8 days in Africa Itinerary

8 days in Africa Itinerary

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8 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Buffalo, United States
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Marrakech, Morocco
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h
2
Abidjan, Ivory Coast
— 1 day
Fly:  6​h 30​min
3
Dakar, Senegal
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Buffalo, United States

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.
Marrakech is known for shopping, parks, historic sites, spas, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, contemplate the long history of Palacio da Bahia, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and don't miss a visit to Koubba Almoravid.

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Buffalo, 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 shuttle and flight. Traveling from Buffalo to Marrakech, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Buffalo in December, expect nights in Marrakech to be somewhat warmer, around 44°F, while days are warmer, around 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Abidjan.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites Shopping Parks
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Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Jemaa el-Fnaa ©
Jemaa el-Fnaa
Koutoubia Mosque ©
Koutoubia Mosque

1
day
Abidjan, Ivory Coast

Abidjan ©
As Cote d'Ivoire's largest city and economic hub, Abidjan boasts the reputation of West Africa's party capital, while its rich culture remains evident in its numerous film festivals and a booming music scene.
On the 27th (Mon), get your game on at Dream Zone Virtual Reality and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Abidjan road trip planner.

You can fly from Marrakech to Abidjan in 13 hours. Traveling from Marrakech in December, you will find days in Abidjan are a bit warmer (88°F), and nights are much warmer (76°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Dakar.

Things to do in Abidjan

Fun & Games
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Dream Zone Virtual Reality ©
Dream Zone Virtual Reality

3
nights
Dakar, Senegal

Dakar ©
Situated on the western edge of mainland Africa, the crowded and dynamic city of Dakar offers visitors booming shopping, dining, and entertainment scenes.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of the Divinity, then view the masterpieces at Loman Art House - Art Gallery, then steep yourself in history at Paroisse Saint Charles Borromee, and finally examine the collection at La Maison des Esclaves. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: find something for the whole family at Accrobaobab Adventure and then kick back and relax at Plage Popenguine.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Dakar online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Abidjan to Dakar by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Abidjan in December, expect Dakar to be a bit cooler, temps between 82°F and 70°F. You will leave for home on the 30th (Thu).

Things to do in Dakar

Museums Theme Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Paroisse Saint Charles Borromee, Plage Popenguine
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La Maison des Esclaves ©
La Maison des Esclaves
Plage Popenguine ©
Plage Popenguine
Accrobaobab Adventure ©
Accrobaobab Adventure

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