20 days in Africa Itinerary

20 days in Africa Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Africa planner

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Djerba Island, Tunisia
— 2 nights
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Sousse, Tunisia
— 2 nights
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Hammamet, Tunisia
— 2 nights
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Algiers, Algeria
— 3 nights
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Setif, Algeria
— 3 nights
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Tlemcen, Algeria
— 3 nights
Train to Es Sénia, Fly to Bissau
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Bissau, Guinea-Bissau
— 1 night
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Serekunda, Gambia
— 1 night
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Dakar, Senegal
— 1 night
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Djerba Island, Tunisia

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): browse the exhibits of Musee Du Patrimoine Traditionnel De Djerba, ride a horse along Ranch Yassmina Djerba La Douce, then get to know the resident critters at The Crocodile Farm, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at Djerba Explore Park. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Musee de Guellala, discover the deep blue sea with Club de Plongee La Sirene - Djerba Diving Center, then don't miss a visit to Djerbahood, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of El Ghriba Synagogue.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Djerba Island road trip app.

Roja, Latvia to Djerba Island is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Roja to Djerba Island is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Roja, expect much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Djerba Island, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Sousse.

Things to do in Djerba Island

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Aug 1 — 3:

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 4th (Thu): look for gifts at Imagine Espace Creatif, contemplate the long history of Bourghiba Mausoleum, then take an in-depth tour of Sousse Archaeological Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Medina of Sousse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of El-Djem, admire the landmark architecture of Amphitheatre of El Jem, and then cool off at Aqua Palace.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Sousse online itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Djerba Island to Sousse takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. August in Sousse sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can go by car to Hammamet.

Things to do in Sousse

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 3 — 5:

Hammamet, Tunisia

— 2 nights

Garden Resort

Budget-constrained beach lovers relish a vacation in Hammamet, one of Tunisia's oldest resort towns known for its lush greenery.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Carthageland as well as Ichkeul National Park. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): explore the activities along Ichkeul National Park, get in on the family fun at Carthageland, then wander the streets of Yasmin Hammamet, then enjoy the sand and surf at Hammamet Beach, and finally make a trip to Medina of Hammamet. Here are some ideas for day two: surround yourself with nature on Friguia Park, get to know the fascinating history of Medina of Tunis, and then take in panoramic vistas at The doors of the medina.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Hammamet tour planning website.

Traveling by car from Sousse to Hammamet takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Algiers.

Things to do in Hammamet

Neighborhoods · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 5 — 7:

Algiers, Algeria

— 3 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.
You've now added Kasbah of Algiers to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): wander the streets of Kasbah of Algiers, then appreciate the history behind Memorial du Martyr, then explore the world behind art at National Museum of Fine Arts of Algiers, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin d'Essai du Hamma. On the next day, examine the collection at Musee Public National de l'Enluminure, de la Miniature et de la Calligraphie, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ketchaoua Mosque, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique Notre Dame d'Afrique.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Algiers trip maker tool.

Getting from Hammamet to Algiers by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. In August in Algiers, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Setif.

Things to do in Algiers

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 10:

Setif, Algeria

— 3 nights
Provincial capital Setif retains much of its ancient past and looks proudly to the future.
Change things up with these side-trips from Setif: Bejaia (Cascades de Kefrida & Parc National De Gouraya). The adventure continues: buy something for everyone on your list at Park Mall, get engrossed in the history at Setif Museum - Musee d'archeologie, and don't miss a visit to Ain El Fouara.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Setif trip site.

Traveling by car from Algiers to Setif takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Algiers in August, expect little chillier with lows of 20°C in Setif. On the 13th (Sat), you'll travel to Tlemcen.

Things to do in Setif

Outdoors · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 10 — 13:

Tlemcen, Algeria

— 3 nights
Tlemcen is a city in north-western Algeria, and the capital of the province of the same name. Your day by day itinerary now includes Fort Santa Cruz. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Fort Santa Cruz, take in the dramatic scenery at Cascades El Ourit, then head outdoors with Les Grottes de Beni Add, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Mosquée Sidi Boumediene. On the 15th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Centre des etudes andalouses, explore the ancient world of Great Mosque, and then don't miss a visit to Citadelle et Palais El Mechouar.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Tlemcen trip planner.

Getting from Setif to Tlemcen by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Setif to Tlemcen due to the time zone difference. In August, daily temperatures in Tlemcen can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. On the 16th (Tue), you're off to Bissau.

