8 days in Africa Itinerary

8 days in Africa Itinerary

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8 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Chobe National Park, Botswana
Fly:  25​h
1
Marrakech, Morocco
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h 30​min
2
Giza, Egypt
— 1 day
Fly:  13​h 45​min
3
Cape Town, South Africa
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Chobe National Park, Botswana

1
night
Marrakech, Morocco

Marrakech ©
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.
On the 9th (Mon), admire the striking features of Bahia Palace, explore the different monuments and memorials at Saadian Tombs, then admire the landmark architecture of Koutoubia Mosque and Minaret, and finally hunt for treasures at Jemaa el-Fnaa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Ben Youssef Madrasa, contemplate the long history of Medina of Marrakesh, and then see the interesting displays at Marrakech Museum.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Marrakech day trip planning site .

Chobe National Park, Botswana to Marrakech is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Central African Time to Western European Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. In December, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Giza.

Things to do in Marrakech

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Palacio da Bahia ©
Palacio da Bahia
Jemaa el-Fnaa ©
Jemaa el-Fnaa
Medina of Marrakesh ©
Medina of Marrakesh

1
day
Giza, Egypt

Giza ©
Situated on the Nile riverfront, the city of Giza remains best known for its pyramid complex.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Pyramids of Giza, pause for some photo ops at Great Sphinx, and then take in the exciting artwork at Ramses Wissa Wassef Art Centre.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Giza tour planner .

Fly from Marrakech to Giza in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Marrakech to Giza. Traveling from Marrakech in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Giza, with lows of 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Giza

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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx

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nights
Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
District Six Museum and Robben Island Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Escape the urban bustle at Cape of Good Hope and Platteklip Gorge. There's still lots to do: stroll through Boulders Beach, see the interesting displays at South African Jewish Museum, do a tasting at Groot Constantia, and take in the waterfront activity at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Cape Town route planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Giza to Cape Town takes 14 hours. In December, Cape Town is a bit warmer than Giza - with highs of 30°C and lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

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Cape of Good Hope ©
Cape of Good Hope
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Platteklip Gorge ©
Platteklip Gorge

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