60 days in Africa Itinerary

60 days in Africa Itinerary

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60 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Agadir, Morocco
— 6 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 45​min
2
Laayoune, Western Sahara
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  6​h 15​min
3
Nouakchott, Mauritania
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Saint-Louis, Senegal
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Bissau, Guinea-Bissau
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  2​h
6
Dakar, Senegal
— 7 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + taxi:  1​h 45​min
7
Banjul, Gambia
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
Bamako, Mali
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h 45​min
9
Mopti, Mali
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  13​h 30​min
10
Algiers, Algeria
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
11
Constantine, Algeria
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
12
Oran, Algeria
— 5 nights
Fly + train:  6​h 30​min
13
Fes, Morocco
— 6 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
14
Marrakech, Morocco
— 10 nights
Fly + ferry:  13​h 15​min
End: Toronto, Canada

6
nights
Agadir, Morocco

Agadir ©
Completely rebuilt after a catastrophic earthquake in 1961, the coastal city of Agadir rose from the ruins and grew into Morocco's premier beach destination.
Change things up with these side-trips from Agadir: Taroudant (Palais Claudio Bravo Camus, Taroudant - Morocco, Bijouterie Essada Silversmith, & more). Spend the 7th (Tue) exploring nature at Taghazout Skatepark. There's much more to do: make a trip to Seafront promenade, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and go for a stroll along the water at Marina D'agadir.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Agadir tour itinerary planning app .

Toronto, Canada to Agadir is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Agadir is 5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Laayoune.

Things to do in Agadir

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Taroudant, Taghazout Skatepark, Horseback Riding Tours
Highlights from your plan
Plage d'Agadir ©
Plage d'Agadir
Taghazout Skatepark ©
Taghazout Skatepark
Seafront Promenade ©
Seafront Promenade

1
night
Laayoune, Western Sahara

Laayoune ©
Laayoune is the largest city of the disputed territory of Western Sahara currently administered by Morocco. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Laayoune Grand mosque, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Francis of Assisi Cathedral, and then hunt for treasures at Centre Artisanal.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Laayoune travel route builder tool .

Getting from Agadir to Laayoune by combination of flight and taxi takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Nouakchott.

Things to do in Laayoune

Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
St. Francis of Assisi Cathedral ©
St. Francis of Assisi Cathedral
Laayoune Grand mosque ©
Laayoune Grand mosque

2
nights
Nouakchott, Mauritania

Nouakchott ©
Nouakchott, which means "place of the winds" in Berber language, serves as the capital and largest city of Mauritania, and one of the largest cities in the Sahara.
Spend the 13th (Mon) exploring nature at Arguin Bank National Park. There's still lots to do: pick up some local products at Galerie Zeinart, explore and take pictures at Stade Olympique, hunt for treasures at Marche aux Khaimas, and kick back and relax at Plage de Nouakchott.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Nouakchott trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Laayoune to Nouakchott in 6.5 hours. Another option is to drive. April in Nouakchott sees daily highs of 40°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Saint-Louis.

Things to do in Nouakchott

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Banc d'Arguin National Park ©
Banc d'Arguin National Park
Galerie Zeinart ©
Galerie Zeinart
Port de Peche ©
Port de Peche

3
nights
Saint-Louis, Senegal

Saint-Louis ©
West Africa's first French settlement, World Heritage-listed Saint-Louis (or Ndar in Wolof) shows off its colonial architectural style with an ambience of tranquility and historical charm.
Spend the 18th (Sat) exploring nature at Parque Nacional de la Lengua de Barbaria. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary, have fun at Ibrahim & Cie, examine the collection at Le Camee, and view the masterpieces at Village Artisanal.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Saint-Louis holiday planner.

Do a combination of flight and car from Nouakchott to Saint-Louis in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Bissau.

Things to do in Saint-Louis

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary ©
Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary
Village Artisanal ©
Village Artisanal

1
night
Bissau, Guinea-Bissau

Bissau ©
Looking out from the Geba River across the Atlantic Ocean, the little-known capital of Bissau offers the authentic experience of a West African fishing port.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Catolica da Bissau, then steep yourself in history at Fortaleza de Sao Jose da Amura, then hunt for treasures at Centro Artistico Juvenil, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Presidential Palace.

