60 days in Africa Itinerary

60 days in Africa Itinerary

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60 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Paris, France
Fly:  8 h
1
Luxor, Egypt
— 6 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
— 6 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  1 h 45 min
3
Cairo, Egypt
— 6 nights
Fly:  13 h 45 min
4
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
5
Nairobi, Kenya
— 6 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
6
Chobe National Park, Botswana
— 2 nights
Fly:  8 h 30 min
7
Cape Town, South Africa
— 7 nights
Fly + Drive:  17 h
8
Buea, Cameroon
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  9 h 15 min
9
Abuja, Nigeria
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  6 h
10
Abidjan, Ivory Coast
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Train:  8 h 45 min
11
Casablanca, Morocco
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
12
Marrakech, Morocco
— 7 nights
Fly + Bus:  3 h 45 min
13
Fes, Morocco
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  6 h 30 min
End: Paris, France

6
nights
Luxor, Egypt

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Luxor: Temple of Horus at Edfu (in Edfu) and Dendera Temple Complex (in Dendera). There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Temple of Karnak, don't miss a visit to Tomb of Queen Nefertari, get all the information you need at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Queens.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Luxor travel planner.

Paris, France to Luxor is an approximately 8- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Paris to Luxor. In April, Luxor is warmer than Paris - with highs of 41°C and lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Temple of Horus at Edfu, Dendera Temple Complex
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Tomb of Queen Nefertari ©
Tomb of Queen Nefertari
Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Medinet Habu ©
Medinet Habu

6
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.
When in Sharm El Sheikh, make a side trip to see Scuba & Snorkeling in Dahab, approximately Dahab away. Spend the 29th (Wed) exploring nature at Ras Mohommed National Park. There's lots more to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, stroll through Ras Um Sid, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Coptic Orthodox Church.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Sharm El Sheikh trip planning tool.

Getting from Luxor to Sharm El Sheikh by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Luxor in April: highs in Sharm El Sheikh hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Scuba & Snorkeling, Ras Mohommed National Park
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Coptic Orthodox Church ©
Coptic Orthodox Church

6
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairo: Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, steep yourself in history at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, get a taste of the local shopping with Khan Al-Khalili, and visit Islamic Cairo.

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

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Sharm El Sheikh to Cairo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Cairo when traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in April, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Giza
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Photography Tours
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids

3
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 9th (Sat) surrounded by wildlife at Mara Triangle. There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Olare Orok Conservancy and tour the pleasant surroundings at Musiara Swamp.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Maasai Mara National Reserve trip builder website.

Traveling by flight from Cairo to Maasai Mara National Reserve takes 14 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Eastern African Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Nairobi.

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

6
nights
Nairobi, Kenya

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, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Nairobi National Park, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, admire the landmark architecture of African Heritage House, and see Off-Road Tours.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Nairobi travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Nairobi in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In May in Nairobi, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Chobe National Park.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Central Island National Park
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Off-Road Tours
Nairobi National Park ©
Nairobi National Park
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust ©
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

2
nights
Chobe National Park, Botswana

Chobe National Park ©
A trip to Chobe National Park awakens the naturalist in every traveler and opens numerous possibilities for adventure.
On the 16th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Serondela Reserve and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nogatsaa and Tchinga. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Seboba Nature and Recreational Park and then tour the pleasant surroundings at CARACAL Biodiversity Center.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Chobe National Park trip planning tool.

Fly from Nairobi to Chobe National Park in 7 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Nairobi to Chobe National Park. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Chobe National Park

Parks Wildlife
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Nogatsaa and Tchinga ©
Nogatsaa and Tchinga
Serondela Reserve ©
Serondela Reserve

7
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.
Step out of Cape Town with an excursion to Stony Brook Vineyards in Franschhoek--about 1 hour away. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Point, take in the waterfront at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, stop by Abseil Africa, and look for all kinds of wild species at Platteklip Gorge.

