60 days in Africa Itinerary

60 days in Africa Itinerary

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60 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Edmonton, Canada
Fly + Drive:  22 h
1
Kairouan, Tunisia
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  18 h
2
Alexandria, Egypt
— 3 nights
Bus:  2 h
3
Cairo, Egypt
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
4
Asmara, Eritrea
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
5
Gonder, Ethiopia
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
6
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
— 4 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
7
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
8
Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
9
Nairobi, Kenya
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  2 h
10
Kampala, Uganda
— 4 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
11
Kigali, Rwanda
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
12
Lagos, Nigeria
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 15 min
13
Accra, Ghana
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
14
Dakar, Senegal
— 4 nights
Fly:  8 h 45 min
15
Marrakech, Morocco
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  3 h 45 min
16
Fes, Morocco
— 6 nights
Fly:  22 h 15 min
End: Edmonton, Canada

3
nights
Kairouan, Tunisia

Kairouan ©
Kairouan, is the capital of the Kairouan Governorate in Tunisia. Change things up with these side-trips from Kairouan: Sousse (Ahla Shopping Center, Seville Center, &more), El Kantaoui Golf Course (in Port El Kantaoui) and El-Jem (Archaeological Museum of El-Djem & Amphitheatre of El Jem). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Great Mosque of Kairouan, see the interesting displays at D'Enfidha, stop by Medina of Kairouan, and contemplate the long history of Governor's House.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Kairouan road trip planner .

Edmonton, Canada to Kairouan is an approximately 22-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central European Time is 8 hours. Traveling from Edmonton in March, expect Kairouan to be much hotter, temps between 23°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Alexandria.

Things to do in Kairouan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Sousse, Enfidha, El-Jem, El Kantaoui Golf Course
Find places to stay Mar 2 — 5:
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Amphitheatre of El Jem ©
Amphitheatre of El Jem
The Great Mosque of Kairouan ©
The Great Mosque of Kairouan
D'Enfidha ©
D'Enfidha

3
nights
Alexandria, Egypt

Alexandria ©
Known for its turbulent and eventful past, the port city of Alexandria retains a historic charm and atmosphere, boasting thousands of years of Egypt's cultural heritage.
Alexandria is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of The Monastery of St. Macarius, visit ElMadina Arts, admire the masterpieces at Alexandria Library, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral.

To find ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Alexandria tour itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kairouan to Alexandria. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In March, daily temperatures in Alexandria can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to catch the bus to Cairo.

Things to do in Alexandria

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Bibliotheca Alexandrina ©
Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Montazah Gardens ©
Montazah Gardens
El Kobba El Samaweya
El Kobba El Samaweya

5
nights
Cairo, Egypt

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairo: Giza (Pyramids of Giza, Great Sphinx, &more). The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, stroll around Al-Azhar Park, explore the galleries of Sondos Papyrus, and visit Islamic Cairo.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Cairo trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Alexandria to Cairo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In March, daytime highs in Cairo are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Asmara.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours

Side Trip

Giza
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Photography Tours
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza

3
nights
Asmara, Eritrea

Asmara ©
Having earned UNESCO World Heritage status for its abundance of Italian modernist architecture, Asmara boasts a rich history and architectural gems.
Explore Asmara's surroundings by going to Keren War Cemetery (in Keren) and Qohaito (in Debub Region). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Enda Marian- Cattedrale Copta Di Asmara, admire the striking features of Cinema Roma, make a trip to Liberation Avenue (also called Harnet Ave), and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Debre Bizen.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Asmara day trip tool .

You can fly from Cairo to Asmara in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cairo to Asmara. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Gonder.

Things to do in Asmara

Historic Sites Nightlife Fun & Games

Side Trips

Keren War Cemetery, Qohaito
Find places to stay Mar 14 — 17:
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Enda Marian- Cattedrale Copta Di Asmara ©
Medebar Market ©
Medebar Market

2
nights
Gonder, Ethiopia

A former royal city, Gonder once served as the Ethiopian Empire's capital--it still boasts well-preserved remains of 17th-century castles and palaces that shed light on the opulent lifestyle of the bygone times.
On the 18th (Wed), explore the historical opulence of Fasil Ghebbi, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Debre Berhan Selassie Church, and then shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fasiladas Bath Timket, revel in the low prices at Ploughshare Women Crafts Training Centre, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Gonder trip app .