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Getting from Saint-Louis to Bissau by combination of car and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Bissau when traveling from Saint-Louis in April, with lows around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Dakar.

Things to do in Bissau

Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Fortaleza de Sao Jose da Amura ©
Fortaleza de Sao Jose da Amura
Presidential Palace ©
Presidential Palace

7
nights
Dakar, Senegal

Dakar ©
Situated on the western edge of mainland Africa, the crowded and dynamic city of Dakar offers visitors booming shopping, dining, and entertainment scenes.
Venture out of the city with trips to Accrobaobab (in Thies), Reserve De Bandia (in Saly) and Plage Popenguine (in Popenguine). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at La Maison des Esclaves, step off the mainland to explore Ngor Island, browse the exhibits of Galerie Arte, and admire nature's extreme beauty at Lompoul Desert.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Dakar trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Bissau to Dakar takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Bissau in April: high temperatures in Dakar hover around 29°C and lows are around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Banjul.

Things to do in Dakar

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Plage Popenguine, Accrobaobab, Lagune de la Somone, Reserve De Bandia, L'Elevage d'Oiseaux Exotique
Highlights from your plan
Lagune de la Somone ©
Lagune de la Somone
La Maison des Esclaves ©
La Maison des Esclaves
Accrobaobab Adventure ©
Accrobaobab Adventure

4
nights
Banjul, Gambia

Banjul ©
Banjul, officially the City of Banjul and formerly known as Bathurst, is the capital of The Gambia and is in a division of the same name. Go for a jaunt from Banjul to North Bank Division to see Fort James Island about 1h 35 min away. Spend the 28th (Tue) exploring nature at River Gambia National Park. Spend the 30th (Thu) exploring nature at Kiang West National Park. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Katchikally Crocodile Pool, browse the eclectic array of goods at Bakau Fish Market, make a trip to Arch 22, and stop by Bakau Craft Market - Sand Art Shop.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Banjul online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and taxi from Dakar to Banjul takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. When traveling from Dakar in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Banjul: temperatures range from 40°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Bamako.

Things to do in Banjul

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Bakau, North Bank Division
Highlights from your plan
Katchikally Crocodile Pool ©
Katchikally Crocodile Pool
Abuko Nature Reserve ©
Abuko Nature Reserve
River Gambia National Park
River Gambia National Park

2
nights
Bamako, Mali

Bamako ©
Mali's capital and the fastest-growing city in Africa, Bamako acts as a major port, as well as a cultural and industrial center.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): appreciate the history behind Monument de l"Independance, make a trip to Bamako Grand Mosque, examine the collection at Musee National de Bamako, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Bamako, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parc national du Mali, Bamako. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: try to win big at Casino De L'amitie and then take in the dramatic scenery at Dandan waterfalls.

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Traveling by flight from Banjul to Bamako takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Banjul in April; daily highs in Bamako reach 47°C and lows reach 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Mopti.

Things to do in Bamako

Parks Nature Casinos
Highlights from your plan
Parc national du Mali, Bamako ©
Parc national du Mali, Bamako
Musee National de Bamako ©
Musee National de Bamako
Bamako Grand Mosque ©
Bamako Grand Mosque

1
day
Mopti, Mali

Mopti ©
Originally a small fishing village, Mopti has become Mali's center of fishing and livestock industries.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): admire the striking features of Grand Mosque of Mopti and then trek along Bandiagara Cliffs (Dogon Country).

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Mopti holiday planner .

Getting from Bamako to Mopti by car takes about 10 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. While traveling from Bamako, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Mopti, ranging from highs of 48°C to lows of 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Algiers.

Things to do in Mopti

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Bandiagara Cliffs (Dogon Country) ©
Bandiagara Cliffs (Dogon Country)
Grand Mosque of Mopti ©
Grand Mosque of Mopti

5
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.
Explore Algiers' surroundings by going to Blida (Chrea National Park, Ancienne Synagogue de Blida, & more) and Ruines Romaines Tipaza (in Tipasa). Spend the 5th (Tue) exploring nature at Tassili n'Ajjer. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique Notre-Dame d'Afrique, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ketchaoua Mosque, see the interesting displays at Musee National du Bardo, and pause for some photo ops at Memorial du Martyr.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Algiers trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Mopti to Algiers in 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET) is 1 hour. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Mopti in May: high temperatures in Algiers hover around 29°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Constantine.

