60 days in Africa Itinerary

60 days in Africa Itinerary

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60 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Copenhagen, Denmark
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Marrakech, Morocco
— 6 nights
Fly:  18​h 30​min
2
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 5 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 45​min
3
Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 7 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h 45​min
4
Cape Town, South Africa
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 6 nights
Drive:  30​min
6
Livingstone, Zambia
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
7
Lusaka, Zambia
— 1 night
8
Kasama, Zambia
— 1 day
Drive:  12​h 45​min
9
Mwanza, Tanzania
— 1 day
10
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 30​min
11
Moshi, Tanzania
— 4 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
12
Kampala, Uganda
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h 30​min
13
Luxor, Egypt
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
14
Cairo, Egypt
— 7 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Copenhagen, Denmark

6
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, don't miss a visit to Medina of Marrakesh, admire the striking features of Palacio da Bahia, and contemplate the long history of El Badi Palace.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Marrakech online trip itinerary maker .

Copenhagen, Denmark to Marrakech is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Copenhagen to Marrakech is minus 1 hour. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Copenhagen in January: highs in Marrakech hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Marrakech

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

5
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Johannesburg side-trips: Ukutula Conservation Center (in Brits) and Voortrekker Monument (in Pretoria). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, make a trip to Cycle Tour of Soweto including Lunch, contemplate the long history of Mandela House, and try to win big at Gold Reef City.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Johannesburg online journey planner .

Getting from Marrakech to Johannesburg by flight takes about 18.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Marrakech to Johannesburg due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Marrakech in January, expect Johannesburg to be a bit warmer, temps between 33°C and 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Fun & Games Museums Casinos

Side Trips

Ukutula Conservation Center, Montecasino, Voortrekker Monument
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Ukutula Conservation Center ©
Ukutula Conservation Center
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Gold Reef City ©
Gold Reef City

7
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.
Go for a jaunt from Kruger National Park to Phalaborwa to see Qualito Craft Distillery about 1h 45 min away. Spend the 7th (Fri) exploring nature at Kruger National Park. Spend the 2nd (Sun) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. The adventure continues: trek along Sweni Wilderness Trail, stroll through Wolhuter Wilderness Trail, delve into the distant past at Masorini Archaeological Site, and get outside with Wild Frontier Adventures.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Kruger National Park trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in January, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Qualito Craft Distillery, Kruger National Park
Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 7:
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Bushmans Trail ©
Bushmans Trail

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: go for a stroll along the water at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, see the interesting displays at District Six Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Point, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Two Oceans Aquarium.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Cape Town travel planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kruger National Park to Cape Town takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or drive. In February in Cape Town, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Chapman's Peak Drive
Find places to stay Feb 7 — 13:
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Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Cape Point ©
Cape Point

6
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: admire the sheer force of Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and take in the views from Victoria Falls Bridge.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Victoria Falls online vacation planner .

You can fly from Cape Town to Victoria Falls in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or drive. In February, daily temperatures in Victoria Falls can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can drive to Livingstone.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Speed Boats Tours
Victoria Falls Bridge ©
Victoria Falls Bridge

2
nights
Livingstone, Zambia

Tourism in Livingstone, a town nestled on the Zimbabwean border, thrives largely thanks to the nearby Victoria Falls.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): make a trip to Mukuni Village, take in the dramatic scenery at Victoria Falls, and then don't miss a visit to Gorge Swing. On the next day, examine the collection at Railway Museum, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then view the masterpieces at Wayiwayi Art Studio and Gallery.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Livingstone trip itinerary planner.

Livingstone is just a short distance from Victoria Falls. February in Livingstone sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Lusaka.

Things to do in Livingstone

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Mukuni Village
Find places to stay Feb 19 — 21:
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River Rafting & Tubing
Victoria Falls ©
Victoria Falls
Mukuni Village ©
Mukuni Village

1
night
Lusaka, Zambia

Lusaka ©
Tourism in Lusaka, Zambia's commercial and government center, thrives mostly due to its central location and well-connected airport, making it a gateway for exploring the country's numerous nature reserves and national parks.
On the 22nd (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of The Holy Cross Lusaka, then view the masterpieces at 37D Gallery, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lower Zambezi National Park.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Lusaka trip itinerary site .

Traveling by flight from Livingstone to Lusaka takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Kasama.

