60 days in Africa Itinerary

60 days in Africa Itinerary

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Fes, Morocco
— 4 nights
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Marrakech, Morocco
— 7 nights
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Casablanca, Morocco
— 3 nights
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Oran, Algeria
— 1 night
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Algiers, Algeria
— 6 nights
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Annaba, Algeria
— 1 night
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Tunis, Tunisia
— 4 nights
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Sousse, Tunisia
— 3 nights
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Tripoli, Libya
— 2 nights
Fly to Sfax, Taxi to Djerba Island
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Djerba Island, Tunisia
— 3 nights
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Cairo, Egypt
— 6 nights
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Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
— 5 nights
Taxi to Sharm el-Sheikh, Fly to Hurghada
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Hurghada, Egypt
— 6 nights
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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Azilal Gallery. You'll explore and learn at Museo Nejjarine and Centre de Formation Dans le Metiers de l'Artisinat. When in Fes, make a side trip to see Bou Inania Medersa in Meknes, approximately Meknes away. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Medina of Fez, see the interesting displays at Musee des armes, admire the landmark architecture of Bou Inania Medersa, and admire the masterpieces at Coin Berbere.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Fes trip itinerary maker app.

Sydney, Australia to Fes is an approximately 29-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Fes is minus 10 hours. When traveling from Sydney in March, plan for a bit cooler days in Fes, with highs around 23°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can fly to Marrakech.

Things to do in Fes

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Marrakech, Morocco

— 7 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.
Let the collections at Maison de la Photographie de Marrakech and Musee Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech capture your imagination. Your inner history buff will appreciate Koutoubia Mosque and Saadian Tombs. Spend the 25th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, admire the striking features of Medersa Ben Youssef, hunt for treasures at Jemaa el-Fna, and see the interesting displays at Musee Tiskiwin.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Marrakech road trip planning website.

You can fly from Fes to Marrakech in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Fes in March, Marrakech is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to drive to Casablanca.

Things to do in Marrakech

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Hassan II Mosque and Russian Orthodox Church. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Chellah and Dar Al Ala. Step out of Casablanca to go to Rabat and see Hassan Tower, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. Spend the 31st (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Temple Beth-El.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Casablanca itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Marrakech to Casablanca in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. When traveling from Marrakech in March, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Casablanca: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to fly to Oran.

Things to do in Casablanca

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Oran, Algeria

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): explore the world behind art at The Museum Of Modern Art Of Oran, then steep yourself in history at Fort Santa Cruz, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pacha Mosque.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Oran trip builder site.

Traveling by flight from Casablanca to Oran takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Casablanca to Oran, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Casablanca in March since evenings lows in Oran dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to fly to Algiers.

Things to do in Oran

Historic Sites · Museums
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Algiers, Algeria

— 6 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.
Visit Tombeau de la Chretienne and Ketchaoua Mosque for their historical value. Museum-lovers will get to explore Musee Public National de Cherchell and Musee National du Bardo. Explore Algiers' surroundings by going to Blida (Ancienne Synagogue de Blida, Mosquee Hanafi, &more), Ruines Romaines Tipaza (in Tipasa) and Royal Mausoleum of Mauretania (in Sidi Rached). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique Notre Dame d'Afrique, see the interesting displays at Musee des Antiquites, admire the masterpieces at Musee Nationale des Arts et Traditions Populaires, and view the masterpieces at Al Marhoon Gallery.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Algiers road trip site.

Traveling by flight from Oran to Algiers takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and car. In April, daytime highs in Algiers are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can drive to Annaba.

Things to do in Algiers

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

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Annaba, Algeria

— 1 night
Annaba, informally known as Balad al-Unnâb, and Bona is a city in the north-eastern corner of Algeria near the Seybouse River, located in an eponymous province. On the 8th (Thu), examine the collection at Musee des Ruines d' Hippone and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique Saint Augustin.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Annaba trip site.