Traveling by flight from Asmara to Gonder takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In March in Gonder, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Addis Ababa.

Things to do in Gonder

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
Find places to stay Mar 17 — 19:
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Walking tours
Fasil Ghebbi ©
Fasil Ghebbi
Debre Berhan Selassie Church ©
Debre Berhan Selassie Church

4
nights
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

A sprawling metropolis and home to millions of Ethiopians, Addis Ababa houses many international organizations, embassies, and commissions, making it a diplomatic, political, and economic hub of the country.
Addis Ababa is known for museums, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, trot along with a tour on horseback, take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Cathedral, and explore the striking landscape at Entoto Hill.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Addis Ababa trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by flight from Gonder to Addis Ababa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Gonder in March, with highs in Addis Ababa at 29°C and lows at 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Dar es Salaam.

Things to do in Addis Ababa

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Find places to stay Mar 19 — 23:
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Walking tours
Horseback Riding Tours
Holy Trinity Cathedral ©
Holy Trinity Cathedral

3
nights
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Dar es Salaam ©
Founded in the mid-19th century, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania's largest city, lost the status of the official capital but remains the country's commercial and financial center.
Dar es Salaam is known for nature, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from PPF Tower, stroll around Jakaya M Kikwete Youth Park, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Darkhana Jamat Khana.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Dar es Salaam trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Addis Ababa to Dar es Salaam with the Route module. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Addis Ababa in March: highs in Dar es Salaam hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can drive to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Dar es Salaam

Historic Sites Parks Spas
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Dar Es Salaam War Cemetery ©
Dar Es Salaam War Cemetery
PPF Tower ©
PPF Tower
Jakaya M Kikwete Youth Park ©
Jakaya M Kikwete Youth Park

3
nights
Zanzibar City, Tanzania

Zanzibar City ©
Discover a myriad of attractions in Zanzibar City, like its World Heritage-listed historic core, charming beach villages, and the modern neighborhood of Ng'ambo.
Zanzibar City is known for nature, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Cheetah's Rock, experience rural life at Tangawizi Spice Farm, admire the striking features of House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib), and step off the mainland to explore Prison Island - Changuu Private Island.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Zanzibar City trip itinerary maker site .

Drive from Dar es Salaam to Zanzibar City in 3.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Nairobi.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cheetah's Rock
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Cheetah's Rock ©
Cheetah's Rock
Prison Island - Changuu Private Island ©
Hamamni Persian Baths ©
Hamamni Persian Baths

4
nights
Nairobi, Kenya

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.
Nairobi is known for parks, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nairobi National Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Giraffe Centre, see the interesting displays at Karen Blixen Museum, and view the masterpieces at Upepo Photography Gallery.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Nairobi trip builder site .

Traveling by flight from Zanzibar City to Nairobi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In March, Nairobi is slightly colder than Zanzibar City - with highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kampala.

Things to do in Nairobi

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Central Island National Park
Find places to stay Mar 29 — Apr 2:
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Nairobi National Park ©
Nairobi National Park
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust ©
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

4
nights
Kampala, Uganda

Kampala enjoys the reputation of a modern city with a buzzing atmosphere--it also serves as a good base point for exploring the surrounding area.
Kampala is known for wildlife, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a peaceful walk through Maramagambo Forest, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, take a memorable tour with Tours, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gaddafi National Mosque.

For other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Kampala travel planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Nairobi to Kampala takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in April, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kigali.

