15 days in Africa Itinerary

15 days in Africa Itinerary

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15 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
ferry + Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Marrakech, Morocco
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h 30​min
2
Cairo, Egypt
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Luxor, Egypt
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
4
Praslin Island, Seychelles
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 45​min
5
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Cape Town, South Africa
— 3 nights
Fly + ferry:  23​h
End: Toronto, Canada

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Bahia Palace, explore the different monuments and memorials at Saadian Tombs, then make a trip to Jemaa el-Fnaa, and finally make a trip to Ben Youssef Madrasa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Medina of Marrakesh, admire the striking features of Koutoubia Mosque and Minaret, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Marrakech travel route builder tool .

Toronto, Canada to Marrakech is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Traveling from Toronto to Marrakech, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Toronto in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Marrakech: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites Shopping Spas
Highlights from your plan
Palacio da Bahia ©
Palacio da Bahia
Jemaa el-Fnaa ©
Jemaa el-Fnaa
Koutoubia Mosque ©
Koutoubia Mosque

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Pyramids of Giza, make a trip to Great Sphinx, and then admire the landmark architecture of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Wed): examine the collection at Egyptian Antiquities Museum, then steep yourself in history at Mohamed Ali Mosque, and then delve into the distant past at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Cairo trip planner .

Getting from Marrakech to Cairo by flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference moving from Western European Time to Eastern European Time is 2 hours. Traveling from Marrakech in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Cairo, with lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Giza
Highlights from your plan
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx

2
nights
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 20th (Thu), delve into the distant past at Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, then get engrossed in the history at Luxor Museum, then delve into the distant past at Temple of Karnak, and finally explore the ancient world of Luxor Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Fri): delve into the distant past at Medinet Habu, then stroll the grounds of Valley of the Kings, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Queens, and finally delve into the distant past at Tomb of Queen Nefertari.

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Luxor trip itinerary app .

Traveling by flight from Cairo to Luxor takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cairo in June, expect nights in Luxor to be about the same, around 30°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 49°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Praslin Island.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Valley of the Queens
Highlights from your plan
Tomb of Queen Nefertari ©
Tomb of Queen Nefertari
Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings

1
night
Praslin Island, Seychelles

Praslin Island ©
Home to some of the Seychelles' finest beaches, Praslin Island offers visitors more than just sand and sea.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): explore the galleries of Galerie Passerose, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Anse Lazio, then take in the exciting artwork at Rita's Art Sudio & Gallery, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head off the coast to Curieuse Island.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Praslin Island day trip planner .

Fly from Luxor to Praslin Island in 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Luxor to Praslin Island, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Luxor in June, plan for much colder days in Praslin Island, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Praslin Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve ©
Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve
Anse Lazio ©
Anse Lazio
Curieuse Island ©
Curieuse Island

1
night
Johannesburg, South Africa

Johannesburg ©
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 24th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Mandela House, then examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Constitution Hill. On the 25th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: brush up on your military savvy at South African National Museum of Military History and then view the masterpieces at Kim Sacks Gallery.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Johannesburg trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by flight from Praslin Island to Johannesburg takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of flight and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Praslin Island to Johannesburg. Traveling from Praslin Island in June, you will find days in Johannesburg are slightly colder (22°C), and nights are much colder (5°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Boulders Beach and Clifton Beaches. Let the collections at District Six Museum and Michaelis Collection at the Iziko Old Town House capture your imagination. There's lots more to do: take some stellar pictures from Cape of Good Hope, do a tasting at Constantia Uitsig Wine Estate, go for a walk through Maclear's Beacon, and hike along Platteklip Gorge.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Cape Town online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Johannesburg to Cape Town takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Cape Town sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Platteklip Gorge ©
Platteklip Gorge

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