51 days in Africa Itinerary

51 days in Africa Itinerary

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Alexandria, Egypt
— 2 nights
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Cairo, Egypt
— 4 nights
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Giza, Egypt
— 3 nights
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Luxor, Egypt
— 4 nights
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Aswan, Egypt
— 3 nights
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Djerba Island, Tunisia
— 2 nights
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Tunis, Tunisia
— 3 nights
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Bizerte, Tunisia
— 2 nights
Drive to Tunis Carthage International Airport, Fly to Constantine
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Constantine, Algeria
— 1 night
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Algiers, Algeria
— 3 nights
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Oran, Algeria
— 2 nights
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Tangier, Morocco
— 2 nights
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Chefchaouen, Morocco
— 3 nights
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Fes, Morocco
— 4 nights
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Rabat, Morocco
— 3 nights
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Casablanca, Morocco
— 3 nights
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Marrakech, Morocco
— 3 nights
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Alexandria, Egypt — 2 nights

Mediterranean's Bride

Known for its turbulent and eventful past, the port city of Alexandria retains a historic charm and atmosphere, boasting thousands of years of Egypt's cultural heritage.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa, Fort Qaitbey, Lighthouse of Alexandria, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): delve into the distant past at Ancient Roman Amphitheater, appreciate the history behind Pompey's Pillar, get engrossed in the history at Alexandria National Museum, explore the ancient world of Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa, then steep yourself in history at Fort Qaitbey, and finally make a trip to Lighthouse of Alexandria. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at St.Mina Monastery, then take in the views from Stanley Bridge, then take in nature's colorful creations at Montazah Gardens, and finally contemplate the long history of King Farouk Palace.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Alexandria day trip planner.

Newark, USA to Alexandria is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. Traveling from Newark to Alexandria, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Newark in May, with highs in Alexandria at 82°F and lows at 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to drive to Cairo.
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Find places to stay May 2 — 4:

Cairo, Egypt — 4 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Islamic Cairo, Coptic Cairo and The Coptic Museum. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, steep yourself in history at Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Muhammad Ali, and get a taste of the local shopping with Khan Al-Khalili.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Cairo trip planning website.

Getting from Alexandria to Cairo by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Alexandria in May, expect nights in Cairo to be about the same, around 69°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 90°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can go by car to Giza.
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Find places to stay May 4 — 8:

Giza, Egypt — 3 nights

Situated on the Nile riverfront, the city of Giza remains best known for its pyramid complex.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Statue of Ramses II, Giza Plateau and Pharonic Village. Change things up with these side-trips from Giza: Saqqara (Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids & Memphis and Sakkara). There's much more to do: appreciate the history behind Great Sphinx, explore the ancient world of Bent Pyramid, and contemplate the long history of Pyramids of Giza.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Giza day trip tool.

Giza is very close to Cairo. In May, daily temperatures in Giza can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Luxor.
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Find places to stay May 8 — 11:

Luxor, Egypt — 4 nights

A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Dendera Temple Complex, Tomb of Ramses III and Tomb of King Tutankhamun (Tut). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Temple of Karnak, delve into the distant past at Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and stroll the grounds of Valley of the Kings.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Luxor trip itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Giza to Luxor in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. When traveling from Giza in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Luxor, with highs around 102°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Aswan.
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Find places to stay May 11 — 15:

Aswan, Egypt — 3 nights

Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Philae Temple, New Kalabsha, Nile Museum, and other attractions. It doesn't end there: see human ingenuity at work at Aswan High Dam.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Aswan trip planner.

Traveling by car from Luxor to Aswan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Aswan can reach 104°F, while at night they dip to 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Djerba Island.
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Find places to stay May 15 — 18:

Djerba Island, Tunisia — 2 nights

Explore pristine beaches and charming villages on a vacation on Djerba Island, a small island in the Gulf of Gabes known for its Berber population.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Ksar Hallouf, Sangho Beach, Plage Omarit, and other attractions. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ranch Yassmina Djerba La Douce, take in the spiritual surroundings of El Ghriba Synagogue, look for gifts at Dyghet, and discover the deep blue sea with Club de Plongee La Sirene - Djerba Diving Center.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Djerba Island trip planner.