Getting from Algiers to Annaba by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Tunis.

Things to do in Annaba

Historic Sites · Museums
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Tunis, Tunisia

— 4 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The National Bardo Museum and The Water Temple. Get a sense of the local culture at Thuburbo Majus and Uthina (Oudhna). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tunis: Musee National Militaire (in Mannouba), L'aqueduc de Zaghouan (in Zaghouan) and Ain Tounga (in Tastur). And it doesn't end there: enjoy breathtaking views from The doors of the medina, explore the galleries of Dar Bach Hamba, take an in-depth tour of National military museum, and get a taste of the local shopping with Roumouz.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Tunis online route planner.

Getting from Annaba to Tunis by car takes about 5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Tunis can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can drive to Sousse.

Things to do in Tunis

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

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Sousse, Tunisia

— 3 nights

Pearl of the Sahel

Known for its historic medina quarter, a World Heritage Site, the city of Sousse boasts a rich history that dates back to the 11th century BCE. The maze-like streets of the walled medina reveal a number of Sousse attractions, from historic mosques and landmark buildings, to the well-preserved "ribat" fortress and a vibrant, bustling marketplace.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Amphitheatre of El Jem and Bourghiba Mausoleum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like D'Enfidha and Takrouna. Explore Sousse's surroundings by going to Kairouan (The Great Mosque of Kairouan & Mosque Sidi Sahbi (Mosque of the Barber)), Archaeological Museum of El-Djem (in El-Jem) and Ribat of Monastir (in Monastir). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Sousse Archaeological Museum, explore the galleries of Museum Dar Essid, see the interesting displays at Kalaout el-Koubba, and admire the masterpieces at Dar Am Taieb.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Sousse online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tunis to Sousse takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Sousse can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to fly to Tripoli.

Things to do in Sousse

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

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Tripoli, Libya

— 2 nights

Mermaid of the Mediterranean

The "Mermaid of the Mediterranean," Libyan capital Tripoli exudes a mix of Mediterranean charm and Arabic-Islamic cultural sensibility.
On the 16th (Fri), hunt for treasures at Fish Market, make a trip to The Arch of Marcus Aurelius, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurgi Mosque, then step into the grandiose world of Tripoli's Red Castle (Assai al-Hamra), then explore the ancient world of Nalut ruins, and finally don't miss a visit to Street Murals. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Al-Majidya Mosque and then browse the exhibits of Tripoli's Jamahiriya Museum.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Tripoli tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Sousse to Tripoli takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in April, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Djerba Island.

Things to do in Tripoli

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

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Djerba Island, Tunisia

— 3 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.
Visit Cave of Ali Berbere and Sidi Yati Mosque for their historical value. You'll explore and learn at Musee de Guellala and Fine Art Gallery. Next up on the itinerary: explore the galleries of Musee Du Patrimoine Traditionnel De Djerba, steep yourself in history at Fort Ghazi Mustapha, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Crocodile Farm, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Djerba Explore Park.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Djerba Island online trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Tripoli to Djerba Island in 9 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Tripoli to Djerba Island is minus 1 hour. In April, daytime highs in Djerba Island are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. On the 20th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Cairo.

Things to do in Djerba Island

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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Cairo, Egypt

— 6 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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities and Ramses Wissa Wassef Art Centre. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Pyramid of Unas and Oum El Dounia Gallery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairo: Giza (Pyramids of Giza, Great Sphinx, &more) and Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids (in Saqqara). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Gayer-Anderson Museum (Bayt al-Kiritliya), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Al-Azhar Mosque, view the masterpieces at Sondos Papyrus, and make a trip to Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Cairo trip builder website.

