17 days in Sudan Itinerary

17 days in Sudan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sudan tour planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Port Sudan
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kassala
— 1 night
Fly
3
Khartoum
— 3 nights
Drive
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Merowe
— 2 nights
Drive
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Dongola
— 3 nights
Drive
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Wawa
— 3 nights
Drive

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Port Sudan

— 2 nights
Port Sudan is a port city in eastern Sudan, and the capital of the state of Red Sea., it has 489,725 residents. On the 9th (Fri), explore the striking landscape of Sanganeb National Park. On the next day, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Port Sudan trip app.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Port Sudan is an approximately 11-hour flight. Traveling from Riyadh to Port Sudan, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. On the 10th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Kassala.

Things to do in Port Sudan

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Kassala

— 1 night
Kassala is the capital of the state of Kassala in eastern Sudan. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Taka Mountains.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Kassala trip itinerary builder app.

Drive from Port Sudan to Kassala in 8.5 hours. On the 12th (Mon), you're off to Khartoum.

Things to do in Kassala

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Khartoum

— 3 nights
Situated at the meeting point of the White and Blue Niles, the sprawling capital Khartoum captivates with its welcoming atmosphere, chaotic marketplaces, and extravagant skyline punctuated with glass towers.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Nilian Mosque and Naga: Temple of Amun. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Khalifa House Museum and Sudan National Museum. Step out of Khartoum to go to Omdurman and see Tomb of Muhammad Ahmad (Madhi), which is approximately 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: buy something for everyone on your list at Al Waha Mall, see human ingenuity at work at Jabal al-Awliya' Dam, take an in-depth tour of Ethnographic Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Al Kabir Mosque.

For traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Khartoum tour planning site.

Getting from Kassala to Khartoum by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. August in Khartoum sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Merowe.

Things to do in Khartoum

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Merowe

— 2 nights
On the 17th (Sat), explore the striking landscape at Petrified Forest, appreciate the history behind Necropolis of Nuri, then explore the different monuments and memorials at El Kurru Tombs, and finally delve into the distant past at Gebel Barkal.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Merowe road trip planner.

You can drive from Khartoum to Merowe in 6.5 hours. You will leave for Dongola on the 18th (Sun).

Things to do in Merowe

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Dongola

— 3 nights
Dongola, also spelled Dunqulah, and formerly known as Al 'Urdi, is the capital of the state of Northern in Sudan, on the banks of the Nile, and a former Latin Catholic bishopric (14th century). Get a sense of the local culture at Third Cataract of the Nile and Kerma's Archeological Site. It doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Dongola.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Dongola trip builder.

Drive from Merowe to Dongola in 3 hours. On the 21st (Wed), you'll travel to Wawa.

Things to do in Dongola

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Wawa

— 3 nights
On the 22nd (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Soleb Temple.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Wawa tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Dongola to Wawa takes 3 hours. You'll set off for home on the 24th (Sat).

Things to do in Wawa

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Sudan travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Ruins
Splitting with South Sudan in 2011, Sudan remains a vast, diverse place. Desert and savannah landscapes dominate much of the north and south, while the east and west are primarily mountainous. Ancient Nubian ruins dot the desert areas in the north, with the section close to the Nile once home to great and powerful kingdoms. The main cities offer an array of interesting and evocative Islamic sites, with many centuries-old mosques and religious schools and market squares--all worthy of addition on a comprehensive Sudan itinerary.