15 days in Africa & Middle East Itinerary

15 days in Africa & Middle East Itinerary

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15 days in Africa & Middle East Itinerary

Cape Town, South Africa
taxi + Fly + bus:  9​h
Antananarivo, Madagascar
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
Cairo, Egypt
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
Marrakech, Morocco
— 3 nights
Fly:  25​h
Wichita, United States

1
day
Antananarivo, Madagascar

Surrounded by verdant rice paddies, Madagascar's capital and the country's commercial and cultural hub, Antananarivo boasts a rich history and heritage, evident in its numerous historic buildings, colonial-era neighborhoods, and archaeological museums.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Ambohimanga, then take in breathtaking views at Isalo Window, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Tsimbazaza Zoo, and finally step into the grandiose world of Rova - Le Palais de la Reine.

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Cape Town, South Africa to Antananarivo is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Cape Town to Antananarivo is 1 hour. While traveling from Cape Town, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Antananarivo, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Dubai.

Things to do in Antananarivo

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Isalo Window
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Ambohimanga
Rova - Le Palais de la Reine
Tsimbazaza Zoo

4
days
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Sheikh Zayed Mosque and Qasr Al Hosn. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Saadiyat Public Beach and Jumeirah Public Beach. Step out of Dubai to go to Ajman and see Ajman Beach, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Burj Khalifa, enjoy the sand and surf at Marina Beach, get to know the fascinating history of Bastakia Quarter, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Umm Suqeim Beach.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Antananarivo to Dubai. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Antananarivo to Dubai due to the time zone difference. In August, Dubai is much hotter than Antananarivo - with highs of 49°C and lows of 38°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Dubai

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Abu Dhabi, Ajman Beach
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Saadiyat Public Beach
Qasr Al Hosn

3
days
Cairo, Egypt

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.
Get some historical perspective at Pyramids of Giza and Great Sphinx. Old City (Coptic Cairo) and Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, explore the ancient world of Keops Pyramid, and examine the collection at Egyptian Antiquities Museum.

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Explore your travel options from Dubai to Cairo with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dubai to Cairo. Traveling from Dubai in August, expect Cairo to be slightly colder, temps between 41°C and 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Marrakech.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Giza
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Pyramids of Giza
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
Great Sphinx

2
days
Marrakech, Morocco

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 16th (Wed), admire the landmark architecture of Bahia Palace, take a stroll through Marrakech Souk, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle and then steep yourself in history at Medina of Marrakesh.

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You can fly from Cairo to Marrakech in 9 hours. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Cairo to Marrakech due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cairo in August, you will find days in Marrakech are a bit warmer (45°C), and nights are slightly colder (25°C). You'll set off for home on the 18th (Fri).

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites Parks Spas
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Bahia Palace
Medina of Marrakesh
Marrakech Souk

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