30 days in Africa Itinerary

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Cape Town, South Africa
— 5 nights
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Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 5 nights
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Johannesburg, South Africa
— 2 nights
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Chobe National Park, Botswana
— 2 nights
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 4 nights
Fly to Nairobi, Drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area
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Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
— 2 nights
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Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
— 4 nights
Drive to Kisumu, Fly to Marrakech
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Marrakech, Morocco
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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: admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, appreciate the extensive heritage of Maclear's Beacon, see the interesting displays at District Six Museum, and hike along Platteklip Gorge.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Cape Town itinerary planner.

New York City, USA to Cape Town is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from New York City to Cape Town due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in September, things will get a bit cooler in Cape Town: highs are around 68°F and lows about 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Kruger National Park.
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Kruger National Park, South Africa — 5 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kruger National Park: Kruger National Park (in Nelspruit), Qualito Craft Distillery (in Phalaborwa) and Hoedspruit (Kumbaya Home Decor & iNyoka Art Gallery). Spend the 9th (Sat) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Olifants Wilderness Trail and hike along Wolhuter Wilderness Trail.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Kruger National Park trip itinerary app.

You can fly from Cape Town to Kruger National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cape Town in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Kruger National Park: highs are around 81°F and lows about 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Johannesburg.
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Johannesburg, South Africa — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): try your luck at Montecasino and then admire all the interesting features of Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, then steep yourself in history at Mandela House, and then look for gifts at Finders Keepers Market.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Johannesburg itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Kruger National Park to Johannesburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kruger National Park in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Johannesburg, with lows of 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Chobe National Park.
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Chobe National Park, Botswana — 2 nights

A trip to Chobe National Park awakens the naturalist in every traveler and opens numerous possibilities for adventure.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): see exotic creatures in open habitats at Ngina Safaris and then stroll through Savute Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Fri): stroll through Serondela Reserve and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nogatsaa and Tchinga.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Chobe National Park travel route builder site.

Traveling by flight from Johannesburg to Chobe National Park takes 5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Victoria Falls.
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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: take in the dramatic scenery at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Victoria Falls Snake Park, and browse the exhibits of Prime Art Gallery.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Victoria Falls online travel route planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls. In September, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
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Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania — 2 nights

You can discover Tanzania's varied plant and animal life on a tour of Ngorongoro Conservation Area, a World Heritage Site known for its massive volcanic caldera.
On the 20th (Wed), explore the striking landscape at Ngorongoro Crater. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Olduvai Gorge.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area trip itinerary maker site.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Victoria Falls to Ngorongoro Conservation Area in 15 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Victoria Falls to Ngorongoro Conservation Area, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. On the 21st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Maasai Mara National Reserve.
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Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya — 4 nights

Home to the Great Migration and Africa's exceptional wildlife, Maasai Mara is a must on a Kenya itinerary.
Spend the 22nd (Fri) surrounded by wildlife at Olare Orok Conservancy. Spend the 23rd (Sat) surrounded by wildlife at Mara Triangle. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mara North Conservancy.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Maasai Mara National Reserve trip planner.

You can drive from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Maasai Mara National Reserve in 9 hours. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in September, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Marrakech.
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Marrakech, Morocco — 4 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.
Spend the 29th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, appreciate the extensive heritage of Menara Gardens and Pavilion, admire the striking features of Saadian Tombs, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Koutoubia Mosque.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Marrakech online trip maker.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Marrakech takes 26.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and train; or do a combination of car, bus, and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Marrakech. When traveling from Maasai Mara National Reserve in September, plan for much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Marrakech: temperatures range from 91°F by day to 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.
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