
Giftun Islands

3
nights
Dahab, Egypt

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Ras Mohommed National Park. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Blue Hole and Coral Reefs. The adventure continues: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Dahab trip itinerary builder website.

Do a combination of ferry and bus from Hurghada to Dahab in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Dahab are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Ras Mohommed National Park
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Blue Hole ©
Blue Hole
Ras Mohommed National Park ©
Ras Mohommed National Park

3
nights
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

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.
For shopping fun, head to SOHO Square or Secret Of Egypt. Discover out-of-the-way places like Scuba & Snorkeling and SOHO Tennis & Squash center. The adventure continues: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, kick back and relax at Shark's Bay Beach, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Coptic Orthodox Church.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Sharm El Sheikh trip planner.

Getting from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Sharm El Sheikh can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Giza.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Nature & Wildlife Tours

6
nights
Giza, Egypt

Giza ©
Situated on the Nile riverfront, the city of Giza remains best known for its pyramid complex.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Pyramids of Giza and Mastaba of Kagemni. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mastaba of Ti and Serapeum. Change things up with these side-trips from Giza: The Monastery of St. Macarius (in Alexandria) and Saqqara (Step Pyramid of Djoser, Niankhkhnum and Khnumhotep's Mastaba, &more). And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, stop by Golden Bird Bazaar, view the masterpieces at Ramses Wissa Wassef Art Centre, and contemplate the long history of Pyramids of Dahshour.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Giza driving holiday site.

You can fly from Sharm El Sheikh to Giza in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of °F in Giza. On the 30th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Giza

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Saqqara, The Monastery of St. Macarius, Memphis Historical Site
Highlights from your plan
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx

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