59 days in Africa & Lisbon Itinerary

59 days in Africa & Lisbon Itinerary

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Fes, Morocco
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Marrakech, Morocco
— 6 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 8 nights
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Boa Vista, Cape Verde
— 2 nights
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Ilha do Sal, Cape Verde
— 4 nights
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Bissau, Guinea-Bissau
— 2 nights
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Dakar, Senegal
— 4 nights
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Ndangane, Senegal
— 3 nights
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Cape Town, South Africa
— 7 nights
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Nairobi, Kenya
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Luxor, Egypt
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Cairo, Egypt
— 6 nights
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Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
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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.
Spend the 12th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. On the 8th (Fri), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Bou Inania Medersa, see Off-Road Tours, admire the masterpieces at Coin Berbere, and pause for some serene contemplation at Synagogue Ibn Danan.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Fes holiday 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. While traveling from London, expect warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Fes, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Marrakech.

Things to do in Fes

Tours · Outdoors · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 12:

Marrakech, Morocco

— 6 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.
Step out of Marrakech to go to Ourika and see Le Paradis du Safran, which is approximately 48 minutes away. Spend the 16th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, explore the different monuments and memorials at Saadian Tombs, steep yourself in history at El Badi Palace, and get to know the fascinating history of Menara Gardens and Pavilion.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Marrakech online journey builder.

You can fly from Fes to Marrakech in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in October, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to fly to Lisbon.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 12 — 18:

Lisbon, Portugal

— 8 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lisbon: Sintra (Museu do Ar - Sintra, Quinta da Regaleira, &more). Next up on the itinerary: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Lisbon trip maker app.

You can fly from Marrakech to Lisbon in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Marrakech in October, you will find days in Lisbon are little chillier (28°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can fly to Boa Vista.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 18 — 26:

Boa Vista, Cape Verde

— 2 nights

Island of the Dunes

Sprinkled with sand dunes and pristine, sweeping beaches where turtles nest, the island of Boa Vista has been attracting more and more visitors looking to explore its remote trails and picturesque shore.
On the 27th (Wed), shop like a local with Un click per un Sorriso - The Shop, kick back and relax at Praia de Chaves, and then admire nature's extreme beauty at Deserto de Viana. On the next day, head outdoors with Pier Boa Vista Tours and then stroll through Praia de Santa Mónica.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Boa Vista online attractions planner.

Getting from Lisbon to Boa Vista by flight takes about 7.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Boa Vista due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Lisbon in October; daily highs in Boa Vista reach 35°C and lows reach 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can fly to Ilha do Sal.

Things to do in Boa Vista

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 28:

Ilha do Sal, Cape Verde

— 4 nights
Ilha do Sal represents an exotic island in the Atlantic Ocean gifted with powdery beaches and dormant volcanoes.
Ilha do Sal is known for beaches, wildlife, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Project Biodiversity Turtle Conservation Hatchery, head outdoors with Wavemafia Cabo Verde, kick back and relax at Praia de Santa Maria, and soothe aching muscles at Yoga Cabo Verde: Pure yoga.

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Fly from Boa Vista to Ilha do Sal in 2.5 hours. October in Ilha do Sal sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Bissau.

Things to do in Ilha do Sal

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Oct 28 — Nov 1:

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 2nd (Tue), explore the galleries of Museu Nacional, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mesquita Bissau, and then ponder the world of politics at Presidential Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Catolica da Bissau, then contemplate the long history of Fortaleza de Sao Jose da Amura, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado Central.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Bissau itinerary app.

Getting from Ilha do Sal to Bissau by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Traveling from Ilha do Sal to Bissau, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Ilha do Sal in November, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Bissau: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Dakar.

Things to do in Bissau

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 1 — 3:

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: Youba Tour (in Somone), Museo de la Tapiceria (in Thies) and Paroisse Saint Charles Borromee (in Goree Island). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at La Maison des Esclaves, shop like a local with Galerie Arte, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and visit a coastal fixture at Les Mamelles Lighthouse.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Dakar trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Bissau to Dakar in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Bissau in November, plan for slightly colder days in Dakar, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive to Ndangane.

Things to do in Dakar

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 3 — 7:

Ndangane, Senegal

— 3 nights
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Parc National du Delta du Saloum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Musee Mahicao and then surround yourself with nature on Obinomag.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Ndangane trip planner.

You can drive from Dakar to Ndangane in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. When traveling from Dakar in November, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Ndangane: temperatures range from 43°C by day to 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Ndangane

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 7 — 10:

Cape Town, South Africa

— 7 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: take some stellar pictures from Cape Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Platteklip Gorge, take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, and examine the collection at District Six Museum.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Cape Town trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ndangane to Cape Town. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to South Africa Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Ndangane in November, you will find days in Cape Town are colder (28°C), and nights are a bit cooler (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Wed) to allow time for the flight to Nairobi.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Nov 10 — 17:

Nairobi, Kenya

— 4 nights

Green City in the Sun

You're likely to visit Nairobi at least once on a trip to Kenya, as the sprawling city houses the country's international airport and remains the jump-off point for many tours and safaris.
Spend the 18th (Thu) exploring nature at Nairobi National Park. There's lots more to do: stroll through Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, stop by Utamaduni Craft Centre, browse the exhibits of Karen Blixen Museum, and see Off-Road Tours.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Nairobi attractions planner.

Getting from Cape Town to Nairobi by flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Cape Town to Nairobi is 1 hour. Traveling from Cape Town in November, Nairobi is a bit warmer at night with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sun) to allow time for the flight to Luxor.

Things to do in Nairobi

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 17 — 21:

Luxor, Egypt

— 5 nights
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Luxor is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Temple of Karnak, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Medinet Habu, get your bearings at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt, and pause for some photo ops at Luxor Temple.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Luxor route planner.

You can fly from Nairobi to Luxor in 10.5 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference moving from East Africa Time (EAT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Nairobi in November, you will find days in Luxor are somewhat warmer (34°C), and nights are slightly colder (16°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Cairo.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 21 — 26:

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairo: Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). Spend the 2nd (Thu) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, stroll around Al-Azhar Park, visit Islamic Cairo, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairo trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Luxor to Cairo by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Luxor in November, you will find days in Cairo are slightly colder (29°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can fly to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 26 — Dec 2:

Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

— 3 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.
Step out of Sharm El Sheikh with an excursion to Scuba & Snorkeling in Dahab--about 1h 15 min away. There's more to do: take an exotic tour of a safari tour and tour the pleasant surroundings at Miso Horse Riding Trips.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Sharm El Sheikh road trip app.

Getting from Cairo to Sharm El Sheikh by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Cairo in December, with highs in Sharm El Sheikh at 28°C and lows at 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 2 — 5:

Cape Verde travel guide

4.1
Beaches · Tourist Spots · Scuba & Snorkeling
The main islands of Cape Verde each offer something different, both in terms of natural wonders and cultural heritage. Descendants of Portuguese colonialists and African slaves, the locals mainly speak Creole and blend influences from Europe and Africa in their cuisine, music, and architecture. The largely unspoiled natural landscape includes mountain peaks, rugged cliffs, white-sand beaches, black-sand beaches, and wildflower-filled valleys. With the country experiencing a dry tropical climate, holidays in Cape Verde lend themselves to a range outdoor sports and activities, including windsurfing and lazing on a beach, hill walking, and diving.

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.