16 days in Africa Itinerary

16 days in Africa Itinerary

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16 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Seattle, United States
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
Marrakech, Morocco
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h
2
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  1​h 30​min
3
Hurghada, Egypt
— 1 night
bus:  2​h 30​min
4
Luxor, Egypt
— 1 night
Fly:  13​h
5
Nairobi, Kenya
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
6
Diani Beach, Kenya
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  16​h 45​min
7
Popenguine, Senegal
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  28​h
End: Seattle, United States

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 some cultural insight at Bahia Palace and Medina of Marrakesh. Spend the 9th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Ben Youssef Madrasa, stroll the grounds of Saadian Tombs, hunt for treasures at Jemaa el-Fnaa, and see the interesting displays at Musee de Bijoux Nawahi.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Marrakech trip itinerary planning app .

Seattle, USA to Marrakech is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Western European Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Seattle in July: highs in Marrakech hover around 100°F, while lows dip to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Marrakech

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Medina of Marrakesh ©
Medina of Marrakesh
Koutoubia Mosque ©
Koutoubia Mosque

1
night
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Sharm El Sheikh travel route website .

You can fly from Marrakech to Sharm El Sheikh in 13 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Marrakech to Sharm El Sheikh. Traveling from Marrakech in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 84°F in Sharm El Sheikh. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Hurghada, Egypt

Originally a small fishing town on the Red Sea coast, Hurghada developed into Egypt's premier beach destination thanks to its year-round sunny weather and world-class dive sites.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Hurghada trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Sharm El Sheikh to Hurghada takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or drive. July in Hurghada sees daily highs of 102°F and lows of 83°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can catcht the bus to Luxor.

Things to do in Hurghada

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Swim with Dolphins

1
night
Luxor, Egypt

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, delve into the distant past at Valley of the Kings, then delve into the distant past at Luxor Temple, and finally steep yourself in history at Temple of Karnak.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Luxor trip itinerary planner .

You can take a bus from Hurghada to Luxor in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. July in Luxor sees daily highs of 106°F and lows of 79°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Sun) before leaving for Nairobi.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites
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Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings
Luxor Temple ©
Luxor Temple

2
nights
Nairobi, Kenya

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, stroll through Giraffe Centre, then see the interesting displays at Karen Blixen Museum, then contemplate the long history of Karen Blixen Coffee Garden and Cottages, and finally join the crowd at GP Karting.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Nairobi sightseeing planner .

Traveling by flight from Luxor to Nairobi takes 13 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Luxor to Nairobi due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Luxor in July; daily highs in Nairobi reach 73°F and lows reach 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Diani Beach.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Safaris
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust ©
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
Giraffe Centre ©
Giraffe Centre

1
night
Diani Beach, Kenya

Diani Beach ©
On a vacation in Diani Beach, a bustling resort town on Kenya's eastern coast, you can take advantage of a pristine sandy shore fringed by a verdant forest.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Diani Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Diani Beach road trip planning tool .

Fly from Nairobi to Diani Beach in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Nairobi in July; daily highs in Diani Beach reach 83°F and lows reach 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Popenguine.

Things to do in Diani Beach

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Diani Beach ©
Diani Beach
Safaris
Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
night
Popenguine, Senegal

Popenguine ©
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): get outside with Accrobaobab, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lagune de la Somone, and then stroll through Reserve De Bandia.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Popenguine online journey planner .

Explore your travel options from Diani Beach to Popenguine with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Diani Beach to Popenguine. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Popenguine when traveling from Diani Beach in July, with lows around 77°F. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Popenguine

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Accrobaobab, Lagune de la Somone, Reserve De Bandia
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Reserve De Bandia ©
Reserve De Bandia
Plage Popenguine ©
Plage Popenguine
Lagune de la Somone ©
Lagune de la Somone

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