22 days in Africa Itinerary

22 days in Africa Itinerary

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Marrakech, Morocco
— 5 nights
Cairo, Egypt
— 4 nights
Fly to Kigali, Bus to Ruhengeri
Ruhengeri, Rwanda
— 1 night
Kigali, Rwanda
— 2 nights
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 4 nights
Cape Town, South Africa
— 5 nights


Marrakech, Morocco — 5 nights

Red City

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.
Spend the 9th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Koutoubia Mosque, examine the collection at Marrakech Museum, and steep yourself in history at Medersa Ben Youssef.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Marrakech tour planner.

Indianapolis, USA to Marrakech is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Indianapolis to Marrakech due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Indianapolis in June, you will find days in Marrakech are a bit warmer (92°F), and nights are about the same (63°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Cairo.
Parks · Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors
Side Trip

Cairo, Egypt — 4 nights

City of a Thousand Minarets

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Giza (Great Sphinx & Pyramids of Giza) and Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids (in Saqqara). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, shop like a local with Khan Al-Khalili, and stroll around Al-Azhar Park.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Cairo trip itinerary app.

You can fly from Marrakech to Cairo in 10 hours. Traveling from Marrakech to Cairo, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Marrakech in June since evenings lows in Cairo dip to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Ruhengeri.
Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks
Side Trips

Ruhengeri, Rwanda — 1 night

Most tourism in Ruhengeri revolves around the famous national park, which shelters mountain gorillas of the volcanic Virunga range.
On the 17th (Tue), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Volcanoes National Park.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Ruhengeri road trip planning site.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Cairo to Ruhengeri in 13 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Cairo in June, you will find days in Ruhengeri are much colder (72°F), and nights are a bit cooler (55°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Kigali.
Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Kigali, Rwanda — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): explore the galleries of Tongo Art Gallery, examine the collection at Kigali Genocide Memorial, then browse the exhibits of Inema Arts Centre, and finally relax and rejuvenate at WAKA Fitness. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the exhibits of Choose Kigali Art Gallery and then look for gifts at Azizi Life Boutique.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Kigali attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Ruhengeri to Kigali takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Ruhengeri in June, expect Kigali to be somewhat warmer, temps between 79°F and 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Thu) to allow time for the flight to Victoria Falls.
Museums · Shopping · Spas

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe — 4 nights

Victoria Falls, a Zimbabwean town near the eponymous waterfall, serves as one of two prime gateway points to the majestic cascade and its surrounding national park.
Victoria Falls is known for nature, adventure, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Siduli Hide, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and get to know the resident critters at Victoria Falls Snake Park.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Victoria Falls online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Kigali to Victoria Falls takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Kigali in June, plan for a bit cooler nights in Victoria Falls, with lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Cape Town.
Parks · Shopping · Wildlife · Nature

Cape Town, South Africa — 5 nights

Mother City

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, sightseeing, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Cape Point, stroll through Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, cruise along Chapman's Peak Drive, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Two Oceans Aquarium.

For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Cape Town trip itinerary app.

You can fly from Victoria Falls to Cape Town in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Victoria Falls in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Cape Town: temperatures range from 64°F by day to 46°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.
Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Nature

Morocco travel guide

Flea Markets · Gardens · Nature & Wildlife Tours
Diverse in landscapes and cultures, Morocco has long been a popular tourist destination, offering many quintessential North African vistas, sounds, and tastes. The ancient medinas of the main cities have retained their look and feel over the centuries, with bustling markets of colorful spice stalls, leather tanning in the streets, and teahouses. The dunes of the Sahara and the peaks of the High Atlas mountains battle for the interest of tourists on holiday in Morocco, with each possessing impressive, picturesque scenery, and hidden-away traditional villages, filled with crafts, carpets, and a rural way of life.

Rwanda travel guide

Specialty Museums · National Parks · Art Galleries
Land of a Thousand Hills
Tourism in Rwanda experienced a serious boost in the recent years largely thanks to the country's large population of mountain gorillas. One of only two nations in which the enigmatic, critically endangered gorillas can be tracked, Rwanda appeals to adventurous travelers interested in hiking the hills and equatorial jungles inhabited by the endemic species. The people of Rwanda remain positive about their future, and the political stability that has taken hold since the horrors of the 1994 genocide allows a growing number of international tourists to share in the optimism.

Zimbabwe travel guide

Waterfalls · Zipline · Bridges
Tourism in Zimbabwe experienced a boost after the country's turbulent recent history seemed to settle down. Waterfalls, "Big Five" national parks, and the Eastern Highlands provide contrasting but complementary images of southern Africa, with the growing tourism infrastructure helping visitors see the best of what the country offers. Though corruption and unemployment remain everyday problems, the vast majority of Zimbabweans are a welcoming bunch, proud of the natural riches and culture of their hopeful country.