60 days in Africa Itinerary

60 days in Africa Itinerary

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Fes, Morocco
— 4 nights
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Marrakech, Morocco
— 7 nights
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Casablanca, Morocco
— 3 nights
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Oran, Algeria
— 1 night
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Algiers, Algeria
— 6 nights
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Annaba, Algeria
— 1 night
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Tunis, Tunisia
— 4 nights
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Sousse, Tunisia
— 3 nights
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Tripoli, Libya
— 2 nights
Fly to Sfax, Taxi to Djerba Island
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Djerba Island, Tunisia
— 3 nights
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Cairo, Egypt
— 6 nights
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Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
— 5 nights
Taxi to Sharm el-Sheikh, Fly to Hurghada
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Hurghada, Egypt
— 6 nights
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Fes, Morocco

— 4 nights

Mecca of the West

Morocco's former capital, Fes enchants visitors with its walled medina, a labyrinthine web of pedestrian-only streets and a World Heritage Site.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Medina of Fez. You'll explore and learn at Museo Nejjarine and Musee des armes. When in Fes, make a side trip to see Bou Inania Medersa in Meknes, approximately Meknes away. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Coin Berbere, take in the exciting artwork at Centre de Formation Dans le Metiers de l'Artisinat, explore the engaging exhibits at Medina Children's Library, and admire the striking features of Bou Inania Medersa.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Fes trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Fes is an approximately 29-hour flight. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Sydney to Fes due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Sydney in March, plan for slightly colder days in Fes, with highs around 23°C, while nights are colder with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Marrakech.

Things to do in Fes

Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Marrakech, Morocco

— 7 nights

Red City

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.
Let the collections at Maison de la Photographie de Marrakech and Musee Tiskiwin capture your imagination. Your inner history buff will appreciate Medersa Ben Youssef and Saadian Tombs. Spend the 25th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, see the interesting displays at Musee Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech, admire the landmark architecture of Palacio da Bahia, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Menara Gardens and Pavilion.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Marrakech road trip planning website.

You can fly from Fes to Marrakech in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Fes in March, Marrakech is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to drive to Casablanca.

Things to do in Marrakech

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Casablanca, Morocco

— 3 nights
The port of Casablanca, Morocco's largest city and economic hub, represents the country's beating heart, established as a French protectorate in 1912.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Hassan II Mosque and Hassan Tower. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Chellah and Temple Beth-El. Step out of Casablanca to go to Rabat and see Russian Orthodox Church, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. Spend the 31st (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Dar Al Ala.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Casablanca tour itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Marrakech to Casablanca takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. When traveling from Marrakech in March, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Casablanca: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Oran.

Things to do in Casablanca

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Oran, Algeria

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): explore the world behind art at The Museum Of Modern Art Of Oran, then steep yourself in history at Fort Santa Cruz, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pacha Mosque.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Oran trip builder site.

Traveling by flight from Casablanca to Oran takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Casablanca to Oran, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Casablanca in March since evenings lows in Oran dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Algiers.

Things to do in Oran

Historic Sites · Museums

Algiers, Algeria

— 6 nights

Algiers the White

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.
Visit Royal Mausoleum of Mauretania and Tombeau de la Chretienne for their historical value. Museum-lovers will get to explore Musee Public National de Cherchell and Villa Abd-el-Tif. Explore Algiers' surroundings by going to Ruines Romaines Tipaza (in Tipasa) and Blida (Ancienne Synagogue de Blida, Mosquee Hanafi, &more). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Musee National du Bardo, learn about all things military at Musem de l'Armee, admire the masterpieces at Musee Nationale des Arts et Traditions Populaires, and view the masterpieces at Palais of Rais - Bastion 23.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Algiers trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Oran to Algiers takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and car. In April, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Annaba.

Things to do in Algiers

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Annaba, Algeria

— 1 night
Annaba, informally known as Balad al-Unnâb, and Bona is a city in the north-eastern corner of Algeria near the Seybouse River, located in an eponymous province. On the 8th (Thu), examine the collection at Musee des Ruines d' Hippone and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique Saint Augustin.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Annaba trip site.

Getting from Algiers to Annaba by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Tunis.

Things to do in Annaba

Museums · Historic Sites

Tunis, Tunisia

— 4 nights
The Mediterranean port city of Tunis, Tunisia's bustling capital, boasts a vibrant mix of cultures and architectural styles, enchanting visitors with its historical attractions, picturesque beaches, and laidback vibe.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The National Bardo Museum and Thuburbo Majus. Get a sense of the local culture at Dougga and Ain Tounga. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tunis: Uthina (Oudhna) (in Ben Arous), Musee National Militaire (in Mannouba) and Zaghouan (The Water Temple & L'aqueduc de Zaghouan). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Carthage Museuma, get to know the fascinating history of Avenue Habib Bourguiba, steep yourself in history at The doors of the medina, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zitouna Mosque.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Tunis journey website.

Drive from Annaba to Tunis in 5 hours. In April in Tunis, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Sousse.

Things to do in Tunis

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Sousse, Tunisia

— 3 nights

Pearl of the Sahel

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Amphitheatre of El Jem and Archaeological Museum of El-Djem. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bourghiba Mausoleum and D'Enfidha. Explore Sousse's surroundings by going to Ribat of Monastir (in Monastir), Kairouan (The Great Mosque of Kairouan & Mosque Sidi Sahbi (Mosque of the Barber)) and Takrouna (in Enfidha). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Sousse Archaeological Museum, explore the galleries of Kalaout el-Koubba, admire the masterpieces at Dar Am Taieb, and examine the collection at Museum Dar Essid.

Discover how to plan a Sousse trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Tunis to Sousse takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. April in Sousse sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Tripoli.