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Traveling by flight from Chobe National Park to Cape Town takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. May in Cape Town sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Buea.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Stony Brook Vineyards
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©

1
night
Buea, Cameroon

Buea ©
Buea is the capital of the Southwest Region of Cameroon. Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Bimbia. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Limbe Wildlife Centre and then contemplate the geological forces at Mount Cameroon.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Buea trip maker tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Cape Town to Buea. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cape Town to Buea due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cape Town in May, you will find days in Buea are a bit warmer (38°C), and nights are much hotter (28°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Abuja.

Things to do in Buea

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Limbe
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Mount Cameroon ©
Mount Cameroon
Bimbia ©
Bimbia
Limbe Wildlife Centre ©
Limbe Wildlife Centre

1
night
Abuja, Nigeria

Abuja ©
The capital city of Nigeria, Abuja dates back to the 1980s, and in 2010 it represented the world's fastest-growing city.
On the 28th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Abuja National Mosque and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers. On your second day here, take in the exciting artwork at Nike Art Gallery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at An Noor Mosque, and then admire the masterpieces at Thought Pyramid Art Centre.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Abuja trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Buea to Abuja. In May, daytime highs in Abuja are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Abidjan.

Things to do in Abuja

Shopping Museums Spas
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Thought Pyramid Art Centre ©
Thought Pyramid Art Centre
An Noor Mosque ©
An Noor Mosque
Abuja National Mosque ©
Abuja National Mosque

2
nights
Abidjan, Ivory Coast

Abidjan ©
As Cote d'Ivoire's largest city and economic hub, Abidjan boasts the reputation of West Africa's party capital, while its rich culture remains evident in its numerous film festivals and a booming music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): browse the exhibits of Galerie Dominantes, view the masterpieces at Galerie d'Art MBengue, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then get your game on at YoupiLand "la petite academie", then stop by Corotos, and finally get your game on at Dream Zone Virtual Reality. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Musee National des Costumes, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Banco National Park, and then don't miss a visit to St. Paul's Cathedral.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Abidjan trip builder app.

Traveling by flight from Abuja to Abidjan takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Abuja to Abidjan. In May, daily temperatures in Abidjan can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel to Casablanca.

Things to do in Abidjan

Fun & Games Parks Nature

Side Trip

Musee National des Costumes
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Dream Zone Virtual Reality ©
Dream Zone Virtual Reality
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral
Banco National Park ©
Banco National Park

3
nights
Casablanca, Morocco

The port of Casablanca, Morocco's largest city and economic hub, represents the country's beating heart, established as a French protectorate in 1912.
Venture out of the city with trips to Rabat (Hassan Tower, Kasbah des Oudaias, &more). Spend the 2nd (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hassan II Mosque and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

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You can fly from Abidjan to Casablanca in 9 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Abidjan in June, with highs in Casablanca at 28°C and lows at 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can go by car to Marrakech.

Things to do in Casablanca

Historic Sites Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Rabat
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Hassan II Mosque ©
Hassan II Mosque
Kasbah des Oudaias ©
Kasbah des Oudaias

7
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, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, admire the landmark architecture of Medersa Ben Youssef, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and stroll through Menara Gardens and Pavilion.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Marrakech trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Casablanca to Marrakech takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Casablanca in June, expect nights in Marrakech to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 39°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Fes.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Jemaa el-Fna
Jemaa el-Fna
Nature & Wildlife Tours

4
nights
Fes, Morocco

Morocco's former capital, Fes enchants visitors with its walled medina, a labyrinthine web of pedestrian-only streets and a World Heritage Site.
Step out of Fes with an excursion to Bou Inania Medersa in Meknes--about 54 minutes away. The adventure continues: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, explore the engaging exhibits at Medina Children's Library, admire the striking features of Bou Inania Medersa, and admire the masterpieces at Coin Berbere.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Fes online journey planner.

Getting from Marrakech to Fes by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In June in Fes, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 18°C at night. On the 15th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fes

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Bou Inania Medersa
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Bou Inania Medersa ©
Bou Inania Medersa
Museo Nejjarine ©
Museo Nejjarine

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