45 days in Africa Itinerary

45 days in Africa Itinerary

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45 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Windsor, Canada
bus + Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Marrakech, Morocco
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
2
Cairo, Egypt
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Luxor, Egypt
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
4
Praslin Island, Seychelles
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  6​h 45​min
5
Nairobi, Kenya
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
6
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  11​h 45​min
9
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
10
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 45​min
11
Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 5 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
12
Nelspruit, South Africa
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
13
Cape Town, South Africa
— 4 nights
Fly:  30​h
End: Windsor, Canada

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, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, admire the striking features of Medersa Ben Youssef, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Saadian Tombs.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Marrakech vacation maker tool .

Windsor, Canada to Marrakech is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Western European Time is 5 hours. Traveling from Windsor in July, you will find days in Marrakech are somewhat warmer (44°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Marrakech

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

3
nights
Cairo, Egypt

Cairo ©
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). Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, steep yourself in history at Mosque of Muhammad Ali, admire the landmark architecture of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary), and wander the streets of Islamic Cairo.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Cairo road trip planning app .

Getting from Marrakech to Cairo by flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone changes from Western European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Marrakech in July, expect nights in Cairo to be a bit warmer, around 28°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 41°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Giza
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids

3
nights
Luxor, Egypt

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Luxor is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, parks, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Temple of Karnak, deepen your understanding at ACE- Animal Care in Egypt, pause for some photo ops at Colossi of Memnon, and don't miss a visit to Tomb of Queen Nefertari.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Luxor online itinerary planner .

You can fly from Cairo to Luxor in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cairo in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Luxor, with highs around 48°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Praslin Island.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Valley of the Queens
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ACE - Animal Care in Egypt ©
ACE - Animal Care in Egypt
Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings

1
night
Praslin Island, Seychelles

Praslin Island ©
Home to some of the Seychelles' finest beaches, Praslin Island offers visitors more than just sand and sea.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): trek along Le Glacis Noir and then appreciate the views at Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve. On your second day here, view the masterpieces at Galerie Passerose and then head off the coast to Curieuse Island.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Praslin Island road trip tool .

Getting from Luxor to Praslin Island by flight takes about 13.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Luxor to Praslin Island. When traveling from Luxor in July, plan for much colder days in Praslin Island, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Nairobi.

Things to do in Praslin Island

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Curieuse Island ©
Curieuse Island
Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve ©
Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve
Le Glacis Noir ©
Le Glacis Noir

3
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.
Nairobi is known for parks, wildlife, museums, nature, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Nairobi National Park, examine the collection at Karen Blixen Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at All Saints Cathedral, and view the masterpieces at One Off Contemporary Art Gallery.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Nairobi sightseeing planning site .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Praslin Island to Nairobi in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, flight, and bus; or fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Praslin Island to Nairobi. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Praslin Island in July, with highs in Nairobi at 26°C and lows at 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

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

4
nights
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

Maasai Mara National Reserve ©
Home to the Great Migration and Africa's exceptional wildlife, Maasai Mara is a must on a Kenya itinerary.
Spend the 5th (Mon) surrounded by wildlife at Olare Orok Conservancy. Spend the 6th (Tue) surrounded by wildlife at Mara Triangle. There's more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Ol Kinyei Conservancy and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mara North Conservancy.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Maasai Mara National Reserve journey maker site .

Traveling by flight from Nairobi to Maasai Mara National Reserve takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Olare Orok Conservancy ©
Olare Orok Conservancy
Mara Triangle ©
Mara Triangle
Mara North Conservancy ©
Mara North Conservancy

2
nights
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Serengeti National Park ©
Few adventures in the world invoke such vivid natural imagery as a trip to Serengeti National Park, a World Heritage Site known for its diverse animal life and memorable scenery.
On the 8th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Serengeti Hippo Pool and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Serengeti National Park. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Seronera.

To see maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Serengeti National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Serengeti National Park in 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Serengeti National Park ©
Serengeti National Park
Seronera ©
Seronera
Retima Hippo Pool ©
Retima Hippo Pool

1
night
Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

Ngorongoro Conservation Area ©
You can discover Tanzania's varied plant and animal life on a tour of Ngorongoro Conservation Area, a World Heritage Site known for its massive volcanic caldera.
On the 10th (Sat), explore the striking landscape at Ngorongoro Crater.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Parks Nature
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Ngorongoro Crater ©
Ngorongoro Crater

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: take in the dramatic scenery at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Victoria Falls road trip website .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Victoria Falls in 12 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern African Time to Central African Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Safaris
Victoria Falls Snake Park ©
Victoria Falls Snake Park

4
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, try to win big at Montecasino, get in on the family fun at Gold Reef City, and stop by Finders Keepers Market.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Johannesburg trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Victoria Falls to Johannesburg by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Victoria Falls in August, things will get a bit cooler in Johannesburg: highs are around 26°C and lows about 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Fun & Games Museums Casinos

Side Trip

Montecasino
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Gold Reef City ©
Gold Reef City
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum

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.
Spend the 19th (Mon) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Sweni Wilderness Trail, stroll through Olifants Wilderness Trail, head outdoors with Wild Frontier Adventures, and take some stellar pictures from Nkumbe View Site.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Kruger National Park day trip planning site .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Johannesburg in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Kruger National Park, with lows of 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Nelspruit.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

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

3
nights
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.
Explore Nelspruit's surroundings by going to Hazyview (The Elephant Sanctuary, Zipline, & more). There's lots more to do: Head underground at Sudwala Caves, stop by Joubert en Seuns Padstal, and stroll through Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary.

Start your trip to Nelspruit by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kruger National Park to Nelspruit takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In August in Nelspruit, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Nelspruit

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Hazyview
Find places to stay Aug 23 — 26:
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Elephant Whispers ©
Elephant Whispers
Zipline
Safaris

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.
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, examine the collection at District Six Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, and admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Cape Town online day trip planner .

Fly from Nelspruit to Cape Town in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Nelspruit in August, plan for slightly colder days in Cape Town, with highs around 21°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©

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