Things to do in Tlemcen

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 13 — 16:

Bissau, Guinea-Bissau

— 1 night
Looking out from the Geba River across the Atlantic Ocean, the little-known capital of Bissau offers the authentic experience of a West African fishing port.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Catolica da Bissau, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado Central, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mesquita Bissau.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Bissau route planner.

Getting from Tlemcen to Bissau by combination of train and flight takes about 14 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Tlemcen in August: highs in Bissau hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Serekunda.

Things to do in Bissau

Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 16 — 17:

Serekunda, Gambia

— 1 night
Serekunda hugs the Atlantic Ocean on one side and faces the Gambia River on the other, both of which provide an escape from the heat when temperatures rise.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Katchikally Crocodile Pool, then look for gifts at Senegambia Craft Market, and then head outdoors with Black and White Safari - Day Tours.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Serekunda trip itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Bissau to Serekunda in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to fly to Dakar.

Things to do in Serekunda

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 17 — 18:

Dakar, Senegal

— 1 night
Situated on the western edge of mainland Africa, the crowded and dynamic city of Dakar offers visitors booming shopping, dining, and entertainment scenes.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Parc National du Delta du Saloum as well as Lago Rosa. On the 19th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Lago Rosa, explore the striking landscape of Parc National du Delta du Saloum, step off the mainland to explore Island of Goree, admire the striking features of Dakar Railway Station, then make a trip to Village des Arts, and finally appreciate the history behind Le Monument de la Renaissance Africaine.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Dakar visit app.

Traveling by flight from Serekunda to Dakar takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dakar

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 18 — 19:

Tunisia travel guide

3.8
Historic Sites · Landmarks · Museums
Tunisia benefits from its thin, slivery form, with a range of landscapes and climates causing diverse cultures, traditions, and lifestyles to develop over time. The lesser-visited south of the country possesses some major archaeological sites, impressive dunes, and caravans of nomadic peoples crossing the sands. The north contains many of the main cities in the country, located along the historic Mediterranean coast. Carthaginian and Roman ruins are found in and just outside the contemporary urban areas, which themselves blend African, Ottoman, and European influences. Many come for a beach holiday in Tunisia, but those who don't stop there are richly rewarded.

Algeria travel guide

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Churches · Gardens · Historic Sites
Algeria the White
The largest country on the continent, Algeria combines diverse landscapes with cultural intrigue and history. The north of the country has always been the most developed area, with the majority of the population living in cities along the Mediterranean coast. Roman ruins, modern and colonial architecture, renowned museums, and impressive coastal areas in the north represent some of the highlights of a vacation in Algeria. Heading south, the Sahara Desert takes hold. The dunes and nomadic tribes crossing the landscape offer a dreamier, less scripted counterpoint to the urbane north.

Guinea-Bissau travel guide

2.5
Churches · Flea Markets · Government Buildings
Guinea-Bissau offers a slew of colonial-era towns and picturesque beaches, as well as some remote areas tailor-made for those eager to get off the tourist path. An adventure to the southeastern hinterland, with its forests, savannahs, and small farms, represents one of the most daring and exciting things to do in Guinea-Bissau. Though the post-independence history of the country has been bleak at times, the locals remain remarkably upbeat and hopeful for the future--their spirit and welcoming nature provide additional reasons to plan a vacation in Guinea-Bissau.

Gambia travel guide

3.6
Nature & Parks · Beaches · Flea Markets
Smiling Coast
The smallest country of mainland Africa, the Gambia consists of the Gambia River valley and the hills that run along its edges. Taking off on a journey down the river during your vacation in Gambia allows you to discover a landscape known worldwide as a bird-watcher's paradise--you might want to keep your binoculars and camera handy at all times. The Atlantic coast boats a number of beach resorts with large hotels and shining sands, while the fishing villages farther inland offer an altogether more rustic and basic take on Gambian charm.

Senegal travel guide

3.7
Specialty Museums · Nature & Parks · Landmarks
Generous Country
Senegal boasts plenty of natural and cultural attractions to make it attractive to an international audience. The buzz surrounding the Senegalese music scene is justified, with mbalax dance music particularly popular and influential internationally. Street markets in the main towns, overlooked by the minarets of attractive old mosques, remain among top attractions in Senegal--they're ideal spots to get to know the local culture and eat and shop like a native. The wide river deltas rich in wildlife provide an alternative for visitors looking to escape city life and discover the country's natural charms.