Things to do in Algiers

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Blida, Tassili n'Ajjer, Ruines Romaines Tipaza
Highlights from your plan
Tassili n'Ajjer ©
Tassili n'Ajjer
Basilique Notre Dame d'Afrique ©
Basilique Notre Dame d'Afrique
Musee National du Bardo ©
Musee National du Bardo

2
nights
Constantine, Algeria

Constantine ©
Not to be confused with Constantinople, the historical city from 330 to 1453 in Thrace, now Istanbul, Turkey.Constantine is the capital of Constantine Province in north-eastern Algeria. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): examine the collection at Musee National Cirta, take in the spiritual surroundings of Emir Abdelkader Mosquee, snap pictures at Pont Sidi M’Cid, then admire the landmark architecture of Palais d'Ahmed Bey, and finally snap pictures at Pont Sidi Rached. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at Monument Aux Morts, wander the streets of La Medina, then snap pictures at Pont des Chutes, and finally delve into the distant past at Tiddis Roman Ruins.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Constantine trip planner.

Fly from Algiers to Constantine in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Constantine are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Oran.

Things to do in Constantine

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Emir Abdelkader Mosquee ©
Emir Abdelkader Mosquee
Pont Sidi M’Cid ©
Pont Sidi M’Cid
La Medina ©
La Medina

5
nights
Oran, Algeria

Oran ©
A cultural hub of Algeria, the coastal city of Oran boasts a long and varied history, from its founding by Moorish merchants in the 10th century, through centuries of Spanish, Ottoman, and French rule, and Algeria's bloody war for independence.
Change things up with these side-trips from Oran: Mostaganem (Hadjadj Plage & Cap Ivi Lighthouse). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at The Museum Of Modern Art Of Oran, take in the spiritual surroundings of La Grande Synagogue d'Oran, pause for some serene contemplation at La Cathedrale du Sacre Coeur, and get great views at Foret de Canastel.

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Traveling by flight from Constantine to Oran takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Constantine in May, Oran is a bit warmer at night with lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Fes.

Things to do in Oran

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mostaganem
Highlights from your plan
Plage de Madagh 1 ©
Plage de Madagh 1
The Museum Of Modern Art Of Oran ©
The Museum Of Modern Art Of Oran
Fort Santa Cruz ©
Fort Santa Cruz

6
nights
Fes, Morocco

Morocco's former capital, Fes enchants visitors with its walled medina, a labyrinthine web of pedestrian-only streets and a World Heritage Site.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fes: Meknes (Bou Inania Medersa, Royal Stables, & more) and Haroune Aqueduct (in Moulay Idriss). On the 22nd (Fri), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Bou Inania Medersa, wander the streets of Medina of Fez, admire the masterpieces at Nejjarine Museum of Wood Arts and Crafts, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Fes online day trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and train from Oran to Fes in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Western European Time (WET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In May, daytime highs in Fes are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Marrakech.

Things to do in Fes

Tours Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Meknes, Archaeological Site of Volubilis, Haroune Aqueduct
Highlights from your plan
Climbing Tours
Bou Inania Medersa ©
Bou Inania Medersa
Bou Inania Medersa ©
Bou Inania Medersa

10
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.
Explore Marrakech's surroundings by going to Le Paradis du Safran (in Ourika) and Oukaimeden (in Oukaimeden). On the 27th (Wed), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. Saddle up on the 1st (Mon) and explore with a tour on horseback. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, admire the striking features of Ben Youssef Madrasa, appreciate the extensive heritage of Menara Gardens and Pavilion, and explore and take pictures at Jemaa el-Fnaa.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Marrakech trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by flight from Fes to Marrakech takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in May, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Marrakech

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Le Paradis du Safran, High Atlas Mountains
Highlights from your plan
Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Jemaa el-Fnaa ©
Jemaa el-Fnaa
Palacio da Bahia ©
Palacio da Bahia

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