22 days in Africa Itinerary

22 days in Africa Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Africa Trip Planner

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Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
— 2 nights
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Aswan, Egypt
— 3 nights
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Marsa Alam, Egypt
— 3 nights
Fly
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Luxor, Egypt
— 3 nights
Fly to Praslin Island, Ferry to La Digue Island
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La Digue Island, Seychelles
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Praslin Island, Seychelles
— 3 nights
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Cape Town, South Africa
— 2 nights
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Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

— 2 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.
Visit Mount Sinai and The Heavenly Cathedral for their historical value. Explore hidden gems such as St. Catherine's Monastery and Ras Um Sid. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Shark's Bay Beach, admire the local landmark of Soho Square Dancing Fountain, take in the exciting artwork at St Catherine Shop, 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 26-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 fly to Aswan.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 2:

Aswan, Egypt

— 3 nights
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, then contemplate 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: drive; or do a combination of ferry, 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 · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 2 — 5:

Marsa Alam, Egypt

— 3 nights
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, then don'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 · Beaches · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 5 — 8:

Luxor, Egypt

— 3 nights
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, then get engrossed in the history at Luxor Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Avenue of Sphinxes, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Luxor Temple.

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

You can fly from Marsa Alam to Luxor in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. 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
Find places to stay Jun 8 — 11:

La Digue Island, Seychelles

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

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 do a combination of flight and ferry from Luxor to La Digue Island in 16.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and ferry. 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

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 11 — 14:

Praslin Island, Seychelles

— 3 nights
Home to some of the Seychelles' finest beaches, Praslin Island offers visitors more than just sand and sea.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): take a peaceful walk through Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve, enjoy the sand and surf at Anse Volbert, and then stroll through Anse Lazio. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Petite Anse Kerlan, kick back and relax at Anse Georgette, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Anse Possession.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Praslin Island trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from La Digue Island to Praslin Island in an hour. In June in Praslin Island, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 77°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to fly to Cape Town.

Things to do in Praslin Island

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 14 — 17:

Cape Town, South Africa

— 2 nights

Mother City

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, then kick 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 fly back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 17 — 19: