17 days in Africa Itinerary

17 days in Africa Itinerary

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Start: Vancouver, Canada
Fly:  17 h 15 min
1
Marrakech, Morocco
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Ad Dakhla, Morocco
— 1 night
Fly:  9 h
3
Algiers, Algeria
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
4
Djerba Island, Tunisia
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  4 h
5
Tripoli, Libya
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h 15 min
6
Cairo, Egypt
— 3 nights
Fly:  18 h 45 min
End: Vancouver, Canada

3
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, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koutoubia Mosque, see the interesting displays at Marrakech Museum, and contemplate the long history of El Badi Palace.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Marrakech route planning website.

Vancouver, Canada to Marrakech is an approximately 17.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Vancouver to Marrakech due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Vancouver, expect much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Marrakech, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Ad Dakhla.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Jemaa el-Fna
Jemaa el-Fna
Nature & Wildlife Tours

1
night
Ad Dakhla, Morocco

Ad Dakhla ©
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque Assona and then head off the coast to L'ile Herne.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Ad Dakhla trip planner.

Getting from Marrakech to Ad Dakhla by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Marrakech in March since evenings lows in Ad Dakhla dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Algiers.

Things to do in Ad Dakhla

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Mosque Assona ©
Mosque Assona

2
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.
When in Algiers, make a side trip to see Mausolee de Sidi Elkebir in Blida, approximately Blida away. There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tassili N'Ajjer National Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique Notre Dame d'Afrique, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ketchaoua Mosque, and admire the masterpieces at National Museum of Fine Arts of Algiers.

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Traveling by flight from Ad Dakhla to Algiers takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ad Dakhla to Algiers. Traveling from Ad Dakhla in March, plan for little chillier nights in Algiers, with lows around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Djerba Island.

Things to do in Algiers

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mausolee de Sidi Elkebir, 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
Ketchaoua Mosque ©
Ketchaoua Mosque

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of El Ghriba Synagogue, don't miss a visit to Ksar ben Ayed, explore by horseback at Ranch Yassmina Djerba La Douce, then make a trip to Dar Jilani La maison des Arts & Metiers, and finally pause for some photo ops at Sidi Yati Mosque. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the galleries of Fine Art Gallery, then meet the residents at Djerba Explore Park, then don't miss a visit to Djerbahood, and finally take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Djerba Island sightseeing app.

Getting from Algiers to Djerba Island by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, car, train, and taxi. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Algiers in March since evenings lows in Djerba Island dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Tripoli.

Things to do in Djerba Island

Outdoors Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Ranch Yassmina Djerba La Douce ©
Ranch Yassmina Djerba La Douce
El Ghriba Synagogue ©
El Ghriba Synagogue
Horseback Riding Tours

2
nights
Tripoli, Libya

Tripoli ©
The "Mermaid of the Mediterranean," Libyan capital Tripoli exudes a mix of Mediterranean charm and Arabic-Islamic cultural sensibility.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): don't miss a visit to The Arch of Marcus Aurelius, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurgi Mosque, then step into the grandiose world of Tripoli's Red Castle (Assai al-Hamra), then explore the ancient world of Nalut ruins, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Al-Majidya Mosque. Keep things going the next day: hunt for treasures at Fish Market, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sidi Abdul Wahab Mosque, then make a trip to Street Murals, and finally explore the galleries of Tripoli's Jamahiriya Museum.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Tripoli online trip planner.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Djerba Island to Tripoli in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Djerba Island to Tripoli. In March, daytime highs in Tripoli are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cairo.

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

3
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 (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, walk around Al-Azhar Park, admire the striking features of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary), and view the masterpieces at Oum El Dounia Gallery.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairo holiday planner.

Getting from Tripoli to Cairo by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. While traveling from Tripoli, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Cairo, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 17°C. On the 21st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

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

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