9 days in Africa Itinerary

9 days in Africa Itinerary

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9 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Cairo, Egypt
1
Cairo, Egypt
— Few hours
Fly:  10 h
2
Marrakech, Morocco
— 3 nights
+2
Train + Taxi + Fly:  20 h 30 min
3
Cape Town, South Africa
— 5 nights
Fly:  14 h
End: Cairo, Egypt

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Cairo, Egypt

Cairo ©
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.
On the 23rd (Thu), delve into the distant past at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids.

To find maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Cairo road trip website .

If you are flying in from Egypt, the closest major aiport is Cairo International Airport. In January in Cairo, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Marrakech.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
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Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids

3
nights
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 24th (Fri), steep yourself in history at El Badi Palace, then don't miss a visit to Jemaa el-Fnaa, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koutoubia Mosque, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Palacio da Bahia. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Menara Gardens and Pavilion, admire the landmark architecture of Medersa Ben Youssef, then take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, and finally see the interesting displays at Marrakech Museum.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Marrakech trip itinerary builder app .

You can fly from Cairo to Marrakech in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Cairo to Marrakech, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cairo in January, plan for slightly colder nights in Marrakech, with lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Jemaa el-Fna
Jemaa el-Fna
Koutoubia Mosque ©
Koutoubia Mosque

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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.
Cape Town is known for nature, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Cape Point, stop by Abseil Africa, hike along Platteklip Gorge, and enjoy the sand and surf at Clifton Beaches.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Cape Town road trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Marrakech to Cape Town takes 20.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Marrakech to Cape Town. Traveling from Marrakech in January, expect nights in Cape Town to be much warmer, around 20°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©

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