17 days in Africa Itinerary

17 days in Africa Itinerary

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Start: Vancouver, Canada
Fly:  19 h 45 min
1
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  1 h 45 min
2
Cairo, Egypt
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h 15 min
3
Tripoli, Libya
— 1 day
Fly:  4 h
4
Sousse, Tunisia
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  2 h 30 min
5
Djerba Island, Tunisia
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h
6
Algiers, Algeria
— 2 nights
Fly:  9 h
7
Ad Dakhla, Morocco
— 1 day
Fly:  3 h 30 min
8
Marrakech, Morocco
— 4 nights
Fly:  17 h 15 min
End: Vancouver, Canada

2
nights
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

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.
Step out of Sharm El Sheikh to go to Dahab and see Scuba & Snorkeling, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: see the top attractions with Bibo Viaggi, look for gifts at Secret Of Egypt, don't miss a visit to Musical Fountain Sharm el-Sheikh, and see Off-Road Tours.

For reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Sharm El Sheikh journey builder tool.

Vancouver, Canada to Sharm El Sheikh is an approximately 20.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 10 hours. Traveling from Vancouver in October, things will get much warmer in Sharm El Sheikh: highs are around 38°C and lows about 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Scuba & Snorkeling
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Bibo Viaggi ©
Bibo Viaggi
Off-Road Tours

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Pyramids of Giza, pause for some photo ops at Great Sphinx, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay. On your second day here, examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities and then delve into the distant past at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Cairo trip builder app.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Sharm El Sheikh to Cairo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Cairo, with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Tripoli.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

1
day
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 14th (Wed): make a trip to Street Murals, don't miss a visit to The Arch of Marcus Aurelius, then 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.

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Getting from Cairo to Tripoli by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In October in Tripoli, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sousse.

Things to do in Tripoli

Historic Sites

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
Sousse, Tunisia

Sousse ©
Known for its historic medina quarter, a World Heritage Site, the city of Sousse boasts a rich history that dates back to the 11th century BCE.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Sousse Archaeological Museum, steep yourself in history at Bourghiba Mausoleum, then don't miss a visit to Amphitheatre of El Jem, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Great Mosque of Kairouan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Passengers Design Store, then stop by Karrma, then tee off at El Kantaoui Golf Course, and finally see the interesting displays at D'Enfidha.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Sousse trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Tripoli to Sousse by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In October in Sousse, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Djerba Island.

Things to do in Sousse

Museums Historic Sites Golf

Side Trips

Bourghiba Mausoleum, Passengers Design Store, Amphitheatre of El Jem, D'Enfidha, El Kantaoui Golf Course
Highlights from your plan
Sousse Archaeological Museum ©
Sousse Archaeological Museum
Amphitheatre of El Jem ©
Amphitheatre of El Jem
The Great Mosque of Kairouan ©
The Great Mosque of Kairouan

1
night
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 17th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Musee de Guellala, explore by horseback at Ranch Yassmina Djerba La Douce, then get to know the resident critters at The Crocodile Farm, then don't miss a visit to Ksar ben Ayed, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of El Ghriba Synagogue.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Djerba Island vacation planner.

Do a combination of train and flight from Sousse to Djerba Island in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. October in Djerba Island sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Algiers.

Things to do in Djerba Island

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tassili N'Ajjer National Park and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique Notre Dame d'Afrique. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ketchaoua Mosque, then admire the masterpieces at National Museum of Fine Arts of Algiers, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin d'Essai du Hamma.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Algiers online travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Djerba Island to Algiers takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, car, and bus. Traveling from Djerba Island in October, Algiers is a bit cooler at night with lows of 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Ad Dakhla.

Things to do in Algiers

Parks Nature Historic Sites

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
Le Jardin d'Essai du Hamma
Le Jardin d'Essai du Hamma

1
day
Ad Dakhla, Morocco

Ad Dakhla ©
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque Assona and then head off the coast to L'ile Herne.

To find more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Ad Dakhla trip website.

Traveling by flight from Algiers to Ad Dakhla takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Western European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Algiers in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 23°C in Ad Dakhla. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Marrakech.

Things to do in Ad Dakhla

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

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 landmark architecture of Palacio da Bahia, stroll the grounds of Saadian Tombs, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Marrakech attractions planning tool.

You can fly from Ad Dakhla to Marrakech in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Ad Dakhla in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Marrakech, with highs around 35°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Marrakech

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

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