Things to do in Lusaka

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Lower Zambezi National Park ©
Lower Zambezi National Park
Cathedral of The Holy Cross Lusaka ©
Cathedral of The Holy Cross Lusaka
37D Gallery ©
37D Gallery

1
day
Kasama, Zambia

Kasama ©
Kasama is the capital of the Northern Province of Zambia, situated on the central-southern African plateau at an elevation of about 1400 m. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Chishimba Falls.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Kasama trip tool .

Getting from Lusaka to Kasama by bus takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Mwanza.

Things to do in Kasama

Parks Nature
Find places to stay Feb 22 — 23:
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Chishimba Falls ©
Chishimba Falls

1
day
Mwanza, Tanzania

Mwanza is a mid-sized port city on the southern shores of Lake Victoria in northwestern Tanzania. On the 24th (Mon), see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Mwanza tour planning website .

Traveling by car from Kasama to Mwanza takes 19 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kasama to Mwanza due to the time zone difference. In February, daily temperatures in Mwanza can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Dar es Salaam.

Things to do in Mwanza

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Find places to stay Feb 24 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Safaris

2
nights
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Dar es Salaam ©
Founded in the mid-19th century, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania's largest city, lost the status of the official capital but remains the country's commercial and financial center.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, head off the coast to Mbudya Island, and then don't miss a visit to Tanzania Centre for Cultural Heritage. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at The Tanzanite Dream, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shree Sanatan Dharma Sabha temple, then make a trip to PPF Tower, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Masjid Maamur Mosque, and finally stroll the grounds of Dar Es Salaam War Cemetery.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Dar es Salaam trip planner .

Fly from Mwanza to Dar es Salaam in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Mwanza in February: high temperatures in Dar es Salaam hover around 38°C and lows are around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Moshi.

Things to do in Dar es Salaam

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Find places to stay Feb 24 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Dar Es Salaam War Cemetery ©
Dar Es Salaam War Cemetery
Mbudya Island ©
Mbudya Island
Spas

4
nights
Moshi, Tanzania

Situated in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro, the sleepy town of Moshi provides tourist with a safe and pleasant place to stay in while touring the region or braving Africa's highest mountain.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kilimanjaro National Park (Mount Kilimanjaro & Safaris). Spend the 1st (Sun) on two wheels at Ascend Tanzania. The adventure continues: shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Mama Africa Curio, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Moshi road trip planner .

Getting from Dar es Salaam to Moshi by combination of flight and taxi takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Kampala.

Things to do in Moshi

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Kilimanjaro National Park
Find places to stay Feb 26 — Mar 1:
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Climbing Tours
Mount Kilimanjaro
Mount Kilimanjaro
Safaris

5
nights
Kampala, Uganda

Kampala enjoys the reputation of a modern city with a buzzing atmosphere--it also serves as a good base point for exploring the surrounding area.
Step out of Kampala to go to Entebbe and see River Rafting & Tubing, which is approximately 1 hour away. The adventure continues: contemplate the geological forces at Katwe Tourism Information Centre, make a trip to Rubaga-Kathedrale, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Gaddafi National Mosque.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Kampala sightseeing tool .

Getting from Moshi to Kampala by combination of taxi, flight, and car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Kampala are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Kampala

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Queen Elizabeth National Park, River Rafting & Tubing, Mount Sabinyo
Find places to stay Mar 1 — 6:
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Safaris
Katwe Tourism Information Centre ©
Katwe Tourism Information Centre
Nature & Wildlife Tours

5
nights
Luxor, Egypt

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Change things up with these side-trips from Luxor: Edfu (Temple of Horus at Edfu & Kanais) and Dendera Temple Complex (in Dendera). The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Temple of Karnak, appreciate the history behind Tomb of Queen Nefertari, take in the spiritual surroundings of Luxor Temple, and gain insight at ACE- Animal Care in Egypt.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Luxor day trip website .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Kampala to Luxor takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and taxi; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kampala to Luxor. When traveling from Kampala in March, plan for somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Luxor: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Edfu, Valley of the Queens, Dendera Temple Complex
Find places to stay Mar 6 — 12:
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Dendera Temple Complex ©
Dendera Temple Complex
Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings

7
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: Step Pyramid of Djoser (in Saqqara) and Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, examine the collection at Egyptian Antiquities Museum, do sightseeing your way with Private Tours, and wander the streets of Islamic Cairo.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairo online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by flight from Luxor to Cairo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Luxor in March: highs in Cairo hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours

Side Trips

Giza, Step Pyramid of Djoser
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Photography Tours
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids

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