Fly from Djerba Island to Cairo in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Djerba Island to Cairo, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Djerba Island in April, expect nights in Cairo to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

— 5 nights

City of Peace

An enviable location on the southern end of the Sinai Peninsula and year-round warm weather boost tourism in Sharm El Sheikh and make it one of Egypt's premier travel destinations.
Let the collections at King Tut Museum and WICKEDiCANDY capture your imagination. Discover out-of-the-way places like Scuba & Snorkeling and Blue Hole. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Heavenly Cathedral, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Shark's Bay Beach, and admire the striking features of Al Mustafa Mosque.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Sharm El Sheikh trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Cairo to Sharm El Sheikh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Cairo in April, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 25°C in Sharm El Sheikh. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

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Hurghada, Egypt

— 6 nights
Originally a small fishing town on the Red Sea coast, Hurghada developed into Egypt's premier beach destination thanks to its year-round sunny weather and world-class dive sites.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sand City and Coptic Cathedral of Saint Shenouda. Step off the beaten path and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Mosque El Mina Masjid. There's much more to do: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, step off the mainland to explore Mahmya Island, take in the waterfront activity at Abu Tig Marina, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Hurghada route website.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Sharm El Sheikh to Hurghada in 3 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in May, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Luxor.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
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Luxor, Egypt

— 7 nights
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Temple of Karnak and Luxor Temple. Get some historical perspective at Valley of the Kings and Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari. Change things up with a short trip to Dendera Temple Complex in Dendera (about 1h 30 min away). There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Avenue of Sphinxes, delve into the distant past at El-Assasif Tombs, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Shop Sandouk, and get advice or help at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Luxor trip itinerary builder site.

You can take a bus from Hurghada to Luxor in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Hurghada in May, you will find days in Luxor are a bit warmer (45°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). On the 14th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

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Morocco travel guide

4.1
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.

Algeria travel guide

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Churches · Gardens · Historic Sites
Algeria the White
The largest country on the continent, Algeria combines diverse landscapes with cultural intrigue and history. The north of the country has always been the most developed area, with the majority of the population living in cities along the Mediterranean coast. Roman ruins, modern and colonial architecture, renowned museums, and impressive coastal areas in the north represent some of the highlights of a vacation in Algeria. Heading south, the Sahara Desert takes hold. The dunes and nomadic tribes crossing the landscape offer a dreamier, less scripted counterpoint to the urbane north.

Tunisia travel guide

3.8
Historic Sites · Landmarks · Museums
Tunisia benefits from its thin, slivery form, with a range of landscapes and climates causing diverse cultures, traditions, and lifestyles to develop over time. The lesser-visited south of the country possesses some major archaeological sites, impressive dunes, and caravans of nomadic peoples crossing the sands. The north contains many of the main cities in the country, located along the historic Mediterranean coast. Carthaginian and Roman ruins are found in and just outside the contemporary urban areas, which themselves blend African, Ottoman, and European influences. Many come for a beach holiday in Tunisia, but those who don't stop there are richly rewarded.

Libya travel guide

4.4
Landmarks · Ruins · Historic Sites
With a coastline looking out across the Mediterranean Sea, Libya has historically been a place of trade, development, and wealth, with empires ruling all or part of it and leaving their mark on the landscape and culture. Roman and Greek ruins and Islamic mosques remain among the main Libya attractions, but excursions into the Sahara provide an alternative for those wishing to get out of the urban sprawl and see rolling dunes, sand seas, and lively caravan towns.

Egypt travel guide

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Gift of the Nile
The land of pharaohs, pyramids, sphinxes, and papyrus, Egypt needs little by way of introduction. Visitors find more than a textbook readout of ancient history when visiting the country--the power, scale, art, and mysticism of its centuries-old culture bleed out from each landmark attraction and seep into the everyday life. Bustling markets, the slow-flowing Nile, the vast desert, and inspiring archeological sites often sit right alongside palaces of great excess and historical importance. All ensure you have plenty to see and do during your vacation in Egypt. In the wake of the Arab Spring in 2011, travel to certain areas where conflict and terrorism are deemed likely remains inadvisable for foreign visitors.