18 days in Africa Itinerary

18 days in Africa Itinerary

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Fly to Enfidha - Hammamet International Airport, Drive to Kairouan
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Kairouan, Tunisia
— 1 night
Drive
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Sousse, Tunisia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sfax, Tunisia
— 1 night
Drive
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Tunis, Tunisia
— 1 day
Fly
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Algiers, Algeria
— 2 nights
Fly
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Oran, Algeria
— 1 night
Drive
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Constantine, Algeria
— 1 night
Drive
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Annaba, Algeria
Drive to Mohamed Boudiaf International Airport, Fly to Benghazi
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Benghazi, Libya
Fly
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Tripoli, Libya
— 1 night
Drive
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Sabratah, Libya
Drive to Tripoli International Airport, Fly to Cairo
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Cairo, Egypt
— 2 nights
Drive
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Alexandria, Egypt
— 1 night
Bus to Cairo Airport, Fly to Luxor
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Luxor, Egypt
— 1 night
Fly
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Giza, Egypt
— 1 night
Drive
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Shubra Al Khaymah, Egypt
— 1 night
Drive to Cairo International Airport, Fly to Baghdad

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Kairouan, Tunisia

— 1 night
Kairouan, is the capital of the Kairouan Governorate in Tunisia. Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Three Doors Mosque, make a trip to Bir Barouta, admire the masterpieces at Dar Hassine Allani, then hunt for treasures at The Souk, then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Great Mosque of Kairouan, and finally contemplate the long history of Bassins Aghlabites.

For maps and other tourist information, read our Kairouan trip itinerary maker website.

Baghdad, Iraq to Kairouan is an approximately 22-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Baghdad to Kairouan is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Baghdad in August, plan for colder days in Kairouan, with highs around 38°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Sousse.

Things to do in Kairouan

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 1:

Sousse, Tunisia

— 2 nights

Pearl of the Sahel

Known for its historic medina quarter, a World Heritage Site, the city of Sousse boasts a rich history that dates back to the 11th century BCE. The maze-like streets of the walled medina reveal a number of Sousse attractions, from historic mosques and landmark buildings, to the well-preserved "ribat" fortress and a vibrant, bustling marketplace.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Dar Am Taieb, browse the exhibits of Sousse Catacombs, cool off at AquaSplash Thalassa Sousse, then buy something for everyone on your list at Ali Baba Shopping Center, then explore the ancient world of Pheradi Majius, and finally contemplate the long history of Takrouna. Here are some ideas for day two: get a taste of the local shopping with Medina of Sousse, steep yourself in history at Kasbah of Sousse, admire the landmark architecture of Kalaout el-Koubba, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Felix, then appreciate the history behind Equestrian Statue of Habib Bourguiba, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at EkiClub.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Sousse attractions planner.

Drive from Kairouan to Sousse in an hour. In September, daily temperatures in Sousse can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Sfax.

Things to do in Sousse

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 1 — 3:

Sfax, Tunisia

— 1 night
Sfax is a city in Tunisia, located 270km southeast of Tunis. To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Sfax trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Sousse to Sfax takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September in Sfax, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 25°C at night. On the 4th (Sat), you'll travel to Tunis.

Things to do in Sfax

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Sep 3 — 4:

Tunis, Tunisia

— 1 day
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): enjoy breathtaking views from The doors of the medina, explore the galleries of Museum Dar el-Annabi, delve into the distant past at Villas Romaines, then delve into the distant past at Punic Ports & Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Place du 14 Janvier, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Victoria Square.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Tunis trip builder.

Traveling by car from Sfax to Tunis takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. September in Tunis sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Algiers.

Things to do in Tunis

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 4 — 5:

Algiers, Algeria

— 2 nights

Algiers the White

Overlooking a scenic bay, the Mediterranean port city of Algiers enthralls visitors with its imposing skyline, a blend of French colonial buildings, run-down high-rises, and whitewashed Islamic architecture nestled on the hillside.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ancienne Synagogue de Blida, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosquee Hanafi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastere de Tibhirine, make a trip to Place du 1er Novembre, then look for gifts at Centre Commercial Babzouar, and finally appreciate the history behind Memorial du Martyr. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Jamaa El Jedid, see the interesting displays at Musee des Antiquites, see the interesting displays at Musee National du Bardo, then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Modern Art Algiers, then admire the masterpieces at Musee Nationale des Arts et Traditions Populaires, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Mausolee Sidi Abderrahmane.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Algiers road trip planner.

You can fly from Tunis to Algiers in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train, car, and bus. Traveling from Tunis in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 21°C in Algiers. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Oran.

Things to do in Algiers

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 4 — 6:

Oran, Algeria

— 1 night
A cultural hub of Algeria, the coastal city of Oran boasts a long and varied history, from its founding by Moorish merchants in the 10th century, through centuries of Spanish, Ottoman, and French rule, and Algeria's bloody war for independence.
For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Oran trip planner.

You can fly from Algiers to Oran in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Oran are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. You will leave for Constantine on the 7th (Tue).

