15 days in Africa Itinerary

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Cape Town, South Africa
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Giza, Egypt
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Algiers, Algeria
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Marrakech, Morocco
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Cape Town, South Africa — 3 nights

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Get a sense of the local culture at Maclear's Beacon and Groot Constantia. There's still lots to do: get great views at Cape Point, go for a stroll along the water at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, learn about winemaking at Steenberg Vineyards, and examine the collection at District Six Museum.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Cape Town travel planner.

Washington, USA to Cape Town is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. Traveling from Washington to Cape Town, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Washington in May, plan for slightly colder days in Cape Town, with highs around 70°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to catch the flight 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 24th (Mon): view the masterpieces at I was shot in Joburg, contemplate the long history of Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct, and then examine the collection at Apartheid Museum.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Johannesburg road trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Cape Town to Johannesburg takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in May, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Giza.
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Giza, Egypt — 3 nights

Situated on the Nile riverfront, the city of Giza remains best known for its pyramid complex.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Pyramids of Giza and Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Great Sphinx, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan, don't miss a visit to Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay, and stroll around Al-Azhar Park.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Giza trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Johannesburg to Giza takes 11 hours. When traveling from Johannesburg in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Giza, with highs around 90°F, while nights are warmer with lows around 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Algiers.
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Algiers, Algeria — 2 nights

Algiers the White

Overlooking a scenic bay, the Mediterranean port city of Algiers enthralls visitors with its imposing skyline, a blend of French colonial buildings, run-down high-rises, and whitewashed Islamic architecture nestled on the hillside.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique Notre Dame d'Afrique, see the interesting displays at National Museum of Antiquities of Algiers, then see the interesting displays at Musee National du Bardo, and finally admire the masterpieces at National Museum of Fine Arts of Algiers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jamaa El Kebir, then see the interesting displays at Musee Public National de l'Enluminure, de la Miniature et de la Calligraphie, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ketchaoua Mosque.

Make your Algiers itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can fly from Giza to Algiers in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Giza in May; daily highs in Algiers reach 77°F and lows reach 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can fly to Marrakech.
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Marrakech, Morocco — 3 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.
Get some cultural insight at Koutoubia Mosque and Medersa Ben Youssef. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, examine the collection at Marrakech Museum, admire the masterpieces at Maison de la Photographie de Marrakech, and get to know the fascinating history of Menara Gardens and Pavilion.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Marrakech trip planner.

You can fly from Algiers to Marrakech in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Algiers to Marrakech is minus 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Algiers in May; daily highs in Marrakech reach 86°F and lows reach 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.
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