Things to do in Kampala

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Queen Elizabeth National Park
Find places to stay Apr 2 — 6:
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Safaris
Katwe Tourism Information Centre ©
Katwe Tourism Information Centre
Climbing Tours

3
nights
Kigali, Rwanda

Kigali ©
A vacation in Kigali, Rwanda's capital city and economic hub, lets you experience the very heart of a landlocked country from a pleasant, safe, and organized base point.
Kigali is known for museums, wildlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Kigali Genocide Memorial, view the masterpieces at Kigali Center for Photography, explore the galleries of Abien Arts Center, and stop by Talking Through Art.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kigali trip app .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Kampala to Kigali in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kampala to Kigali due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kampala in April, Kigali is slightly colder at night with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Lagos.

Things to do in Kigali

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Niyo Arts Gallery ©
Niyo Arts Gallery
Kigali Genocide Memorial ©
Kigali Genocide Memorial
Abien Arts Center ©
Abien Arts Center

3
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lagos: Lekki (The Henna Place & LSP Paintball). And it doesn't end there: stroll around Johnson Jakande Tinubu Park, contemplate the long history of Freedom Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Church of Christ, and kick back and relax at Tarkwa Bay Beach.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Lagos online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Kigali to Lagos by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone changes from Central African Time to Western African Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In April, Lagos is a bit warmer than Kigali - with highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Accra.

Things to do in Lagos

Parks Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lekki, Johnson Jakande Tinubu Park
Find places to stay Apr 9 — 12:
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Johnson Jakande Tinubu Park ©
Johnson Jakande Tinubu Park
Mindscape Childrens Museum ©
Mindscape Childrens Museum
The Henna Place ©
The Henna Place

3
nights
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.
Accra is known for beaches, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: browse the exhibits of Artists Alliance Gallery, take in nature's colorful creations at Legon Botanical Gardens, take in the exciting artwork at Tiga African Art Consultancy, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Resurrection Presbyterian Church.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Accra online itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Lagos to Accra takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Lagos to Accra. April in Accra sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Dakar.

Things to do in Accra

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Legon Botanical Gardens
Find places to stay Apr 12 — 15:
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Artists Alliance Gallery ©
Artists Alliance Gallery
Sun Trade Beads ©
Sun Trade Beads

4
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Plage Popenguine (in Popenguine), Paroisse Saint Charles Borromee (in Goree Island) and Thies (Museo de la Tapiceria & Accrobaobab). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at La Maison des Esclaves, head off the coast to Island of Goree, get a taste of the local shopping with La Galerie Antenna, and admire the striking features of Dakar Railway Station.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Dakar online travel planner .

Getting from Accra to Dakar by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Accra in April: high temperatures in Dakar hover around 29°C and lows are around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Marrakech.

Things to do in Dakar

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Thies, Plage Popenguine, Paroisse Saint Charles Borromee
Find places to stay Apr 15 — 19:
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La Maison des Esclaves ©
La Maison des Esclaves
Paroisse Saint Charles Borromee ©
Paroisse Saint Charles Borromee
Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
Marrakech is known for shopping, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, explore and take pictures at Jemaa el-Fna, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and admire the striking features of Palacio da Bahia.

For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Marrakech day trip planning app .

Fly from Dakar to Marrakech in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Dakar in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Marrakech, with lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Fes.

Things to do in Marrakech

Tours Historic Sites Wildlife
Find places to stay Apr 19 — 23:
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Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Jemaa el-Fna
Jemaa el-Fna
Nature & Wildlife Tours

6
nights
Fes, Morocco

Morocco's former capital, Fes enchants visitors with its walled medina, a labyrinthine web of pedestrian-only streets and a World Heritage Site.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fes: Meknes (Moulay Ismail University & Bou Inania Medersa). There's still lots to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, hunt for treasures at La Petite Maison Berbere, browse the exhibits of Centre de Formation Dans le Metiers de l'Artisinat, and take a stroll through Medina of Fez.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Fes trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by flight from Marrakech to Fes takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Marrakech in April: high temperatures in Fes hover around 28°C and lows are around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Fes

Tours Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Meknes
Find places to stay Apr 23 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Bou Inania Medersa ©
Bou Inania Medersa
Museo Nejjarine ©
Museo Nejjarine

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