18 days in Africa Itinerary

18 days in Africa Itinerary

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Bamako, Mali
— 2 nights
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Serekunda, Gambia
— 1 day
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Somone, Senegal
— 2 nights
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Dakar, Senegal
— 1 day
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Nouakchott, Mauritania
— 1 night
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Marrakech, Morocco
— 2 nights
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Fes, Morocco
— 1 night
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Algiers, Algeria
— 2 nights
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Djerba Island, Tunisia
— 2 nights

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Bamako, Mali

Bamako ©
Mali's capital and the fastest-growing city in Africa, Bamako acts as a major port, as well as a cultural and industrial center.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Bamako, browse the exhibits of Musee National de Bamako, then explore the striking landscape of Parc national du Mali, Bamako, and finally get to know the resident critters at Zoo National du Mali.

To find ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Bamako travel route builder site.

Kochi (Cochin), India to Bamako is an approximately 26-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5.5 hours traveling from Kochi (Cochin) to Bamako. Traveling from Kochi (Cochin) in May, you will find days in Bamako are a bit warmer (44°C), and nights are about the same (29°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Serekunda.

Things to do in Bamako

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums
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1
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Serekunda, Gambia

Serekunda ©
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.
On the 12th (Wed), stop by TOP-SHOP Gambia, see exotic creatures in open habitats at Black and White Safari - Day Tours, and then stroll through Katchikally Crocodile Pool.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Serekunda online holiday planner.

You can fly from Bamako to Serekunda in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, Serekunda is a bit cooler than Bamako - with highs of 38°C and lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Somone.

Things to do in Serekunda

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

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Art Gallery
TOP-SHOP Gambia
3.9

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Somone, Senegal

Somone ©
A small seaside town that thrives off tourism, Somone offers tropical seaside views from the northwest coast of Africa.
On the 13th (Thu), stroll through Reserve De Bandia, surround yourself with nature on Youba Tour, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lagune de la Somone.

Plan trip to Somone with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Serekunda to Somone in 5.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Serekunda in May: highs in Somone hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Dakar.

Things to do in Somone

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Nature / Park
Lagune de la Somone
4.4
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Nature / Park
Reserve De Bandia
4.0

1
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Dakar, Senegal

Situated on the western edge of mainland Africa, the crowded and dynamic city of Dakar offers visitors booming shopping, dining, and entertainment scenes.
On the 14th (Fri), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, make a trip to Village des Arts, then don't miss a visit to Lago Rosa, and finally browse for treasures at La Galerie Antenna.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Dakar trip itinerary website.

Getting from Somone to Dakar by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and bus. In May in Dakar, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Nouakchott.

Things to do in Dakar

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Museums
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Scuba / Snorkeling
Scuba & Snorkeling
4.5
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Antique Store
La Galerie Antenna
4.4
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Landmark
Village des Arts
3.7

1
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Nouakchott, Mauritania

Nouakchott ©
Nouakchott, which means "place of the winds" in Berber language, serves as the capital and largest city of Mauritania, and one of the largest cities in the Sahara.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): hunt for treasures at Marche Capitale, take in the waterfront at Port de Peche, then explore the wide array of goods at Marche Turc, and finally pick up some local products at Galerie Zeinart. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saudi mosque, take a stroll around Centre culturel francais St Exupery, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Nouakchott.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Nouakchott travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Dakar to Nouakchott by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive. While traveling from Dakar, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Nouakchott, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Marrakech.

Things to do in Nouakchott

Shopping · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
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Farmers Market
Galerie Zeinart
4.4
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Pier / Boardwalk
Port de Peche
3.9
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Department Store
Marche Turc
4.0

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Marrakech, Morocco

Marrakech ©

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 18th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, explore the different monuments and memorials at Saadian Tombs, appreciate the extensive heritage of Menara Gardens and Pavilion, and admire the striking features of Koutoubia Mosque.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Marrakech trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Nouakchott to Marrakech takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, Marrakech is slightly colder than Nouakchott - with highs of 35°C and lows of 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Fes.

Things to do in Marrakech

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Must see
Jardin Majorelle
4.2
Flea Market
Jemaa el-Fna
3.0

1
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Fes, Morocco

Mecca of the West

Morocco's former capital, Fes enchants visitors with its walled medina, a labyrinthine web of pedestrian-only streets and a World Heritage Site.
On the 20th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Fes day trip planning tool.

Getting from Marrakech to Fes by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Marrakech in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Fes, with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Algiers.

Things to do in Fes

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Algiers, Algeria

Algiers ©

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.
Algiers is known for historic sites, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique Notre Dame d'Afrique, appreciate the extensive heritage of La Rue Didouche Mourad, pause for some photo ops at Memorial du Martyr, and wander the streets of Kasbah of Algiers.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Algiers trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Fes to Algiers takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Fes to Algiers is 1 hour. When traveling from Fes in May, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Algiers: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Djerba Island.

Things to do in Algiers

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Djerba Island, Tunisia

Djerba Island ©
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.
Djerba Island is known for zoos & aquariums, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: ride a horse along Ranch Yassmina Djerba La Douce, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Djerba Explore Park, see the interesting displays at Lalla Hadria Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sidi Yati Mosque.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Djerba Island road trip planning site.

You can fly from Algiers to Djerba Island in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, car, train, and taxi. Traveling from Algiers in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 21°C in Djerba Island. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Djerba Island

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
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