12 days in Africa Itinerary

12 days in Africa Itinerary

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Cairo, Egypt
— 2 nights
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Marrakech, Morocco
— 4 nights
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Cape Town, South Africa
— 4 nights
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Cairo, Egypt

— 2 nights

City of a Thousand Minarets

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): pause for some photo ops at Great Sphinx, stroll around Al-Azhar Park, and then shop like a local with Khan Al-Khalili. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities.

For other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairo day trip planning tool.

Lahore, Pakistan to Cairo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pakistan Standard Time (PKT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 3 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Lahore in January since evenings lows in Cairo dip to 11°C. On the 30th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Marrakech.

Things to do in Cairo

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 28 — 30:

Marrakech, Morocco

— 4 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.
Marrakech is known for shopping, parks, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, contemplate the long history of Palacio da Bahia, stroll through Menara Gardens and Pavilion, and examine the collection at Marrakech Museum.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Marrakech trip planner.

You can fly from Cairo to Marrakech in 10 hours. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Western European Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Cairo in January, expect a bit cooler with lows of 6°C in Marrakech. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to fly to Cape Town.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites · Parks · Baths · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 3:

Cape Town, South Africa

— 4 nights

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Cape Town is known for nature, beaches, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Cape Point, enjoy the sand and surf at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, step into the grandiose world of Castle of Good Hope, and examine the collection at District Six Museum.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Cape Town driving holiday planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Marrakech to Cape Town takes 21.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Marrakech to Cape Town. Traveling from Marrakech in February, things will get a bit warmer in Cape Town: highs are around 32°C and lows about 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Trails
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