60 days in Africa Itinerary

60 days in Africa Itinerary

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60 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Washington DC, United States
Fly:  10​h
1
Casablanca, Morocco
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Marrakech, Morocco
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Fes, Morocco
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
4
Cairo, Egypt
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
5
Nairobi, Kenya
— 5 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 15​min
6
Arusha, Tanzania
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
7
Nosy Be, Madagascar
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
8
Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 5 nights
Fly:  1​h
9
Mombasa, Kenya
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
10
Livingstone, Zambia
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
11
Chobe National Park, Botswana
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
12
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
13
Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
14
Cape Town, South Africa
— 6 nights
+2
Fly + foot + train:  20​h 45​min
End: Washington DC, United States

2
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). Spend the 2nd (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hassan II Mosque, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and perfect your strike at Tamaris Bowling.

For ratings and tourist information, read Casablanca trip itinerary planning tool .

Washington DC, USA to Casablanca is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Western European Time is 5 hours. While traveling from Washington DC, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Casablanca, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Marrakech.

Things to do in Casablanca

Historic Sites Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Rabat
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Room Escape Games
Hassan II Mosque ©
Hassan II Mosque

5
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, admire the striking features of Palacio da Bahia, explore the different monuments and memorials at Saadian Tombs, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Marrakech trip maker site .

Drive from Casablanca to Marrakech in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a shuttle. While traveling from Casablanca, expect much hotter days and about the same nights in Marrakech, ranging from highs of 100°F to lows of 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Fes.

Things to do in Marrakech

Tours Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

High Atlas Mountains
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Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Menara Gardens and Pavilion ©
Menara Gardens and Pavilion

3
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.
Go for a jaunt from Fes to Meknes to see Bou Inania Medersa about 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, expand your horizons at Medina Children's Library, see the interesting displays at Museo Nejjarine, and see Off-Road Tours.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Fes attractions planning app .

Getting from Marrakech to Fes by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In July, daily temperatures in Fes can reach 98°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Fes

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Bou Inania Medersa
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Off-Road Tours
Bou Inania Medersa ©
Bou Inania Medersa

4
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cairo side-trips: Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). Spend the 13th (Mon) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, shop like a local with Khan Al-Khalili, take a stroll through Islamic Cairo, and walk around Al-Azhar Park.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Cairo vacation builder .

Fly from Fes to Cairo in 8.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Fes to Cairo is 2 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Fes in July since evenings lows in Cairo dip to 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Nairobi.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours

Side Trip

Giza
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Escapers ©
Escapers
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities

5
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, wildlife, nature, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nairobi National Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mugie Ranch, examine the collection at Karen Blixen Museum, and see Off-Road Tours.

To see ratings and tourist information, use the Nairobi trip app .

You can fly from Cairo to Nairobi in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Cairo to Nairobi is 1 hour. When traveling from Cairo in July, plan for much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Nairobi: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Arusha.

Things to do in Nairobi

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Central Island National Park, Kereita Forest, Mugie Ranch
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Off-Road Tours
Nairobi National Park ©
Nairobi National Park
Safaris

5
nights
Arusha, Tanzania

Nestled in the verdant foothills of Mount Meru, Arusha remains the primary gateway and jump-off point for safaris into several national parks.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Arusha: Mt Meru (in Arusha National Park) and Safaris (in Moshi). Spend the 27th (Mon) floating through the air with a balloon tour. And it doesn't end there: see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, head outdoors with Kili Dreamers, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Masai Central Market.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Arusha tour planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Nairobi to Arusha in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in July, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Nosy Be.

Things to do in Arusha

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Masai Central Market, Mt Meru, Safaris
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Climbing Tours
Mt Meru ©
Mt Meru
Safaris

2
nights
Nosy Be, Madagascar

Nosy Be ©
The island of Nosy Be, off the coast of Madagascar, remains the country's premier beach getaway renowned for its tranquil ambience, pristine shoreline, and year-round warm weather.
On the 29th (Wed), take in the awesome beauty at Mont Passot, then step off the mainland to explore Nosy Fanihy, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: step off the mainland to explore Nosy Sakatia and then explore by horseback at Ambaro Ranch.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Nosy Be online visit planner .

