28 days in Africa Itinerary

28 days in Africa Itinerary

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28 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly + Drive:  16​h 45​min
1
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Cape Town, South Africa
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Nelspruit, South Africa
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
4
Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + train:  17​h
6
Marrakech, Morocco
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
7
Giza, Egypt
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  14​h 45​min
8
Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
— 2 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  17​h
9
Luxor, Egypt
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: London, United Kingdom

2
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.
On the 2nd (Mon), snap pictures at Victoria Falls Bridge, explore the striking landscape of Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, and then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour. On the next day, look for gifts at Cultural Vibes Music Shop, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Victoria Falls trip itinerary builder website .

London, UK to Victoria Falls is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Victoria Falls due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from London in March: high temperatures in Victoria Falls hover around 34°C and lows are around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Zipline
Cultural Vibes Music Shop ©
Cultural Vibes Music Shop

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: admire all the interesting features of Cape Point, take in the waterfront at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, and hike along Platteklip Gorge.

To see reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Cape Town attractions website .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Victoria Falls to Cape Town takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. In March, Cape Town is a bit cooler than Victoria Falls - with highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Nelspruit.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Chapman's Peak Drive
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony

2
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.
On the 8th (Sun), Head underground at Sudwala Caves, then see the interesting displays at Sudwala Dinosaur Park, then take in nature's colorful creations at Lowveld National Botanical Garden, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary. Keep things going the next day: stop by Joubert en Seuns Padstal, admire the sheer force of Montrose Falls, and then browse the different shops at i'langa Mall.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Nelspruit trip builder app .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Cape Town to Nelspruit in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. March in Nelspruit sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Nelspruit

Parks Nature Shopping
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Sudwala Caves ©
Sudwala Caves
Lowveld National Botanical Garden ©
Montrose Falls ©
Montrose Falls

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 10th (Tue) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. There's still lots to do: hike along Sweni Wilderness Trail, stroll through Lonely Bull Trail, and delve into the distant past at Masorini Archaeological Site.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Kruger National Park online holiday planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Nelspruit to Kruger National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In March in Kruger National Park, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

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

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): gain interesting insight with Constitution Hill, contemplate the long history of Mandela House, then see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, and finally browse the different shops at Jack Friedman Eastgate. Here are some ideas for day two: find something for the whole family at Gold Reef City and then don't miss a visit to Nelson Mandela Square.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Johannesburg trip tool .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Kruger National Park to Johannesburg in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Kruger National Park in March since evenings lows in Johannesburg dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Marrakech.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Casinos Theme Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Jack Friedman Eastgate, Nelson Mandela Square
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Gold Reef City ©
Gold Reef City
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill

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, get to know the fascinating history of Menara Gardens and Pavilion, browse the eclectic array of goods at Jemaa el-Fnaa, and contemplate the long history of El Badi Palace.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Marrakech itinerary website .

Getting from Johannesburg to Marrakech by combination of flight and train takes about 17 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Western European Time (WET) is minus 2 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Johannesburg in March, with highs in Marrakech at 26°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Giza.

Things to do in Marrakech

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

2
nights
Giza, Egypt

Giza ©
Situated on the Nile riverfront, the city of Giza remains best known for its pyramid complex.
Step out of Giza with an excursion to Step Pyramid of Djoser in Saqqara--about 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Pyramids of Giza, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, contemplate the long history of Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, and pause for some photo ops at Statue of Ramses II.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Giza trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Marrakech to Giza in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Marrakech to Giza is 2 hours. Traveling from Marrakech in March, Giza is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Giza

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Step Pyramid of Djoser
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Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx

2
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.
Step out of Plettenberg Bay to go to Knysna and see Knysna Heads, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Robberg Nature Reserve, learn about winemaking at Plettenvale Wines, make a trip to Tsitsikamma Forest’s Big Tree, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Christopher Catholic Church.

For photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Plettenberg Bay tour itinerary maker site .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Giza to Plettenberg Bay in 15 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi. In March, daytime highs in Plettenberg Bay are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Tsitsikamma National Park, Knysna
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Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Suspension Bridge ©
Suspension Bridge
Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden

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: contemplate the long history of Temple of Karnak, don't miss a visit to Deir el-Shelwit Temple, pause for some photo ops at Colossi of Memnon, and see the interesting displays at Le Scarabe Papyrus Museum.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Luxor road trip tool .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Plettenberg Bay to Luxor in 17 hours. When traveling from Plettenberg Bay in March, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Luxor: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 17°C at night. You will leave for home on the 28th (Sat).

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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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

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