30 days in Africa Itinerary

30 days in Africa Itinerary

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30 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Edmonton, Canada
bus + Fly:  19​h 15​min
1
Cairo, Egypt
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Luxor, Egypt
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  14​h 30​min
3
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Cape Town, South Africa
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Nelspruit, South Africa
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
6
Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  17​h 30​min
7
Saint-Leu, Reunion Island
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  19​h 45​min
8
Marrakech, Morocco
— 4 nights
Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: Edmonton, Canada

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 Cairo's surroundings by going to Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary), wander the streets of Islamic Cairo, and examine the collection at Egyptian Antiquities Museum.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Cairo holiday planner.

Edmonton, Canada to Cairo is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern European Time is 9 hours. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Edmonton in September, with highs in Cairo at 39°C and lows at 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Valley of the Kings, then get your bearings at ACE- Animal Care in Egypt, then explore the ancient world of Luxor Temple, and finally delve into the distant past at Temple of Karnak. On your second day here, explore the ancient world of Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, then delve into the distant past at Medinet Habu, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Queens, and finally pause for some photo ops at Tomb of Queen Nefertari.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Luxor attractions site .

Getting from Cairo to Luxor by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Cairo in September: highs in Luxor hover around 46°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites

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

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: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Victoria Falls online tour planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Luxor to Victoria Falls in 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Luxor in September, expect Victoria Falls to be a bit cooler, temps between 38°C and 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Safaris
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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, observe the fascinating underwater world at Two Oceans Aquarium, go for a stroll along the water at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, and step off the mainland to explore Robben Island Museum.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Cape Town trip website .

Traveling by flight from Victoria Falls to Cape Town takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Victoria Falls in September: highs in Cape Town hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Nelspruit.

Things to do in Cape Town

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

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 16th (Wed), stroll through Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary, take in nature's colorful creations at Lowveld National Botanical Garden, and then try to win big at Emnotweni Casino. On the next day, stop by Joubert en Seuns Padstal, then admire the sheer force of Montrose Falls, then explore the fascinating underground world of Sudwala Caves, and finally see the interesting displays at Sudwala Dinosaur Park.

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You can fly from Cape Town to Nelspruit in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Cape Town in September; daily highs in Nelspruit reach 30°C and lows reach 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Nelspruit

Parks Nature Fun & Games
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Lowveld National Botanical Garden ©
Lowveld National Botanical Garden
Sudwala Caves ©
Sudwala Caves
Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary ©

4
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 18th (Fri) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. And it doesn't end there: trek along Sweni Wilderness Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Olifants Wilderness Trail, and head outdoors with Wild Frontier Adventures.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Kruger National Park day trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Nelspruit to Kruger National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Saint-Leu.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

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

3
nights
Saint-Leu, Reunion Island

Saint-Leu ©
Explore Saint-Leu's surroundings by going to La Roche Merveilleuse (in Cilaos), Pas de Bellecombe (in Saint-Denis) and Piton de Fournaise (in Saint-Benoit).

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Saint-Leu route builder .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kruger National Park to Saint-Leu. Traveling from Kruger National Park to Saint-Leu, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Kruger National Park in September since evenings lows in Saint-Leu dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Marrakech.

Things to do in Saint-Leu

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Maido, Pas de Bellecombe, La Roche Merveilleuse, Cascade de Grand Galet, Spas
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Piton de Fournaise ©
Piton de Fournaise
Maido ©
Maido
Parasailing & Paragliding

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: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, get to know the fascinating history of Menara Gardens and Pavilion, admire the striking features of Palacio da Bahia, and steep yourself in history at Koutoubia Mosque.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Marrakech trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Saint-Leu to Marrakech takes 20 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Saint-Leu to Marrakech. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Saint-Leu in September: highs in Marrakech hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 21°C. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Wed) before leaving for home.

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

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