12 days in Africa Itinerary

12 days in Africa Itinerary

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12 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Saint Louis, United States
Fly:  17 h 30 min
1
Marrakech, Morocco
— 4 nights
+2
Train + Taxi + Fly:  20 h 30 min
2
Cape Town, South Africa
— 5 nights
Fly:  26 h
End: Saint Louis, United States

4
nights
Marrakech, Morocco

Marrakech ©
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.
Marrakech is known for shopping, parks, historic sites, spas, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, admire all the interesting features of Jemaa el-Fnaa, stroll the grounds of Saadian Tombs, and capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Marrakech travel itinerary planner.

Saint Louis, USA to Marrakech is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Western European Time is 6 hours. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Saint Louis in December: highs in Marrakech hover around 69°F, while lows dip to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Marrakech

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors
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Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Menara Gardens and Pavilion ©
Menara Gardens and Pavilion
Jemaa el-Fna
Jemaa el-Fna

5
nights
Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Kids will enjoy Cape Point and Boulders Beach Penguin Colony. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, trek along Platteklip Gorge, cruise along Chapman's Peak Drive, and step into the grandiose world of Castle of Good Hope.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Cape Town travel route builder .

Do a combination of train and flight from Marrakech to Cape Town in 20.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Western European Time to South Africa Standard Time is 2 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Marrakech in December, with highs in Cape Town at 79°F and lows at 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 28 — Jan 2:
Highlights from your plan
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony

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