8 days in Africa Itinerary

8 days in Africa Itinerary

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8 days in Africa Itinerary

Minneapolis, United States
Fly:  23​h 30​min
Marrakech, Morocco
— 3 nights
Fly:  19​h
Cape Town, South Africa
— 2 nights
Fly:  31​h
Minneapolis, United States

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 18th (Sat), browse the eclectic array of goods at Jemaa el-Fnaa and then take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle. Here are some ideas for day two: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then admire the landmark architecture of Koutoubia Mosque and Minaret, then admire the landmark architecture of Bahia Palace, and finally deepen your understanding at Ben Youssef Madrasa.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Marrakech itinerary maker.

Minneapolis, USA to Marrakech is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Minneapolis to Marrakech is 6 hours. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Minneapolis in March, with highs in Marrakech at 74°F and lows at 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Town.

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Jemaa el-Fnaa
Jardin Majorelle
Ben Youssef Madrasa

3
days
Cape Town, South Africa

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cape Town: Cape of Good Hope (in Table Mountain National Park) and Boulders Beach (in Simon's Town). Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Table Mountain, do a tasting at Klein Constantia, take in the waterfront activity at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, and admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.

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Traveling by flight from Marrakech to Cape Town takes 19 hours. Traveling from Marrakech to Cape Town, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Marrakech in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Cape Town, with lows of 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

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Table Mountain National Park
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

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