60 days in Africa Itinerary

60 days in Africa Itinerary

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Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
— 5 nights
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Hurghada, Egypt
— 4 nights
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Luxor, Egypt
— 6 nights
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Cairo, Egypt
— 7 nights
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Djibouti, Djibouti
— 5 nights
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Dikhil Region, Djibouti
— 1 night
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Saylac, Somalia
— 1 night
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Hargeysa, Somalia
— 2 nights
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Mogadishu, Somalia
— 3 nights
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Nairobi, Kenya
— 5 nights
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Cape Town, South Africa
— 8 nights
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Fes, Morocco
— 5 nights
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Marrakech, Morocco
— 7 nights
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Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

— 5 nights

City of Peace

An enviable location on the southern end of the Sinai Peninsula and year-round warm weather boost tourism in Sharm El Sheikh and make it one of Egypt's premier travel destinations.
Step out of Sharm El Sheikh to go to Dahab and see Scuba & Snorkeling, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Miso Horse Riding Trips, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Heavenly Cathedral, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Sharm El Sheikh trip itinerary maker site.

Stockholm, Sweden to Sharm El Sheikh is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Stockholm to Sharm El Sheikh due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Stockholm in April, things will get much hotter in Sharm El Sheikh: highs are around 36°C and lows about 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 1 — 6:

Hurghada, Egypt

— 4 nights
Originally a small fishing town on the Red Sea coast, Hurghada developed into Egypt's premier beach destination thanks to its year-round sunny weather and world-class dive sites.
Hurghada is known for wildlife, nature, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with Orca Dive Club El Gouna - Abu Tig Marina, take in the waterfront activity at Hurghada Marina, work off some steam at Planet Spa at Baron Palace Resort Sahl Hasheesh, and tee off at Madinat Makadi Golf.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Hurghada day trip planning tool.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Sharm El Sheikh to Hurghada in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or ride a ferry. In April, daytime highs in Hurghada are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can catch the bus to Luxor.

Things to do in Hurghada

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

Luxor, Egypt

— 6 nights
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
When in Luxor, make a side trip to see Dendera Temple Complex in Dendera, approximately Dendera away. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Temple of Karnak, appreciate the history behind Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, take in the spiritual surroundings of Medinet Habu, and get answers to all your questions at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt.

To find out how to plan a trip to Luxor, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Hurghada to Luxor by bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Hurghada in April: highs in Luxor hover around 41°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 10 — 16:

Cairo, Egypt

— 7 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 Giza (Great Sphinx & Pyramids of Giza) and Saqqara (Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids & Step Pyramid of Djoser). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, walk around Al-Azhar Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Al-Azhar Mosque, and view the masterpieces at Ramses Wissa Wassef Art Centre.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Cairo route planner.

Traveling by flight from Luxor to Cairo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Luxor in April, plan for a bit cooler days in Cairo, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Fri) before leaving for Djibouti.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 16 — 23:

Djibouti, Djibouti

— 5 nights

Pearl of the Gulf of Tadjoura

Djibouti, the country's eponymous capital and largest city, houses over two thirds of the nation's population.
Step out of Djibouti to go to Arta and see Arta Beach, which is approximately 40 minutes away. On the 26th (Mon), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Day Forest National Park. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Lake Assal, explore and take pictures at Place Menelik, get a taste of the local shopping with L'ELIXIR parfumerie, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Khor Ambado Beach.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Djibouti road trip planner.

Getting from Cairo to Djibouti by flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to East Africa Time (EAT) is 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Cairo in April since evenings lows in Djibouti dip to 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Dikhil Region.

Things to do in Djibouti

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 23 — 28:

Dikhil Region, Djibouti

— 1 night
The Dikhil Region is a region in southern Djibouti. Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): explore the activities along Lake Abbe.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Dikhil Region journey builder app.

Drive from Djibouti to Dikhil Region in 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel to Saylac.

Things to do in Dikhil Region

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Apr 28 — 29:
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Saylac, Somalia

— 1 night
Zeila, also known as Zaila, is a port city in the northwestern Awdal region of Somaliland.In antiquity, it was identified with the commercial port of Avalites described in the 1st century Greco-Roman travelogue the Periplus of the Erythraean Sea, an area that was situated in the historic northern Barbara region. On the 30th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Masjid al-Qiblatayn Mosque.

Before you visit Saylac, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from Dikhil Region to Saylac in 4 hours. In April in Saylac, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Hargeysa.

