22 days in Africa Itinerary

22 days in Africa Itinerary

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22 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Montreal, Canada
Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
Cape Town, South Africa
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Nelspruit, South Africa
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
3
Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
5
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 30​min
6
Nairobi, Kenya
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
7
Marrakech, Morocco
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: Montreal, Canada

3
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 some stellar pictures from Cape Point, take in the waterfront activity at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, learn about winemaking at Constantia Uitsig Wine Estate, and see the interesting displays at District Six Museum.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Cape Town trip itinerary planner.

Montreal, Canada to Cape Town is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Montreal to Cape Town due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Montreal in August, with highs in Cape Town at 21°C and lows at 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Nelspruit.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

1
night
Nelspruit, South Africa

Nelspruit ©
Nestled on the banks of the Crocodile River, Nelspruit provides visitors with a convenient base point boasting two airports and an enviable location on the road between Johannesburg and the Mozambican border.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): look for gifts at Joubert en Seuns Padstal, explore the fascinating underground world of Sudwala Caves, then admire the natural beauty at Lowveld National Botanical Garden, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Nelspruit planning website .

You can fly from Cape Town to Nelspruit in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cape Town in August, expect nights in Nelspruit to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Nelspruit

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Sudwala Caves ©
Sudwala Caves
Lowveld National Botanical Garden ©

3
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 8th (Sat) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Bushmans Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lonely Bull Trail, and get outside with Wild Frontier Adventures.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kruger National Park trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Nelspruit to Kruger National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In August in Kruger National Park, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Trails Parks Outdoors
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Sweni Wilderness Trail ©
Sweni Wilderness Trail
Bushmans Trail ©
Bushmans Trail

3
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, take a stroll through Maboneng Precinct, try your luck at Montecasino, and look for gifts at Finders Keepers Market.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Johannesburg trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kruger National Park to Johannesburg takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Kruger National Park in August, plan for little chillier nights in Johannesburg, with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Fun & Games Casinos Theme Parks

Side Trip

Montecasino
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Gold Reef City ©
Gold Reef City
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill

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.
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, take in the views from Victoria Falls Bridge, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Victoria Falls road trip planning website .

Getting from Johannesburg to Victoria Falls by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Johannesburg in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Victoria Falls: highs are around 33°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Nairobi.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Safaris
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
Nairobi, Kenya

Nairobi ©
You're likely to visit Nairobi at least once on a trip to Kenya, as the sprawling city houses the country's international airport and remains the jump-off point for many tours and safaris.
Spend the 17th (Mon) exploring nature at Nairobi National Park. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, stop by Matbronze Wildlife Art, admire the striking features of African Heritage House, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

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

Getting from Victoria Falls to Nairobi by combination of car and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Victoria Falls to Nairobi. Traveling from Victoria Falls in August, expect nights in Nairobi to be somewhat warmer, around 16°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Marrakech.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Nairobi National Park ©
Nairobi National Park
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust ©
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
Karen Blixen Museum ©
Karen Blixen Museum

3
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, don't miss a visit to Medina of Marrakesh, admire the striking features of Palacio da Bahia, and steep yourself in history at Koutoubia Mosque.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Marrakech trip maker tool .

Getting from Nairobi to Marrakech by flight takes about 16 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Nairobi to Marrakech, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Nairobi in August, plan for much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Marrakech: temperatures range from 44°C by day to 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Jemaa el-Fnaa ©
Jemaa el-Fnaa
Koutoubia Mosque ©
Koutoubia Mosque

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