15 days in Africa Itinerary

15 days in Africa Itinerary

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Cape Town, South Africa
— 3 nights
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Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 1 night
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Johannesburg, South Africa
— 2 nights
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Kigali, Rwanda
— 2 nights
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Nairobi, Kenya
— 1 night
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Giza, Egypt
— 2 nights
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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at District Six Museum and Maclear's Beacon. There's lots more to do: take some stellar pictures from Cape Point, take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, head off the coast to Robben Island Museum, and step into the grandiose world of Castle of Good Hope.

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Washington DC, USA to Cape Town is an approximately 21-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to South Africa Standard Time (SAST), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Washington DC in August: high temperatures in Cape Town hover around 65°F and lows are around 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can fly to Kruger National Park.
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Parks · Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums
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Kruger National Park, South Africa — 1 night

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 31st (Mon): stroll through Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park.

Before you visit Kruger National Park, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Fly from Cape Town to Kruger National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Cape Town in August: highs in Kruger National Park hover around 77°F, while lows dip to 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Johannesburg.
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Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Trails
Find places to stay Aug 30 — 31:

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 1st (Tue): steep yourself in history at Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct, examine the collection at Lindfield Victorian House Museum, then see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, and finally stop by Maboneng Precinct. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Mandela House and then brush up on your military savvy at South African National Museum of Military History.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Johannesburg online vacation builder.

You can fly from Kruger National Park to Johannesburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Kruger National Park in August since evenings lows in Johannesburg dip to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Kigali.
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Kigali, Rwanda — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): expand your horizons at Kigali Center for Photography, view the masterpieces at Niyo Arts Gallery, then see the interesting displays at Kigali Genocide Memorial, and finally browse the exhibits of Mama Rwanda Village. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the galleries of Abien Arts Center, learn about all things military at Campaign Against Genocide Museum, then browse the exhibits of Inema Arts Centre, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Talking Through Art.

To find more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Kigali trip planner.

Fly from Johannesburg to Kigali in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Johannesburg in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 62°F in Kigali. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to catch 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 5th (Sat), stop by Penny Winter Botique, stroll through Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, then examine the collection at Karen Blixen Museum, and finally stroll through Giraffe Centre.

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Traveling by flight from Kigali to Nairobi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kigali to Nairobi due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Kigali in September: highs in Nairobi hover around 77°F, while lows dip to 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Giza.
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Giza, Egypt — 2 nights

Situated on the Nile riverfront, the city of Giza remains best known for its pyramid complex.
On the 6th (Sun), appreciate the history behind Great Sphinx, then steep yourself in history at Pyramids of Giza, and then explore the ancient world of Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Bent Pyramid.

To see reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Giza trip planner.

You can fly from Nairobi to Giza in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Nairobi to Giza. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Nairobi in September; daily highs in Giza reach 93°F and lows reach 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow time for the flight to Marrakech.
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Marrakech, Morocco — 2 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 8th (Tue): contemplate the long history of El Badi Palace, contemplate the long history of Palacio da Bahia, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koutoubia Mosque, then don't miss a visit to Jemaa el-Fnaa, and finally admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle. On your second day here, admire the striking features of Medersa Ben Youssef, get to know the fascinating history of Menara Gardens and Pavilion, and then stroll the grounds of Saadian Tombs.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Marrakech trip builder tool.

You can fly from Giza to Marrakech in 10 hours. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Giza to Marrakech due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Giza in September, plan for little chillier nights in Marrakech, with lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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