10 days in Africa Itinerary

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Cairo, Egypt
— 1 night
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Luxor, Egypt
— 2 nights
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Hurghada, Egypt
— 1 night
Fly to Sharm el-Sheikh, Taxi to Sharm El Sheikh
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Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
— 1 night
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Fes, Morocco
— 1 night
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Marrakech, Morocco
— 2 nights
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Cairo, Egypt — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities and then contemplate the long history of Mosque of Muhammad Ali. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu): delve into the distant past at Pyramids of Giza, then appreciate the history behind Great Sphinx, and then contemplate the long history of Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Cairo trip itinerary planner.

Washington DC, USA to Cairo is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 7 hours. While traveling from Washington DC, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Cairo, ranging from highs of 95°F to lows of 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Luxor.
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Luxor, Egypt — 2 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 3rd (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Karnak Open Air Museum, contemplate the long history of Temple of Karnak, and then pause for some photo ops at Luxor Temple. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Medinet Habu, explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Kings, and then delve into the distant past at Tomb of Ramses VI.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Luxor trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from Cairo to Luxor takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Cairo in July: highs in Luxor hover around 106°F, while lows dip to 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Hurghada.
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Hurghada, Egypt — 1 night

Originally a small fishing town on the Red Sea coast, Hurghada developed into Egypt's premier beach destination thanks to its year-round sunny weather and world-class dive sites.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Hurghada travel route planner.

You can drive from Luxor to Hurghada in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July in Hurghada, expect temperatures between 102°F during the day and 83°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.
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Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt — 1 night

City of Peace

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.
For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Sharm El Sheikh road trip website.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Hurghada to Sharm El Sheikh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Sharm El Sheikh are 100°F, while nighttime lows are 84°F. You'll set off for Fes on the 6th (Mon).
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Fes, Morocco — 1 night

Mecca of the West

Morocco's former capital, Fes enchants visitors with its walled medina, a labyrinthine web of pedestrian-only streets and a World Heritage Site.
On the 7th (Tue), take a stroll through Medina of Fez, then see the interesting displays at Museo Nejjarine, then admire the masterpieces at Coin Berbere, and finally explore the engaging exhibits at Medina Children's Library.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Fes travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Sharm El Sheikh to Fes takes 13 hours. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Western European Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in July since evenings lows in Fes dip to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Marrakech.
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Marrakech, Morocco — 2 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.
On the 8th (Wed), admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Koutoubia Mosque, admire the striking features of Saadian Tombs, then admire the landmark architecture of Palacio da Bahia, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Jemaa el-Fnaa. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Menara Gardens and Pavilion, then deepen your understanding at Medersa Ben Youssef, and then examine the collection at Marrakech Museum.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Marrakech driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Fes to Marrakech takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July in Marrakech, expect temperatures between 100°F during the day and 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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