7 days in Africa Itinerary

7 days in Africa Itinerary

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7 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
+2
Fly + taxi + train:  12​h 30​min
1
Marrakech, Morocco
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h
2
Cairo, Egypt
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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.
Marrakech is known for shopping, parks, historic sites, spas, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, admire the landmark architecture of Koutoubia Mosque, explore the different monuments and memorials at Saadian Tombs, and deepen your understanding at Medersa Ben Youssef.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Marrakech trip itinerary planner .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Marrakech is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Dubai to Marrakech. When traveling from Dubai in November, plan for a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Marrakech: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
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Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Jemaa el-Fnaa ©
Jemaa el-Fnaa
Koutoubia Mosque ©
Koutoubia Mosque

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids. On the 10th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Pyramids of Giza and then appreciate the history behind Great Sphinx.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairo trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Marrakech to Cairo takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Marrakech to Cairo is 2 hours. Traveling from Marrakech in November, plan for a bit warmer nights in Cairo, with lows around 19°C. On the 11th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Giza
Highlights from your plan
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx

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