8 days in Africa Itinerary

8 days in Africa Itinerary

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8 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Skiathos, Greece
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Cairo, Egypt
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  10​h
2
Marrakech, Morocco
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  14​h 15​min
End: Skiathos, Greece

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Pyramids of Giza and then contemplate the long history of Great Sphinx. Here are some ideas for day two: get a taste of the local shopping with Khan Al-Khalili and then delve into the distant past at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Cairo online trip planner .

Skiathos, Greece to Cairo is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of car and flight. Traveling from Skiathos in November, expect nights in Cairo to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Marrakech.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Giza
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx

4
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, get to know the fascinating history of Menara Gardens and Pavilion, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and contemplate the long history of El Badi Palace.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Marrakech road trip website .

Fly from Cairo to Marrakech in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Cairo to Marrakech is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Cairo in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Marrakech, with lows of 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

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

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