23 days in Africa & Asia Itinerary

23 days in Africa & Asia Itinerary

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Marrakech, Morocco
— 5 nights
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Lagos, Nigeria
— 2 nights
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Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 4 nights
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Nairobi, Kenya
— 4 nights
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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
— 2 nights
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Mecca, Saudi Arabia
— 2 nights
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Marrakech, Morocco

— 5 nights

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 9th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, contemplate the long history of El Badi Palace, admire the striking features of Saadian Tombs, and don't miss a visit to Koubba Almoravid.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Marrakech trip planner.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Marrakech is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Western European Standard Time (WET) is 3 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sao Paulo in February: highs in Marrakech hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Lagos.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Feb 6 — 11:

Lagos, Nigeria

— 2 nights
Protected from the Atlantic by sand spits and barrier islands, Lagos quickly grew into a mega city due to its location, and currently operates one of the continent's largest and busiest ports.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): have fun and explore at Mindscape Childrens Museum, relax and rejuvenate at Jane’s Haven Beauty Spa, and then steep yourself in history at Freedom Park Lagos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Church of Christ and then look for gifts at The Henna Place.

For more things to do and tourist information, refer to the Lagos journey planning site.

You can fly from Marrakech to Lagos in 14 hours. Traveling from Marrakech to Lagos, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In February, Lagos is much warmer than Marrakech - with highs of 39°C and lows of 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Lagos

Historic Sites · Spas · Childrens Museums · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 11 — 13:

Zanzibar City, Tanzania

— 4 nights
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.
Zanzibar City is known for nature, historic sites, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheetah's Rock, discover the deep blue sea with Rising Sun Dive Center, explore the ancient world of Hamamni Persian Baths, and relax and rejuvenate at The Spa at Park Hyatt Zanzibar.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Zanzibar City vacation maker.

Traveling by flight from Lagos to Zanzibar City takes 13 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Lagos to Zanzibar City, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In February in Zanzibar City, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Nairobi.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 14 — 18:

Nairobi, Kenya

— 4 nights

Green City in the Sun

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.
Spend the 19th (Sat) exploring nature at Nairobi National Park. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at ToKenya.com, stroll through David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, browse the exhibits of Nairobi National Museum, and admire the striking features of African Heritage House.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Nairobi road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Zanzibar City to Nairobi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Zanzibar City in February; daily highs in Nairobi reach 32°C and lows reach 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Jeddah.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 18 — 22:

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

— 2 nights

The Bride of the Red Sea

The commercial and entertainment capital of Saudi Arabia, Jeddah offers a dazzling range of sites and activities combined with mouthwatering cuisine.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Al Rahma Mosque, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Khadija Baghlaf Mosque, then kick back and relax at Jeddah Water Front Park, and finally make a trip to Nassif House Museum. On the 24th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Hassan Enany Mosque, then take in the exciting artwork at Darat Safeya Bizagr, then admire the local landmark of King Fahd's Fountain, and finally take an in-depth tour of Jameel House of Traditional Arts Jeddah.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Jeddah road trip website.

Traveling by flight from Nairobi to Jeddah takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Nairobi in February since evenings lows in Jeddah dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can drive to Mecca.

Things to do in Jeddah

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 22 — 25:

Mecca, Saudi Arabia

— 2 nights

Mother of All Settlements

The city of Mecca boasts the statues of the holiest site in Islam, and represents the birthplace of the Prophet Muhammad and therefore the religion itself.
Mecca is known for historic sites, nature, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Kaaba, contemplate the long history of Mount Arafat, don't miss a visit to Jabal-e-Rehmat, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Station of Ibrahim.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Mecca trip planner.

Drive from Jeddah to Mecca in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Jeddah in February, you will find days in Mecca are a bit warmer (39°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Mecca

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Feb 25 — 27: