21 days in Sudan Itinerary

21 days in Sudan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sudan trip planner

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Fly
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Port Sudan
— 4 nights
Fly to Khartoum, Train to River Nile State
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River Nile State
— 3 nights
Drive
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Karima
— 3 nights
Drive
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Dongola
— 3 nights
Drive
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Khartoum
— 4 nights
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Port Sudan

— 4 nights
Port Sudan is a port city in eastern Sudan, and the capital of the state of Red Sea., it has 489,725 residents. Escape the urban bustle at Sanganeb National Park and Scuba & Snorkeling.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Port Sudan travel itinerary planner.

Nashville, USA to Port Sudan is an approximately 29-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Central Africa Time (CAT), which is usually an 8 hour difference. You'll set off for River Nile State on the 2nd (Tue).

Things to do in Port Sudan

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

River Nile State

— 3 nights
Before you visit River Nile State, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Port Sudan to River Nile State takes 13.5 hours. You'll set off for Karima on the 5th (Fri).

Karima

— 3 nights
Karima is known for historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Gebel Barkal, take in the dramatic natural features at Petrified Forest, explore the different monuments and memorials at Necropolis of Nuri, and steep yourself in history at El Kurru Tombs.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Karima planning site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from River Nile State to Karima. On the 8th (Mon), you're off to Dongola.

Things to do in Karima

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

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). Change things up with a short trip to Kerma's Archeological Site in Kerma (about 1h 20 min away). There's more to do: take some stellar pictures from Third Cataract of the Nile and get to know the fascinating history of Old Dongola.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Dongola tour planner.

You can drive from Karima to Dongola in 3 hours. You will leave for Khartoum on the 11th (Thu).

Things to do in Dongola

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Khartoum

— 4 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Khartoum: Omdurman (Khalifa House Museum, Nilian Mosque, &more). There's much more to do: step off the mainland to explore Tuti Island, steep yourself in history at Naga: Temple of Amun, browse the different shops at Afra Mall, and admire the landmark architecture of Presidential Palace.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Khartoum trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Dongola to Khartoum takes 8 hours. In July in Khartoum, expect temperatures between 100°F during the day and 81°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Khartoum

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side 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.