10 days in Africa Itinerary

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Cairo, Egypt
— 3 nights
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Luxor, Egypt
— 3 nights
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Marrakech, Morocco
— 3 nights
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Cairo, Egypt — 3 nights

City of a Thousand Minarets

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.
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids and Pyramids of Giza are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairo: Giza (Great Sphinx & Giza Plateau). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, steep yourself in history at Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay, take a stroll through Islamic Cairo, and walk around Al-Azhar Park.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Cairo sightseeing tool.

Washington, USA to Cairo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Washington in March: high temperatures in Cairo hover around 77°F and lows are around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Luxor.
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Luxor, Egypt — 3 nights

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 16th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Tomb of Ramses VI, then delve into the distant past at Valley of the Kings, and then steep yourself in history at Temple of Karnak. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at Tomb of Queen Nefertari, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Queens, then delve into the distant past at Medinet Habu, and finally stop by Shop Sandouk.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Luxor trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Cairo to Luxor by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. When traveling from Cairo in March, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Luxor: temperatures range from 87°F by day to 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Marrakech.
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Marrakech, Morocco — 3 nights

Red City

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Koutoubia Mosque and Medersa Ben Youssef. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, stroll the grounds of Saadian Tombs, slough off your stress at Turkish baths, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Menara Gardens and Pavilion.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Marrakech day trip planning website.

You can fly from Luxor to Marrakech in 13 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Luxor to Marrakech, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Luxor in March, expect Marrakech to be little chillier, temps between 73°F and 49°F. On the 21st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.
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