15 days in Africa Itinerary

15 days in Africa Itinerary

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Marrakech, Morocco
— 3 nights
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Giza, Egypt
— 2 nights
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Nairobi, Kenya
— 1 night
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Kigali, Rwanda
— 1 night
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Johannesburg, South Africa
— 1 night
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Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 2 nights
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Cape Town, South Africa
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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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): slough off your stress at Turkish baths, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koutoubia Mosque, then admire the striking features of Saadian Tombs, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Jemaa el-Fnaa, and finally see the interesting displays at Marrakech Museum. On the 26th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get where you need to go with Peter Brings You Everywhere, appreciate the extensive heritage of Menara Gardens and Pavilion, then admire the striking features of Medersa Ben Youssef, and finally admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle.

For photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Marrakech trip planner.

Washington DC, USA to Marrakech is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Washington DC to Marrakech. 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. On the 27th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Giza.
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Find places to stay Aug 24 — 27:

Giza, Egypt — 2 nights

Situated on the Nile riverfront, the city of Giza remains best known for its pyramid complex.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): appreciate the history behind Great Sphinx, then contemplate the long history of Pyramids of Giza, and then delve into the distant past at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Bent Pyramid.

To find photos and other tourist information, refer to the Giza online day trip planner.

You can fly from Marrakech to Giza in 10 hours. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Marrakech in August, Giza is a bit warmer at night with lows of 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow time for the flight to Nairobi.
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Nairobi, Kenya — 1 night

Green City in the Sun

You're likely to visit Nairobi at least once on a trip to Kenya, as the sprawling city houses the country's international airport and remains the jump-off point for many tours and safaris.
On the 30th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Giraffe Centre, stroll through Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, then examine the collection at Karen Blixen Museum, and finally see Off-Road Tours.

To see where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Nairobi trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Giza to Nairobi takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Giza to Nairobi is 1 hour. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Giza in August; daily highs in Nairobi reach 74°F and lows reach 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Kigali.
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Kigali, Rwanda — 1 night

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 31st (Mon), see the interesting displays 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 photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Kigali route tool.

Fly from Nairobi to Kigali in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Nairobi to Kigali, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Nairobi in August; daily highs in Kigali reach 82°F and lows reach 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can fly to Johannesburg.
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Johannesburg, South Africa — 1 night

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.
On the 1st (Tue), contemplate the long history of Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct, see the interesting displays at Lindfield Victorian House Museum, then examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, and finally stop by Maboneng Precinct.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Johannesburg trip site.

You can fly from Kigali to Johannesburg in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Kigali in August: high temperatures in Johannesburg hover around 73°F and lows are around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to fly to Kruger National Park.
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Kruger National Park, South Africa — 2 nights

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 2nd (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kruger National Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Kruger National Park driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to fly to Cape Town.
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Cape Town, South Africa — 4 nights

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at District Six Museum and Robben Island Museum. The adventure continues: get great views at Cape Point, take a stroll through Bo-kaap, admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, and step into the grandiose world of Castle of Good Hope.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Cape Town visit planner.

You can fly from Kruger National Park to Cape Town in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kruger National Park in September, expect Cape Town to be a bit cooler, temps between 68°F and 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums
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