9 days in Kenya & Africa Itinerary

9 days in Kenya & Africa Itinerary

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9 days in Kenya & Africa Itinerary

Start: Rome, Italy
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Nairobi, Kenya
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
2
Cape Town, South Africa
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
3
Giza, Egypt
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h
4
Luxor, Egypt
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Rome, Italy


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2
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Nairobi, Kenya

Nairobi ©
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.
Nature Exploration Safaris has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): examine the collection at Karen Blixen Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at Nature Exploration Safaris. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Nairobi National Park and then browse the exhibits of Upepo Photography Gallery.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Nairobi online trip itinerary builder .

Rome, Italy to Nairobi is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern African Time (EAT), which is usually a 2 hour difference. In August, Nairobi is little chillier than Rome - with highs of 27°C and lows of 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Nature Exploration Safaris ©
Nature Exploration Safaris
Nairobi National Park ©
Nairobi National Park
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust ©
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

3
nights
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Robben Island Museum and Maclear's Beacon. Take a break from the city and head to Boulders Beach Penguin Colony and Cape Point. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Bo-kaap, see the interesting displays at District Six Museum, do a tasting at Groot Constantia, and step into the grandiose world of Castle of Good Hope.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Cape Town road trip app .

Traveling by flight from Nairobi to Cape Town takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Nairobi to Cape Town. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Nairobi in August, with highs in Cape Town at 21°C and lows at 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Giza.

Things to do in Cape Town

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Robben Island Museum ©
Robben Island Museum

1
night
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 22nd (Sun): delve into the distant past at Step Pyramid of Djoser and then delve into the distant past at Mastaba of Mereruka. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the distant past at Pyramids of Giza, appreciate the history behind Great Sphinx, and then explore the galleries of Ramses Wissa Wassef Art Centre.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Giza online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Cape Town to Giza takes 14 hours. Traveling from Cape Town in August, things will get much hotter in Giza: highs are around 41°C and lows about 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Giza

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

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Saqqara
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx
Step Pyramid of Djoser ©
Step Pyramid of Djoser

1
night
Luxor, Egypt

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
On the 24th (Tue), stroll the grounds of Valley of the Kings, take in the spiritual surroundings of Luxor Temple, and then delve into the distant past at Temple of Karnak.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Luxor trip builder app .

You can fly from Giza to Luxor in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Giza, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Luxor, ranging from highs of 49°C to lows of 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites
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Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings
Luxor Temple ©
Luxor Temple

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