37 days in Africa Itinerary

37 days in Africa Itinerary

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37 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Atlanta, United States
Fly:  21​h 45​min
1
Cape Town, South Africa
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
— 3 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  15​h 45​min
4
Le Morne, Mauritius
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h 45​min
5
La Digue Island, Seychelles
— 2 nights
ferry:  30​min
6
Praslin Island, Seychelles
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
7
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  1​h 30​min
8
Hurghada, Egypt
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
9
Marsa Alam, Egypt
— 2 nights
+3
taxi + Fly + taxi + train:  14​h 30​min
10
Marrakech, Morocco
— 6 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Atlanta, United States

4
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Boulders Beach and Twelve Apostles. Explore hidden gems such as Bloubergstrand Beach and Canal Walk Shopping Centre. Explore Cape Town's surroundings by going to Lynx Wines (in Wemmershoek) and Eikehof (in Franschhoek). There's much more to do: hike along Platteklip Gorge, stop by Watershed, browse the eclectic array of goods at Old Biscuit Mill, and step off the mainland to explore Robben Island Museum.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Cape Town trip planner .

Atlanta, USA to Cape Town is an approximately 22-hour flight. Traveling from Atlanta to Cape Town, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Atlanta in December; daily highs in Cape Town reach 79°F and lows reach 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Shopping

Side Trip

Franschhoek
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Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Platteklip Gorge ©
Platteklip Gorge
Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): stroll through Birds of Eden, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre, and finally browse the exhibits of Porcupine Ceramics. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: play a few rounds at Plettenberg Bay Country Club and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Radical Raptors.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Plettenberg Bay trip builder website .

Getting from Cape Town to Plettenberg Bay by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In December in Plettenberg Bay, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 61°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Golf
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Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden
Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre ©
Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre
Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary ©
Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Safaris and Prime Art Gallery. Get outdoors at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park and Zipline. The adventure continues: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stop by Cultural Vibes Music Shop, and get to know the resident critters at Victoria Falls Snake Park.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Victoria Falls holiday maker app .

Fly from Plettenberg Bay to Victoria Falls in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Plettenberg Bay in December, expect Victoria Falls to be a bit warmer, temps between 87°F and 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Le Morne.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Safaris
Zipline

3
nights
Le Morne, Mauritius

Le Morne
A rugged rock crag surrounded by white-sand beaches and an emerald lagoon marks Le Morne, a World Heritage Site.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Rhumerie de Chamarel and The Mauritius Glass Gallery. Discover out-of-the-way places like Le Morne Beach and Black River Gorges National Park. And it doesn't end there: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Underwater Waterfall, play a few rounds at Paradis Hotel Golf Club, and contemplate the long history of The Martello Tower Museum.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Le Morne attractions planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Victoria Falls to Le Morne. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Victoria Falls to Le Morne due to the time zone difference. In December, daytime highs in Le Morne are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to La Digue Island.

Things to do in Le Morne

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Mauritius, The Martello Tower Museum, Rhumerie de Chamarel, The Mauritius Glass Gallery
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Black River Gorges National Park
Black River Gorges National Park
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Le Morne Beach ©
Le Morne Beach

2
nights
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.
Get outdoors at Grand Anse and Anse Pierrot Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Anse Grosse Roche Beach and Veuve Nature Reserve. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Anse Source D'Argent, hike along Nid d’Aigle, and stroll through Anse Fourmis.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the La Digue Island route planner .

Explore your travel options from Le Morne to La Digue Island with the Route module. In December, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Praslin Island.

Things to do in La Digue Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Grand Anse ©
Grand Anse
Anse Source D'Argent ©
Anse Source D'Argent
Anse Grosse Roche Beach ©
Anse Grosse Roche Beach

3
nights
Praslin Island, Seychelles

Praslin Island ©
Home to some of the Seychelles' finest beaches, Praslin Island offers visitors more than just sand and sea.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Galerie Passerose and St. Matthew Apostle Church. Step out of the city life by going to Anse Georgette and Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Anse Lazio, tour the pleasant surroundings at Petite Anse Kerlan, see the interesting displays at Praslin Museum, and get outside with Fond Ferdinand.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Praslin Island trip itinerary planning app .

Praslin Island is just a stone's throw from La Digue Island. December in Praslin Island sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 77°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Praslin Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve ©
Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve
Anse Lazio ©
Anse Lazio
Anse Georgette ©
Anse Georgette

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 Old Market or Mall Darya. Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Only One Apnea Center. There's much more to do: get outside with Subacquei Clandestini CCF Sharm, pause for some serene contemplation at The Heavenly Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of King Tut Museum, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Sharm El Sheikh day trip planning site .

You can fly from Praslin Island to Sharm El Sheikh in 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Praslin Island to Sharm El Sheikh is minus 2 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Praslin Island in December: high temperatures in Sharm El Sheikh hover around 75°F and lows are around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Only One Apnea Center ©
Only One Apnea Center
King Tut Museum ©
King Tut Museum

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): see the vivid underwater world at Omo Gamaar and then enjoy the sand and surf at Zeytuna Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Hurghada online driving holiday planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Sharm El Sheikh to Hurghada in 1.5 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in December since evenings lows in Hurghada dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to drive to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Hurghada

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Swim with Dolphins
Zeytuna Beach ©
Zeytuna Beach

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 1st (Wed), stroll through Gebel El Rosas, then kick back and relax at Marsa Shoona Bay, and then take an in-depth tour of Astronomy Center. Here are some ideas for day two: fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Marsa Alam trip maker tool .

You can drive from Hurghada to Marsa Alam in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. In December in Marsa Alam, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Marrakech.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Swim with Dolphins
Gebel El Rosas ©
Gebel El Rosas
Marsa Shoona Bay ©
Marsa Shoona Bay

6
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Nature & Wildlife Tours and Mount Toubkal. Get outdoors at Berber Ecomuseum and Horseback Riding Tours. Change things up with a short trip to Climbing Tours in Imlil (about 1h 20 min away). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Jemaa el-Fnaa, examine the collection at Boucharouite Museum, admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, and view the masterpieces at Dar Moulay Ali, Maison de la France a Marrakech.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Marrakech online travel planner .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Marsa Alam to Marrakech in 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Marsa Alam to Marrakech, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Marrakech when traveling from Marsa Alam in January, with lows around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Marrakech

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region, Climbing Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Jemaa el-Fnaa ©
Jemaa el-Fnaa
Musee Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech ©

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