Things to do in Sousse

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Tripoli, Libya

— 2 nights

Mermaid of the Mediterranean

The "Mermaid of the Mediterranean," Libyan capital Tripoli exudes a mix of Mediterranean charm and Arabic-Islamic cultural sensibility.
On the 16th (Fri), hunt for treasures at Fish Market, make a trip to The Arch of Marcus Aurelius, take in the spiritual surroundings of 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 don't miss a visit to Street Murals. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Al-Majidya Mosque and then browse the exhibits of Tripoli's Jamahiriya Museum.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Tripoli tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Sousse to Tripoli takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in April, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Djerba Island.

Things to do in Tripoli

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Djerba Island, Tunisia

— 3 nights
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.
Visit Cave of Ali Berbere and Fort de Borj El Kastil for their historical value. You'll explore and learn at Musee de Guellala and Musee Du Patrimoine Traditionnel De Djerba. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Lalla Hadria Museum, explore the galleries of Fine Art Gallery, meet the residents at The Crocodile Farm, and don't miss a visit to Dar Jilani La maison des Arts & Metiers.

To find photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Djerba Island day trip planning tool.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Tripoli to Djerba Island in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 April, daily temperatures in Djerba Island can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Djerba Island

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Cairo, Egypt

— 6 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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities and Ramses Wissa Wassef Art Centre. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Pyramid of Unas and Oum El Dounia Gallery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairo: Saqqara (Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids & Step Pyramid of Djoser) and Giza (Pyramids of Giza, Great Sphinx, &more). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Gayer-Anderson Museum (Bayt al-Kiritliya), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Al-Azhar Mosque, stroll around Al-Azhar Park, and contemplate the long history of Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairo online vacation planner.

Getting from Djerba Island to Cairo by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Djerba Island to Cairo, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Djerba Island in April, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Cairo: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

— 5 nights

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.
Let the collections at King Tut Museum and WICKEDiCANDY capture your imagination. Discover out-of-the-way places like Scuba & Snorkeling and Safaris. Change things up with a short trip to Blue Hole in Dahab (about 1h 25 min away). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Heavenly Cathedral, enjoy the sand and surf at Shark's Bay Beach, relax and rejuvenate at Omkara Yoga School, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To plan Sharm El Sheikh vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can fly from Cairo to Sharm El Sheikh in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Cairo in April, plan for a bit warmer nights in Sharm El Sheikh, with lows around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Hurghada, Egypt

— 6 nights
Originally a small fishing town on the Red Sea coast, Hurghada developed into Egypt's premier beach destination thanks to its year-round sunny weather and world-class dive sites.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sand City and Selkhet Papyrus. Popular historic sites such as Coptic Cathedral of Saint Shenouda and Mosque El Mina Masjid are in your itinerary. Spend the 2nd (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, see Off-Road Tours, step off the mainland to explore Giftun Islands, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Hurghada route website.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Sharm El Sheikh to Hurghada in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in May, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Luxor.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Luxor, Egypt

— 7 nights
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Temple of Karnak and Medinet Habu. Get some historical perspective at Valley of the Kings and Luxor Temple. Change things up with a short trip to Dendera Temple Complex in Dendera (about 1h 30 min away). The adventure continues: appreciate the history behind Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, delve into the distant past at Valley of the Queens, examine the collection at Le Scarabe Papyrus Museum, and take an in-depth tour of Luxor Museum.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Luxor trip planner.

Take a bus from Hurghada to Luxor in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Hurghada in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Luxor, with highs around 45°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Morocco travel guide

4.2
Flea Markets · Gardens · Nature & Wildlife Tours
Diverse in landscapes and cultures, Morocco has long been a popular tourist destination, offering many quintessential North African vistas, sounds, and tastes. The ancient medinas of the main cities have retained their look and feel over the centuries, with bustling markets of colorful spice stalls, leather tanning in the streets, and teahouses. The dunes of the Sahara and the peaks of the High Atlas mountains battle for the interest of tourists on holiday in Morocco, with each possessing impressive, picturesque scenery, and hidden-away traditional villages, filled with crafts, carpets, and a rural way of life.

Algeria travel guide

4.1
Churches · Gardens · Historic Sites
Algeria the White
The largest country on the continent, Algeria combines diverse landscapes with cultural intrigue and history. The north of the country has always been the most developed area, with the majority of the population living in cities along the Mediterranean coast. Roman ruins, modern and colonial architecture, renowned museums, and impressive coastal areas in the north represent some of the highlights of a vacation in Algeria. Heading south, the Sahara Desert takes hold. The dunes and nomadic tribes crossing the landscape offer a dreamier, less scripted counterpoint to the urbane north.

Tunisia travel guide

3.8
Landmarks · Historic Sites · Specialty Museums
Tunisia benefits from its thin, slivery form, with a range of landscapes and climates causing diverse cultures, traditions, and lifestyles to develop over time. The lesser-visited south of the country possesses some major archaeological sites, impressive dunes, and caravans of nomadic peoples crossing the sands. The north contains many of the main cities in the country, located along the historic Mediterranean coast. Carthaginian and Roman ruins are found in and just outside the contemporary urban areas, which themselves blend African, Ottoman, and European influences. Many come for a beach holiday in Tunisia, but those who don't stop there are richly rewarded.

Libya travel guide

4.5
Landmarks · Ruins · Historic Sites
With a coastline looking out across the Mediterranean Sea, Libya has historically been a place of trade, development, and wealth, with empires ruling all or part of it and leaving their mark on the landscape and culture. Roman and Greek ruins and Islamic mosques remain among the main Libya attractions, but excursions into the Sahara provide an alternative for those wishing to get out of the urban sprawl and see rolling dunes, sand seas, and lively caravan towns.

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.