21 days in Africa Itinerary

21 days in Africa Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Marrakech, Morocco
— 3 nights
2
Giza, Egypt
— 3 nights
3
Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
— 1 night
4
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
— 3 nights
5
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 2 nights
6
Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 3 nights
7
Cape Town, South Africa
— 4 nights

3
nights
Marrakech, Morocco

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Koutoubia Mosque and Palacio da Bahia. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Medersa Ben Youssef, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, see the interesting displays at Marrakech Museum, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Menara Gardens and Pavilion.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Marrakech trip itinerary tool.

Washington DC, USA to Marrakech is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Washington DC to Marrakech. When traveling from Washington DC in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Marrakech: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. On the 5th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Giza.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites Tours Wildlife
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Koutoubia Mosque ©
Koutoubia Mosque
Palacio da Bahia ©
Palacio da Bahia

3
nights
Giza, Egypt

Giza ©
Situated on the Nile riverfront, the city of Giza remains best known for its pyramid complex.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): view the masterpieces at Ramses Wissa Wassef Art Centre, pause for some photo ops at Great Sphinx, and then delve into the distant past at Pyramids of Giza. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at Pyramid of Unas and then steep yourself in history at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Giza trip planner.

You can fly from Marrakech to Giza in 10.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 2 hours. Traveling from Marrakech in September, Giza is somewhat warmer at night with lows of °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Things to do in Giza

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

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

1
night
Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

Ngorongoro Conservation Area ©
You can discover Tanzania's varied plant and animal life on a tour of Ngorongoro Conservation Area, a World Heritage Site known for its massive volcanic caldera.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Olduvai Gorge.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Giza to Ngorongoro Conservation Area in 16 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Giza to Ngorongoro Conservation Area, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. On the 9th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Nature Historic Sites Parks
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Olduvai Gorge ©
Olduvai Gorge

3
nights
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

Maasai Mara National Reserve ©
Home to the Great Migration and Africa's exceptional wildlife, Maasai Mara is a must on a Kenya itinerary.
Take a break from the city and head to Olare Orok Conservancy and Mara Triangle. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Musiara Swamp.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Maasai Mara National Reserve trip planner.

Getting from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Maasai Mara National Reserve by car takes about 9 hours. September in Maasai Mara National Reserve sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Olare Orok Conservancy ©
Olare Orok Conservancy
Mara Triangle ©
Mara Triangle
Musiara Swamp ©
Musiara Swamp

2
nights
Johannesburg, South Africa

Johannesburg ©
Founded when gold was discovered in the area in the late 19th century, Johannesburg quickly grew into a bustling metropolis, South Africa's largest city and the region's economic hub.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, thencontemplate the long history of Mandela House, thensteep yourself in history at Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct, and finally take in the exciting artwork at I was shot in Joburg. Keep things going the next day: brush up on your military savvy at South African National Museum of Military History and then steep yourself in history at Nelson Mandela Foundation.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Johannesburg journey tool.

Fly from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Johannesburg in 13 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from East Africa Time to South Africa Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Maasai Mara National Reserve in September: highs in Johannesburg hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct ©
Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct

3
nights
Kruger National Park, South Africa

Kruger National Park ©
One of Africa's largest game sanctuaries and part of UNESCO's Man and the Biosphere Program, Kruger National Park provides an immersive experience of wildlife.
Escape the urban bustle at Kruger National Park and Olifants Wilderness Trail. Spend the 16th (Wed) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lonely Bull Trail and hike along Wolhuter Wilderness Trail.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Kruger National Park online route planner.

Traveling by flight from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In September, daytime highs in Kruger National Park are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Kruger National Park
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Lonely Bull Trail ©
Lonely Bull Trail

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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.
Get in touch with nature at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony and Maclear's Beacon. Do some cultural sightseeing at District Six Museum and Robben Island Museum. There's still lots to do: take some stellar pictures from Cape Point, hike along Platteklip Gorge, do a tasting at Klein Constantia, and stop by Abseil Africa.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Cape Town trip planner.

Getting from Kruger National Park to Cape Town by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Kruger National Park in September: high temperatures in Cape Town hover around °F and lows are around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Platteklip Gorge ©
Platteklip Gorge

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