8 days in Africa Itinerary

8 days in Africa Itinerary

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8 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Lahore, Pakistan
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 45​min
2
Cairo, Egypt
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
3
Marrakech, Morocco
— 2 nights
Fly:  20​h 15​min
End: Lahore, Pakistan

1
night
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

An enviable location on the southern end of the Sinai Peninsula and year-round warm weather boost tourism in Sharm El Sheikh and make it one of Egypt's premier travel destinations.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Heavenly Cathedral and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Sharm El Sheikh trip itinerary maker site .

Lahore, Pakistan to Sharm El Sheikh is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Lahore to Sharm El Sheikh due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in Sharm El Sheikh are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
The Heavenly Cathedral ©
The Heavenly Cathedral

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.
On the 8th (Sun), explore the ancient world of Pyramids of Giza, then appreciate the history behind Great Sphinx, and then admire the striking features of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Egyptian Antiquities Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque of Muhammad Ali, and then steep yourself in history at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Cairo tour itinerary planning site .

You can fly from Sharm El Sheikh to Cairo in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Cairo, with lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Marrakech.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

2
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: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, don't miss a visit to Medersa Ben Youssef, examine the collection at Marrakech Museum, and steep yourself in history at Medina of Marrakesh.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Marrakech trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Cairo to Marrakech takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Western European Time (WET) is minus 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Marrakech when traveling from Cairo in September, with lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites Shopping Parks
Highlights from your plan
Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Jemaa el-Fnaa ©
Jemaa el-Fnaa
Palacio da Bahia ©
Palacio da Bahia

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