9 days in Africa & Washington DC Itinerary

9 days in Africa & Washington DC Itinerary

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9 days in Africa & Washington DC Itinerary

Start: San Francisco, United States
Fly:  21​h 15​min
1
Dakar, Senegal
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  6​h 15​min
2
Lekki, Nigeria
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  9​h 45​min
3
Marrakech, Morocco
— 3 nights
+3
shuttle + Fly + bus + subway:  14​h 15​min
4
Washington DC, United States
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: San Francisco, United States

1
night
Dakar, Senegal

Dakar ©
Situated on the western edge of mainland Africa, the crowded and dynamic city of Dakar offers visitors booming shopping, dining, and entertainment scenes.
On the 14th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Plage du Virage.

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San Francisco, USA to Dakar is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. Traveling from San Francisco to Dakar, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in May; daily highs in Dakar reach 79°F and lows reach 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Lekki.

Things to do in Dakar

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks
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Plage du Virage ©
Plage du Virage

1
night
Lekki, Nigeria

Lekki
Located on a naturally formed peninsula, the city of Lekki remains under construction, but with a sea port, airport, and Free Trade zone already established.
To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Lekki trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Dakar to Lekki takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Dakar to Lekki is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Dakar in May: highs in Lekki hover around 89°F, while lows dip to 75°F. On the 16th (Wed), you're off toMarrakech.

Things to do in Lekki

#Outdoors, #Fun & Games, #Nightlife
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3
nights
Marrakech, Morocco

Marrakech ©
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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Bahia Palace, then admire the landmark architecture of Ben Youssef Madrasa, and then steep yourself in history at Medina of Marrakesh.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Marrakech tour planner.

Getting from Lekki to Marrakech by combination of taxi and flight takes about 10 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Western African Time (WAT) to Western European Time (WET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Lekki in May, plan for little chillier nights in Marrakech, with lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Marrakech

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Spas
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Bahia Palace ©
Bahia Palace
Medina of Marrakesh ©
Medina of Marrakesh
Saadian Tombs ©
Saadian Tombs

2
nights
Washington DC, United States

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of Tomb of the Unknowns, and then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Washington National Cathedral, then learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then see the interesting displays at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and finally pause for some photo ops at Lincoln Memorial.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Washington DC day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and subway from Marrakech to Washington DC takes 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, bus, and subway. Traveling from Marrakech to Washington DC, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Marrakech in May, plan for little chillier days in Washington DC, with highs around 76°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

#Museums, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tomb of the Unknowns
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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