60 days in Africa Itinerary

60 days in Africa Itinerary

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Fly to Casablanca, Shuttle to Essaouira
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Essaouira, Morocco
— 3 nights
Drive
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Marrakech, Morocco
— 6 nights
Fly
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Dahab, Egypt
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
— 6 nights
Taxi to Sharm el-Sheikh, Fly to Hurghada
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Hurghada, Egypt
— 5 nights
Drive
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Marsa Alam, Egypt
— 4 nights
Fly
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Luxor, Egypt
— 6 nights
Fly to Praslin Island, Ferry to La Digue Island
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La Digue Island, Seychelles
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Praslin Island, Seychelles
— 5 nights
Fly
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Flic En Flac, Mauritius
— 5 nights
Fly
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Cape Town, South Africa
— 6 nights
Fly
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Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
— 4 nights
Drive
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Oudtshoorn, South Africa
— 4 nights
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Essaouira, Morocco

— 3 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Essaouira Ramparts. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Medina of Essaouira and Galerie La Rochelle. Next up on the itinerary: trot along with a tour on horseback, stop by Hiya Art De Vivre, examine the collection at Cooperative feminie TILILA d'huile d'argane, and learn about winemaking at Le Val d'Argan.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Essaouira online attractions planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Essaouira is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Johannesburg to Essaouira. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Johannesburg in February; daily highs in Essaouira reach 21°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Marrakech.

Things to do in Essaouira

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 2 — 5:

Marrakech, Morocco

— 6 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Maison de la Photographie de Marrakech and Walking tours. Get some cultural insight at Medersa Ben Youssef and Musee Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech. There's still lots to do: soar above the sights with a balloon tour, walk around Cyber Parc Arsat Moulay Abdeslam, take in the spiritual surroundings of Koutoubia Mosque, and look for gifts at Ensemble Artisanal.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Marrakech trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Essaouira to Marrakech takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Essaouira in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Marrakech, with lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Dahab.

Things to do in Marrakech

Tours · Outdoors · Museums · Spas
Find places to stay Feb 5 — 11:

Dahab, Egypt

— 2 nights
Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 13th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the exciting artwork at WICKEDiCANDY, then explore the striking landscape at Blue Hole, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Dahab itinerary maker website.

Traveling by flight from Marrakech to Dahab takes 14 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Marrakech to Dahab. Traveling from Marrakech in February, expect Dahab to be somewhat warmer, temps between 28°C and 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can go by car to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 11 — 13:

Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

— 6 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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Shark's Bay Beach and Na'ama Bay. Explore hidden gems such as Safaris and The Heavenly Cathedral. Spend the 14th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, find something for the whole family at Mirage Divers, pause for some photo ops at Monument to the Victims of Plane Crash of Boeing 737, and buy something for everyone on your list at SOHO Square.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Sharm El Sheikh vacation planning tool.

Getting from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In February in Sharm El Sheikh, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 13 — 19:

Hurghada, Egypt

— 5 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Safaris and Off-Road Tours. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sand City and Selkhet Papyrus. Spend the 20th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: go for a stroll along the water at Abu Tig Marina, explore the gorgeous colors at Shaab Abu Ramada/The Aquarium, and step off the mainland to explore Mahmya Island.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Hurghada trip itinerary builder site.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Sharm El Sheikh to Hurghada in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or ride a ferry. Traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Hurghada, with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Hurghada

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Feb 19 — 24:

Marsa Alam, Egypt

— 4 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Shark Diving and Sharm El Luli. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Marsa Mubarak, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, explore the gorgeous colors at Dolphin House - Sha'ab Samadai Reef, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Sataya Reef.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Marsa Alam online travel route planner.

Getting from Hurghada to Marsa Alam by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches
Find places to stay Feb 24 — 28:

Luxor, Egypt

— 6 nights
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Get a sense of the local culture at Temple of Karnak and Luxor Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to Medinet Habu and Tomb of King Tutankhamun (Tut). Spend the 5th (Sat) floating through the air with a balloon tour. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Valley of the Kings, get to know the fascinating history of Avenue of Sphinxes, and appreciate the history behind Luxor Temple.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Luxor road trip tool.

