16 days in Africa Itinerary

16 days in Africa Itinerary

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16 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Fort Lauderdale, United States
+3
train + tram + Fly + train:  15​h 15​min
1
Marrakech, Morocco
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
2
Hurghada, Egypt
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h
3
Marsa Alam, Egypt
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  17​h
4
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  5​h 30​min
5
Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
6
Cape Town, South Africa
— 2 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Fort Lauderdale, United States

2
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, historic sites, spas, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, explore and take pictures at Jemaa el-Fnaa, and contemplate the long history of Medina of Marrakesh.

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Fort Lauderdale, USA to Marrakech is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Fort Lauderdale to Marrakech is 5 hours. Traveling from Fort Lauderdale in October, expect slightly colder with lows of 62°F in Marrakech. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Marrakech

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

1
day
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 5th (Tue): glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour and then take in the waterfront activity at Abu Tig Marina.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Hurghada trip maker site .

You can fly from Marrakech to Hurghada in 13.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Marrakech to Hurghada, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Hurghada when traveling from Marrakech in October, with lows around 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to drive to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Hurghada

Parks Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Abu Tig Marina ©
Abu Tig Marina

3
nights
Marsa Alam, Egypt

Marsa Alam ©
The opening of an international airport and subsequent development of hotels and resorts boosted tourism in Marsa Alam, a town on Egypt's Red Sea coast known for its world-class diving spots.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sharm El Luli and Marsa Mubarak. Spend the 7th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. It doesn't end there: get outside with Abu Dabbab Beach and explore the gorgeous colors at Elphinstone Reef.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Marsa Alam trip planner .

Traveling by car from Hurghada to Marsa Alam takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. In October in Marsa Alam, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 75°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Sharm El Luli ©
Sharm El Luli
Abu Dabbab Beach ©
Abu Dabbab Beach
Marsa Mubarak ©
Marsa Mubarak

2
nights
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Victoria Falls, a Zimbabwean town near the eponymous waterfall, serves as one of two prime gateway points to the majestic cascade and its surrounding national park.
Step off the beaten path and head to Safaris and Helicopter Tours. There's still lots to do: snap pictures at Victoria Falls Bridge, get to know the resident critters at Victoria Falls Snake Park, admire the sheer force of Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Victoria Falls trip itinerary maker .

Do a combination of taxi, flight, and car from Marsa Alam to Victoria Falls in 17 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Marsa Alam in October, Victoria Falls is slightly colder at night with lows of 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Victoria Falls Bridge ©
Victoria Falls Bridge

2
nights
Plettenberg Bay, South Africa

Plettenberg Bay ©
As one of South Africa's most popular beach destinations, the resort town of Plettenberg Bay comes to life in December and January, when the holiday homes fill up with domestic tourists and foreigner visitors.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Knysna Heads and then stroll through Robberg Nature Reserve. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Knysna Elephant Park, then stroll through Birds of Eden, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre, and finally stroll through Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary.

For reviews and other tourist information, read our Plettenberg Bay road trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Victoria Falls to Plettenberg Bay takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. When traveling from Victoria Falls in October, plan for cooler days and little chillier nights in Plettenberg Bay: temperatures range from 69°F by day to 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Knysna
Highlights from your plan
Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre ©
Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre
Knysna Heads ©
Knysna Heads

2
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.
On the 14th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, explore and take pictures at Cape of Good Hope, and then do a tasting at Constantia Uitsig Wine Estate. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Twelve Apostles, take a leisurely stroll along Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, and then admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Cape Town online journey planner .

Traveling by flight from Plettenberg Bay to Cape Town takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Cape Town can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

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