Things to do in Saylac

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 29 — 30:
Highlights from your trip

Hargeysa, Somalia

— 2 nights
A capital of the self-declared state of Somaliland, Hargeisa is the second-largest city in Somalia.
On the 1st (Sat), buy something for everyone on your list at Dahabshiil Business Centre. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the exhibits of Saryan Museum, head outdoors with Laas Geel Site, then take in the spiritual surroundings of MiG Jet, and finally pick up some local products at Livestock Market.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Hargeysa online route builder.

Getting from Saylac to Hargeysa by combination of flight and car takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Saylac in April, expect slightly colder with lows of 22°C in Hargeysa. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Mogadishu.

Things to do in Hargeysa

Shopping · Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 2:

Mogadishu, Somalia

— 3 nights

White Pearl of the Indian Ocean

Swim in the warm waters, stroll over white sand, or play volleyball and other sports on the beaches of Mogadishu, the White Pearl of the Indian Ocean.
Mogadishu is known for parks, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Shanghai Old City, learn more about the world around you at black Hawk Down crash site museum, hunt for treasures at Bakara Market, and stroll through Liido Beach Somalia.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Mogadishu vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Hargeysa to Mogadishu takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Hargeysa in May, Mogadishu is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Nairobi.

Things to do in Mogadishu

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay May 2 — 5:

Nairobi, Kenya

— 5 nights

Green City in the Sun

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.
Spend the 6th (Thu) exploring nature at Nairobi National Park. There's much more to do: surround yourself with nature on ToKenya.com, admire the landmark architecture of African Heritage House, stroll through Giraffe Centre, and examine the collection at Nairobi National Museum.

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You can fly from Mogadishu to Nairobi in 4.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In May, Nairobi is a bit cooler than Mogadishu - with highs of 28°C and lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 5 — 10:

Cape Town, South Africa

— 8 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, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the waterfront at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Two Oceans Aquarium, take a memorable drive along Chapman's Peak Drive, and take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Cape Town route planner.

Traveling by flight from Nairobi to Cape Town takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Nairobi to Cape Town, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, Cape Town is a bit cooler than Nairobi - with highs of 24°C and lows of 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Fes.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 10 — 18:

Fes, Morocco

— 5 nights

Mecca of the West

Morocco's former capital, Fes enchants visitors with its walled medina, a labyrinthine web of pedestrian-only streets and a World Heritage Site.
Change things up with these side-trips from Fes: Meknes (Volubilia-Domaine de la Zouina & Bou Inania Medersa). Spend the 20th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Bou Inania Medersa, see Off-Road Tours, stop by Medina of Fez, and browse the exhibits of Coin Berbere.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Fes trip itinerary tool.

You can fly from Cape Town to Fes in 23 hours. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time to Western European Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Cape Town in May, you will find days in Fes are a bit warmer (33°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Marrakech.

Things to do in Fes

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 18 — 23:

Marrakech, Morocco

— 7 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.
When in Marrakech, make a side trip to see Le Paradis du Safran in Ourika, approximately Ourika away. Spend the 25th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, steep yourself in history at Medina of Marrakesh, admire the striking features of Koutoubia Mosque, and slough off your stress at Turkish baths.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Marrakech day trip planning website.

You can fly from Fes to Marrakech in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 18°C. On the 30th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 23 — 30:

Djibouti travel guide

3.8
Bodies of Water · Tourist Spots · Beaches
A small country with big sights, Djibouti has become known for its interesting geology and show-stopping topography. Limestone chimneys, salt lakes, offshore coral reefs, multi-colored mountains, mangroves, and sandy deserts provide the backdrop or focal point of a number of adventures during vacations in Djibouti. Away from the capital, Djibouti remains largely untamed and rural, with plenty of appeal for those into eco-tourism. Traveling down the coast and into the interior during a tour of Djibouti, visitors meet nomadic tribes and share in their singular way of life.

Somalia travel guide

3.8
Outdoor Activities · Nature & Parks · Sacred & Religious Sites
With ancient historical sites, the longest coastline on the continent, a rich and varied cuisine, and sprawling desert and savannah landscapes, Somalia has plenty to make it appealing to international visitors. Events in the recent past, however, made holidays in Somalia nearly impossible. The civil war that began in 1991 led to the country being declared a failed state. The introduction of a new constitution and government in 2012 has led to a glimmer of optimism.