11 days in Ilha do Sal & Africa Itinerary

11 days in Ilha do Sal & Africa Itinerary

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11 days in Ilha do Sal & Africa Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  6 h 30 min
1
Santa Maria, Cape Verde
— 1 night
Fly:  7 h 45 min
2
Marrakech, Morocco
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
3
Fes, Morocco
— 1 night
Fly:  8 h 15 min
4
Cairo, Egypt
— 1 night
Fly:  1 h 45 min
5
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 30 min
6
Luxor, Egypt
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h 45 min
End: London, United Kingdom

1
night
Santa Maria, Cape Verde

Santa Maria ©
Santa Maria is situated in the southern part of the island municipality of Sal, Cape Verde which has recently became a fishing and touristic city. Santa Marilha Horse Excursions has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): trot along with Santa Marilha Horse Excursions. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Pedra Lume Salt Crater, then take in nature's colorful creations at Viveiro, Botanical Garden & Zoo di Terra, then stop by Perola do Sal, and finally kick back and relax at Praia de Santa Maria.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Santa Maria trip itinerary maker website .

London, UK to Santa Maria is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Cape Verde Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from London, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Santa Maria, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Marrakech.

Things to do in Santa Maria

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Salinas de Pedra de Lume
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Santa Marilha Horse Excursions ©
Santa Marilha Horse Excursions
Praia de Santa Maria ©
Praia de Santa Maria
Salinas de Pedra de Lume ©
Salinas de Pedra de Lume

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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.
Get some cultural insight at Saadian Tombs and Koutoubia Mosque. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Palacio da Bahia and Medina of Marrakesh. There's lots more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, admire the masterpieces at Maison de la Photographie de Marrakech, admire the striking features of Medersa Ben Youssef, and take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Marrakech route maker tool .

You can fly from Santa Maria to Marrakech in 8 hours. The time zone changes from Cape Verde Time to Western European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Marrakech when traveling from Santa Maria in September, with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Fes.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites Shopping Parks
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Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Jemaa el-Fna
Jemaa el-Fna
Koutoubia Mosque ©
Koutoubia Mosque

1
night
Fes, Morocco

Fes ©
Morocco's former capital, Fes enchants visitors with its walled medina, a labyrinthine web of pedestrian-only streets and a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Museo Nejjarine, admire the landmark architecture of Bab Boujloud, and then make a trip to Medina of Fez.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Fes itinerary builder app .

You can fly from Marrakech to Fes in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Fes

Neighborhoods Museums
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Medina of Fez ©
Medina of Fez
Museo Nejjarine ©
Museo Nejjarine
Bab Boujloud ©
Bab Boujloud

1
night
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 15th (Sun): examine the collection at Egyptian Antiquities Museum and then hunt for treasures at Khan Al-Khalili. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Great Sphinx, delve into the distant past at Pyramids of Giza, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Nile River.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Cairo trip tool .

You can fly from Fes to Cairo in 8.5 hours. The time zone changes from Western European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Cairo when traveling from Fes in September, with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Giza
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The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx

1
night
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

An enviable location on the southern end of the Sinai Peninsula and year-round warm weather boost tourism in Sharm El Sheikh and make it one of Egypt's premier travel destinations.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): take a stroll through Na'ama Bay and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Sharm El Sheikh online day trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Cairo to Sharm El Sheikh takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Cairo in September since evenings lows in Sharm El Sheikh dip to 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Na'ama Bay ©
Na'ama Bay

2
nights
Luxor, Egypt

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Tomb of King Tutankhamun (Tut), then stroll the grounds of Valley of the Kings, then explore the ancient world of Luxor Temple, and finally delve into the distant past at Temple of Karnak. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Colossi of Memnon and then delve into the distant past at Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Luxor day trip site .

Traveling by flight from Sharm El Sheikh to Luxor takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in September: highs in Luxor hover around 46°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites
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Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings
Luxor Temple ©
Luxor Temple

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