29 days in Ghana, Kenya & Egypt Itinerary

29 days in Ghana, Kenya & Egypt Itinerary

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Accra, Ghana
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Watamu, Kenya
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Nairobi, Kenya
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Luxor, Egypt
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Accra, Ghana

— 14 nights
On a tour of Accra, you can experience the vivacious and dynamic atmosphere of Ghana's sprawling capital city, a commercial and tourist hub of the region.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Accra: Tema (Sakumono & Golden Dragon Tema), West Hills Mall (in Weija) and Akosombo Hydro Plant (in Akosombo). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Legon Botanical Gardens, steep yourself in history at Black Star Gate, browse the exhibits of Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bojo Beach.

For where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Accra trip itinerary maker website.

Edmonton, Canada to Accra is an approximately 25.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 7 hours. In December, Accra is warmer than Edmonton - with highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Watamu.

Things to do in Accra

Shopping · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Watamu, Kenya

— 2 nights
Hailed for its picturesque scenery and pristine beaches, the village of Watamu on Kenya's Indian Ocean coastline attracts both adventure seekers and those looking for a relaxing seaside holiday.
On the 3rd (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Gede Ruins and then contemplate the waterfront views at Mida Creek. On the 4th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Watamu National Marine Park.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Watamu tour itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Accra to Watamu in 13 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Accra to Watamu. In January, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Nairobi.

Things to do in Watamu

Nature · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trip

Nairobi, Kenya

— 2 nights

Green City in the Sun

You're likely to visit Nairobi at least once on a trip to Kenya, as the sprawling city houses the country's international airport and remains the jump-off point for many tours and safaris.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): stroll through Nairobi National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Giraffe Centre, then browse the exhibits of Karen Blixen Museum, and finally view the masterpieces at Fundii Centre for the Arts.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Nairobi trip planner.

Getting from Watamu to Nairobi by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and train; or drive. Traveling from Watamu in January, expect Nairobi to be slightly colder, temps between 30°C and 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can fly to Luxor.

Things to do in Nairobi

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Luxor, Egypt

— 2 nights
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Luxor is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Temple of Karnak, pause for some photo ops at Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, stroll the grounds of Valley of the Kings, and explore the ancient world of Colossi of Memnon.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Luxor visit planner.

You can fly from Nairobi to Luxor in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Nairobi to Luxor, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Nairobi in January; daily highs in Luxor reach 26°C and lows reach 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to fly to Cairo.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites

Cairo, Egypt

— 5 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.
Explore Cairo's surroundings by going to Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx) and Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids (in Saqqara). Spend the 10th (Tue) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, explore the activities along Nile River, stop by Nomad Gallery - Zamalek Main Branch, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay.

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Getting from Luxor to Cairo by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. When traveling from Luxor in January, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Cairo: temperatures range from 21°C by day to 11°C at night. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trips

Ghana travel guide

3.6
Beaches · Castles · Monuments
Gold Coast
Ghana features a diverse economy, a strong and sturdy democratic tradition, and many of the natural and cultural highlights for which the continent has become known. National parks represent some of the main attractions in Ghana, with a diverse array of wildlife to be seen, including lions, monkeys, elephants, and birds. Forts dating back to the slave era act as focal points for explorations of the coast and help to connect the country to important points in global history.

Kenya travel guide

4.3
Nature & Parks · Safaris · National Parks
The savannahs of Kenya contain some of the most iconic sights in Africa, stirred in the minds of many when they think of the continent. Big cats, elephants, and rhinos remain major inhabitants of this vast country, with a number of safari centers running trips across the region's World Heritage-listed national parks. Trips to rural villages, where many travelers choose to join up various volunteer projects, represent some of the most inspiring and enriching things to do in Kenya.

Egypt travel guide

4.5
Ruins · Scuba & Snorkeling · Safaris
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.