30 days in Africa Itinerary

30 days in Africa Itinerary

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Lagos, Nigeria
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Accra, Ghana
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Cape Town, South Africa
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Nairobi, Kenya
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Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
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Cairo, Egypt
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Lagos, Nigeria

Protected from the Atlantic by sand spits and barrier islands, Lagos quickly grew into a mega city due to its location, and currently operates one of the continent's largest and busiest ports.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): view the masterpieces at Alexis Galleries, take in the exciting artwork at Red Door Art Gallery, then look for gifts at The Henna Place, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Ovuomaroro Studio and Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: hunt for treasures at Lekki Market and then browse the different shops at Ikeja City Mall.

For maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Lagos trip itinerary planning website.

San Diego, USA to Lagos is an approximately 25-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from San Diego to Lagos. Traveling from San Diego in June, expect Lagos to be somewhat warmer, temps between 86°F and 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Accra.

Things to do in Lagos

Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

3
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Accra, Ghana

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Artists Alliance Gallery and The Loom. Head to Nubuke Foundation and Global Mamasfor some retail therapy. Step out of Accra with an excursion to West Hills Mall in Weija--about 40 minutes away. There's lots more to do: view the masterpieces at Gallery 1957, contemplate the long history of Black Star Gate, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Ghana, and step into the grandiose world of Osu Castle.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Accra online itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Lagos to Accra takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from West Africa Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 1 hour. June in Accra sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 75°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Accra

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Cape Town, South Africa

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
You'll explore and learn at District Six Museum and Michaelis Collection at the Iziko Old Town House. Get a sense of the local culture at Robben Island Museum and Groot Constantia. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Point, take in the waterfront at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, trek along Platteklip Gorge, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Signal Hill.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Cape Town trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Accra to Cape Town by flight takes about 12.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Accra to Cape Town, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Accra in June, expect Cape Town to be cooler, temps between 64°F and 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

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Johannesburg, South Africa

City of Light

Founded when gold was discovered in the area in the late 19th century, Johannesburg quickly grew into a bustling metropolis, South Africa's largest city and the region's economic hub.
Appreciate the collections at Apartheid Museum and South African National Museum of Military History. Your inner history buff will appreciate Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct and Mandela House. The adventure continues: take in the exciting artwork at Kim Sacks Gallery, examine the collection at Lindfield Victorian House Museum, look for gifts at Jack Friedman Eastgate, and explore the galleries of I was shot in Joburg.

To see ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Johannesburg journey website.

You can fly from Cape Town to Johannesburg in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cape Town in June, Johannesburg is slightly colder at night with lows of 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Nairobi.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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Nairobi, Kenya

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Nairobi National Park and Giraffe Centre. Get a sense of the local culture at Karen Blixen Museum and Upepo Photography Gallery. Spend the 20th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: stroll through David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, stop by Penny Winter Boutique, and view the masterpieces at Karen Village.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Nairobi trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by flight from Johannesburg to Nairobi takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to East Africa Time (EAT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Johannesburg in June: high temperatures in Nairobi hover around 73°F and lows are around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

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Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Na'ama Bay and WICKEDiCANDY. Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Shark's Bay Beach. It doesn't end there: browse the different shops at SOHO Square and see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Sharm El Sheikh trip planner.

You can fly from Nairobi to Sharm El Sheikh in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from East Africa Time (EAT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Nairobi in June, expect Sharm El Sheikh to be much hotter, temps between 99°F and 81°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Shopping

Side Trip

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Cairo, Egypt

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.
Visit Pyramids of Giza and Coptic Cairo for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities and Townhouse Gallery. Venture out of the city with trips to Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids (in Saqqara) and Great Sphinx (in Giza). The adventure continues: get a taste of the local shopping with Khan Al-Khalili, stop by Golden Bird Bazaar, take in the exciting artwork at Ramses Wissa Wassef Art Centre, and buy something for everyone on your list at Katameya downtown mall.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Cairo online driving holiday planner.

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 June, expect Cairo to be a bit cooler, temps between 94°F and 73°F. On the 30th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Nigeria travel guide

3.6
Wildlife Areas · Shopping Malls · Historic Sites
Naija
With the largest population and economy on the continent, Nigeria plays a big part in the rise of African tourism. The country's cities and villages provide a glimpse into a culture rich in musical and culinary heritage. Visitors on vacation in Nigeria tend to explore the southern and central regions, where the lively urban areas give way to a wealth of protected rainforests and river deltas, home to traditional communities with proud and distinct cultural traditions.

Ghana travel guide

3.5
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.

South Africa travel guide

4.3
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.

Kenya travel guide

4.2
Nature & Parks · National Parks · Safaris
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 · 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.