15 days in Africa Itinerary

15 days in Africa Itinerary

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15 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Atlanta, United States
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Cairo, Egypt
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
2
Cape Town, South Africa
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
3
Accra, Ghana
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + train:  9​h
4
Marrakech, Morocco
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Atlanta, United States


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3
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cairo: Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, wander the streets of Islamic Cairo, get a taste of the local shopping with Khan Al-Khalili, and examine the collection at Egyptian Antiquities Museum.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Cairo trip planner.

Atlanta, USA to Cairo is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Atlanta to Cairo, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Atlanta in August, expect Cairo to be a bit warmer, temps between 96°F and 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Giza
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx

3
nights
Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Cape Town is known for nature, beaches, parks, shopping, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Cape Point, observe the fascinating underwater world at Two Oceans Aquarium, see the interesting displays at District Six Museum, and admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Cape Town road trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Cairo to Cape Town in 13.5 hours. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Cairo in August: high temperatures in Cape Town hover around 65°F and lows are around 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Accra.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Chapman's Peak Drive
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

2
nights
Accra, Ghana

Accra ©
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.
On the 10th (Mon), take in nature's colorful creations at Legon Botanical Gardens, pause for some serene contemplation at Resurrection Presbyterian Church, and then contemplate the long history of Black Star Gate. On the 11th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Church of the Most Holy Trinity, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Ghana, then stop by Global Mamas, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Artists Alliance Gallery.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Accra tour itinerary builder tool .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Cape Town to Accra in 9.5 hours. Another option is to drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Cape Town to Accra due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cape Town in August, you will find days in Accra are a bit warmer (83°F), and nights are warmer (74°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Marrakech.

Things to do in Accra

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Legon Botanical Gardens
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Artists Alliance Gallery ©
Artists Alliance Gallery
Legon Botanical Gardens ©
Legon Botanical Gardens

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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, historic sites, spas, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, admire the landmark architecture of Medersa Ben Youssef, stroll the grounds of Saadian Tombs, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koutoubia Mosque.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Marrakech day trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Accra to Marrakech in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. When traveling from Accra in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Marrakech, with highs around 100°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 71°F. On the 15th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
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Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Jemaa el-Fnaa ©
Jemaa el-Fnaa
Palacio da Bahia ©
Palacio da Bahia

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