10 days in Africa & Mauritania Itinerary

10 days in Africa & Mauritania Itinerary

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1
Cairo, Egypt
— 3 nights
2
Nouakchott, Mauritania
— 2 nights
3
Trarza Region, Mauritania
— 1 night
4
Marrakech, Morocco
— 2 nights

3
nights
Cairo, Egypt

Cairo ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): appreciate the history behind Great Sphinx and then delve into the distant past at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Tue): see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities and then shop like a local with Khan Al-Khalili.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Cairo trip itinerary builder site.

Tokyo, Japan to Cairo is an approximately 18-hour flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Tokyo to Cairo due to the time zone difference. In February, Cairo is somewhat warmer than Tokyo - with highs of °C and lows of °C. On the 10th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Nouakchott.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

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Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities

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Nouakchott, Mauritania

Nouakchott ©
Nouakchott, which means "place of the winds" in Berber language, serves as the capital and largest city of Mauritania, and one of the largest cities in the Sahara.
You've now added Banc d'Arguin National Park to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): browse the eclectic array of goods at Marche aux Khaimas, browse the fresh offerings at Galerie Zeinart, thenexplore the wide array of goods at Marche Turc, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Port de Peche. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Banc d'Arguin National Park.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Nouakchott attractions site.

Traveling by flight from Cairo to Nouakchott takes 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Cairo to Nouakchott. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Cairo in February, with highs in Nouakchott at °C and lows at °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Trarza Region.

Things to do in Nouakchott

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Banc d'Arguin National Park ©
Banc d'Arguin National Park
Galerie Zeinart ©
Galerie Zeinart
Marche aux Khaimas ©
Marche aux Khaimas

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night
Trarza Region, Mauritania

Trarza Region
Trarza is a region in southwest Mauritania. To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Trarza Region trip itinerary builder app.

Explore your travel options from Nouakchott to Trarza Region with the Route module. On the 13th (Sat), you're off to Marrakech.

Things to do in Trarza Region

Nature Parks
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): make a trip to Medersa Ben Youssef, thentake in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, and then hunt for treasures at Jemaa el-Fna. On the 15th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at El Badi Palace, admire the striking features of Palacio da Bahia, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Koutoubia Mosque, thenadmire the striking features of Saadian Tombs, and finally examine the collection at Marrakech Museum.

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You can fly from Trarza Region to Marrakech in 9.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites Shopping Parks
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Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Jemaa el-Fna
Jemaa el-Fna
Medersa Ben Youssef ©
Medersa Ben Youssef

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