22 days in Africa Itinerary

22 days in Africa Itinerary

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Start: New Orleans, United States
Fly:  23 h 30 min
1
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
2
Aswan, Egypt
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
3
Marsa Alam, Egypt
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
4
Luxor, Egypt
— 3 nights
Fly:  16 h 15 min
5
La Digue Island, Seychelles
— 2 nights
Ferry:  15 min
6
Praslin Island, Seychelles
— 3 nights
Fly:  11 h 15 min
7
Cape Town, South Africa
— 2 nights
Fly:  31 h
End: New Orleans, United States

2
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.
Visit Mount Sinai and Coptic Orthodox Church for their historical value. Explore hidden gems such as Shark's Bay Beach and Ras Um Sid. Step out of Sharm El Sheikh with an excursion to St. Catherine's Monastery in Saint Catherine--about 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Heavenly Cathedral, browse for treasures at St Catherine Shop, make a trip to Musical Fountain Sharm el-Sheikh, and appreciate the history behind Monument to the Victims of Plane Crash of Boeing 737.

For where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Sharm El Sheikh trip planner.

New Orleans, USA to Sharm El Sheikh is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. Expect warmer weather when traveling from New Orleans in May: highs in Sharm El Sheikh hover around 94°F, while lows dip to 77°F. On the 2nd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Aswan.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Saint Catherine
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St. Catherine's Monastery ©
St. Catherine's Monastery
Mount Sinai ©
Mount Sinai
Coptic Orthodox Church ©
Coptic Orthodox Church

3
nights
Aswan, Egypt

Aswan ©
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
On the 3rd (Sat), explore the ancient world of Temple of Kom Ombo, explore the activities along Nile River, and then contemplate the long history of Unfinished Obelisk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Thebes, thencontemplate the long history of Nubian Village, and then get engrossed in the history at Nubian Museum.

To find maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Aswan road trip tool.

Getting from Sharm El Sheikh to Aswan by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in June, you will find days in Aswan are a bit warmer (108°F), and nights are about the same (81°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Nile River, Thebes, Temple of Kom Ombo
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Temple of Kom Ombo ©
Temple of Kom Ombo
Nubian Museum ©
Nubian Museum
Nubian Village ©
Nubian Village

3
nights
Marsa Alam, Egypt

Marsa Alam ©
The opening of an international airport and subsequent development of hotels and resorts boosted tourism in Marsa Alam, a town on Egypt's Red Sea coast known for its world-class diving spots.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Astronomy Center, thendon't miss a visit to Shaab Marsa Alam, and then kick back and relax at Sharm El Luli. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Wed): get outside with Abu Dabbab Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Marsa Mubarak.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Marsa Alam trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Aswan to Marsa Alam takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Aswan in June: highs in Marsa Alam hover around 95°F, while lows dip to 81°F. On the 8th (Thu), you're off to Luxor.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Sharm El Luli ©
Sharm El Luli
Marsa Mubarak ©
Marsa Mubarak
Abu Dabbab Beach ©
Abu Dabbab Beach

3
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 9th (Fri), pause for some photo ops at Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Kings, and then delve into the distant past at Medinet Habu. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Temple of Karnak, thenget engrossed in the history at Luxor Museum, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Avenue of Sphinxes, and finally pause for some photo ops at Luxor Temple.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Luxor itinerary planner.

You can drive from Marsa Alam to Luxor in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Marsa Alam in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Luxor, with highs around 107°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 78°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to La Digue Island.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums
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Medinet Habu ©
Medinet Habu
Avenue of Sphinxes ©
Avenue of Sphinxes
Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak

2
nights
La Digue Island, Seychelles

La Digue Island ©
La Digue Island remains a relatively unknown vacation destination, offering very few tourist facilities and an exotic though largely undeveloped coastline.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Grand Anse and Petite Anse. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Anse Coco Beach and Anse Patates Beach. There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Spiagge di Anse Marron and stroll through Anse Source D'Argent.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our La Digue Island trip itinerary builder website.

You can fly from Luxor to La Digue Island in 16 hours. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Luxor to La Digue Island due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Luxor in June, plan for cooler days and about the same nights in La Digue Island: temperatures range from 85°F by day to 77°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to ride a ferry to Praslin Island.

Things to do in La Digue Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Petite Anse
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Grand Anse ©
Grand Anse
Spiagge di Anse Marron ©
Spiagge di Anse Marron
Anse Coco Beach ©
Anse Coco Beach

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nights
Praslin Island, Seychelles

Praslin Island ©
Home to some of the Seychelles' finest beaches, Praslin Island offers visitors more than just sand and sea.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): delve into the lush surroundings at Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve and then kick back and relax at Anse Volbert. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Petite Anse Kerlan, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Anse Georgette, and then kick back and relax at Anse Possession.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Praslin Island trip planner.

Getting from La Digue Island to Praslin Island by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in June, and nighttime lows around 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Praslin Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Anse Georgette ©
Anse Georgette
Petite Anse Kerlan ©
Petite Anse Kerlan
Anse Volbert ©
Anse Volbert

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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.
On the 18th (Sun), stroll through Camp's Bay Beach and then take in the awesome beauty at Table Mountain National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Mon): do a tasting at Klein Constantia, thenkick back and relax at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Cape Town trip planning tool.

Fly from Praslin Island to Cape Town in 13.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Praslin Island to Cape Town is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Praslin Island in June, expect Cape Town to be cooler, temps between 64°F and 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Table Mountain National Park ©
Table Mountain National Park
Camp's Bay Beach ©
Camp's Bay Beach

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