6 days in Africa Itinerary

6 days in Africa Itinerary

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6 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Atlanta, United States
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Marrakech, Morocco
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h 30​min
2
Giza, Egypt
— 1 day
3
Luxor, Egypt
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h
4
Lagos, Nigeria
— 1 day
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Atlanta, United States

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Bahia Palace, steep yourself in history at Medina of Marrakesh, and then admire the landmark architecture of Ben Youssef Madrasa. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll the grounds of Saadian Tombs, appreciate the extensive heritage of Menara Gardens and Pavilion, admire the landmark architecture of Koutoubia Mosque and Minaret, then admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, and finally examine the collection at Women's Museum - Marrakech.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Marrakech trip planner .

Atlanta, USA to Marrakech is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Atlanta to Marrakech due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Atlanta in May, you will find days in Marrakech are a bit warmer (86°F), and nights are about the same (60°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Giza.

Things to do in Marrakech

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Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Medina of Marrakesh ©
Medina of Marrakesh
Palacio da Bahia ©
Palacio da Bahia

1
day
Giza, Egypt

Giza ©
Situated on the Nile riverfront, the city of Giza remains best known for its pyramid complex.
On the 13th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Great Sphinx, then contemplate the long history of Pyramids of Giza, and then examine the collection at Solar Boat Museum.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Giza trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by flight from Marrakech to Giza takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Marrakech to Giza. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Giza when traveling from Marrakech in May, with lows around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Giza

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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx
Musee de la Barque Solaire ©
Musee de la Barque Solaire

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Luxor, Egypt

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Medinet Habu, then stroll the grounds of Valley of the Kings, then appreciate the history behind Luxor Temple, and finally explore the ancient world of Temple of Karnak.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Luxor day trip website .

Traveling by flight from Giza to Luxor takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Giza, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Luxor, ranging from highs of 102°F to lows of 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Lagos.

Things to do in Luxor

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Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings
Luxor Temple ©
Luxor Temple

1
day
Lagos, Nigeria

Lagos ©
Protected from the Atlantic by sand spits and barrier islands, Lagos quickly grew into a mega city due to its location, and currently operates one of the continent's largest and busiest ports.
To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Lagos day trip site .

You can fly from Luxor to Lagos in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Luxor to Lagos. While traveling from Luxor, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Lagos, ranging from highs of 90°F to lows of 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Lagos

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Red Door Art Gallery ©
Red Door Art Gallery

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