15 days in Africa Itinerary

15 days in Africa Itinerary

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Start: Charlotte, United States
Fly:  17 h 15 min
1
Cairo, Egypt
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h 15 min
2
Tripoli, Libya
— 1 night
Fly + Taxi:  5 h 15 min
3
Djerba Island, Tunisia
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
4
Algiers, Algeria
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
5
Marrakech, Morocco
— 4 nights
Fly:  17 h
End: Charlotte, United States

2
nights
Cairo, Egypt

Cairo ©
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 find plenty of places to visit near Cairo: Giza (Great Sphinx & Pyramids of Giza). And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, make a trip to Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay, look for gifts at Nomad Gallery - Zamalek Main Branch, and stroll around Al-Azhar Park.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Cairo trip itinerary tool.

Charlotte, USA to Cairo is an approximately 17.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Charlotte to Cairo due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Charlotte in September, things will get a bit warmer in Cairo: highs are around 93°F and lows about 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Tripoli.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Giza
Highlights from your plan
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities

1
night
Tripoli, Libya

Tripoli ©
The "Mermaid of the Mediterranean," Libyan capital Tripoli exudes a mix of Mediterranean charm and Arabic-Islamic cultural sensibility.
On the 5th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Street Murals, don't miss a visit to The Arch of Marcus Aurelius, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurgi Mosque, then get a sense of history and politics at Tripoli's Red Castle (Assai al-Hamra), and finally explore the ancient world of Nalut ruins. On the 6th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Al-Majidya Mosque, hunt for treasures at Fish Market, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sidi Abdul Wahab Mosque, and finally browse the exhibits of Tripoli's Jamahiriya Museum.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Tripoli trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Cairo to Tripoli takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from Cairo in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Tripoli, with highs around 87°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Djerba Island.

Things to do in Tripoli

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Nalut ruins
Highlights from your plan
Tripoli's Red Castle (Assai al-Hamra) ©
Tripoli's Red Castle (Assai al-Hamra)
Gurgi Mosque ©
Gurgi Mosque
Nalut ruins ©
Nalut ruins

2
nights
Djerba Island, Tunisia

Djerba Island ©
Explore pristine beaches and charming villages on a vacation on Djerba Island, a small island in the Gulf of Gabes known for its Berber population.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Ksar ben Ayed, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at El Ghriba Synagogue, make a trip to Djerbahood, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Crocodile Farm, and finally view the masterpieces at Fine Art Gallery. Keep things going the next day: get to know the resident critters at Djerba Explore Park, explore by horseback at Ranch Yassmina Djerba La Douce, then see the interesting displays at Lalla Hadria Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Musee de Guellala.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Djerba Island vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Tripoli to Djerba Island takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tripoli to Djerba Island due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in Djerba Island are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Algiers.

Things to do in Djerba Island

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Ranch Yassmina Djerba La Douce ©
Ranch Yassmina Djerba La Douce
The Crocodile Farm ©
The Crocodile Farm
El Ghriba Synagogue ©
El Ghriba Synagogue

3
nights
Algiers, Algeria

Algiers ©
Overlooking a scenic bay, the Mediterranean port city of Algiers enthralls visitors with its imposing skyline, a blend of French colonial buildings, run-down high-rises, and whitewashed Islamic architecture nestled on the hillside.
Algiers is known for historic sites, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique Notre Dame d'Afrique, admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin d'Essai du Hamma, admire the masterpieces at National Museum of Fine Arts of Algiers, and appreciate the history behind Memorial du Martyr.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Algiers trip planner.

Fly from Djerba Island to Algiers in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, car, and bus. Traveling from Djerba Island in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Algiers, with lows of 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Marrakech.

Things to do in Algiers

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Tassili N'Ajjer National Park
Highlights from your plan
Tassili N'Ajjer National Park ©
Tassili N'Ajjer National Park
Basilique Notre Dame d'Afrique ©
Basilique Notre Dame d'Afrique
Musee National du Bardo ©
Musee National du Bardo

4
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.
Marrakech is known for shopping, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, admire the striking features of Medersa Ben Youssef, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and make a trip to Koubba Almoravid.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Marrakech holiday builder.

Traveling by flight from Algiers to Marrakech takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Algiers to Marrakech due to the time zone difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 65°F. On the 15th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Jemaa el-Fna
Jemaa el-Fna
Medersa Ben Youssef ©
Medersa Ben Youssef

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