11 days in Africa Itinerary

11 days in Africa Itinerary

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11 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Edmonton, Canada
bus + Fly:  21​h 15​min
1
Cairo, Egypt
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
2
Marrakech, Morocco
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  27​h
3
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
— 1 night
Fly:  39​h
End: Edmonton, Canada

2
nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cairo side-trips: Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, admire the landmark architecture of Khan Al-Khalili, contemplate the waterfront views at Nile River, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary).

To find ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Cairo day trip app .

Edmonton, Canada to Cairo is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Edmonton to Cairo. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Edmonton in December: high temperatures in Cairo hover around 24°C and lows are around 14°C. On the 29th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Marrakech.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Giza
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Nile River
Nile River
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 30th (Mon), admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Menara Gardens and Pavilion, and then don't miss a visit to Jemaa el-Fnaa. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Palacio da Bahia, admire the striking features of Koutoubia Mosque, and then enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Marrakech online route planner .

Getting from Cairo to Marrakech by flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Cairo to Marrakech. Traveling from Cairo in December, Marrakech is slightly colder at night with lows of 7°C. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Marrakech

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
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Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Menara Gardens and Pavilion ©
Menara Gardens and Pavilion
Balloon Rides

1
night
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

Maasai Mara National Reserve ©
Home to the Great Migration and Africa's exceptional wildlife, Maasai Mara is a must on a Kenya itinerary.
Make your Maasai Mara National Reserve itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Marrakech to Maasai Mara National Reserve in 27 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Marrakech to Maasai Mara National Reserve. In January, Maasai Mara National Reserve is a bit warmer than Marrakech - with highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Mara Triangle ©
Mara Triangle

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