19 days in Africa Itinerary

19 days in Africa Itinerary

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Cairo, Egypt
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Marrakech, Morocco
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Cape Town, South Africa
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Kruger National Park, South Africa
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
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Cairo, Egypt

— 2 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairo: Giza (Great Sphinx & Pyramids of Giza). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, walk around Al-Azhar Park, get a taste of the local shopping with Khan Al-Khalili, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay.

For photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Cairo trip planner.

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Cairo is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Kuwait City in May; daily highs in Cairo reach 38°C and lows reach 24°C. On the 20th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Marrakech.

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Marrakech, Morocco

— 4 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.
Spend the 22nd (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, stroll the grounds of Saadian Tombs, make a trip to Medersa Ben Youssef, and contemplate the long history of El Badi Palace.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Marrakech trip maker app.

You can fly from Cairo to Marrakech in 10 hours. Traveling from Cairo to Marrakech, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Marrakech when traveling from Cairo in May, with lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Cape Town.

Things to do in Marrakech

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Cape Town, South Africa

— 3 nights

Mother City

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, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Cape Point, admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, take a memorable drive along Chapman's Peak Drive, and take in the waterfront at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Cape Town journey app.

Traveling by flight from Marrakech to Cape Town takes 21.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time (WET) to South Africa Standard Time (SAST) is 2 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Marrakech in May: high temperatures in Cape Town hover around 24°C and lows are around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Wildlife · Wineries · Outdoors
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Kruger National Park, South Africa

— 4 nights
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.
Take a break from Kruger National Park with a short trip to Kumbaya Home Decor in Hoedspruit, about 1h 30 min away. Spend the 28th (Fri) exploring nature at Kruger National Park. Spend the 29th (Sat) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. The adventure continues: hike along Sweni Wilderness Trail, stroll through Olifants Wilderness Trail, and explore the ancient world of Masorini Archaeological Site.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Kruger National Park online trip builder.

Getting from Cape Town to Kruger National Park by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cape Town in May, expect nights in Kruger National Park to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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Johannesburg, South Africa

— 2 nights

City of Light

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 1st (Tue): contemplate the long history of Mandela House, then try to win big at Montecasino, then take an in-depth tour of Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Jack Friedman Eastgate. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Maboneng Precinct and then see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Johannesburg day trip planner.

Getting from Kruger National Park to Johannesburg by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kruger National Park in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in Johannesburg, with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can fly to Victoria Falls.

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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

— 3 nights
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 3rd (Thu), take in the dramatic scenery at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, stop by Cultural Vibes Music Shop, and then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Victoria Falls Snake Park, then shop like a local with Prime Art Gallery, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

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

Getting from Johannesburg to Victoria Falls by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Johannesburg in June, with highs in Victoria Falls at 29°C and lows at 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks
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