40 days in Africa Itinerary

40 days in Africa Itinerary

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1
Cairo, Egypt
— 4 nights
2
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
— 5 nights
3
Hurghada, Egypt
— 5 nights
4
Luxor, Egypt
— 5 nights
5
Port Sudan, Sudan
— 1 day
6
Khartoum, Sudan
— 2 nights
7
Karima, Sudan
— 1 day
8
Benghazi, Libya
— 1 day
9
Tripoli, Libya
— 3 nights
10
Djerba Island, Tunisia
— 4 nights
11
Tunis, Tunisia
— 7 nights

4
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: Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids (in Saqqara) and Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). Spend the 6th (Sat) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Al-Azhar Mosque, stop by Islamic Cairo, and shop like a local with Khan Al-Khalili.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Cairo driving holiday planner.

Toronto, Canada to Cairo is an approximately 14-hour flight. Traveling from Toronto to Cairo, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Toronto in June, with highs in Cairo at 40°C and lows at 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Giza, Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza

5
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sharm El Sheikh: Dahab (Scuba & Snorkeling & Blue Hole) and Mount Sinai (in Saint Catherine). There's still lots to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, pause for some serene contemplation at The Heavenly Cathedral, browse for treasures at St Catherine Shop, and take a stroll through Na'ama Bay.

For other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Sharm El Sheikh online holiday builder.

You can fly from Cairo to Sharm El Sheikh in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Cairo in June since evenings lows in Sharm El Sheikh dip to 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Dahab, Mount Sinai
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
SOHO Square ©
SOHO Square

5
nights
Hurghada, Egypt

Originally a small fishing town on the Red Sea coast, Hurghada developed into Egypt's premier beach destination thanks to its year-round sunny weather and world-class dive sites.
Spend the 13th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 14th (Sun) in unforgettable company with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. And it doesn't end there: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, head off the coast to Mahmya Island, go for a stroll along the water at Abu Tig Marina, and cool off at Makadi Water World.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Hurghada sightseeing planner.

Getting from Sharm El Sheikh to Hurghada by combination of taxi and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or ride a ferry. In June in Hurghada, expect temperatures between 44°C during the day and 31°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can take a bus to Luxor.

Things to do in Hurghada

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Scuba & Snorkeling
Swim with Dolphins

5
nights
Luxor, Egypt

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Luxor: Dendera Temple Complex (in Dendera) and Edfu (Kanais, Temple of Horus, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Temple of Karnak, don't miss a visit to Tomb of Queen Nefertari, pause for some photo ops at Luxor Temple, and get advice or help at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Luxor holiday maker website.

Traveling by bus from Hurghada to Luxor takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Hurghada in June, you will find days in Luxor are a bit warmer (49°C), and nights are about the same (30°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Port Sudan.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Edfu, Dendera Temple Complex
Highlights from your plan
ACE - Animal Care in Egypt ©
ACE - Animal Care in Egypt
Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings

1
day
Port Sudan, Sudan

Port Sudan ©
Port Sudan is a port city in eastern Sudan, and the capital of the state of Red Sea., it has 489,725 residents. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sanganeb National Park.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Port Sudan online travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Luxor to Port Sudan takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Khartoum.

Things to do in Port Sudan

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Sanganeb National Park ©
Sanganeb National Park

2
nights
Khartoum, Sudan

Khartoum ©
Situated at the meeting point of the White and Blue Niles, the sprawling capital Khartoum captivates with its welcoming atmosphere, chaotic marketplaces, and extravagant skyline punctuated with glass towers.
On the 24th (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Khalifa House Museum, stroll the grounds of Khartoum War Cemetery, then examine the collection at Sudan National Museum, and finally gain insight at University of Khartoum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Thu): take in the exciting artwork at Sudan Art Diwan and then contemplate the long history of Naga: Temple of Amun.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Khartoum road trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Port Sudan to Khartoum takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 47°C in June, and nighttime lows around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to drive to Karima.

