24 days in Morocco, Kenya & Egypt Itinerary

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Marrakech, Morocco
— 4 nights
Essaouira, Morocco
— 2 nights
Shuttle to Marrakech, Fly to Kisumu, Drive to Maasai Mara National Reserve
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
— 5 nights
Nairobi, Kenya
— 4 nights
Luxor, Egypt
— 3 nights
Cairo, Egypt
— 4 nights


Marrakech, Morocco — 4 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.
Spend the 31st (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, soak in style at Turkish baths, explore the different monuments and memorials at Saadian Tombs, and contemplate the long history of El Badi Palace.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Marrakech trip planner.

Newark, USA to Marrakech is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Marrakech is 5 hours. Traveling from Newark in July, you will find days in Marrakech are somewhat warmer (100°F), and nights are about the same (68°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Essaouira.
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Essaouira, Morocco — 2 nights

Wind City of Africa

The laidback town of Essaouira, known for its forceful trade winds, attracts Moroccan and foreign tourists alike with its sweeping beaches and atmospheric, labyrinthine medina, a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): see the interesting displays at Cooperative feminie TILILA d'huile d'argane, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then ride a horse along Cheval Essaouira. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Fri): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then trot along with a tour on horseback, then examine the collection at Synagogue Slat Lkahal, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chaim Pinto Synagogue.

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You can drive from Marrakech to Essaouira in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a shuttle. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Marrakech in August, with highs in Essaouira at 83°F and lows at 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Maasai Mara National Reserve.
Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks
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Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya — 5 nights

Home to the Great Migration and Africa's exceptional wildlife, Maasai Mara is a must on a Kenya itinerary.
Spend the 6th (Sun) surrounded by wildlife at Olare Orok Conservancy. Spend the 8th (Tue) surrounded by wildlife at Mara Triangle. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Ol Kinyei Conservancy and stroll through Mara North Conservancy.

For reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Maasai Mara National Reserve online tour itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car from Essaouira to Maasai Mara National Reserve in 26 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, bus, and car; or do a combination of flight, bus, and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Essaouira to Maasai Mara National Reserve is 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Nairobi.
Parks · Wildlife · Nature
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Nairobi, Kenya — 4 nights

Green City in the Sun

You're likely to visit Nairobi at least once on a trip to Kenya, as the sprawling city houses the country's international airport and remains the jump-off point for many tours and safaris.
Spend the 11th (Fri) exploring nature at Nairobi National Park. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, admire the striking features of African Heritage House, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and look for gifts at Utamaduni Craft Centre.

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Getting from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Nairobi by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in August, and nighttime lows around 57°F. On the 14th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Luxor.
Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Tours
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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.
Luxor is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Temple of Karnak, view the masterpieces at Luxor Art Gallery, explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Kings, and relax and rejuvenate at The Spa at Hilton Luxor Resort & Spa.

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You can fly from Nairobi to Luxor in 10.5 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference moving from East Africa Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Nairobi in August: high temperatures in Luxor hover around 107°F and lows are around 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to fly to Cairo.
Historic Sites · Spas · Shopping · Museums
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Cairo, Egypt — 4 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairo: Giza (Great Sphinx & Pyramids of Giza). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Mamluk Jewellery and Bazaar, and stroll around Al-Azhar Park.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Cairo online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Luxor to Cairo by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Luxor in August, expect nights in Cairo to be about the same, around 78°F, while days are little chillier, around 96°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.
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Morocco travel guide

Diverse in landscapes and cultures, Morocco has long been a popular tourist destination, offering many quintessential North African vistas, sounds, and tastes. The ancient medinas of the main cities have retained their look and feel over the centuries, with bustling markets of colorful spice stalls, leather tanning in the streets, and teahouses. The dunes of the Sahara and the peaks of the High Atlas mountains battle for the interest of tourists on holiday in Morocco, with each possessing impressive, picturesque scenery, and hidden-away traditional villages, filled with crafts, carpets, and a rural way of life.

Kenya travel guide

Nature & Parks · National Parks · Safaris
The savannahs of Kenya contain some of the most iconic sights in Africa, stirred in the minds of many when they think of the continent. Big cats, elephants, and rhinos remain major inhabitants of this vast country, with a number of safari centers running trips across the region's World Heritage-listed national parks. Trips to rural villages, where many travelers choose to join up various volunteer projects, represent some of the most inspiring and enriching things to do in Kenya.

Egypt travel guide

Gift of the Nile
The land of pharaohs, pyramids, sphinxes, and papyrus, Egypt needs little by way of introduction. Visitors find more than a textbook readout of ancient history when visiting the country--the power, scale, art, and mysticism of its centuries-old culture bleed out from each landmark attraction and seep into the everyday life. Bustling markets, the slow-flowing Nile, the vast desert, and inspiring archeological sites often sit right alongside palaces of great excess and historical importance. All ensure you have plenty to see and do during your vacation in Egypt. In the wake of the Arab Spring in 2011, travel to certain areas where conflict and terrorism are deemed likely remains inadvisable for foreign visitors.