Things to do in Oran

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 6 — 7:

Constantine, Algeria

— 1 night
Not to be confused with Constantinople, the historical city from 330 to 1453 in Thrace, now Istanbul, Turkey.Constantine is the capital of Constantine Province in north-eastern Algeria. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Emir Abdelkader Mosquee, contemplate the long history of L'aqueduc Romain Constantine, take in the views from Pont d'El-Kantara, then get engrossed in the history at Musee National Cirta, then don't miss a visit to Pont des Chutes, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Tiddis Roman Ruins.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Constantine day trip tool.

Getting from Oran to Constantine by car takes about 8 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. Traveling from Oran in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Constantine, with lows of 18°C. On the 8th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Annaba.

Things to do in Constantine

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 8:

Annaba, Algeria

Annaba, informally known as Balad al-Unnâb, and Bona is a city in the north-eastern corner of Algeria near the Seybouse River, located in an eponymous province. For reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Annaba travel route planner.

You can drive from Constantine to Annaba in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Constantine in September, Annaba is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 22°C. You will leave for Benghazi on the 8th (Wed).

Things to do in Annaba

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 9:

Benghazi, Libya

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. To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Benghazi online trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Annaba to Benghazi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Annaba to Benghazi. On the 9th (Thu), you'll travel to Tripoli.

Things to do in Benghazi

Historic Sites · Spas · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 9 — 10:

Tripoli, Libya

— 1 night

Mermaid of the Mediterranean

The "Mermaid of the Mediterranean," Libyan capital Tripoli exudes a mix of Mediterranean charm and Arabic-Islamic cultural sensibility.
On the 9th (Thu), hunt for treasures at Fish Market, get a sense of history and politics at Tripoli's Red Castle (Assai al-Hamra), delve into the distant past at Nalut ruins, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurgi Mosque, then don't miss a visit to The Arch of Marcus Aurelius, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Al-Majidya Mosque.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Tripoli road trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Benghazi to Tripoli takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Sabratah.

Things to do in Tripoli

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 9 — 10:

Sabratah, Libya

Sabratha, Sabratah or Siburata, in the Zawiya District of Libya, was the westernmost of the ancient "three cities" of Roman Tripolis. To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Sabratah road trip planning site.

You can drive from Tripoli to Sabratah in an hour. On the 10th (Fri), you're off to Cairo.

Things to do in Sabratah

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 11:

Cairo, Egypt

— 2 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.
On the 11th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Simon the Tanner Monastery, step into the grandiose world of Bab Zuweila, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque-Madrassa of al Ghouri, then see the interesting displays at Egyptian Textile Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Qalawun Complex, and finally see the interesting displays at Bayt Al-Suhaymi. On your second day here, get lost in a book at National Geographic Society Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mercurius Church (Abu Seifien), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at El-Sayeda Zainab Mosque, get engrossed in the history at Abdeen Palace Museum, then delve into the distant past at Thebes, and finally delve into the distant past at Abu Sir Pyramids.

To see more things to do and other tourist information, you can read our Cairo trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Sabratah to Cairo. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Alexandria.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 10 — 12:

Alexandria, Egypt

— 1 night

Mediterranean's Bride

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.
On the 13th (Mon), explore the world behind art at The Fine Arts Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Catherine's Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at El Qaed Ibrahim Mosque, then take an in-depth tour of El Kobba El Samaweya, and finally steep yourself in history at Chatby Tombs.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Alexandria holiday builder site.

Traveling by car from Cairo to Alexandria takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Cairo in September, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Alexandria: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 13:

Luxor, Egypt

— 1 night
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Kings, explore the ancient world of Tomb of Merenptah, explore the ancient world of Tomb of Ay, delve into the distant past at Tomb of Ramses III, then explore the ancient world of Temple of Seti I, and finally delve into the distant past at Tomb of Amonherkhopeshef. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Corniche, examine the collection at Mummification Museum, explore the ancient world of Temple of Amun, explore the ancient world of Tomb of Sennedjem, then get advice or help at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt, and finally appreciate the history behind Obelisk of Thutmoses I.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Luxor online visit planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Alexandria to Luxor takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Alexandria in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Luxor: temperatures range from 46°C by day to 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Giza.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 15:

Giza, Egypt

— 1 night
Situated on the Nile riverfront, the city of Giza remains best known for its pyramid complex.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Pharonic Village, then appreciate the history behind Statue of Ramses II, then delve into the distant past at Pyramid of Unas, and finally get engrossed in the history at Usamitas Tours.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Giza trip itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Luxor to Giza takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Luxor in September, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Giza: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Shubra Al Khaymah.

Things to do in Giza

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 15 — 16:

Shubra Al Khaymah, Egypt

— 1 night
Shubra El Kheima, is the fourth largest city in Egypt. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): look for gifts at Asfour Crystal Showroom and then examine the collection at Mohamed Ali Museum.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Shubra Al Khaymah online itinerary planner.

Shubra Al Khaymah is just a short distance from Giza. In September, daily temperatures in Shubra Al Khaymah can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Shubra Al Khaymah

Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 17: