15 days in Africa Itinerary

15 days in Africa Itinerary

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Cape Town, South Africa
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Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
— 4 nights
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Zanzibar City, Tanzania
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Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
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Cairo, Egypt
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Casablanca, Morocco
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Cape Town, South Africa

— 2 nights

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): kick back and relax at Fish Hoek Beach, kick back and relax at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, cruise along Chapman's Peak Drive, then admire all the interesting features of Groot Constantia, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Twelve Apostles. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Helderberg Nature Reserve, examine the collection at First South African Perfume Museum, then see the interesting displays at Franschhoek Motor Museum, and finally do a tasting at Nederburg Wines.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Cape Town tour itinerary builder site.

Bamako, Mali to Cape Town is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to South Africa Standard Time is 2 hours. Traveling from Bamako in August, expect Cape Town to be cooler, temps between 21°C and 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Cape Town

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

— 4 nights
Few adventures in the world invoke such vivid natural imagery as a trip to Serengeti National Park, a World Heritage Site known for its diverse animal life and memorable scenery.
Escape the urban bustle at Seronera and Olduvai Gorge. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Retima Hippo Pool and Naabi Hill. It doesn't end there: explore the activities along Grumeti River and don't miss a visit to Mara River.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Serengeti National Park trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Cape Town to Serengeti National Park takes 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cape Town to Serengeti National Park. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

Zanzibar City, Tanzania

— 1 night
Discover a myriad of attractions in Zanzibar City, like its World Heritage-listed historic core, charming beach villages, and the modern neighborhood of Ng'ambo.
On the 2nd (Wed), get engrossed in the history at Princess Salme Museum at Emerson on Hurumzi, view the masterpieces at Dr Bulugu Gallery, see the interesting displays at Freddie Mercury Museum, then stop by The Little Duka, by Zarnigar, then pause for some serene contemplation at Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church Cathedral.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Zanzibar City trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Serengeti National Park to Zanzibar City in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Serengeti National Park in September, expect Zanzibar City to be much hotter, temps between 35°C and 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

— 1 day

City of Peace

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Heavenly Cathedral, and then browse for treasures at St Catherine Shop.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Sharm El Sheikh travel planner.

Fly from Zanzibar City to Sharm El Sheikh in 14 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Zanzibar City to Sharm El Sheikh is minus 1 hour. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Zanzibar City in September: high temperatures in Sharm El Sheikh hover around 41°C and lows are around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Historic Sites

Cairo, Egypt

— 2 nights

City of a Thousand Minarets

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Safaris and Nile River. You'll explore and learn at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities and Oum El Dounia Gallery. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cave Church, wander the streets of Heliopolis, and steep yourself in history at Mosque of Ibn Tulun.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Cairo itinerary maker website.

Getting from Sharm El Sheikh to Cairo by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in September, Cairo is slightly colder at night with lows of 28°C. On the 6th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Casablanca.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Casablanca, Morocco

— 2 nights
The port of Casablanca, Morocco's largest city and economic hub, represents the country's beating heart, established as a French protectorate in 1912.
On the 7th (Mon), take a stroll through Quartier Habous, contemplate the long history of Temple Beth-El, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hassan II Mosque.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Casablanca travel planning tool.

Fly from Cairo to Casablanca in 8.5 hours. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Western European Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. In September, Casablanca is a bit cooler than Cairo - with highs of 30°C and lows of 23°C. On the 8th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Casablanca

Historic Sites · Spas · Neighborhoods

South Africa travel guide

4.4
Nature & Parks · Wineries & Vineyards · Mountains
Rainbow Nation
The landscapes of South Africa match its people in terms of diversity, richness, and vitality. From desert lands and coastlines, to the famous nature reserves sheltering the "Big Five" game animals, the country has natural charm in spades. The main cities provide a wealth of bars, clubs, shopping districts, and entertainment options to please the most demanding visitors, while traditional life can still be admired and respected in a collection of villages with beehive-style huts and an age-old cultural heritage. When in need of a minute to digest all that's happened during your trip to South Africa, sit down to a braai (traditional barbecue), and a bottle of wine made at one of the country's thriving vineyards.

Tanzania travel guide

4.1
Geologic Formations · Beaches · Safaris
Though the size and scale of Tanzania may be overwhelming, the people make it a personable and easy-going place to visit. The bigger cities not only offer good connections to the main natural attractions, but also feature bustling markets where locals sell fresh produce, snacks, and crafts. Smaller villages retain their long-held customs, beliefs, and artistic traditions. With the continent's highest peak, and some of the most animal-rich safaris available, Tanzania holidays tend to dart between the big and bold, and the personal and low-key.

Egypt travel guide

4.5
Ruins · Scuba & Snorkeling · Monuments
Gift of the Nile
The land of pharaohs, pyramids, sphinxes, and papyrus, Egypt needs little by way of introduction. Visitors find more than a textbook readout of ancient history when visiting the country--the power, scale, art, and mysticism of its centuries-old culture bleed out from each landmark attraction and seep into the everyday life. Bustling markets, the slow-flowing Nile, the vast desert, and inspiring archeological sites often sit right alongside palaces of great excess and historical importance. All ensure you have plenty to see and do during your vacation in Egypt. In the wake of the Arab Spring in 2011, travel to certain areas where conflict and terrorism are deemed likely remains inadvisable for foreign visitors.