32 days in Africa Itinerary

32 days in Africa Itinerary

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32 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Mexico City, Mexico
Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
Marrakech, Morocco
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
2
Nairobi, Kenya
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Watamu, Kenya
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
— 4 nights
Drive:  8​h 15​min
5
Tarangire National Park, Tanzania
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h
6
Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  13​h 30​min
7
Cairo, Egypt
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
8
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Dahab, Egypt
— 1 night
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  6​h 30​min
10
Luxor, Egypt
— 4 nights
Fly:  21​h 45​min
End: Mexico City, Mexico

4
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 a sense of the local culture at Bahia Palace and Saadian Tombs. Get some historical perspective at Medina of Marrakesh and Menara Gardens and Pavilion. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Ben Youssef Madrasa, admire the masterpieces at Museum of African Contemporary Art Al Maaden, contemplate the long history of El Badi Palace, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Koutoubia Mosque and Minaret.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Marrakech using our trip planner.

Mexico City, Mexico to Marrakech is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Mexico City to Marrakech. When traveling from Mexico City in July, plan for warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Marrakech: temperatures range from 45°C by day to 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Nairobi.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
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Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Medina of Marrakesh ©
Medina of Marrakesh
Palacio da Bahia ©
Palacio da Bahia

3
nights
Nairobi, Kenya

Nairobi ©
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Karen Blixen Museum and Nairobi Gallery. Museum-lovers will get to explore Nairobi National Museum and Aero Club of East Africa (ACEA). Spend the 8th (Mon) exploring nature at Nairobi National Park. Spend the 10th (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and take in the exciting artwork at Fundii Centre for the Arts.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Nairobi online itinerary planner .

You can fly from Marrakech to Nairobi in 16 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Marrakech to Nairobi. Traveling from Marrakech in July, expect nights in Nairobi to be slightly colder, around 15°C, while days are colder, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Watamu.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Nairobi National Park ©
Nairobi National Park
Safaris
Karen Blixen Museum ©
Karen Blixen Museum

2
nights
Watamu, Kenya

Watamu ©
Hailed for its picturesque scenery and pristine beaches, the village of Watamu on Kenya's Indian Ocean coastline attracts both adventure seekers and those looking for a relaxing seaside holiday.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): take an exotic tour of a safari tour and then take an in-depth tour of Gede Ruins. On the next day, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then delve into the lush surroundings at Arabuko-Sokoke Forest.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Watamu trip planner .

You can fly from Nairobi to Watamu in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. In July, Watamu is a bit warmer than Nairobi - with highs of 32°C and lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Watamu

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Gede
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Gede Ruins ©
Gede Ruins
Safaris
Nature & Wildlife Tours

4
nights
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

Maasai Mara National Reserve ©
Home to the Great Migration and Africa's exceptional wildlife, Maasai Mara is a must on a Kenya itinerary.
Spend the 14th (Sun) surrounded by wildlife at Mara Triangle. Spend the 15th (Mon) surrounded by wildlife at Olare Orok Conservancy. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Ol Kinyei Conservancy, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Musiara Swamp.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Maasai Mara National Reserve road trip planner.

You can fly from Watamu to Maasai Mara National Reserve in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Tarangire National Park.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Olare Orok Conservancy ©
Olare Orok Conservancy
Mara Triangle ©
Mara Triangle
Musiara Swamp ©
Musiara Swamp

1
day
Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

Tarangire National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tarangire National Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Tarangire National Park trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Tarangire National Park takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In July, daytime highs in Tarangire National Park are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Things to do in Tarangire National Park

Nature Wildlife Parks
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Tarangire National Park ©
Tarangire National Park

1
night
Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

Ngorongoro Conservation Area ©
You can discover Tanzania's varied plant and animal life on a tour of Ngorongoro Conservation Area, a World Heritage Site known for its massive volcanic caldera.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Ngorongoro Crater.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Ngorongoro Conservation Area road trip app .

Drive from Tarangire National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area in 5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Nature Parks
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Ngorongoro Crater ©
Ngorongoro Crater

3
nights
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Pyramids of Giza and Great Sphinx. Appreciate the collections at Egyptian Antiquities Museum and The Coptic Museum. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan, admire the striking features of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary), and take a stroll through Old City (Coptic Cairo).

For traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Cairo road trip website .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Cairo in 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern African Time (EAT) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In July in Cairo, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Giza
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx

3
nights
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate King Tut Museum and St Catherine Shop. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at St. Catherine's Monastery and The Heavenly Cathedral. Take a break from Sharm El Sheikh with a short trip to Mount Sinai in Saint Catherine, about 1h 25 min away. Spend the 23rd (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Coptic Orthodox Church, get outside with Stingray's Club, and pause for some photo ops at Monument to the Victims of Plane Crash of Boeing 737.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Sharm El Sheikh route app .

Getting from Cairo to Sharm El Sheikh by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Cairo in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Sharm El Sheikh: highs are around 45°C and lows about 34°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Dahab.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Saint Catherine
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Scuba & Snorkeling
St. Catherine's Monastery ©
St. Catherine's Monastery
Mount Sinai ©
Mount Sinai

1
night
Dahab, Egypt

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Dahab trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 45°C, and evening lows to 34°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Dahab

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling

4
nights
Luxor, Egypt

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
You'll explore and learn at Luxor Museum and Le Scarabe Papyrus Museum. Temple of Karnak and Temple of Hathor at Dendera will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with a short trip to Temple Khatkhor in Dendera (about 1h 40 min away). Next up on the itinerary: stroll the grounds of Valley of the Kings, appreciate the history behind Colossi of Memnon, delve into the distant past at Luxor Temple, and don't miss a visit to Tomb of Queen Nefertari.

To find photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Luxor day trip app .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Dahab to Luxor in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. Traveling from Dahab in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Luxor, with lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Dendera Temple Complex
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Dendera Temple Complex ©
Dendera Temple Complex
Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings

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