Fly from Arusha to Nosy Be in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Arusha in July, expect Nosy Be to be a bit warmer, temps between 85°F and 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Nosy Be

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Ambaro Ranch ©
Ambaro Ranch
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nosy Sakatia ©
Nosy Sakatia

5
nights
Zanzibar City, Tanzania

Zanzibar City ©
Discover a myriad of attractions in Zanzibar City, like its World Heritage-listed historic core, charming beach villages, and the modern neighborhood of Ng'ambo.
Venture out of the city with trips to Nungwi (Scuba & Snorkeling & Nungwi Beach). There's still lots to do: stroll through Cheetah's Rock, take a memorable tour with Tours, head off the coast to Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Zanzibar City itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Nosy Be to Zanzibar City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry. Traveling from Nosy Be in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Zanzibar City, with lows of 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mombasa.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Nungwi, Zanzibar Island
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Cheetah's Rock ©
Cheetah's Rock
Prison Island - Changuu Private Island ©
Fishing Charters & Tours

4
nights
Mombasa, Kenya

Mombasa rests on the exotic shores of the Indian Ocean and serves as a globally popular vacation destination thanks to its classy hotels and friendly and relaxed atmosphere.
Change things up with these side-trips from Mombasa: Diani Beach (Stand-Up Paddleboarding, Diani Beach, & more) and 3 Degrees South (in Kilifi). There's still lots to do: take an exotic tour of a safari tour and stroll through Nguuni Nature Sanctuary.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Mombasa trip planner .

You can fly from Zanzibar City to Mombasa in an hour. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and bus. In August in Mombasa, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Livingstone.

Things to do in Mombasa

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Diani Beach, 3 Degrees South
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Safaris
Diani Beach ©
Diani Beach
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

2
nights
Livingstone, Zambia

Tourism in Livingstone, a town nestled on the Zimbabwean border, thrives largely thanks to the nearby Victoria Falls.
On the 9th (Sun), examine the collection at Railway Museum, explore and take pictures at Mukuni Village, then admire the sheer force of Victoria Falls, and finally get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Livingstone Reptile Park and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Livingstone trip planner.

You can fly from Mombasa to Livingstone in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern African Time (EAT) to Central African Time (CAT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Mombasa in August, with highs in Livingstone at 74°F and lows at 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Chobe National Park.

Things to do in Livingstone

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Mukuni Village
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Helicopter Tours
Victoria Falls ©
Victoria Falls
Livingstone Reptile Park ©
Livingstone Reptile Park

2
nights
Chobe National Park, Botswana

Chobe National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): stroll through Savute Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Serondela Reserve and then stroll through Nogatsaa and Tchinga.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Chobe National Park online day trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Livingstone to Chobe National Park with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Chobe National Park

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

6
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 National Library of South Africa (in Pretoria). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, explore the landscape on two wheels at Central Park Trails, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Cradle of Humankind, and learn about all things military at South African National Museum of Military History.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Johannesburg trip website .

You can fly from Chobe National Park to Johannesburg in 7 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and bus. In August in Johannesburg, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 44°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Namib-Naukluft Park.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Fun & Games Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Greater Johannesburg, Montecasino, National Library of South Africa, Central Park Trails, Ukutula Conservation Center
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Ukutula Conservation Center ©
Ukutula Conservation Center
Safaris
The Cradle of Humankind ©
The Cradle of Humankind

4
nights
Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia

Namib-Naukluft Park ©
One of the world's largest nature and game reserves, the vast Namib-Naukluft Park boasts sweeping desert and mountain landscapes, a diverse range of animal life, and the surreal Sossusvlei, a scenic saltpan sprinkled with towering red sand dunes and petrified acacia trees.
Change things up with these side-trips from Namib-Naukluft Park: Gobabeb (Dorob National Park & Gobabeb Desert Research Station) and Walvis Bay (Kayaking & Canoeing & Dolphin & Whale Watching). There's more to do: admire all the interesting features of Kuiseb Pass.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Namib-Naukluft Park road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Johannesburg to Namib-Naukluft Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Namib-Naukluft Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Gobabeb, Walvis Bay, Kuiseb Pass
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Dorob National Park ©
Dorob National Park
Gobabeb Desert Research Station ©
Gobabeb Desert Research Station
Kayaking & Canoeing

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: get great views at Cape Point, explore the historical opulence of Castle of Good Hope, observe the fascinating underwater world at Two Oceans Aquarium, and hike along Platteklip Gorge.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Cape Town trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Namib-Naukluft Park to Cape Town in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Namib-Naukluft Park in August, expect nights in Cape Town to be about the same, around 47°F, while days are little chillier, around 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

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

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