41 days in Africa Itinerary

41 days in Africa Itinerary

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Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  17 h 45 min
1
Cape Town, South Africa
— 6 nights
Fly + Taxi:  6 h 45 min
2
Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 5 nights
Taxi + Fly:  4 h 45 min
3
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 4 nights
+2
Train + Foot + Fly:  3 h
4
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 4 nights
Fly:  21 h 15 min
5
Marrakech, Morocco
— 4 nights
Fly:  9 h 30 min
6
Cairo, Egypt
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
7
Luxor, Egypt
— 4 nights
Fly:  13 h 15 min
8
Praslin Island, Seychelles
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  6 h 30 min
9
Saint-Leu, Reunion Island
— 4 nights
Fly:  17 h 45 min
End: Sydney, Australia

6
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, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Cape Point, meet the residents at Two Oceans Aquarium, see the interesting displays at District Six Museum, and take a stroll through Bo-kaap.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Cape Town day trip app.

Sydney, Australia to Cape Town is an approximately 17.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to South Africa Standard Time (SAST) is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Sydney in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Cape Town, with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden

5
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 6th (Mon) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. The adventure continues: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kruger National Park, contemplate the long history of Masorini Archaeological Site, stroll through Olifants Wilderness Trail, and trek along Sweni Wilderness Trail.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kruger National Park trip app.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Cape Town to Kruger National Park in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in April, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Kruger National Park
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Sweni Wilderness Trail ©
Sweni Wilderness Trail

4
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, historic sites, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: try out the rides at Gold Reef City, learn about all things military at South African National Museum of Military History, contemplate the long history of Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct, and stop by Finders Keepers Market.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Johannesburg travel itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kruger National Park to Johannesburg in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. April in Johannesburg sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums Fun & Games Casinos

Side Trips

Montecasino, Randburg Raceway Indoor Karting
Find places to stay Apr 9 — 13:
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Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Gold Reef City ©
Gold Reef City
Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct ©
Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct

4
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.
Victoria Falls is known for nature, adventure, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, meet the residents at Victoria Falls Snake Park, take in the views from Victoria Falls Bridge, and stop by Cultural Vibes Music Shop.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Victoria Falls day trip app.

Getting from Johannesburg to Victoria Falls by combination of train and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and car; or drive. Traveling from Johannesburg in April, expect Victoria Falls to be a bit warmer, temps between 32°C and 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Marrakech.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Safaris
Helicopter Tours
Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park ©
Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park

4
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, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, appreciate the extensive heritage of Menara Gardens and Pavilion, examine the collection at Marrakech Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Palacio da Bahia.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Marrakech vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Victoria Falls to Marrakech in 20 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and train; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Victoria Falls to Marrakech. Traveling from Victoria Falls in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Marrakech, with lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites Tours Parks
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Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Jemaa el-Fna
Jemaa el-Fna
Medersa Ben Youssef ©
Medersa Ben Youssef

4
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cairo side-trips: Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). Spend the 22nd (Wed) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, get a taste of the local shopping with Khan Al-Khalili, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay, and contemplate the waterfront views at Nile River.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairo tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Marrakech to Cairo takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Marrakech to Cairo. Traveling from Marrakech in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Cairo, with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours

Side Trip

Giza
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Photography Tours
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
Islamic Cairo ©
Islamic Cairo

4
nights
Luxor, Egypt

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Luxor: Edfu (Temple of Horus & Kanais) and Dendera Temple Complex (in Dendera). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Temple of Karnak, pause for some photo ops at Luxor Temple, delve into the distant past at Tomb of Queen Nefertari, and get engrossed in the history at Luxor Museum.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Luxor trip site.

You can fly from Cairo to Luxor in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cairo in April, you will find days in Luxor are a bit warmer (41°C), and nights are about the same (21°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Praslin Island.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Edfu, Dendera Temple Complex
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ACE - Animal Care in Egypt ©
ACE - Animal Care in Egypt
Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings

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.
Praslin Island is known for beaches, nature, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Curieuse Island, kick back and relax at Anse Georgette, tour the pleasant surroundings at Petite Anse Kerlan, and take a peaceful walk through Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Praslin Island day trip planner.

You can fly from Luxor to Praslin Island in 13 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of taxi and flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Luxor to Praslin Island due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Luxor in May, you will find days in Praslin Island are a bit cooler (36°C), and nights are a bit warmer (30°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Saint-Leu.

Things to do in Praslin Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Curieuse Island ©
Curieuse Island
Anse Lazio ©
Anse Lazio
Anse Georgette ©
Anse Georgette

4
nights
Saint-Leu, Reunion Island

Saint-Leu ©
Saint-Leu is a commune in the French overseas department of Réunion. Change things up with these side-trips from Saint-Leu: La Roche Merveilleuse (in Cilaos), Piton de Fournaise (in Saint-Benoit) and Pas de Bellecombe (in Sainte-Rose). And it doesn't end there: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, don't miss a visit to Maido, head outdoors with Aquasens, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Saint-Leu route planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Praslin Island to Saint-Leu takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Praslin Island in May, with highs in Saint-Leu at 32°C and lows at 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Saint-Leu

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Saint-Joseph, La Roche Merveilleuse, Nature & Wildlife Tours, Piton de Fournaise, Maido
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Piton de Fournaise ©
Piton de Fournaise
Parasailing & Paragliding
Maido ©
Maido

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