16 days in Africa Itinerary

16 days in Africa Itinerary

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Marrakech, Morocco
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Bissau, Guinea-Bissau
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Dakar, Senegal
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Cape Town, South Africa
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Cairo, Egypt
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Marrakech, Morocco

— 2 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 5th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, admire the striking features of Palacio da Bahia, explore the different monuments and memorials at Saadian Tombs, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Koutoubia Mosque.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Marrakech trip itinerary planning website.

London, UK to Marrakech is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from London in November, you will find days in Marrakech are much hotter (27°C), and nights are a bit warmer (12°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to fly to Bissau.

Things to do in Marrakech

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 4 — 6:

Bissau, Guinea-Bissau

— 2 nights
Looking out from the Geba River across the Atlantic Ocean, the little-known capital of Bissau offers the authentic experience of a West African fishing port.
On the 7th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Mesquita Bissau, explore the galleries of Museu Nacional, and then ponder the world of politics at Presidential Palace. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Catolica da Bissau, then admire all the interesting features of Fortaleza de Sao Jose da Amura, and then hunt for treasures at Mercado Central.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Bissau day trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Marrakech to Bissau takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Marrakech in November, plan for a bit warmer days in Bissau, with highs around 38°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Dakar.

Things to do in Bissau

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 6 — 8:

Dakar, Senegal

— 4 nights
Situated on the western edge of mainland Africa, the crowded and dynamic city of Dakar offers visitors booming shopping, dining, and entertainment scenes.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dakar: Somone (Lagune de la Somone & Youba Tour), Plage Popenguine (in Popenguine) and Paroisse Saint Charles Borromee (in Goree Island). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at La Maison des Esclaves, admire the masterpieces at IFAN Museum (African Arts Museum), browse for treasures at La Galerie Antenna, and make a trip to Village des Arts.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Dakar trip itinerary maker app.

You can fly from Bissau to Dakar in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Bissau in November, plan for little chillier days in Dakar, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Cape Town.

Things to do in Dakar

Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Cape Town, South Africa

— 5 nights

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Cape Town is known for nature, beaches, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Cape Point, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Two Oceans Aquarium, appreciate the extensive heritage of Maclear's Beacon, and examine the collection at District Six Museum.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Cape Town trip planning app.

Fly from Dakar to Cape Town in 15 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Dakar to Cape Town is 2 hours. In November, Cape Town is little chillier than Dakar - with highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Cairo.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Museums
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Cairo, Egypt

— 2 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.
On the 18th (Thu), shop like a local with Khan Al-Khalili and then examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities. On your second day here, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and then appreciate the history behind Great Sphinx.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairo trip builder website.

Traveling by flight from Cape Town to Cairo takes 14 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Cairo can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Shopping

Side Trip

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Guinea-Bissau travel guide

2.5
Churches · Flea Markets · Government Buildings
Guinea-Bissau offers a slew of colonial-era towns and picturesque beaches, as well as some remote areas tailor-made for those eager to get off the tourist path. An adventure to the southeastern hinterland, with its forests, savannahs, and small farms, represents one of the most daring and exciting things to do in Guinea-Bissau. Though the post-independence history of the country has been bleak at times, the locals remain remarkably upbeat and hopeful for the future--their spirit and welcoming nature provide additional reasons to plan a vacation in Guinea-Bissau.

Senegal travel guide

3.7
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.