You can fly from Aswan to Djerba Island in 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Aswan to Djerba Island due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Aswan in May, plan for colder days and a bit cooler nights in Djerba Island: temperatures range from 80°F by day to 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to fly to Tunis.
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Find places to stay May 19 — 21:

Tunis, Tunisia — 3 nights

The Mediterranean port city of Tunis, Tunisia's bustling capital, boasts a vibrant mix of cultures and architectural styles, enchanting visitors with its historical attractions, picturesque beaches, and laidback vibe.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Dougga, Dar Lasram, Victoria Square, and other attractions you added. Explore Tunis' surroundings by going to Hammamet (Hammamet Beach, Medina of Hammamet, &more). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at The National Bardo Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Zitouna Mosque, make a trip to Centro storico, and wander the streets of Medina of Tunis.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Tunis route planning tool.

You can fly from Djerba Island to Tunis in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Djerba Island in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Tunis, with lows of 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can go by car to Bizerte.
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Find places to stay May 21 — 24:

Bizerte, Tunisia — 2 nights

Bizerte; historically: Phoenician: Hippo Acra, Hippo Diarrhytus and Hippo Zarytus), also known in English as Bizerta, is a town of Bizerte Governorate in Tunisia. Ichkeul National Park has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Utica, explore the activities along Ichkeul National Park, then pause for some serene contemplation at Alexander Nevsky Orthodox Church, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Qsiba.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Bizerte trip itinerary tool.

Drive from Tunis to Bizerte in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Bizerte can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to Constantine.
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Find places to stay May 24 — 26:

Constantine, Algeria — 1 night

Not to be confused with Constantinople, the historical city from 330 to 1453 in Thrace, now Istanbul, Turkey.Constantine is the capital of Constantine Province in north-eastern Algeria. Your day by day itinerary now includes Roman Ruins of Djemila, L'aqueduc Romain Constantine, Pont d'El-Kantara, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Roman Ruins of Djemila, don't miss a visit to Monument Aux Morts, take in the views from Pont Sidi M’Cid, steep yourself in history at L'aqueduc Romain Constantine, then snap pictures at Pont d'El-Kantara, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Emir Abdelkader Mosquee.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Constantine visit website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Bizerte to Constantine. Traveling from Bizerte in May, Constantine is slightly colder at night with lows of 50°F. On the 27th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Algiers.
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Find places to stay May 26 — 27:

Algiers, Algeria — 3 nights

Algiers the White

Overlooking a scenic bay, the Mediterranean port city of Algiers enthralls visitors with its imposing skyline, a blend of French colonial buildings, run-down high-rises, and whitewashed Islamic architecture nestled on the hillside.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Tipasa Archaeological Park, Chrea National Park and Ruines Romaines Tipaza. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique Notre Dame d'Afrique, pause for some photo ops at Memorial du Martyr, take a stroll through Kasbah of Algiers, and explore the world behind art at National Museum of Fine Arts of Algiers.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Algiers trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Constantine to Algiers takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a bus. May in Algiers sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Oran.
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Find places to stay May 27 — 30:

Oran, Algeria — 2 nights

A cultural hub of Algeria, the coastal city of Oran boasts a long and varied history, from its founding by Moorish merchants in the 10th century, through centuries of Spanish, Ottoman, and French rule, and Algeria's bloody war for independence.
You've added Plage Les Andalouses, Pacha Mosque, Cap Ivi Lighthouse, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): visit a coastal fixture at Cap Ivi Lighthouse, kick back and relax at Plage Les Andalouses, take in the spiritual surroundings of Pacha Mosque, get to know the fascinating history of Place du 1er Novembre, then contemplate the long history of Fort Santa Cruz, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at La Cathedrale du Sacre Coeur. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Great Mosque, don't miss a visit to La Porte d'Espagne, then make a trip to La Gare d'Oran, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of La Grande Synagogue d'Oran.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Oran holiday maker website.