Things to do in Khartoum

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Khalifa House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Sudan National Museum ©
Sudan National Museum
Naga: Temple of Amun ©
Naga: Temple of Amun
University of Khartoum ©
University of Khartoum

1
day
Karima, Sudan

Karima ©
On the 26th (Fri), stroll the grounds of Necropolis of Nuri, take in the dramatic natural features at Petrified Forest, then stroll the grounds of El Kurru Tombs, and finally delve into the distant past at Gebel Barkal.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Karima holiday website.

Drive from Khartoum to Karima in 6.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Benghazi.

Things to do in Karima

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Merowe
Highlights from your plan
Gebel Barkal ©
Gebel Barkal
El Kurru Tombs ©
El Kurru Tombs
Necropolis of Nuri ©
Necropolis of Nuri

1
day
Benghazi, Libya

Benghazi ©
Benghazi is the second most populous city in Libya and the largest in Cyrenaica.A port on the Mediterranean Sea in the Kingdom of Libya, Benghazi had joint-capital status alongside Tripoli, possibly because the King and the Senussi royal family were associated with Cyrenaica rather than Tripolitania. On the 27th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Benghazi Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Omar Al-Mukhtar Mosque, and then contemplate the long history of Ptolemais.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Benghazi day trip planning app.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Karima to Benghazi in 21 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June in Benghazi, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Tripoli.

Things to do in Benghazi

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Ptolemais ©
Ptolemais
Omar Al-Mukhtar Mosque ©
Omar Al-Mukhtar Mosque
Benghazi Cathedral ©
Benghazi Cathedral

3
nights
Tripoli, Libya

Tripoli ©
The "Mermaid of the Mediterranean," Libyan capital Tripoli exudes a mix of Mediterranean charm and Arabic-Islamic cultural sensibility.
Take a break from Tripoli with a short trip to Roman Sabratha in Sabratah, about 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: get a sense of history and politics at Tripoli's Red Castle (Assai al-Hamra), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurgi Mosque, browse the eclectic array of goods at Fish Market, and delve into the distant past at Nalut ruins.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Tripoli online holiday planner.

You can fly from Benghazi to Tripoli in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Benghazi in June: highs in Tripoli hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Djerba Island.

Things to do in Tripoli

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Nalut ruins, Roman Sabratha
Highlights from your plan
Tripoli's Red Castle (Assai al-Hamra) ©
Tripoli's Red Castle (Assai al-Hamra)
Gurgi Mosque ©
Gurgi Mosque
Roman Sabratha ©
Roman Sabratha

4
nights
Djerba Island, Tunisia

Djerba Island ©
Explore pristine beaches and charming villages on a vacation on Djerba Island, a small island in the Gulf of Gabes known for its Berber population.
Djerba Island is known for zoos & aquariums, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore by horseback at Ranch Yassmina Djerba La Douce, don't miss a visit to Dar Jilani La maison des Arts & Metiers, explore the historical opulence of Fort de Borj El Kastil, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sidi Yati Mosque.

For other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Djerba Island day trip planning website.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Tripoli to Djerba Island in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In June, daytime highs in Djerba Island are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Tunis.

Things to do in Djerba Island

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Ranch Yassmina Djerba La Douce ©
Ranch Yassmina Djerba La Douce
The Crocodile Farm ©
The Crocodile Farm
El Ghriba Synagogue ©
El Ghriba Synagogue

7
nights
Tunis, Tunisia

Tunis ©
The Mediterranean port city of Tunis, Tunisia's bustling capital, boasts a vibrant mix of cultures and architectural styles, enchanting visitors with its historical attractions, picturesque beaches, and laidback vibe.
Change things up with these side-trips from Tunis: Dougga (in Beja Governorate), Ain Tounga (in Tastur) and Hammamet (Medina of Hammamet, Yasmin Hammamet, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Ichkeul National Park, contemplate the long history of Palace Dar Nejma Ezzahra, delve into the distant past at Site Archeologique de Carthage, and don't miss a visit to Centro storico.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Tunis tour itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Djerba Island to Tunis takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In July in Tunis, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tunis

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Hammamet, Sidi Bou Said, Beja Governorate, Carthage, Bizerte
Highlights from your plan
Dougga ©
Dougga
Ichkeul National Park
Ichkeul National Park
The National Bardo Museum ©
The National Bardo Museum

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