18 days in Africa Itinerary

18 days in Africa Itinerary

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Start: Atlanta, United States
Fly:  15 h
1
Marrakech, Morocco
— 5 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
2
Algiers, Algeria
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
3
Tunis, Tunisia
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
4
Tripoli, Libya
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h 15 min
5
Cairo, Egypt
— 5 nights
End: Cairo, Egypt

5
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Le Paradis du Safran in Ourika (about 48 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, admire the striking features of Palacio da Bahia, make a trip to Jemaa el-Fna, and take in the awesome beauty at High Atlas Mountains.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Marrakech trip planner.

Atlanta, USA to Marrakech is an approximately 15.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Atlanta to Marrakech is 5 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Atlanta in September: highs in Marrakech hover around 91°F, while lows dip to 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Algiers.

Things to do in Marrakech

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Le Paradis du Safran, High Atlas Mountains
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Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Jemaa el-Fna
Jemaa el-Fna
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
Algiers, Algeria

Algiers ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Musee National du Bardo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique Notre Dame d'Afrique, and then admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin d'Essai du Hamma. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at Palais of Rais - Bastion 23, then visit Kasbah of Algiers, then admire the masterpieces at National Museum of Fine Arts of Algiers, and finally pause for some photo ops at Memorial du Martyr.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Algiers trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Marrakech to Algiers in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. In September in Algiers, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 65°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Tunis.

Things to do in Algiers

Museums Parks Neighborhoods
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Musee National du Bardo ©
Musee National du Bardo
Basilique Notre Dame d'Afrique ©
Basilique Notre Dame d'Afrique
Le Jardin d'Essai du Hamma
Le Jardin d'Essai du Hamma

2
nights
Tunis, Tunisia

Tunis ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Avenue Habib Bourguiba, admire the landmark architecture of Marche central de Tunis, Fondouk El Ghala, wander the streets of Medina of Tunis, then see the interesting displays at The National Bardo Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Zitouna Mosque. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Fri): contemplate the long history of The doors of the medina, pause for some photo ops at Monument to Ibn Khaldoun, make a trip to Imprimerie Tipografia Finzi, contemplate the long history of Palace Dar Nejma Ezzahra, then delve into the distant past at Baths of Antoninus, and finally explore the ancient world of Site Archeologique de Carthage.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Tunis day trip website.

Traveling by flight from Algiers to Tunis takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Tripoli.

Things to do in Tunis

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Carthage, Palace Dar Nejma Ezzahra
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Zitouna Mosque ©
Zitouna Mosque
The National Bardo Museum ©
The National Bardo Museum
The doors of the medina ©
The doors of the medina

2
nights
Tripoli, Libya

Tripoli ©
The "Mermaid of the Mediterranean," Libyan capital Tripoli exudes a mix of Mediterranean charm and Arabic-Islamic cultural sensibility.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): make a trip to Martyrs' Square, then step into the grandiose world of Tripoli's Red Castle (Assai al-Hamra), then don't miss a visit to The Arch of Marcus Aurelius, and finally explore the galleries of Tripoli's Jamahiriya Museum. On the 13th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurgi Mosque, hunt for treasures at Fish Market, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Al-Majidya Mosque, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sidi Abdul Wahab Mosque.

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You can fly from Tunis to Tripoli in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Tunis to Tripoli, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Tripoli when traveling from Tunis in September, with lows around 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Tripoli

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Tripoli's Red Castle (Assai al-Hamra) ©
Tripoli's Red Castle (Assai al-Hamra)
Gurgi Mosque ©
Gurgi Mosque
Tripoli's Jamahiriya Museum ©
Tripoli's Jamahiriya Museum

5
nights
Cairo, Egypt

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairo: Giza (Great Sphinx & Pyramids of Giza). There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, contemplate the long history of Mosque of Muhammad Ali, do sightseeing your way with Private Tours, and stop by Bazar Noobr.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Cairo online trip builder.

You can fly from Tripoli to Cairo in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. When traveling from Tripoli in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Cairo: temperatures range from 93°F by day to 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Tours Shopping

Side Trip

Giza
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Photography Tours
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities

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