11 days in Morocco, Kenya & Tanzania Itinerary

11 days in Morocco, Kenya & Tanzania Itinerary

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1
Marrakech, Morocco
— 3 nights
2
Nairobi, Kenya
— 2 nights
3
Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 3 nights

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.
Let the collections at Marrakech Museum and Observatoire Astronomie - Centre Culturel Atlas Golf Marrakech capture your imagination. Koutoubia Mosque and Palacio da Bahia will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: hunt for treasures at Jemaa el-Fna, take an in-depth tour of The Orientalist Museum of Marrakech, admire the striking features of Saadian Tombs, and examine the collection at Boucharouite Museum.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Marrakech trip maker tool.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Marrakech is an approximately 19-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Johannesburg to Marrakech due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Johannesburg in December, with highs in Marrakech at 24°C and lows at 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Nairobi.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Koutoubia Mosque ©
Koutoubia Mosque
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Jemaa el-Fna
Jemaa el-Fna

2
nights
Nairobi, Kenya

Nairobi ©
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.
You'll explore and learn at Karen Blixen Museum and One Off Contemporary Art Gallery. Shop till you drop at Upepo Photography Gallery and Ocean Sole (Flip the Flop). There's lots more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nairobi National Park, examine the collection at Nairobi National Museum, and stroll through Giraffe Centre.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Nairobi route planning app.

You can fly from Marrakech to Nairobi in 16 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Marrakech to Nairobi. Traveling from Marrakech in December, expect Nairobi to be a bit warmer, temps between 28°C and 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife · Parks · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Nairobi National Park ©
Nairobi National Park
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust ©
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
Karen Blixen Museum ©
Karen Blixen Museum

3
nights
Zanzibar City, Tanzania

Zanzibar City ©
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.
Visit Kendwa Beach and Jambiani Beach for some beach relaxation. Head to Dr Bulugu Gallery and Cultural Arts Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Change things up with a short trip to Nungwi Beach in Nungwi (about 1h 25 min away). Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Aromas of Zanzibar.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Zanzibar City trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Nairobi to Zanzibar City takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Traveling from Nairobi in January, things will get a bit warmer in Zanzibar City: highs are around 38°C and lows about 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Kendwa Beach, Jambiani Beach, Nungwi Beach
Highlights from your plan
Kendwa Beach ©
Kendwa Beach
Nungwi Beach ©
Nungwi Beach
Jambiani Beach ©
Jambiani Beach

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