60 days in Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region & Africa Itinerary

60 days in Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region & Africa Itinerary

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60 days in Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region & Africa Itinerary

Start: Casablanca, Morocco
Drive:  2​h 30​min
1
Marrakech, Morocco
— 7 nights
+2
train + taxi + Fly:  18​h 30​min
2
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 6 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 45​min
3
Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 7 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + bus:  6​h 45​min
4
Cape Town, South Africa
— 8 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h
5
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  12​h 15​min
6
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  2​h 30​min
8
Nairobi, Kenya
— 7 nights
taxi + Fly:  10​h 15​min
9
Luxor, Egypt
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
10
Cairo, Egypt
— 6 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Casablanca, Morocco

7
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.
You've now added Treks All Morocco - Private Day Tours to your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Medina of Marrakesh and Saadian Tombs. Shop till you drop at Jemaa el-Fnaa and Bennouna Faissal Traditional Weaving. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Palacio da Bahia, admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Koutoubia Mosque, and examine the collection at Marrakech Museum.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Marrakech trip maker website .

Casablanca to Marrakech is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a train. While traveling from Casablanca, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Marrakech, ranging from highs of 44°C to lows of 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

High Atlas Mountains
Highlights from your plan
Treks All Morocco - Private Day Tours ©
Jemaa el-Fnaa ©
Jemaa el-Fnaa
Koutoubia Mosque ©
Koutoubia Mosque

6
nights
Johannesburg, South Africa

Johannesburg ©
Founded when gold was discovered in the area in the late 19th century, Johannesburg quickly grew into a bustling metropolis, South Africa's largest city and the region's economic hub.
Appreciate the collections at Apartheid Museum and South African National Museum of Military History. Your inner history buff will appreciate Constitution Hill and Mandela House. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Johannesburg: Sterkfontein Cave (in Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site) and Ukutula Conservation Center (in Brits). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Maboneng Precinct, take an in-depth tour of Liliesleaf, contemplate the long history of Nelson Mandela Foundation, and take in the exciting artwork at Art Eye Gallery.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Johannesburg trip planner .

You can fly from Marrakech to Johannesburg in 18.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of shuttle and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Marrakech to Johannesburg. Traveling from Marrakech in September, things will get little chillier in Johannesburg: highs are around 30°C and lows about 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Liliesleaf, Montecasino, Ukutula Conservation Center, Sterkfontein Cave
Highlights from your plan
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Ukutula Conservation Center ©
Ukutula Conservation Center

7
nights
Kruger National Park, South Africa

Kruger National Park ©
One of Africa's largest game sanctuaries and part of UNESCO's Man and the Biosphere Program, Kruger National Park provides an immersive experience of wildlife.
Take a break from the city and head to Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park and Kruger National Park. Take a break from Kruger National Park with a short trip to Kumbaya Home Decor in Hoedspruit, about 2h 45 min away. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Idube Game Reserve, explore the ancient world of Masorini Archaeological Site, trek along Lonely Bull Trail, and get outside with Wild Frontier Adventures.

To see reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Kruger National Park route planning tool .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. September in Kruger National Park sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Kruger National Park, Kumbaya Home Decor
Highlights from your plan
Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Idube Game Reserve ©
Idube Game Reserve

8
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.
Get some cultural insight at District Six Museum and Castle of Good Hope. Robben Island Museum and Maclear's Beacon will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to First South African Perfume Museum (in Franschhoek) and Robertson (Marbrin Olive Growers & Excelsior Wine Estate). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, examine the collection at Cape Town Holocaust & Genocide Centre, learn about winemaking at Constantia Uitsig Wine Estate, and take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.

To find more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Cape Town trip planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kruger National Park to Cape Town takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Kruger National Park in September; daily highs in Cape Town reach 23°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Robertson, First South African Perfume Museum
Highlights from your plan
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Platteklip Gorge ©
Platteklip Gorge

5
nights
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Victoria Falls, a Zimbabwean town near the eponymous waterfall, serves as one of two prime gateway points to the majestic cascade and its surrounding national park.
Shop till you drop at Cultural Vibes Music Shop and Prime Art Gallery. Get outdoors at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park and Scuba & Snorkeling. And it doesn't end there: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, browse the different shops at Elephant's Walk Shopping and Artist's Village, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Victoria Falls trip itinerary planning tool .

You can fly from Cape Town to Victoria Falls in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Cape Town in September: highs in Victoria Falls hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Serengeti National Park ©
Few adventures in the world invoke such vivid natural imagery as a trip to Serengeti National Park, a World Heritage Site known for its diverse animal life and memorable scenery.
Visiting Serengeti National Park and Retima Hippo Pool will get you outdoors. Spend the 2nd (Wed) exploring nature at Seronera. It doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Oldupai Gorge.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Serengeti National Park tour builder app .

Getting from Victoria Falls to Serengeti National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 12.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central African Time to Eastern African Time is 1 hour. While traveling from Victoria Falls, expect much colder days and little chillier nights in Serengeti National Park, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Oldupai Gorge
Highlights from your plan
Seronera ©
Seronera
Oldupai Gorge ©
Oldupai Gorge
Retima Hippo Pool ©
Retima Hippo Pool

5
nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Olare Orok Conservancy and Ol Kinyei Conservancy. Spend the 5th (Sat) surrounded by wildlife at Mara Triangle. There's still lots to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mara North Conservancy.

To see photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Maasai Mara National Reserve trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Serengeti National Park to Maasai Mara National Reserve takes 3.5 hours. In October in Maasai Mara National Reserve, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Nairobi.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Wildlife Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Olare Orok Conservancy ©
Olare Orok Conservancy
Mara Triangle ©
Mara Triangle
Mara North Conservancy ©
Mara North Conservancy

7
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.
Get in touch with nature at Nairobi National Park and David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. Shop till you drop at Matbronze Wildlife Art and Nairobi Gallery. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Karen Blixen Museum, explore the galleries of Karen Village, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Central Island National Park, and take in the exciting artwork at One Off Contemporary Art Gallery.

For more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Nairobi road trip planning website .

You can fly from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Nairobi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Maasai Mara National Reserve in October: high temperatures in Nairobi hover around 30°C and lows are around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Nairobi

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Mugie Ranch, Central Island National Park
Highlights from your plan
Nairobi National Park ©
Nairobi National Park
Safaris
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust ©
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

5
nights
Luxor, Egypt

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Let the collections at Luxor Museum and Shop Sandouk capture your imagination. Temple of Karnak and Luxor Temple are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Luxor: Dendera Temple Complex (in Dendera), Dendera Temple Complex (in Qena) and Edfu (Kanais & Temple of Horus at Edfu). Next up on the itinerary: explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Kings, explore the ancient world of Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, make a trip to Tomb of Queen Nefertari, and pause for some photo ops at Colossi of Memnon.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Luxor online travel planner .

Traveling by flight from Nairobi to Luxor takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Nairobi to Luxor, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Nairobi in October, with highs in Luxor at 41°C and lows at 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Edfu, Dendera Temple Complex, Valley of the Queens
Highlights from your plan
Dendera Temple Complex ©
Dendera Temple Complex
Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings

6
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 some cultural insight at Pyramids of Giza and Islamic Cairo. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Great Sphinx and Step Pyramid of Djoser. And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Al-Azhar, wander the streets of Coptic Cairo, and admire the striking features of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary).

Before you visit Cairo, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Fly from Luxor to Cairo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Luxor in October, you will find days in Cairo are slightly colder (35°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Giza, Thebes, Step Pyramid of Djoser
Highlights from your plan
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx

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