20 days in Africa Itinerary

20 days in Africa Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Africa trip planner

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Marrakech, Morocco
— 4 nights
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Cape Town, South Africa
— 5 nights
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Nelspruit, South Africa
— 4 nights
Drive to Riverside Airport, Fly to Maasai Mara National Reserve
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Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
— 4 nights
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Tarangire National Park, Tanzania
— 1 night
Drive to Kilimanjaro International Airport, Fly to Washington

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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 4th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Koutoubia Mosque, make a trip to Koubba Almoravid, and stroll through Menara Gardens and Pavilion.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Marrakech trip itinerary planning site.

Washington, USA to Marrakech is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Washington to Marrakech due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Marrakech: highs are around 86°F and lows about 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Cape Town.

Things to do in Marrakech

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Cape Town, South Africa

— 5 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 trip includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Cape Point, trek along Platteklip Gorge, take in the waterfront activity at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, and examine the collection at District Six Museum.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Cape Town route planner.

Traveling by flight from Marrakech to Cape Town takes 21.5 hours. Traveling from Marrakech to Cape Town, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In October, Cape Town is little chillier than Marrakech - with highs of 74°F and lows of 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Nelspruit.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature
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Nelspruit, South Africa

— 4 nights

Gateway to the Lowveld

Nestled on the banks of the Crocodile River, Nelspruit provides visitors with a convenient base point boasting two airports and an enviable location on the road between Johannesburg and the Mozambican border.
Venture out of the city with trips to Barberton Makhonjwa Geotrail (in Barberton), Elephant Whispers (in Hazyview) and Kruger National Park (AM Spa Kruger, Safaris, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the fascinating underground world of Sudwala Caves, stop by Joubert en Seuns Padstal, and stroll through Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary.

To see photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Nelspruit trip itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Cape Town to Nelspruit takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Nelspruit

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

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Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

— 4 nights
Home to the Great Migration and Africa's exceptional wildlife, Maasai Mara is a must on a Kenya itinerary.
Spend the 17th (Sun) surrounded by wildlife at Olare Orok Conservancy. Spend the 18th (Mon) surrounded by wildlife at Mara Triangle. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Ol Kinyei Conservancy and stroll through Olypunyata Swamp.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Maasai Mara National Reserve trip app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Nelspruit to Maasai Mara National Reserve. Traveling from Nelspruit to Maasai Mara National Reserve, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Nelspruit in October: high temperatures in Maasai Mara National Reserve hover around 63°F and lows are around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Tarangire National Park.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
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Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Tarangire National Park.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Tarangire National Park visit planner.

Getting from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Tarangire National Park by car takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Maasai Mara National Reserve in October, with highs in Tarangire National Park at 78°F and lows at 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tarangire National Park

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
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