Getting from Algiers to Oran by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In May in Oran, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 57°F at night. On the 1st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Tangier.
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Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 1:

Tangier, Morocco — 2 nights

Separated from Spain by the Strait of Gibraltar, Tangier remains a mix of North African, French, Spanish, and Portuguese cultural influences.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Tangier Beach, Medina of Tetouan, Dalia Beach, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): steep yourself in history at Medina of Tetouan, stroll through Tangier Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Dalia Beach, and finally stroll around Parc Perdicaris. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat): stop by Medina of Tangier, Head underground at Hercules Cave, and then don't miss a visit to Cap Spartel.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Tangier trip itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Oran to Tangier in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Oran to Tangier is minus 1 hour. In June, daytime highs in Tangier are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can drive to Chefchaouen.
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Find places to stay Jun 1 — 3:

Chefchaouen, Morocco — 3 nights

Tourism in Chefchaouen, a picturesque town in the Rif mountain range, has been thriving for decades due to its scenic surroundings and buildings painted in a striking blue hue.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Talassemtane National Park as well as Ras El Maa Waterfall. On the 4th (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Talassemtane National Park. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Ras El Maa Waterfall, take in the dramatic scenery at Cascades d'Akchour, then don't miss a visit to Place Outa el Hammam & Kasbah, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Chefchaouen Medina.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Chefchaouen trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Tangier to Chefchaouen takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive to Fes.
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Find places to stay Jun 3 — 6:

Fes, Morocco — 4 nights

Mecca of the West

Morocco's former capital, Fes enchants visitors with its walled medina, a labyrinthine web of pedestrian-only streets and a World Heritage Site.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Tombe dei Merenidi as well as Meknes Medina. Step out of Fes with an excursion to Moulay Idriss Zerhoun in Meknes--about 1h 25 min away. Spend the 9th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Bou Inania Medersa, explore the world behind art at Coin Berbere, stop by Medina of Fez, and relax in sumptuous surroundings at local Arab baths.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Fes holiday builder site.

Drive from Chefchaouen to Fes in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Fes can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Rabat.
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Find places to stay Jun 5 — 10:

Rabat, Morocco — 3 nights

On a vacation in Rabat, a World Heritage Site and Morocco's capital, you can discover the city's long and rich history while enjoying a laidback atmosphere, less touristy than in the booming Casablanca and Marrakech.
Royal Palace of Rabat has been added to your itinerary. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Chellah, explore the galleries of Au Grain de Sesame, don't miss a visit to Mausoleum of Mohammad V, and admire the landmark architecture of Bab Lamrissa.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Rabat trip planner.

Drive from Fes to Rabat in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Fes in June, you will find days in Rabat are little chillier (76°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (76°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Casablanca.
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Find places to stay Jun 10 — 13:

Casablanca, Morocco — 3 nights

The port of Casablanca, Morocco's largest city and economic hub, represents the country's beating heart, established as a French protectorate in 1912.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Ain Diab as well as El Hank Lighthouse. Next up on the itinerary: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, take a stroll through Quartier Habous, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and browse the different shops at Morocco Mall.

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Traveling by car from Rabat to Casablanca takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Rabat in June, expect slightly colder with lows of 66°F in Casablanca. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to drive to Marrakech.
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Find places to stay Jun 13 — 16:

Marrakech, Morocco — 3 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Mount Toubkal as well as High Atlas Mountains. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, admire the striking features of Palacio da Bahia, see the interesting displays at Marrakech Museum, and don't miss a visit to Medina of Marrakesh.

For reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Marrakech route planning app.

You can drive from Casablanca to Marrakech in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. When traveling from Casablanca in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Marrakech, with highs around 92°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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