15 days in Africa Itinerary

15 days in Africa Itinerary

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15 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Ljubljana, Slovenia
shuttle + Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Fes, Morocco
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Rabat, Morocco
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
3
Casablanca, Morocco
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Marrakech, Morocco
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Ad Dakhla, Western Sahara
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  1​h 15​min
6
Laayoune, Western Sahara
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  1​h 45​min
7
Agadir, Morocco
— 2 nights
Fly:  20​h 45​min
8
Cape Town, South Africa
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
9
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  19​h
End: Ljubljana, Slovenia

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): have fun and explore at Medina Children's Library, browse for treasures at La Petite Maison Berbere, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Fes road trip planning site .

Ljubljana, Slovenia to Fes is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of shuttle and flight. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Western European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Ljubljana in August, expect Fes to be somewhat warmer, temps between 43°C and 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to Rabat.

Things to do in Fes

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Medina Children's Library ©
Medina Children's Library

1
night
Rabat, Morocco

Rabat ©
On a vacation in Rabat, a World Heritage Site and Morocco's capital, you can discover the city's long and rich history while enjoying a laidback atmosphere, less touristy than in the booming Casablanca and Marrakech.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): explore the different monuments and memorials at Chellah, steep yourself in history at Kasbah des Oudaias, and then contemplate the long history of Russian Orthodox Church.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Rabat trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Fes to Rabat takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Fes, expect much colder days and about the same nights in Rabat, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Casablanca.

Things to do in Rabat

Historic Sites
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Kasbah des Oudaias ©
Kasbah des Oudaias
Chellah ©
Chellah
Russian Orthodox Church ©
Russian Orthodox Church

1
night
Casablanca, Morocco

The port of Casablanca, Morocco's largest city and economic hub, represents the country's beating heart, established as a French protectorate in 1912.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): perfect your strike at Tamaris Bowling, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hassan II Mosque.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Casablanca tour builder website .

Traveling by train from Rabat to Casablanca takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Rabat in August: highs in Casablanca hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Marrakech.

Things to do in Casablanca

Fun & Games Historic Sites
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Room Escape Games
Hassan II Mosque ©
Hassan II Mosque

2
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.
On the 6th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Jemaa el-Fnaa, then admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, and then admire the striking features of Medersa Ben Youssef. On the 7th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, admire the landmark architecture of Palacio da Bahia, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Koutoubia Mosque.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Marrakech itinerary planner .

Getting from Casablanca to Marrakech by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Casablanca in August, expect nights in Marrakech to be about the same, around 25°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 44°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Ad Dakhla.

Things to do in Marrakech

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

1
night
Ad Dakhla, Western Sahara

Ad Dakhla ©
On the 8th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque Assona and then head off the coast to L'ile Herne.

For reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Ad Dakhla holiday site .

Traveling by flight from Marrakech to Ad Dakhla takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. While traveling from Marrakech, expect much colder days and about the same nights in Ad Dakhla, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Laayoune.

Things to do in Ad Dakhla

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Mosque Assona ©
Mosque Assona

1
night
Laayoune, Western Sahara

Laayoune ©
Laayoune is the largest city of the disputed territory of Western Sahara currently administered by Morocco. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Laayoune Grand mosque and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Francis of Assisi Cathedral.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Laayoune driving holiday planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Ad Dakhla to Laayoune in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Agadir.

Things to do in Laayoune

Historic Sites
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St. Francis of Assisi Cathedral ©
St. Francis of Assisi Cathedral
Laayoune Grand mosque ©
Laayoune Grand mosque

2
nights
Agadir, Morocco

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.
On the 10th (Mon), trot along with a tour on horseback and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Agadir sightseeing planning app .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Laayoune to Agadir takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Agadir

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Horseback Riding Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Horseback Riding Tours

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): kick back and relax at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, get great views at Cape Point, and then do a tasting at Constantia Uitsig Wine Estate. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at District Six Museum, take in the waterfront at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Cape Town trip planner .

You can fly from Agadir to Cape Town in 21 hours. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Agadir to Cape Town due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in August, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

3
nights
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Victoria Falls, a Zimbabwean town near the eponymous waterfall, serves as one of two prime gateway points to the majestic cascade and its surrounding national park.
On the 14th (Fri), explore the striking landscape of Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, view the masterpieces at Prime Art Gallery, meet the residents at Victoria Falls Snake Park, then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and finally see the world from above with a helicopter tour. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an exotic tour of a safari tour and then snap pictures at Victoria Falls Bridge.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Victoria Falls trip maker .

You can fly from Cape Town to Victoria Falls in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. While traveling from Cape Town, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Victoria Falls, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Safaris
Victoria Falls Snake Park ©
Victoria Falls Snake Park

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