60 days in Africa Itinerary

60 days in Africa Itinerary

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Fes, Morocco
— 5 nights
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Marrakech, Morocco
— 8 nights
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Casablanca, Morocco
— 6 nights
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Nouakchott, Mauritania
— 3 nights
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Saint-Louis, Senegal
— 3 nights
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Somone, Senegal
— 3 nights
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Dakar, Senegal
— 6 nights
Fly to Abidjan, Bus to Yamoussoukro
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Yamoussoukro, Ivory Coast
— 1 night
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Abidjan, Ivory Coast
— 5 nights
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Kumasi, Ghana
— 4 nights
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Cape Coast, Ghana
— 2 nights
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Accra, Ghana
— 6 nights
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Lagos, Nigeria
— 7 nights
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Fes, Morocco — 5 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.
Spend the 3rd (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. On the 6th (Fri), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Bou Inania Medersa, have fun and explore at Medina Children's Library, see the interesting displays at Museo Nejjarine, and explore the world behind art at Coin Berbere.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Fes online road trip planner.

London, UK to Fes is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from London in January: highs in Fes hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to fly to Marrakech.
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Marrakech, Morocco — 8 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 9th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Koutoubia Mosque, contemplate the long history of El Badi Palace, and hunt for treasures at Jemaa el-Fnaa.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Marrakech online day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Fes to Marrakech takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January in Marrakech, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Casablanca.
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Casablanca, Morocco — 6 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.
Step out of Casablanca to go to Rabat and see Kasbah des Oudaias, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. Spend the 15th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. On the 20th (Fri), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hassan II Mosque, don't miss a visit to Mahkama Du Pacha, take an exotic tour of Morocco Easy Tours, and gain a rich perspective with a tour of cultural highlights.

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Traveling by car from Marrakech to Casablanca takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. Traveling from Marrakech in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Casablanca, with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Nouakchott.
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Nouakchott, Mauritania — 3 nights

Nouakchott, which means "place of the winds" in Berber language, serves as the capital and largest city of Mauritania, and one of the largest cities in the Sahara.
Nouakchott is known for sightseeing, parks, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: browse the fresh offerings at Galerie Zeinart, take a stroll around Centre culturel francais St Exupery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ibn Abbas Mosque, and take a leisurely stroll along Port de Peche.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Nouakchott day trip app.

You can fly from Casablanca to Nouakchott in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Casablanca in January, expect nights in Nouakchott to be somewhat warmer, around 17°C, while days are warmer, around 36°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Saint-Louis.
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Saint-Louis, Senegal — 3 nights

Ndar

West Africa's first French settlement, World Heritage-listed Saint-Louis (or Ndar in Wolof) shows off its colonial architectural style with an ambience of tranquility and historical charm.
Saint-Louis is known for nature, beaches, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary, take in the exciting artwork at Galerie Arte, soothe aching muscles at Hotel Mermoz: Le Salon d'Esthetique, and get a taste of the local shopping with Galerie Ethiopiques.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Saint-Louis travel route tool.

You can drive from Nouakchott to Saint-Louis in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In January, daily temperatures in Saint-Louis can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Somone.
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Somone, Senegal — 3 nights

A small seaside town that thrives off tourism, Somone offers tropical seaside views from the northwest coast of Africa.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Somone: Plage Popenguine (in Popenguine), Museo de la Tapiceria (in Thies) and Musee Mahicao (in Guilor). There's much more to do: get a dose of the wild on Youba Tour, stroll through Reserve De Bandia, and whizz through the canopy at Accro Baobab Adventure.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Somone trip planner.

You can drive from Saint-Louis to Somone in 3.5 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Saint-Louis in January: highs in Somone hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can go by car to Dakar.
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Dakar, Senegal — 6 nights

Situated on the western edge of mainland Africa, the crowded and dynamic city of Dakar offers visitors booming shopping, dining, and entertainment scenes.
Take a break from Dakar with a short trip to Paroisse Saint Charles Borromee in Goree Island, about 56 minutes away. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at La Maison des Esclaves, step off the mainland to explore Island of Goree, view the masterpieces at Loman Art House - Art Gallery, and learn about all things military at Musee des Forces Armees du Senegal.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Dakar tour itinerary website.

You can drive from Somone to Dakar in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Yamoussoukro.
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Yamoussoukro, Ivory Coast — 1 night

Unlike many of the world's cities with infrastructure trying to keep up with population, Yamoussoukro has no such problem--many of the city's sprawling six-lane highways and hotels were built before anybody lived here.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grande Mosquee, then pause for some serene contemplation at The Basilica of Our Lady of Peace, then get a sense of history and politics at Palais Presidentiel, and finally identify plant and animal life at Abokouamekro Game Reserve.

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You can do a combination of flight and bus from Dakar to Yamoussoukro in 8.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Dakar, expect much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Yamoussoukro, ranging from highs of 42°C to lows of 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Abidjan.
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Abidjan, Ivory Coast — 5 nights

Paris of Africa

As Cote d'Ivoire's largest city and economic hub, Abidjan boasts the reputation of West Africa's party capital, while its rich culture remains evident in its numerous film festivals and a booming music scene.
Venture out of the city with trips to Grand Bassam (Maison Varlet, Pont De La Victoire, &more). Spend the 7th (Tue) exploring nature at Banco National Park. There's lots more to do: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, tee off at Ivoire Golf Club, watch a film at Majestic Cinema, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Abidjan trip planner.

