15 days in Africa Itinerary

15 days in Africa Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
— 3 nights
2
Cairo, Egypt
— 3 nights
3
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
— 3 nights
4
Nairobi, Kenya
— 2 nights
5
Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 3 nights

3
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). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Na'ama Bay, ponder the design of Musical Fountain Sharm el-Sheikh, see Off-Road Tours, and pick up a one of a kind souvenir at St Catherine Shop.

To plan Sharm El Sheikh vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Sharm El Sheikh is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Johannesburg in December: highs in Sharm El Sheikh hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Dahab
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Na'ama Bay ©
Na'ama Bay
Musical Fountain Sharm el-Sheikh ©
Musical Fountain Sharm el-Sheikh

3
nights
Cairo, Egypt

Cairo ©
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 (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Muhammad Ali, shop like a local with Khan Al-Khalili, and steep yourself in history at Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Cairo day trip planning site.

You can fly from Sharm El Sheikh to Cairo in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in December; daily highs in Cairo reach °C and lows reach °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Addis Ababa.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Giza
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx

3
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: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Cathedral, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Entoto, and examine the collection at Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Addis Ababa online road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Cairo to Addis Ababa takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Cairo to Addis Ababa is 1 hour. Traveling from Cairo in December, plan for a bit cooler nights in Addis Ababa, with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Nairobi.

Things to do in Addis Ababa

Tours Museums Outdoors
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Food Tours
Horseback Riding Tours
Holy Trinity Cathedral ©
Holy Trinity Cathedral

2
nights
Nairobi, Kenya

Nairobi ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nairobi National Park, browse the exhibits of Upepo Photography Gallery, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. Keep things going the next day: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, thenstroll through Giraffe Centre, and then get your game on at GP Karting.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Nairobi trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Addis Ababa to Nairobi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Addis Ababa in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Nairobi, with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust ©
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
Nairobi National Park ©
Nairobi National Park
Giraffe Centre ©
Giraffe Centre

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.
Step out of Zanzibar City to go to Nungwi and see Nungwi Beach, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: step off the mainland to explore Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, stop by Mwanzo Mpya, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheetah's Rock, and pause for some serene contemplation at Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Zanzibar City trip builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Nairobi to Zanzibar City takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Traveling from Nairobi in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Zanzibar City: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cheetah's Rock, Nungwi Beach
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Cheetah's Rock ©
Cheetah's Rock
Prison Island - Changuu Private Island ©
Prison Island - Changuu Private Island
Nungwi Beach ©
Nungwi Beach

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