60 days in Africa & South Pacific Itinerary

60 days in Africa & South Pacific Itinerary

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60 days in Africa & South Pacific Itinerary

Start: Paris, France
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Grand Baie, Mauritius
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Rodrigues Island, Mauritius
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Le Morne, Mauritius
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  20​h
4
Broome, Australia
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  9​h 15​min
5
Margaret River, Australia
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Fremantle, Australia
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  14​h 30​min
7
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h
9
Cape Town, South Africa
— 7 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
10
Nosy Be, Madagascar
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
11
Saint-Leu, Reunion Island
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  16​h
End: Paris, France

6
nights
Grand Baie, Mauritius

Wide-open beaches with dazzling blue water and a relaxed coastal atmosphere lure visitors to take a trip to Grand Baie.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chateau De Labourdonnais and L'Aventure du Sucre. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Mont Choisy Beach and Bras d'Eau Public Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Grand Baie: The Photographic Museum (in Port Louis), Ile Plate Beach (in Cap Malheureux) and Sagar Shiv Mandir (in Pointe de Flacq).

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Grand Baie sightseeing planner.

Paris, France to Grand Baie is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Traveling from Paris to Grand Baie, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Paris in November: high temperatures in Grand Baie hover around 33°C and lows are around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Rodrigues Island.

Things to do in Grand Baie

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cap Malheureux, Grand Gaube, Mahebourg, L'Aventure du Sucre, Mont Choisy Beach
Find places to stay Nov 1 — 7:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Mont Choisy Beach ©
Mont Choisy Beach
Chateau  De Labourdonnais ©
Chateau De Labourdonnais

2
nights
Rodrigues Island, Mauritius

Rodrigues Island ©
Flung far out in the middle of the Indian Ocean, rocky Rodrigues Island sits in a turquoise lagoon surrounded by a fringing coral reef.
On the 8th (Wed), take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin des 5 Sens, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Trou d'Argent Beach. On the next day, look for gifts at Blue Magic Rodrigues Craft World Company ltd, admire the landmark architecture of St Johns Church, and then identify plant and animal life at Parc Francois Leguat.

To see maps and tourist information, refer to the Rodrigues Island itinerary builder.

Do a combination of car and flight from Grand Baie to Rodrigues Island in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in November, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Le Morne.

Things to do in Rodrigues Island

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Trou d'Argent Beach ©
Trou d'Argent Beach
Jardin des 5 Sens ©
Jardin des 5 Sens

6
nights
Le Morne, Mauritius

Le Morne ©
A rugged rock crag surrounded by white-sand beaches and an emerald lagoon marks Le Morne, a World Heritage Site.
We've included these beaches for you: Gris Gris Beach and Blue Bay Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Le Morne Brabant and La Vanille Nature Park. Step out of Le Morne with an excursion to Les 7 Cascades in Riviere Noire--about 58 minutes away. Spend the 12th (Sun) exploring nature at Black River Gorges National Park. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Le Morne Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Frederica Nature Reserve, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tamarin Bay, and stop by Rhumerie de Chamarel.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Le Morne holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Rodrigues Island to Le Morne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in November, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Le Morne

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Mauritius, Chamarel, Blue Bay Beach, Gris Gris Beach, Les 7 Cascades
Find places to stay Nov 9 — 15:
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Le Morne Brabant ©
Le Morne Brabant
Gris Gris Beach ©
Gris Gris Beach
Black River Gorges National Park
Black River Gorges National Park

5
nights
Broome, Australia

Broome ©
A relaxed town of tree-shaded streets and scenic coastal stretches, Broome gained renown as a center of the pearling industry in the late 19th century.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Japanese Cemetery and Sacred Heart Church. Discover out-of-the-way places like Horizontal Falls and Gantheaume Point. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Broome Historical Museum, identify plant and animal life at Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park and Animal Refuge, head outdoors with Staircase To The Moon, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Broome holiday planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Le Morne to Broome. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Le Morne to Broome due to the time zone difference. In November, Broome is a bit warmer than Le Morne - with highs of 39°C and lows of 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Broome

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Horizontal Falls
Find places to stay Nov 16 — 21:
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Broome Historical Museum ©
Broome Historical Museum
Horizontal Falls ©
Horizontal Falls
Nature & Wildlife Tours

7
nights
Margaret River, Australia

Margaret River ©
A low-rise, laid-back town of approximately 4,500 inhabitants, Margaret River serves as an ideal local base to explore the surrounding wine region.
Visit Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse and Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse for their historical value. Relax by the water at Meelup Beach and Surfers Point. Venture out of the city with trips to Carpe Diem Vineyards (in Wilyabrup), Yallingup (Canal Rocks, Yallingup Beach, & more) and Jewel Cave (in Augusta). The adventure continues: Head underground at Lake Cave, see the interesting displays at Bellview Shell Collection, take in the exciting artwork at Swallows Welcome Winery, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bunker Bay.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Margaret River trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Broome to Margaret River in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Broome to Margaret River. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to drive to Fremantle.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Yallingup, Dunsborough, Witchcliffe, Augusta, Cowaramup
Find places to stay Nov 21 — 28:
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Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Yallingup Beach ©
Yallingup Beach

6
nights
Fremantle, Australia

Fremantle ©
Settled by colonists and convicts in 1829, Fremantle has transformed its infamous historical buildings into cultural centers.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fremantle Prison and Leighton Battery Guns. Get in touch with nature at Cottesloe Beach and Penguin Island. Change things up with these side-trips from Fremantle: Scarborough Beach (in Scarborough), Caversham Wildlife Park (in Whiteman) and Warnbro Beach (in Warnbro). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, examine the collection at Western Australian Maritime Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Glen Cowans' Studio at the Roundhouse, and enjoy the sand and surf at City Beach.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Fremantle vacation builder.

