16 days in Africa Itinerary

16 days in Africa Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Africa route planner
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Marrakech, Morocco
— 3 nights
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Cape Town, South Africa
— 3 nights
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Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 4 nights
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Nelspruit, South Africa
— 1 night
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 2 nights
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Marrakech, Morocco — 3 nights

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.
Visit Koutoubia Mosque and Menara Gardens and Pavilion for their historical value. Explore hidden gems such as Arab Baths and Maison de la Photographie de Marrakech. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Medersa Ben Youssef, steep yourself in history at Palacio da Bahia, admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Saadian Tombs.

To find maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Marrakech driving holiday planner.

Virginia Beach, USA to Marrakech is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Western European Standard Time (WET), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Traveling from Virginia Beach in June, expect nights in Marrakech to be a bit cooler, around 20°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 39°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to fly to Cape Town.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Jun 26 — 29:

Cape Town, South Africa — 3 nights

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Groot Constantia and Slave Church Museum. Get in touch with nature at Cape Point and Boulders Beach Penguin Colony. Step out of Cape Town to go to Stellenbosch and see Jordan Wine Estate, which is approximately 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: indulge your senses at Wine Flies Wine Tours - Day Tours, see the interesting displays at Cape Town Diamond Museum, and learn about winemaking at Klein Roosboom Boutique Winery.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Cape Town day trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Marrakech to Cape Town takes 21.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time (WET) to South Africa Standard Time (SAST) is 2 hours. Expect colder weather when traveling from Marrakech in June: highs in Cape Town hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to fly to Kruger National Park.
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Kruger National Park, South Africa — 4 nights

One of Africa's largest game sanctuaries and part of UNESCO's Man and the Biosphere Program, Kruger National Park provides an immersive experience of wildlife.
Take a break from the city and head to Idube Game Reserve and Wolhuter Wilderness Trail. Get some cultural insight at Masorini Archaeological Site and Amarula Lapa. Venture out of the city with trips to Hoedspruit (Nature & Wildlife Tours & Siyafunda Conservation). There's more to do: stroll through Nyalaland Wilderness Trail and learn more about the world around you at Letaba Elephant Hall.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kruger National Park tour itinerary website.

Fly from Cape Town to Kruger National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cape Town in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Kruger National Park: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to fly to Nelspruit.
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Nelspruit, South Africa — 1 night

Nestled on the banks of the Crocodile River, Nelspruit provides visitors with a convenient base point boasting two airports and an enviable location on the road between Johannesburg and the Mozambican border.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Nelspruit trip planning tool.

You can fly from Kruger National Park to Nelspruit in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Nelspruit can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to drive to Victoria Falls.
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Find places to stay Jul 7 — 8:

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe — 2 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.
On the 9th (Sun), whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then stroll through The Big Tree, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, and finally take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour. Here are some ideas for day two: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then explore the galleries of Prime Art Gallery, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at Victoria Falls Snake Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Victoria Falls vacation website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Nelspruit to Victoria Falls. When traveling from Nelspruit in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Victoria Falls, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Parks · Nature · Tours · Zoos & Aquariums
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