17 days in Africa Itinerary

17 days in Africa Itinerary

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17 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Albany, United States
Train + Fly:  23​h 30​min
1
Cape Town, South Africa
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  14​h 45​min
3
Luxor, Egypt
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Cairo, Egypt
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h
5
Marrakech, Morocco
— 3 nights
Fly + Train:  19​h 15​min
End: Albany, United States

4
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, stroll through Platteklip Gorge, enjoy the sand and surf at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, and take a stroll through Bo-kaap.

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Albany, USA to Cape Town is an approximately 23.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to South Africa Standard Time is 7 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Albany in April; daily highs in Cape Town reach 76°F and lows reach 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Chapman's Peak Drive
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©
Abseil Africa ©
Abseil Africa

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): stroll through Siduli Hide, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Victoria Falls Snake Park, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at Prime Art Gallery, then look for gifts at Cultural Vibes Music Shop, and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Victoria Falls trip itinerary maker website .

Fly from Cape Town to Victoria Falls in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Victoria Falls when traveling from Cape Town in April, with lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Safaris
Cultural Vibes Music Shop ©
Cultural Vibes Music Shop

2
nights
Luxor, Egypt

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Luxor is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, parks, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Temple of Karnak, explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Kings, don't miss a visit to Deir el-Shelwit Temple, and stop by Gaddis & Co..

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Luxor trip planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Victoria Falls to Luxor in 15 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Victoria Falls in April, you will find days in Luxor are a bit warmer (95°F), and nights are about the same (65°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Shopping
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Tomb of Queen Nefertari ©
Tomb of Queen Nefertari
Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Medinet Habu ©
Medinet Habu

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities and then delve into the distant past at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Pyramids of Giza, appreciate the history behind Great Sphinx, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Cairo holiday planner.

You can fly from Luxor to Cairo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Luxor in April, plan for slightly colder days in Cairo, with highs around 84°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Marrakech.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Giza
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx

3
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, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koutoubia Mosque, stop by Henna Louaya, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Marrakech trip builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Cairo to Marrakech takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Cairo to Marrakech. Traveling from Cairo in April, expect a bit cooler with lows of 55°F in Marrakech. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites Wildlife Outdoors
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Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Palacio da Bahia ©
Palacio da Bahia
Medersa Ben Youssef ©
Medersa Ben Youssef

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