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
— 3 nights
+2
train + taxi + Fly:  9​h 15​min
2
Accra, Ghana
— 1 day
3
Lagos, Nigeria
— 2 nights
Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: Buffalo, 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.
Marrakech is known for shopping, parks, historic sites, spas, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Menara Gardens and Pavilion, admire the landmark architecture of Saadian Tombs, steep yourself in history at El Badi Palace, and admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Marrakech online trip builder .

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. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Western European Time (WET) is 5 hours. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Buffalo in December: highs in Marrakech hover around 69°F, while lows dip to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Accra.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Menara Gardens and Pavilion ©
Menara Gardens and Pavilion
Jemaa el-Fnaa ©
Jemaa el-Fnaa

1
day
Accra, Ghana

Accra ©
On a tour of Accra, you can experience the vivacious and dynamic atmosphere of Ghana's sprawling capital city, a commercial and tourist hub of the region.
On the 28th (Tue), get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Ghana and then try to win big at Millionaires Casino Accra.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Accra online trip maker .

Traveling by flight from Marrakech to Accra takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight. In December, Accra is warmer than Marrakech - with highs of 90°F and lows of 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Lagos.

Things to do in Accra

Fun & Games Casinos Museums
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National Museum of Ghana ©
National Museum of Ghana

2
nights
Lagos, Nigeria

Lagos ©
Protected from the Atlantic by sand spits and barrier islands, Lagos quickly grew into a mega city due to its location, and currently operates one of the continent's largest and busiest ports.
On the 29th (Wed), have fun and explore at Mindscape Childrens Museum, kick back and relax at Tarkwa Bay Beach, then view the masterpieces at Red Door Art Gallery, and finally walk around Freedom Park.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Lagos road trip site .

You can fly from Accra to Lagos in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Ghana Mean Time (GMT) to Western African Time (WAT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. December in Lagos sees daily highs of 93°F and lows of 74°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lagos

Parks Museums Outdoors
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Tarkwa Bay Beach ©
Tarkwa Bay Beach
Mindscape Childrens Museum ©
Mindscape Childrens Museum
Freedom Park ©
Freedom Park

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