37 days in Africa Itinerary

37 days in Africa Itinerary

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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
Taxi + Fly:  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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The Old Biscuit Mill and Watershed. Robben Island Museum and The Springbok Experience Rugby Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cape Town: Franschhoek (Lynx Wine, First South African Perfume Museum, &more). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, buy something for everyone on your list at Canal Walk Shopping Centre, visit Abseil Africa, and examine the collection at Heart of Cape Town Museum.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Cape Town road trip planning site.

Atlanta, USA to Cape Town is an approximately 21.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Atlanta to Cape Town due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Atlanta in December, expect Cape Town to be somewhat warmer, temps between 79°F and 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow 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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Birds of Eden, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary, then stroll through Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre, and finally view the masterpieces at Porcupine Ceramics. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Wed): tee off at Plettenberg Bay Country Club and then stroll through Radical Raptors.

Plan trip to Plettenberg Bay with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can fly from Cape Town to Plettenberg Bay in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in December, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Wildlife Parks 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 ©
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.
Do your shopping at Cultural Vibes Music Shop and Prime Art Gallery. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park and Victoria Falls Bridge. There's lots more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Victoria Falls Snake Park, kick your exploration up a notch at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

For ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Victoria Falls tour website.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Plettenberg Bay to Victoria Falls in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and car; 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 enough time to travel to Le Morne.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

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

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Black River Gorges National Park and Le Morne Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Stand-Up Paddleboarding and The Mauritius Glass Gallery. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Underwater Waterfall, admire all the interesting features of International Slave Route Monument, play a few rounds at Paradis Golf Club Beachcomber, and contemplate the long history of The Martello Tower Museum.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Le Morne holiday maker website.

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

Things to do in Le Morne

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Mauritius, The Mauritius Glass Gallery, Rhumerie de Chamarel, The Martello Tower Museum
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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.
Relax by the water at Anse Source D'Argent and Anse Pierrot Beach. Visiting Grand Anse and Anse Grosse Roche Beach will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Anse La Reunion Beach, hike along Nid d’Aigle, stroll through Anse Fourmis, and identify plant and animal life at Veuve Nature Reserve.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the La Digue Island online trip itinerary maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Le Morne to La Digue Island. 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.
Get outdoors at Anse Lazio and Anse Georgette. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Grande Soeur island and Praslin Museum. There's lots more to do: admire the verdant scenery at Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve, kick back and relax at Petite Anse Kerlan, head outdoors with Fond Ferdinand, and explore the galleries of Galerie Passerose.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Praslin Island trip itinerary builder website.

Praslin Island is just a short distance from La Digue Island. In December, daily temperatures in Praslin Island can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 77°F. 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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Anse Lazio ©
Anse Lazio
Anse Georgette ©
Anse Georgette
Petite Anse Kerlan ©
Petite Anse Kerlan

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.
Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Mangrove Beach will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Only One Apnea Center and The Heavenly Cathedral. And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Subacquei Clandestini CCF Sharm, look for gifts at Mall Darya, get engrossed in the history at King Tut Museum, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Old Market.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Sharm El Sheikh trip itinerary builder site.

You can fly from Praslin Island to Sharm El Sheikh in 13 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight. The time zone changes from Seychelles Time (SCT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Praslin Island in December, with highs in Sharm El Sheikh at 75°F and lows at 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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): see the vivid underwater world at Omo Gamaar and then kick back and relax at Zeytuna Beach. On your second day here, fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Hurghada trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Sharm El Sheikh to Hurghada in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Hurghada when traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in December, with lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time 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 tour the pleasant surroundings at Marsa Shoona Bay, and then get engrossed in the history at Astronomy Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Marsa Alam online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hurghada to Marsa Alam takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Musee Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech and Berber Ecomuseum. Palacio da Bahia and Koutoubia Mosque are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Marrakech with an excursion to Climbing Tours in Imlil--about 1h 25 min away. Spend the 4th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Saddle up on the 8th (Wed) and explore with a tour on horseback. The adventure continues: hunt for treasures at Jemaa el-Fna, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, see the interesting displays at Boucharouite Museum, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at High Atlas Mountains.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Marrakech day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Marsa Alam to Marrakech takes 15.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Western European Standard Time (WET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Marsa Alam in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Marrakech, with lows of 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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Jemaa el-Fna
Jemaa el-Fna
Musee Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech ©
Musee Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech

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