Traveling by car from Margaret River to Fremantle takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Margaret River to Fremantle. In November in Fremantle, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Fremantle

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Rockingham, Cottesloe Beach, Secret Harbour Beach, Leighton Battery Guns, City Beach
Find places to stay Nov 28 — Dec 4:
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Caversham Wildlife Park ©
Caversham Wildlife Park
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach
Scarborough Beach ©
Scarborough Beach

6
nights
Johannesburg, South Africa

Johannesburg ©
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.
Get in touch with nature at Zipline and Ukutula Lion Park. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lion and Safari Park and Sterkfontein Cave. Get out of town with these interesting Johannesburg side-trips: Wild Cave Adventures (in Krugersdorp), Pretoria (Union Buildings & Sammy Marks House) and Montecasino (in Sandton). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, contemplate the long history of South Western Townships, learn about all things military at South African National Museum of Military History, and ponder the world of politics at Constitution Hill.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Johannesburg travel itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Fremantle to Johannesburg with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Fremantle to Johannesburg. In December, daily temperatures in Johannesburg can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Tours Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Pretoria, Wild Cave Adventures, Zipline, Lion and Safari Park, Ukutula Conservation Center
Find places to stay Dec 4 — 10:
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Ukutula Conservation Center ©
Ukutula Conservation Center
Zipline
Sterkfontein Cave ©
Sterkfontein Cave

6
nights
Plettenberg Bay, South Africa

Plettenberg Bay ©
As one of South Africa's most popular beach destinations, the resort town of Plettenberg Bay comes to life in December and January, when the holiday homes fill up with domestic tourists and foreigner visitors.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Brenton on Sea and Buffalo Bay. Do some cultural sightseeing at Holy Trinity Church and St Peters Anglican Church. Get out of town with these interesting Plettenberg Bay side-trips: Knysna (Garden Route (Tsitsikamma, Knysna, Wilderness) National Park, Knysna Lagoon, & more). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Robberg Nature Reserve, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Birds of Eden, contemplate the long history of Nelson Bay Cave, and surround yourself with nature on Knysna Elephant Park.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Plettenberg Bay vacation trip planner.

Getting from Johannesburg to Plettenberg Bay by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Johannesburg in December, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Plettenberg Bay: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Knysna
Find places to stay Dec 10 — 16:
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Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary ©
Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary
Brenton on Sea ©
Brenton on Sea
Buffalo Bay ©
Buffalo Bay

7
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Grotto Beach and Clifton Beaches. Get in touch with nature at Boulders Beach and Table Mountain. Change things up with these side-trips from Cape Town: Glen Carlou Vineyards (in Cape Town Central), Cape of Good Hope (in Table Mountain National Park) and The Franschhoek Motor Museum (in Franschhoek). There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at West Coast National Park, learn about winemaking at Groot Constantia, admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, and take a stroll through Bo-kaap.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Cape Town trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Plettenberg Bay to Cape Town in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Cape Town, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Nosy Be.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

!Khwa ttu, Grotto Beach, Franschhoek Motor Museum, West Coast National Park, Dorp Street
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 23:
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Franschhoek Motor Museum ©
Franschhoek Motor Museum
Table Mountain National Park ©
Table Mountain National Park
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony

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 24th (Sun): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then step off the mainland to explore Nosy Sakatia, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mont Passot. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Lokobe Nature Special Reserve.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Nosy Be trip planner.

Fly from Cape Town to Nosy Be in 10 hours. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Eastern African Time (EAT) is 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Cape Town in December; daily highs in Nosy Be reach 37°C and lows reach 28°C. On the 25th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Saint-Leu.

Things to do in Nosy Be

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 25:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nosy Sakatia ©
Nosy Sakatia

5
nights
Saint-Leu, Reunion Island

Saint-Leu ©
Escape the urban bustle at Parasailing & Paragliding and Trou du Souffleur. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Maison Folio. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saint-Leu: Le fenetre Les Makes (in Saint-Louis) and Pas de Bellecombe (in Saint-Denis). Next up on the itinerary: get impressive views of Piton de Fournaise, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de La Saline les Bains, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Kelonia, and sample the fine beverages at La Saga du Rhum.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Saint-Leu travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Nosy Be to Saint-Leu takes 4.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Nosy Be to Saint-Leu is 1 hour. In December, daytime highs in Saint-Leu are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. On the 30th (Sat), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Saint-Leu

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains, Saint-Pierre, Le fenetre Les Makes, Pepiniere du Musee, Maison Folio
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 30:
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Plage de La Saline les Bains ©
Plage de La Saline les Bains
Scuba & Snorkeling
Piton de Fournaise ©
Piton de Fournaise

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