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 February, expect little chillier with lows of 11°C in Luxor. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel to La Digue Island.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Museums
Find places to stay Feb 28 — Mar 6:

La Digue Island, Seychelles

— 3 nights
La Digue Island remains a relatively unknown vacation destination, offering very few tourist facilities and an exotic though largely undeveloped coastline.
Explore hidden gems such as Grand Anse and Anse Source D'Argent. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Anse Coco Beach and Anse Gaulettes Beach. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Petite Anse, stroll through Union Beach, and make a trip to Plantation House National Monument.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our La Digue Island online trip maker.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Luxor to La Digue Island in 16 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Seychelles Time is 2 hours. Traveling from Luxor in March, plan for a bit warmer nights in La Digue Island, with lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to ride a ferry to Praslin Island.

Things to do in La Digue Island

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Mar 6 — 9:

Praslin Island, Seychelles

— 5 nights
Home to some of the Seychelles' finest beaches, Praslin Island offers visitors more than just sand and sea.
We've included these beaches for you: Anse Lazio and Anse Bois de Rose Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at St. Matthew Apostle Church and Rita's Art Sudio & Gallery. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Anse Georgette, stroll through Anse La Blague, delve into the lush surroundings at Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve, and step off the mainland to explore Curieuse Island.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Praslin Island online attractions planner.

You can ride a ferry from La Digue Island to Praslin Island in an hour. In March in Praslin Island, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Flic En Flac.

Things to do in Praslin Island

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Mar 9 — 14:

Flic En Flac, Mauritius

— 5 nights
An unusual commodity in the lesser-touristed western part of Mauritius, the developed seaside village Flic En Flac boasts a vast white sandy beach that generates a large amount of tourism.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Le Morne Brabant and Mont Choisy Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Curious Corner of Chamarel and Underwater Waterfall. Change things up with these side-trips from Flic En Flac: Scuba & Snorkeling (in Trou aux Biches), Pamplemousses (SSR Botanic Garden & L'Aventure du Sucre) and Grand Baie (Grand Bay Store & Pereybere Beach). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Flic en Flac Beach, find something for the whole family at Casela Nature Parks, examine the collection at Le Domaine des Aubineaux, and take in the dramatic scenery at Chamarel Waterfall.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Flic En Flac trip planner.

You can fly from Praslin Island to Flic En Flac in 7.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in March, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Flic En Flac

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 14 — 19:

Cape Town, South Africa

— 6 nights

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Franschhoek Motor Museum and Originals Gallery. Relax by the water at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony and Camp's Bay Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Cape Town side-trips: Shark Diving (in Gansbaai), Franschhoek Pass (in Franschhoek) and Hermanus (Provenance & Grotto Beach). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Signal Hill, indulge your taste buds at Houw Hoek Farm Stall, and relax in the rural setting at Cape Point Ostrich Farm.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Cape Town road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Flic En Flac to Cape Town takes 8.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Mauritius Standard Time to South Africa Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Flic En Flac in March, things will get little chillier in Cape Town: highs are around 30°C and lows about 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 19 — 25:

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Robberg Nature Reserve and Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Knysna Museum and Nelson Bay Cave. Explore Plettenberg Bay's surroundings by going to Noetzie Beach (in Noetzie), Knysna (Garden Route National Park & Knysna Heads) and Suspension Bridge (in Tsitsikamma National Park). There's much more to do: stroll through Birds of Eden, look for gifts at La Carla Mask Atelier, cast your line with Fish Eagle Transport & Tours - Day Tours, and pick up some local products at Elephant Walk Farm Stall.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Plettenberg Bay trip builder.

Getting from Cape Town to Plettenberg Bay by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 25 — 29:

Oudtshoorn, South Africa

— 4 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Boplaas Garden Route Tasting Room and Greg Kerr Art Gallery. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Swartberg Pass and Cango Wildlife Ranch. Get out of town with these interesting Oudtshoorn side-trips: Tuin-op-die-Brak (in Stilbaai) and Garden Route Game Lodge Day Safaris (in Albertina). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Safari Ostrich Show Farm, explore the fascinating underground world of Cango Caves, get some fabulous bargains at Klein Karoo Ostrich Emporium, and relax in the rural setting at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Oudtshoorn trip builder.

You can drive from Plettenberg Bay to Oudtshoorn in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Plettenberg Bay in March, you will find days in Oudtshoorn are a bit cooler (18°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 29 — Apr 2: