26 days in Africa Itinerary

26 days in Africa Itinerary

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1
Giza, Egypt
— 2 nights
2
Luxor, Egypt
— 4 nights
3
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 4 nights
4
Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 4 nights
5
Cape Town, South Africa
— 6 nights
6
Marrakech, Morocco
— 5 nights

2
nights
Giza, Egypt

Giza ©
Situated on the Nile riverfront, the city of Giza remains best known for its pyramid complex.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Moon Egypt Travel. On the 19th (Mon), appreciate the history behind Great Sphinx, thencontemplate the long history of Pyramids of Giza, and then get a taste of local nightlife at Moon Egypt Travel. On your second day here, delve into the distant past at Pyramid of Unas and then explore the ancient world of Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Giza travel route website.

Helsinki, Finland to Giza is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and car. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Helsinki in July: high temperatures in Giza hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Giza

Historic Sites Tours Nightlife

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

4
nights
Luxor, Egypt

Luxor
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Temple of Karnak and Valley of the Kings are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at Dendera Temple Complex and Valley of the Queens. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Medinet Habu, get all the information you need at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt, and appreciate the history behind Luxor Temple.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Luxor journey website.

Fly from Giza to Luxor in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Giza in July: highs in Luxor hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dendera Temple Complex
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Dendera Temple Complex
Dendera Temple Complex
Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings

4
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.
Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct and Mandela House are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Johannesburg: Ukutula Conservation Center (in Brits) and Sterkfontein Cave (in Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, view the masterpieces at I was shot in Joburg, test your problem-solving skills at HintHunt, and learn about all things military at South African National Museum of Military History.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Johannesburg road trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Luxor to Johannesburg takes 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, Johannesburg is much colder than Luxor - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ukutula Conservation Center, Sterkfontein Cave, HintHunt
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Ukutula Conservation Center ©
Ukutula Conservation Center
Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct ©
Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct
Mandela House ©
Mandela House

4
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.
Spend the 29th (Thu) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. Spend the 1st (Sun) exploring nature at Kruger National Park. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Idube Game Reserve, delve into the distant past at Masorini Archaeological Site, indulge in some personalized pampering at AM Spa Kruger, and take some stellar pictures from Nkumbe View Site.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Kruger National Park online visit 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. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Johannesburg in July: high temperatures in Kruger National Park hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Wildlife Trails

Side Trip

Kruger National Park
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Idube Game Reserve ©
Idube Game Reserve
Olifants Wilderness Trail ©
Olifants Wilderness Trail

6
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Castle of Good Hope and Maclear's Beacon. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like District Six Museum and Cape Town Holocaust & Genocide Centre. And it doesn't end there: get great views at Cape Point, contemplate the long history of Groot Constantia, take in the spiritual surroundings of Groote Kerk, and stroll through Boulders Beach Penguin Colony.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Cape Town day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Kruger National Park to Cape Town takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Kruger National Park in August, you will find days in Cape Town are slightly colder (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Marrakech.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Kiff Kombi Tours ©
Kiff Kombi Tours
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Cape Point ©
Cape Point

5
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Koutoubia Mosque and Palacio da Bahia. Get some cultural insight at Saadian Tombs and Menara Gardens and Pavilion. Spend the 9th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, awaken your taste buds at Peterbringsyoueverywhere.com, steep yourself in history at Medina of Marrakesh, and explore and take pictures at Jemaa el-Fna.

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Getting from Cape Town to Marrakech by flight takes about 22 hours. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Cape Town to Marrakech due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cape Town in August, things will get much warmer in Marrakech: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Marrakech

Tours Historic Sites Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Koutoubia Mosque ©
Koutoubia Mosque
Saadian Tombs ©
Saadian Tombs

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