Getting from Yamoussoukro to Abidjan by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Traveling from Yamoussoukro in February, expect nights in Abidjan to be somewhat warmer, around 29°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 37°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Kumasi.
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Kumasi, Ghana — 4 nights

Ghana's Garden City

A bustling center of trade and culture, Kumasi remains among Ghana's liveliest and most significant urban centers.
Kumasi is known for museums, shopping, and zoos & aquariums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wesley Methodist Cathedral, browse the different shops at Kumasi City Mall, and examine the collection at Prempeh II Museum.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Kumasi trip site.

Fly from Abidjan to Kumasi in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in February, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Cape Coast.
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Cape Coast, Ghana — 2 nights

While it may seem like a regular fishing port at first glance, Cape Coast bears traces of the Portuguese, British, Danish, Swedish, and the Dutch colonists who variously ruled here.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): explore the galleries of Cape Coast Castle, then contemplate the long history of Elmina Castle, and then steep yourself in history at Fort St. Jago. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Fort William and then don't miss a visit to Fort Amsterdam.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Cape Coast trip planner.

Getting from Kumasi to Cape Coast by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in February, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Accra.
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Accra, Ghana — 6 nights

On a tour of Accra, you can experience the vivacious and dynamic atmosphere of Ghana's sprawling capital city, a commercial and tourist hub of the region.
Go for a jaunt from Accra to Tema to see Golden Dragon Tema about 50 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in the exciting artwork at Artists Alliance Gallery, explore the galleries of Nubuke Foundation, look for gifts at Vidya Bookstore, and explore the world behind art at Gallery 1957.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Accra travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Cape Coast to Accra by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight and car. February in Accra sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Lagos.
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Find places to stay Feb 16 — 22:

Lagos, Nigeria — 7 nights

Protected from the Atlantic by sand spits and barrier islands, Lagos quickly grew into a mega city due to its location, and currently operates one of the continent's largest and busiest ports.
Explore Lagos' surroundings by going to Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (in Abeokuta) and Lekki (The Henna Place, Filmhouse IMAX Lekki, &more). And it doesn't end there: soothe aching muscles at Jane’s Haven Beauty Spa, look for all kinds of wild species at LUFASI Nature Park, walk around Johnson Jakande Tinubu Park, and take in the exciting artwork at Alexis Galleries.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Lagos travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Accra to Lagos takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to West Africa Standard Time is 1 hour. In February, daytime highs in Lagos are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.
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Find places to stay Feb 22 — Mar 1:

Morocco travel guide

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Diverse in landscapes and cultures, Morocco has long been a popular tourist destination, offering many quintessential North African vistas, sounds, and tastes. The ancient medinas of the main cities have retained their look and feel over the centuries, with bustling markets of colorful spice stalls, leather tanning in the streets, and teahouses. The dunes of the Sahara and the peaks of the High Atlas mountains battle for the interest of tourists on holiday in Morocco, with each possessing impressive, picturesque scenery, and hidden-away traditional villages, filled with crafts, carpets, and a rural way of life.
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Mauritania travel guide

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Piers & Boardwalks · Nature & Parks · Sacred & Religious Sites
Vast, sparse, and unexplored by international visitors, Mauritania consists mainly of desert landscapes. In the north, the desert breaks into rocky massifs, hiding a collection of World Heritage-listed caravan towns, highlights of many adventurous Mauritania itineraries. Much of the country's Atlantic coast has been protected as part of a national park, and its wealth of migratory birds make holidays in Mauritania particularly popular with nature lovers.
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Senegal travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nature & Parks · Landmarks
Generous Country
Senegal boasts plenty of natural and cultural attractions to make it attractive to an international audience. The buzz surrounding the Senegalese music scene is justified, with mbalax dance music particularly popular and influential internationally. Street markets in the main towns, overlooked by the minarets of attractive old mosques, remain among top attractions in Senegal--they're ideal spots to get to know the local culture and eat and shop like a native. The wide river deltas rich in wildlife provide an alternative for visitors looking to escape city life and discover the country's natural charms.
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Ivory Coast travel guide

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Churches · Gift & Specialty Shops · Nightlife
The coastline and the rainforests remain the primary charms of Cote d'Ivoire, with visitors treated to some superlative natural locales during their holiday. Most tourists on vacation in Cote d'Ivoire stay close to the sea, where the larger cities, modern resorts, and long sandy beaches dominate. Head inland and you'll find cool highland areas and thick forests rich in wildlife. The presidential election in 2010 led to unrest and armed conflict--travel to certain areas of the country remains inadvisable.
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Ghana travel guide

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Beaches · Castles · Monuments
Gold Coast
Ghana features a diverse economy, a strong and sturdy democratic tradition, and many of the natural and cultural highlights for which the continent has become known. National parks represent some of the main attractions in Ghana, with a diverse array of wildlife to be seen, including lions, monkeys, elephants, and birds. Forts dating back to the slave era act as focal points for explorations of the coast and help to connect the country to important points in global history.
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