15 days in Africa Itinerary

15 days in Africa Itinerary

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15 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: New York City, United States
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Marrakech, Morocco
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
2
Giza, Egypt
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  19​h 30​min
3
Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 4 nights
Taxi + Fly:  6​h 45​min
4
Cape Town, South Africa
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  18​h 15​min
End: New York City, 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, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, appreciate the extensive heritage of Menara Gardens and Pavilion, and hunt for treasures at Jemaa el-Fnaa.

To find reviews, other places to visit, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Marrakech trip builder site .

New York City, USA to Marrakech is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from New York City to Marrakech. When traveling from New York City in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Marrakech, with highs around 86°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Giza.

Things to do in Marrakech

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Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Jemaa el-Fna
Jemaa el-Fna
Palacio da Bahia ©
Palacio da Bahia

1
night
Giza, Egypt

Giza ©
Situated on the Nile riverfront, the city of Giza remains best known for its pyramid complex.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids. On the 6th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Pyramids of Giza and then pause for some photo ops at Great Sphinx.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Giza tour itinerary builder site .

You can fly from Marrakech to Giza in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Western European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Marrakech in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 69°F in Giza. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Giza

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

4
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.
Spend the 8th (Fri) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. Spend the 11th (Mon) exploring nature at Kruger National Park. It doesn't end there: trek along Mphongolo Backpacking Trail and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bushmans Trail.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Kruger National Park trip itinerary maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Giza to Kruger National Park. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Giza in May; daily highs in Kruger National Park reach 76°F and lows reach 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

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Kruger National Park
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Bushmans Trail ©
Bushmans Trail

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.
Cape Town is known for nature, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Cape Point, visit Abseil Africa, tour the pleasant surroundings at Platteklip Gorge, and examine the collection at District Six Museum.

To see more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Cape Town trip builder website .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kruger National Park to Cape Town in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or drive. When traveling from Kruger National Park in May, plan for little chillier days in Cape Town, with highs around 70°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 51°F. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©
Abseil Africa ©
Abseil Africa

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