22 days in Africa & United States Itinerary

22 days in Africa & United States Itinerary

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Cairo, Egypt
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Kigali, Rwanda
— 1 night
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Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 1 night
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Maputo, Mozambique
— 1 night
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Cape Town, South Africa
— 4 nights
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Luanda, Angola
— 1 night
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Sao Tome, Sao Tome and Principe
— 2 nights
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Bissau, Guinea-Bissau
— 2 nights
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Marrakech, Morocco
— 3 nights
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Salt Lake City, United States
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Cairo, Egypt

— 3 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairo: Giza (Great Sphinx & Pyramids of Giza). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Islamic Cairo, walk around Al-Azhar Park, examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, and contemplate the waterfront views at Nile River.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Cairo trip maker app.

Salt Lake City, USA to Cairo is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. Traveling from Salt Lake City to Cairo, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Salt Lake City in April, plan for much warmer days in Cairo, with highs around 84°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Kigali.

Things to do in Cairo

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 2 — 5:

Kigali, Rwanda

— 1 night
A vacation in Kigali, Rwanda's capital city and economic hub, lets you experience the very heart of a landlocked country from a pleasant, safe, and organized base point.
On the 6th (Wed), view the masterpieces at Niyo Arts Gallery and then see the interesting displays at Kigali Genocide Memorial.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kigali driving holiday planning app.

Traveling by flight from Cairo to Kigali takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Cairo, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Kigali, ranging from highs of 78°F to lows of 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Wed) to allow time for the flight to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Kigali

Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 5 — 6:
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Zanzibar City, Tanzania

— 1 night
Discover a myriad of attractions in Zanzibar City, like its World Heritage-listed historic core, charming beach villages, and the modern neighborhood of Ng'ambo.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): stop by Zanzibar taxi driver excursion.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Zanzibar City trip maker app.

You can fly from Kigali to Zanzibar City in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kigali to Zanzibar City due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Kigali in April; daily highs in Zanzibar City reach 87°F and lows reach 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Maputo.
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Maputo, Mozambique

— 1 night

City of Acacias

Walking the broad, leafy avenues of Maputo, Mozambique's capital and bustling harbor city, you can discover numerous architectural gems and come to appreciate the area's Portuguese-influenced culture.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Maputo Central Train Station and then get close to the beloved marine mammals with Mozambique Scuba.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Maputo road trip planning app.

Getting from Zanzibar City to Maputo by flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, train, car, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Zanzibar City to Maputo is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Zanzibar City in April since evenings lows in Maputo dip to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Cape Town.

Things to do in Maputo

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
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Cape Town, South Africa

— 4 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: stroll through Cape Point, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Two Oceans Aquarium, go for a walk through Maclear's Beacon, and enjoy the sand and surf at Clifton Beaches.

For maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Cape Town online trip builder.

Fly from Maputo to Cape Town in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Maputo in April, expect Cape Town to be slightly colder, temps between 76°F and 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Luanda.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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Luanda, Angola

— 1 night
After decades of conflict, Luanda experienced a massive economic boom at the beginning of the 21st century, making it one of the most developed cities in Africa and a magnet for tourists.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): browse the exhibits of Fortaleza de Sao Miguel, kick back and relax at Sangano Beach, head outdoors with Cabo Ledo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Nossa Senhora dos Remedios, and finally soothe aching muscles at Sayanna Wellness.

To see ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Luanda road trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Cape Town to Luanda takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cape Town to Luanda due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cape Town in April, expect nights in Luanda to be warmer, around 76°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 88°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Sao Tome.

Things to do in Luanda

Museums · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites
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Sao Tome, Sao Tome and Principe

— 2 nights
São Tomé is the capital city of São Tomé and Príncipe and is by far the nation's largest town. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): explore the galleries of National Museum, discover the deep blue sea with Snorkeling Sao Tome e Principe, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pico Cao Grande.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Sao Tome trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Luanda to Sao Tome takes 5.5 hours. Traveling from Luanda to Sao Tome, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in April, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Bissau.

Things to do in Sao Tome

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 13 — 15:

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): explore and take pictures at Presidential Palace, then contemplate the long history of Fortaleza de Sao Jose da Amura, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Catolica da Bissau. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the fresh offerings at Bissau Main Market and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mesquita Bissau.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Bissau trip itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Sao Tome to Bissau in 18.5 hours. When traveling from Sao Tome in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Bissau: temperatures range from 94°F by day to 71°F at night. On the 17th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Marrakech.

Things to do in Bissau

Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 15 — 17:

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.
Spend the 19th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, appreciate the extensive heritage of Menara Gardens and Pavilion, hunt for treasures at Jemaa el-Fna, and admire the striking features of Koutoubia Mosque.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Marrakech online trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Bissau to Marrakech in 9 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Bissau in April; daily highs in Marrakech reach 80°F and lows reach 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to fly to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Marrakech

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 17 — 20:

Salt Lake City, United States

— 1 night

Crossroads of the West

Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
On the 21st (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Provo City Center Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Land Cruiser Heritage Museum, then see the interesting displays at Church History Museum, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Madeleine.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Salt Lake City online attractions planner.

Fly from Marrakech to Salt Lake City in 20 hours. Traveling from Marrakech to Salt Lake City, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Marrakech in April, expect Salt Lake City to be a bit cooler, temps between 63°F and 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 21 — 22:

Egypt travel guide

4.5
Ruins · Scuba & Snorkeling · Monuments
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.

Rwanda travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Nature & Parks · Art Galleries
Land of a Thousand Hills
Tourism in Rwanda experienced a serious boost in the recent years largely thanks to the country's large population of mountain gorillas. One of only two nations in which the enigmatic, critically endangered gorillas can be tracked, Rwanda appeals to adventurous travelers interested in hiking the hills and equatorial jungles inhabited by the endemic species. The people of Rwanda remain positive about their future, and the political stability that has taken hold since the horrors of the 1994 genocide allows a growing number of international tourists to share in the optimism.

Tanzania travel guide

4.1
Safaris · Beaches · Geologic Formations
Though the size and scale of Tanzania may be overwhelming, the people make it a personable and easy-going place to visit. The bigger cities not only offer good connections to the main natural attractions, but also feature bustling markets where locals sell fresh produce, snacks, and crafts. Smaller villages retain their long-held customs, beliefs, and artistic traditions. With the continent's highest peak, and some of the most animal-rich safaris available, Tanzania holidays tend to dart between the big and bold, and the personal and low-key.

Sao Tome and Principe travel guide

3.6
Nature & Parks · Outdoor Activities · Museums
Center of the World
The island nation of Sao Tome and Principe encompasses a volcanic chain that gives it its distinctive topography. The beaches that ring the islands remain some of the main places to visit in Sao Tome and Principe, with many hidden, deserted strips of sandy coastline serving as perfect getaways for those looking to escape the everyday grind. Much of the nation remains unexplored by tourists and undeveloped, making the lush rainforests and volcanic peaks of the interior particularly atmospheric hiking destinations. The laidback Creole culture of the main towns won't take too long to get used to, but it might take a little longer to get shake off after you return home.

Morocco travel guide

4.1
Flea Markets · Gardens · Nature & Wildlife Tours
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.

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.