33 days in Africa Itinerary

33 days in Africa Itinerary

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33 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Asuncion, Paraguay
Fly:  27​h
1
Marrakech, Morocco
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Essaouira, Morocco
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Agadir, Morocco
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
4
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Luxor, Egypt
— 2 nights
bus:  4​h 15​min
6
Hurghada, Egypt
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  6​h 45​min
7
Nungwi, Tanzania
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  7​h 30​min
8
Bujumbura, Burundi
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  15​h 15​min
9
Andasibe, Madagascar
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  5​h
10
Nosy Be, Madagascar
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
11
Cape Town, South Africa
— 4 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Asuncion, Paraguay

2
nights
Marrakech, Morocco

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.
On the 27th (Wed), admire the landmark architecture of Station Marrakesh and then soar above the sights with a balloon tour. On your second day here, soak in style at Turkish baths.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Marrakech holiday planner.

Asuncion, Paraguay to Marrakech is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone changes from Paraguay Time to Western European Time, which is usually a 4 hour difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Asuncion in December; daily highs in Marrakech reach 24°C and lows reach 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Essaouira.

Things to do in Marrakech

Baths Spas Outdoors
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Turkish Baths
Balloon Rides
Marrakech Train Station ©
Marrakech Train Station

2
nights
Essaouira, Morocco

The laidback town of Essaouira, known for its forceful trade winds, attracts Moroccan and foreign tourists alike with its sweeping beaches and atmospheric, labyrinthine medina, a World Heritage Site.
On the 29th (Fri), stop by Association Feminine de Bienfaisance El Khir, make a trip to Essaouira Ramparts, and then trot along with a tour on horseback. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Essaouira Beach, then take a stroll through Medina of Essaouira, and then take in the waterfront at Essaouira Fishing Port.

To find maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Essaouira itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Marrakech to Essaouira takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Marrakech in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Essaouira, with lows of 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can go by car to Agadir.

Things to do in Essaouira

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Horseback Riding Tours
Ecotourism and Hiking ©
Ecotourism and Hiking
Essaouira Beach ©
Essaouira Beach

2
nights
Agadir, Morocco

Agadir ©
Completely rebuilt after a catastrophic earthquake in 1961, the coastal city of Agadir rose from the ruins and grew into Morocco's premier beach destination.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): go for a stroll along the water at Marina D'agadir, then contemplate the long history of Agadir Kasbah, and then kick back and relax at Taghazout Beach.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Agadir vacation trip planner.

You can drive from Essaouira to Agadir in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Agadir

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Taghazout Beach ©
Taghazout Beach
Marina D'agadir ©
Marina D'agadir
Agadir Kasbah ©
Agadir Kasbah

5
nights
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

Sharm El Sheikh ©
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Blue Hole and Ras Um Sid. Step out of the city life by going to Shark's Bay Beach and Coral Reefs. Venture out of the city with trips to Dahabhorses (in Dahab) and Mount Sinai (in Saint Catherine). And it doesn't end there: ride a horse along Miso Horse Riding Trips, admire the local landmark of Musical Fountain Sharm el-Sheikh, get outside with Only One Apnea Center, and enjoy the sand and surf at El Fanar.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Sharm El Sheikh trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Agadir to Sharm El Sheikh takes 10.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Agadir to Sharm El Sheikh. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in January, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Dahab, Mount Sinai
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Blue Hole ©
Blue Hole
Coral Reefs ©
Coral Reefs
Mount Sinai ©
Mount Sinai

2
nights
Luxor, Egypt

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
On the 8th (Mon), take an in-depth tour of Luxor Museum, appreciate the history behind Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, and then delve into the distant past at Medinet Habu.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Luxor itinerary builder.

Fly from Sharm El Sheikh to Luxor in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in January, expect slightly colder with lows of 8°C in Luxor. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can drive to Hurghada.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums
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Medinet Habu ©
Medinet Habu
Luxor Museum
Luxor Museum

4
nights
Hurghada, Egypt

Hurghada ©
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Giftun Islands and Abu Tig Marina. Escape the urban bustle at Mahmya and ORCA Dive Club Soma Bay. Next up on the itinerary: go for a stroll along the water at New Marina, buy something for everyone on your list at Senzo Mall, stop by Super Naturals, and examine the collection at Selkhet Papyrus.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Hurghada trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Luxor to Hurghada by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Traveling from Luxor in January, expect a bit warmer with lows of 13°C in Hurghada. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Nungwi.

Things to do in Hurghada

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

ORCA Dive Club Soma Bay
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Giftun Islands ©
Giftun Islands
Abu Tig Marina ©
Abu Tig Marina
Hurghada Marina ©
Hurghada Marina

3
nights
Nungwi, Tanzania

Renowned for its sandy coast lined with mangroves and palm trees, Nungwi offers visitors a variety of restaurants, bars, and accommodations.
On the 14th (Sun), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then kick back and relax at Kendwa Beach. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Mnarani Marine Turtles Conservation Pond and then stroll through Nungwi Beach.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Nungwi holiday planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Hurghada to Nungwi in 7 hours. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Eastern African Time (EAT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Hurghada in January, plan for a bit warmer days in Nungwi, with highs around 38°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Bujumbura.

Things to do in Nungwi

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Kendwa Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nungwi Beach ©
Nungwi Beach
Kendwa Beach ©
Kendwa Beach

2
nights
Bujumbura, Burundi

Bujumbura ©
Because of its history, Bujumbura reflects a colonial charm which shows through in its buildings, wide boulevards, and carefree way of life.
For more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Bujumbura vacation trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Nungwi to Bujumbura in 7.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Nungwi to Bujumbura due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Nungwi in January, with highs in Bujumbura at 32°C and lows at 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Andasibe.

Things to do in Bujumbura

Nature Parks
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Rusizi National Park ©
Rusizi National Park

1
night
Andasibe, Madagascar

Andasibe ©
When you take a trip to Andasibe, you'll discover a protected rainforest in eastern Madagascar.
On the 19th (Fri), meet the residents at Andasibe-Mantadia National Park (Reserve of Perinet).

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Andasibe itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Bujumbura to Andasibe. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Bujumbura to Andasibe due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Nosy Be.

Things to do in Andasibe

Wildlife Nature Parks
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2
nights
Nosy Be, Madagascar

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Lokobe Nature Special Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the awesome beauty at Mont Passot, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ambaro Ranch, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Nosy Be sightseeing planner.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Andasibe to Nosy Be in 5 hours. In January in Nosy Be, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Nosy Be

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Lokobe Nature Special Reserve ©
Lokobe Nature Special Reserve
Mont Passot ©
Mont Passot

4
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Camp's Bay Beach and Clifton Beaches. Explore hidden gems such as Cape Point and Hout Bay. Explore Cape Town's surroundings by going to Hermanus (Kwaaiwater & Grotto Beach) and Fish Hoek Beach (in Cape Town Central). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Bloubergstrand Beach, examine the collection at District Six Museum, and explore the striking landscape at Twelve Apostles.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Cape Town tour planner.

You can fly from Nosy Be to Cape Town in 10 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Nosy Be to Cape Town due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Nosy Be in January, with highs in Cape Town at 32°C and lows at 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Hermanus
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Camp's Bay Beach ©
Camp's Bay Beach
Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles
Grotto Beach ©
Grotto Beach

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