15 days in Africa Itinerary

15 days in Africa Itinerary

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Marrakech, Morocco
— 3 nights
2
Giza, Egypt
— 2 nights
3
Kigali, Rwanda
— 1 night
4
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 2 nights
5
Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 2 nights
6
Cape Town, South Africa
— 4 nights

3
nights
Marrakech, Morocco

Marrakech ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Marrakech Museum, explore and take pictures at Jemaa el-Fna, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koutoubia Mosque, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Saadian Tombs, and finally soak in style at Turkish baths. On your second day here, indulge your senses at Peterbringsyoueverywhere.com, appreciate the extensive heritage of Menara Gardens and Pavilion, then contemplate the long history of Medersa Ben Youssef, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Marrakech itinerary planner.

Washington DC, USA to Marrakech is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Western European Standard Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Washington DC in August: highs in Marrakech hover around 100°F, while lows dip to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Giza.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites · Transportation · Tours
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Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Koutoubia Mosque ©
Koutoubia Mosque
Palacio da Bahia ©
Palacio da Bahia

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Giza, Egypt

Giza ©
Situated on the Nile riverfront, the city of Giza remains best known for its pyramid complex.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): appreciate the history behind Great Sphinx, then explore the ancient world of Pyramids of Giza, and then delve into the distant past at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at Memphis Historical Site.

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You can fly from Marrakech to Giza in 10.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 2 hours. Traveling from Marrakech in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 78°F in Giza. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Kigali.

Things to do in Giza

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Memphis Historical Site, Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx

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Kigali, Rwanda

Kigali ©
A vacation in Kigali, Rwanda's capital city and economic hub, lets you experience the very heart of a landlocked country from a pleasant, safe, and organized base point.
On the 20th (Thu), examine the collection at Kigali Genocide Memorial, view the masterpieces at Niyo Arts Gallery, then brush up on your military savvy at Campaign Against Genocide Museum, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Talking Through Art.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Kigali trip maker.

Fly from Giza to Kigali in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Giza in August; daily highs in Kigali reach 82°F and lows reach 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Kigali

Museums · Shopping
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Niyo Arts Gallery ©
Niyo Arts Gallery
Kigali Genocide Memorial ©
Kigali Genocide Memorial
Talking Through Art ©
Talking Through Art

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, then steep yourself in history at Mandela House, then see the interesting displays at Lindfield Victorian House Museum, and finally take a stroll through Maboneng Precinct. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the exciting artwork at I was shot in Joburg, don't miss a visit to Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct, then brush up on your military savvy at South African National Museum of Military History, and finally test your team's savvy at HintHunt.

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Traveling by flight from Kigali to Johannesburg takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, Johannesburg is slightly colder than Kigali - with highs of 73°F and lows of 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

HintHunt
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Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct ©
Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct

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Kruger National Park, South Africa

Kruger National Park ©
One of Africa's largest game sanctuaries and part of UNESCO's Man and the Biosphere Program, Kruger National Park provides an immersive experience of wildlife.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Kruger National Park.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kruger National Park trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Johannesburg in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Kruger National Park, with lows of 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

Kruger National Park
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park

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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.
District Six Museum and Castle of Good Hope are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: get great views at Cape Point, take a leisurely stroll along Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, and look for all kinds of wild species at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Cape Town travel itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kruger National Park to Cape Town in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Kruger National Park in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Cape Town: temperatures range from 65°F by day to 47°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
District Six Museum ©
District Six Museum
Maclear's Beacon ©
Maclear's Beacon

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