32 days in Africa Itinerary

32 days in Africa Itinerary

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32 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: New York City, United States
bus + Fly:  21​h 45​min
1
Cape Town, South Africa
— 6 nights
Fly + taxi:  6​h 45​min
2
Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 5 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  14​h 30​min
5
Luxor, Egypt
— 2 nights
6
Cairo, Egypt
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
7
Marrakech, Morocco
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: New York City, United States

6
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, kick back and relax at Clifton Beaches, meet the residents at Two Oceans Aquarium, and head off the coast to Robben Island Museum.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Cape Town trip maker website .

New York City, USA to Cape Town is an approximately 22-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from New York City to Cape Town. In May, daily temperatures in Cape Town can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Chapman's Peak Drive
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

5
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.
Take a break from Kruger National Park with a short trip to Qualito Craft Distillery in Phalaborwa, about 1h 45 min away. Spend the 10th (Sun) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. There's much more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kruger National Park, get outside with Wild Frontier Adventures, hike along Bushmans Trail, and stroll through Lonely Bull Trail.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Kruger National Park trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Cape Town to Kruger National Park by combination of flight and taxi takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. When traveling from Cape Town in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Kruger National Park, with highs around 76°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Kruger National Park, Qualito Craft Distillery
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Sweni Wilderness Trail ©
Sweni Wilderness 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, stop by Finders Keepers Market, get a sense of history and politics at Constitution Hill, and try to win big at Montecasino.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Johannesburg trip planner .

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. Expect slightly colder evenings in Johannesburg when traveling from Kruger National Park in May, with lows around 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to 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

4
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: take in the dramatic scenery at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, race across the water with a speed boat tour, wander the wide-open spaces of Crocodile Park Victoria Falls, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Victoria Falls route planning app .

Fly from Johannesburg to Victoria Falls in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Johannesburg in May; daily highs in Victoria Falls reach 81°F and lows reach 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Speed Boats Tours
Victoria Falls Snake Park ©
Victoria Falls Snake Park

2
nights
Luxor, Egypt

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
When in Luxor, make a side trip to see Dendera Temple Complex in Dendera, approximately 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Temple of Karnak, take in the spiritual surroundings of Medinet Habu, appreciate the history behind Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, and stroll the grounds of Valley of the Kings.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Luxor road trip planning site .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Victoria Falls to Luxor in 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Victoria Falls in May, plan for warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Luxor: temperatures range from 102°F by day to 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dendera Temple Complex
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Tomb of Queen Nefertari ©
Tomb of Queen Nefertari
Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings

4
nights
Cairo, Egypt

More than 20 million people call Cairo their home and, as soon as you set foot in the sprawling metropolis, it's evident they make it crowded and chaotic, but also exuberant and charming.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairo: Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, stroll around Al-Azhar Park, see the interesting displays at Egyptian Antiquities Museum, and wander the streets of Islamic Cairo.

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Getting from Luxor to Cairo by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Luxor in May: highs in Cairo hover around 90°F, while lows dip to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Marrakech.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours

Side Trip

Giza
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Photography Tours
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids

4
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, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, admire the striking features of Medersa Ben Youssef, and don't miss a visit to Jemaa el-Fnaa.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Marrakech trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Cairo to Marrakech takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Western European Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Cairo in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of 60°F in Marrakech. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites Tours Shopping
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Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Jemaa el-Fnaa ©
Jemaa el-Fnaa
Palacio da Bahia ©
Palacio da Bahia

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