41 days in Africa Itinerary

41 days in Africa Itinerary

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41 days in Africa Itinerary

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
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
bus + 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, parks, shopping, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the waterfront activity at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, see the interesting displays at District Six Museum, hike along Platteklip Gorge, and kick back and relax at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Cape Town day trip planning site .

Sydney, Australia to Cape Town is an approximately 18-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 (New South Wales) to South Africa Standard Time is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Sydney in March, Cape Town is slightly colder at night with lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Chapman's Peak Drive
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Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
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. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape of Kruger National Park, trek along Wolhuter Wilderness Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lonely Bull Trail, and head outdoors with Wild Frontier Adventures.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Kruger National Park trip site .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Cape Town to Kruger National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Kruger National Park are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

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, wildlife, theme parks, shopping, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, look for gifts at Finders Keepers Market, try your luck at Montecasino, and steep yourself in history at Constitution Hill.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Johannesburg road trip 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. In April, daily temperatures in Johannesburg can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Fun & Games Museums Casinos

Side Trip

Montecasino
Find places to stay Apr 9 — 13:
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Gold Reef City ©
Gold Reef City
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill

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, wildlife, zoos & aquariums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, look for gifts at Cultural Vibes Music Shop, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Victoria Falls trip maker app .

Traveling by flight from Johannesburg to Victoria Falls takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. In April, Victoria Falls is a bit warmer than Johannesburg - with highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Marrakech.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Speed Boats Tours
Cultural Vibes Music Shop ©
Cultural Vibes Music Shop

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, historic sites, spas, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, admire the striking features of Koutoubia Mosque, hunt for treasures at Jemaa el-Fnaa, and steep yourself in history at Medina of Marrakesh.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Marrakech tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Victoria Falls to Marrakech takes 21.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Central African Time (CAT) to Western European Time (WET) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Victoria Falls in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Marrakech, with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites Tours Parks
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Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Jemaa el-Fnaa ©
Jemaa el-Fnaa
Palacio da Bahia ©
Palacio da Bahia

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairo: Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). Spend the 22nd (Wed) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, wander the streets of Islamic Cairo, browse the eclectic array of goods at Khan Al-Khalili, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Cairo planning site .

Fly from Marrakech to Cairo in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Marrakech to Cairo, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Marrakech in April since evenings lows in Cairo dip to 19°C. Finish up 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
Find places to stay Apr 22 — 26:
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Photography Tours
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Luxor: Dendera Temple Complex (in Dendera) and Edfu (Temple of Horus at Edfu & Kanais). There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Temple of Karnak, take in the spiritual surroundings of Medinet Habu, explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Kings, and appreciate the history behind Luxor Temple.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Luxor trip planner .

Fly from Cairo to Luxor in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can 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). Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Praslin Island.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Edfu, Valley of the Queens, Dendera Temple Complex
Find places to stay Apr 26 — 30:
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Tomb of Queen Nefertari ©
Tomb of Queen Nefertari
Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Medinet Habu ©
Medinet Habu

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, wildlife, outdoors, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Curieuse Island, stroll through Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve, kick back and relax at Anse Georgette, and browse the exhibits of Galerie Passerose.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Praslin Island online road trip planner .

Getting from Luxor to Praslin Island by flight takes about 13.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Seychelles Time (SCT), which is usually a 2 hour difference. While traveling from Luxor, expect slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Praslin Island, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Saint-Leu.

Things to do in Praslin Island

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Curieuse Island ©
Curieuse Island
Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve ©
Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve
Anse Lazio ©
Anse Lazio

4
nights
Saint-Leu, Reunion Island

Saint-Leu ©
Venture out of the city with trips to La Roche Merveilleuse (in Cilaos), Pas de Bellecombe (in Saint-Denis) and Piton de Fournaise (in Saint-Benoit).

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Saint-Leu trip itinerary builder app .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Praslin Island to Saint-Leu in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, flight, and bus; or fly. Traveling from Praslin Island in May, things will get little chillier in Saint-Leu: highs are around 32°C and lows about 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Saint-Leu

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Saint-Joseph, Piton de Fournaise, La Roche Merveilleuse, Maido, Pas de Bellecombe
Find places to stay May 3 — 7:
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Piton de Fournaise ©
Piton de Fournaise
Parasailing & Paragliding
Maido ©
Maido

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