28 days in Africa Itinerary

28 days in Africa Itinerary

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28 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Barcelona, Spain
Fly + Drive:  16​h
1
Nungwi, Tanzania
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  9​h 15​min
2
Flic En Flac, Mauritius
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  10​h
3
Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
— 4 nights
+3
bus + taxi + Fly + taxi:  20​h
4
Marsa Alam, Egypt
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Hurghada, Egypt
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  1​h 30​min
6
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
— 5 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Barcelona, Spain

3
nights
Nungwi, Tanzania

Nungwi ©
Renowned for its sandy coast lined with mangroves and palm trees, Nungwi offers visitors a variety of restaurants, bars, and accommodations.
Step out of the city life by going to Cheetah's Rock and Paje Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Kendwa Beach and Bahati Beach Boutique. The adventure continues: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, Head underground at Tazari Caves, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nungwi Beach, and get to know the fascinating history of Fukuchani Ruins.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Nungwi trip itinerary planner.

Barcelona, Spain to Nungwi is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern African Time (EAT) is 2 hours. Traveling from Barcelona in November, expect Nungwi to be warmer, temps between 36°C and 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Flic En Flac.

Things to do in Nungwi

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kendwa, Fukuchani Ruins, Paje Beach, Cheetah's Rock
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Kendwa Beach ©
Kendwa Beach
Cheetah's Rock ©
Cheetah's Rock
Paje Beach ©
Paje Beach

3
nights
Flic En Flac, Mauritius

Flic En Flac ©
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.
Visiting Le Morne Brabant and Black River Gorges National Park will get you outdoors. Get some cultural insight at Hindu Temple and Sagar Shiv Mandir. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Flic En Flac: Rhumerie de Chamarel (in Chamarel), Scuba & Snorkeling (in Belle Mare) and La Vallee des Couleurs (in Chamouny). The adventure continues: get outside with Outdoor Activities, admire the sheer force of Chamarel Waterfall, tour the pleasant surroundings at Flic en Flac Beach, and head off the coast to Ile aux Aigrettes Nature Reserve.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Flic En Flac trip maker site .

Getting from Nungwi to Flic En Flac by combination of taxi and flight takes about 9.5 hours. Traveling from Nungwi to Flic En Flac, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Nungwi in November: highs in Flic En Flac hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Flic En Flac

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Mauritius, Pointe de Flacq, Rhumerie de Chamarel, Le Morne Brabant, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Le Morne Brabant ©
Le Morne Brabant
Scuba & Snorkeling
Black River Gorges National Park
Black River Gorges National Park

4
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Garden Route National Park and Storms River Suspension Bridge. Get outdoors at Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary and Knysna Lagoon. Go for a jaunt from Plettenberg Bay to Knysna to see Knysna Heads about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary, pick up some local products at Elephant Walk Farm Stall, and contemplate the long history of Nelson Bay Cave.

To find maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Plettenberg Bay trip planner .

You can fly from Flic En Flac to Plettenberg Bay in 10 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Mauritius Time (MUT) to South Africa Standard Time (SAST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Flic En Flac in November, with highs in Plettenberg Bay at 24°C and lows at 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Knysna, Suspension Bridge
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Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary ©
Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary
Garden Route National Park ©
Garden Route National Park
Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary

4
nights
Marsa Alam, Egypt

Marsa Alam ©
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.
Get in touch with nature at Abu Dabbab Beach and Elphinstone Reef. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Fishing Charters & Tours and Marsa Mubarak. Spend the 18th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Shaab Marsa Alam, admire the ancient design of Roman baths, and kick back and relax at Sharm El Luli.

To find out how to plan a trip to Marsa Alam, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Plettenberg Bay to Marsa Alam in 20 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of bus, flight, and car. Traveling from Plettenberg Bay in November, things will get a bit warmer in Marsa Alam: highs are around 31°C and lows about 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Hurghada.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
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Elphinstone Reef ©
Elphinstone Reef
Abu Dabbab Beach ©
Abu Dabbab Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

5
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Parasailing & Paragliding and Horseback Riding Tours. Do some cultural sightseeing at Sand City and Selkhet Papyrus. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, browse the different shops at Senzo Mall, pause for some serene contemplation at Coptic Cathedral of Saint Shenouda, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

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Getting from Marsa Alam to Hurghada by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Hurghada are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Speed Boats Tours
Sharm El Naga ©
Sharm El Naga

5
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Shark Diving and Ras Um Sid. Explore hidden gems such as Safaris and Submarine Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Sharm El Sheikh side-trips: Dahab (Blue Hole & Coral Reefs). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Coptic Orthodox Church, trot along with a tour on horseback, browse the eclectic array of goods at Old Market, and kick back and relax at Shark's Bay Beach.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Sharm El Sheikh trip maker app .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Hurghada to Sharm El Sheikh in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or drive. November in Sharm El Sheikh sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. On the 30th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Dahab
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Shark Diving
Coral Reefs ©
Coral Reefs
Safaris

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