30 days in Africa Itinerary

30 days in Africa Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Africa trip itinerary planner

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Bus to Dublin, Fly to Marrakech
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Marrakech, Morocco
— 5 nights
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 4 nights
Fly
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Cape Town, South Africa
— 5 nights
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Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 4 nights
Fly
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Johannesburg, South Africa
— 4 nights
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Luxor, Egypt
— 3 nights
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Cairo, Egypt
— 4 nights
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Marrakech, Morocco

— 5 nights

Red City

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, admire the landmark architecture of Saadian Tombs, and contemplate the long history of El Badi Palace.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Marrakech trip planner.

Belfast, UK to Marrakech is an approximately 9-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. While traveling from Belfast, expect much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Marrakech, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to fly to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Apr 1 — 6:

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

— 4 nights
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, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, shop like a local with Prime Art Gallery, meet the residents at Victoria Falls Snake Park, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Victoria Falls attractions planning website.

Getting from Marrakech to Victoria Falls by flight takes about 23 hours. Traveling from Marrakech to Victoria Falls, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In April in Victoria Falls, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Cape Town.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Apr 6 — 10:

Cape Town, South Africa

— 5 nights

Mother City

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, sightseeing, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: go for a stroll along the water at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, examine the collection at District Six Museum, hike along Platteklip Gorge, and identify plant and animal life at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony.

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

Fly from Victoria Falls to Cape Town in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Victoria Falls in April, things will get a bit cooler in Cape Town: highs are around 28°C and lows about 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 10 — 15:

Kruger National Park, South Africa

— 4 nights
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.
Step out of Kruger National Park with an excursion to Kruger National Park in Nelspruit--about 48 minutes away. Spend the 17th (Sun) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Wolhuter Wilderness Trail, get great views at Nkumbe View Site, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bushmans Trail.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kruger National Park day trip planning website.

Getting from Cape Town to Kruger National Park by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in April, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 15 — 19:

Johannesburg, South Africa

— 4 nights

City of Light

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.
Pack the 21st (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Gold Reef City. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, steep yourself in history at Mandela House, get engrossed in the history at Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct, and try to win big at Montecasino.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Johannesburg trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Kruger National Park to Johannesburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to fly to Luxor.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Fun & Games · Casinos · Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 19 — 23:

Luxor, Egypt

— 3 nights
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, sightseeing, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Temple of Karnak, stroll the grounds of Valley of the Kings, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Medinet Habu, and appreciate the history behind Luxor Temple.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Luxor day trip site.

You can fly from Johannesburg to Luxor in 13.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Johannesburg in April, with highs in Luxor at 41°C and lows at 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to fly to Cairo.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 23 — 26:

Cairo, Egypt

— 4 nights

City of a Thousand Minarets

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids (in Saqqara) and Giza (Great Sphinx, Pyramids of Giza, &more). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, shop like a local with Khan Al-Khalili, steep yourself in history at Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay, and walk around Al-Azhar Park.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Cairo road trip planning tool.

Fly from Luxor to Cairo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Luxor in April, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Cairo: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 26 — 30: