16 days in Africa Itinerary

16 days in Africa Itinerary

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16 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
+2
Fly + taxi + train:  16​h 45​min
1
Marrakech, Morocco
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
2
Cairo, Egypt
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 45​min
3
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  1​h 30​min
4
Hurghada, Egypt
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  22​h
5
Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h 45​min
6
Cape Town, South Africa
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil

2
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.
Do your shopping at Jemaa el-Fnaa and Herboriste du Paradis. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, contemplate the long history of Palacio da Bahia, admire the striking features of Medersa Ben Youssef, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koutoubia Mosque.

Plan trip to Marrakech with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Marrakech is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Time (BRT) to Western European Time (WET) is 3 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Sao Paulo in November; daily highs in Marrakech reach 27°C and lows reach 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites Shopping Parks
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Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Jemaa el-Fnaa ©
Jemaa el-Fnaa
Spas

1
night
Cairo, Egypt

Cairo ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): see the interesting displays at Egyptian Antiquities Museum and then shop like a local with Khan Al-Khalili. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Pyramids of Giza, then steep yourself in history at Great Sphinx, and then stop by Yadawee Egyptian Handicrafts.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairo trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Marrakech to Cairo by flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference moving from Western European Time to Eastern European Time is 2 hours. Traveling from Marrakech in December, Cairo is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Giza
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Khan Al-Khalili ©
Khan Al-Khalili
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): wander the streets of Na'ama Bay and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Sharm El Sheikh trip builder app .

Traveling by flight from Cairo to Sharm El Sheikh takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In December, Sharm El Sheikh is somewhat warmer than Cairo - with highs of 28°C and lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Na'ama Bay ©
Na'ama Bay

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.
On the 5th (Thu), fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Hurghada trip itinerary planner.

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. Expect slightly colder evenings in Hurghada when traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in December, with lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
nights
Kruger National Park, South Africa

Kruger National Park ©
One of Africa's largest game sanctuaries and part of UNESCO's Man and the Biosphere Program, Kruger National Park provides an immersive experience of wildlife.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Kumbaya Home Decor and then stroll through Idube Game Reserve.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kruger National Park trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Hurghada to Kruger National Park. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Hurghada in December, with highs in Kruger National Park at 34°C and lows at 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Kumbaya Home Decor, Kruger National Park
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Idube Game Reserve ©
Idube Game Reserve
Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Kumbaya Home Decor ©
Kumbaya Home Decor

4
nights
Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Greenmarket Square and Shimansky. Step out of the city life by going to Boulders Beach Penguin Colony and Cape Point. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Platteklip Gorge, learn about winemaking at Constantia Uitsig Wine Estate, take a leisurely stroll along Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, and head off the coast to Robben Island Museum.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Cape Town trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kruger National Park to Cape Town takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or drive. While traveling from Kruger National Park, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Cape Town, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 18°C. On the 13th (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Platteklip Gorge ©
Platteklip Gorge

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