15 days in Africa Itinerary

15 days in Africa Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Africa trip itinerary maker
Make it your trip
Fly
1
Marrakech, Morocco
— 3 nights
Fly
2
Giza, Egypt
— 2 nights
Fly
3
Nairobi, Kenya
— 1 night
Fly
4
Kigali, Rwanda
— 1 night
Fly
5
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 1 night
Fly
6
Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 2 nights
Fly
7
Cape Town, South Africa
— 4 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12

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.
On the 27th (Thu), soak in style 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 examine the collection at Marrakech Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, then make a trip to Medersa Ben Youssef, then get to know the fascinating history of Menara Gardens and Pavilion, and finally stop by Peter Brings You Everywhere.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Marrakech trip itinerary planner.

Washington DC, USA to Marrakech is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Marrakech is 5 hours. Traveling from Washington DC in August, you will find days in Marrakech are somewhat warmer (100°F), and nights are about the same (71°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow time for the flight to Giza.
more
Historic Sites · Transportation · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 26 — 29:

Giza, Egypt — 2 nights

Situated on the Nile riverfront, the city of Giza remains best known for its pyramid complex.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): pause for some photo ops at Great Sphinx, then steep yourself in history at Pyramids of Giza, and then contemplate the long history of Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Bent Pyramid.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Giza road trip planning site.

You can fly from Marrakech to Giza in 10 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Marrakech to Giza is 2 hours. Traveling from Marrakech in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Giza, with lows around 78°F. On the 31st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Nairobi.
more
Historic Sites
Side Trip
Find places to stay Aug 29 — 31:

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 1st (Tue), stroll through Giraffe Centre, stroll through Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, then examine the collection at Karen Blixen Museum, and finally see Off-Road Tours.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Nairobi trip planner.

You can fly from Giza to Nairobi in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Giza to Nairobi. Traveling from Giza in August, things will get colder in Nairobi: highs are around 74°F and lows about 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Kigali.
more
Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 1:

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 2nd (Wed), examine the collection at Kigali Genocide Memorial, take in the exciting artwork at Niyo Arts Gallery, then learn about all things military at Campaign Against Genocide Museum, and finally stop by Talking Through Art.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kigali trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Nairobi to Kigali by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from East Africa Time (EAT) to Central Africa Time (CAT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Johannesburg.
more
Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 2:

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): make a trip to Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct, examine the collection at Lindfield Victorian House Museum, then see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, and finally take a stroll through Maboneng Precinct.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Johannesburg attractions planner.

Getting from Kigali to Johannesburg by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect little chillier evenings in Johannesburg when traveling from Kigali in September, with lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can fly to Kruger National Park.
more
Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 3:

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Kruger National Park.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Kruger National Park tour itinerary builder app.

Getting from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September in Kruger National Park, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 56°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Cape Town.
more
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails
Side Trip
Find places to stay Sep 3 — 5:

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 Maclear's Beacon. There's lots more to do: stroll through Cape Point, see the interesting displays at South African Jewish Museum, explore the historical opulence of Castle of Good Hope, and take in the waterfront activity at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Cape Town trip planner.

You can fly from Kruger National Park to Cape Town in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kruger National Park in September, expect Cape Town to be slightly colder, temps between 68°F and 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.
more
Historic Sites · Parks · Wineries · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 9: