18 days in Africa Itinerary

18 days in Africa Itinerary

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Start: Nassau, Bahamas
Fly:  18 h 30 min
1
Cairo, Egypt
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
2
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
3
Hurghada, Egypt
— 2 nights
Fly + Train:  11 h 45 min
4
Fes, Morocco
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 45 min
5
Marrakech, Morocco
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Casablanca, Morocco
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h
7
Nouakchott, Mauritania
— 1 night
Fly:  1 h 45 min
8
Dakar, Senegal
— 2 nights
Fly:  20 h 15 min
End: Nassau, Bahamas

3
nights
Cairo, Egypt

More than 20 million people call Cairo their home and, as soon as you set foot in the sprawling metropolis, it's evident they make it crowded and chaotic, but also exuberant and charming.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay and Statue of Ramses II. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairo: Step Pyramid of Djoser (in Saqqara) and Giza (Pyramids of Giza, Great Sphinx, &more). There's much more to do: examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, explore the ancient world of Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, and steep yourself in history at Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan.

To see more things to do and more tourist information, read Cairo tour itinerary maker app.

Nassau, Bahamas to Cairo is an approximately 16- hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. In September in Cairo, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trips

Giza, Step Pyramid of Djoser
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Walking tours
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities

2
nights
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

An enviable location on the southern end of the Sinai Peninsula and year-round warm weather boost tourism in Sharm El Sheikh and make it one of Egypt's premier travel destinations.
On the 18th (Fri), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then see the top attractions with Bibo Viaggi. On the 19th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Mall Darya and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Heavenly Cathedral.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Sharm El Sheikh tour itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Cairo to Sharm El Sheikh takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Cairo in September, Sharm El Sheikh is a bit warmer at night with lows of 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Bibo Viaggi ©
Bibo Viaggi
The Heavenly Cathedral ©
The Heavenly Cathedral

2
nights
Hurghada, Egypt

Originally a small fishing town on the Red Sea coast, Hurghada developed into Egypt's premier beach destination thanks to its year-round sunny weather and world-class dive sites.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): take in the waterfront activity at Hurghada Marina and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Here are some ideas for day two: slough off your stress at Turkish baths and then head outdoors with Sharm El Naga.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Hurghada online route maker.

Fly from Sharm El Sheikh to Hurghada in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or drive. September in Hurghada sees daily highs of 43°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Fes.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Swim with Dolphins
Hurghada Marina ©
Hurghada Marina
Sharm El Naga ©
Sharm El Naga

1
night
Fes, Morocco

Morocco's former capital, Fes enchants visitors with its walled medina, a labyrinthine web of pedestrian-only streets and a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Cherratin Medersa, see the interesting displays at Museo Nejjarine, then browse for treasures at La Petite Maison Berbere, and finally admire the striking features of Bou Inania Medersa. On the 23rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Sahrij Medersa, then steep yourself in history at Glaoui Palace, and then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Fes trip itinerary planning tool.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Hurghada to Fes in 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Traveling from Hurghada to Fes, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Hurghada in September, with highs in Fes at 38°C and lows at 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Marrakech.

Things to do in Fes

Tours Historic Sites Museums
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Photography Tours
Bou Inania Medersa ©
Bou Inania Medersa
Museo Nejjarine ©
Museo Nejjarine

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Walking tours and Le Jardin Secret. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, admire the landmark architecture of Palacio da Bahia, make a trip to Medersa Ben Youssef, and explore and take pictures at Jemaa el-Fna.

To find maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Marrakech day trip planning website.

You can fly from Fes to Marrakech in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and train. September in Marrakech sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can drive to Casablanca.

Things to do in Marrakech

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Jemaa el-Fna
Jemaa el-Fna
Walking tours

1
night
Casablanca, Morocco

Casablanca ©
The port of Casablanca, Morocco's largest city and economic hub, represents the country's beating heart, established as a French protectorate in 1912.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Temple Beth-El, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hassan II Mosque, and then gain a rich perspective with a tour of cultural highlights.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Casablanca route planning app.

Drive from Marrakech to Casablanca in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Marrakech in September, you will find days in Casablanca are a bit cooler (30°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Nouakchott.

Things to do in Casablanca

Tours Historic Sites
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Hassan II Mosque ©
Hassan II Mosque
Temple Beth-El ©
Temple Beth-El

1
night
Nouakchott, Mauritania

Nouakchott ©
Nouakchott, which means "place of the winds" in Berber language, serves as the capital and largest city of Mauritania, and one of the largest cities in the Sahara.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Nouakchott, then hunt for treasures at Marche aux Khaimas, then take in the waterfront at Port de Peche, and finally explore the wide array of goods at Marche Turc.

To find ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Nouakchott attractions website.

You can fly from Casablanca to Nouakchott in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Casablanca in September: high temperatures in Nouakchott hover around 41°C and lows are around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Dakar.

Things to do in Nouakchott

Shopping Outdoors Parks
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Marche aux Khaimas ©
Marche aux Khaimas
Port de Peche ©
Port de Peche
Plage de Nouakchott ©
Plage de Nouakchott

2
nights
Dakar, Senegal

Dakar ©
Situated on the western edge of mainland Africa, the crowded and dynamic city of Dakar offers visitors booming shopping, dining, and entertainment scenes.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): view the masterpieces at Galerie Arte, then take in the exciting artwork at Loman Art House - Art Gallery, then admire the landmark architecture of Dakar Railway Station, and finally examine the collection at La Maison des Esclaves.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Dakar road trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Nouakchott to Dakar takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Nouakchott in September, expect nights in Dakar to be about the same, around 29°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 36°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dakar

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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La Maison des Esclaves ©
La Maison des Esclaves
Dakar Railway Station ©
Dakar Railway Station
Galerie Arte ©
Galerie Arte

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