24 days in Canada & Africa Itinerary

24 days in Canada & Africa Itinerary

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24 days in Canada & Africa Itinerary

Start: Vancouver, Canada
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Toronto, Canada
— 3 nights
Fly:  30​h
2
Windhoek, Namibia
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  2​h
3
Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Solitaire, Namibia
— 1 night
car:  9​h 30​min
5
Etosha National Park, Namibia
— 1 night
6
Etosha National Park, Namibia
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Windhoek, Namibia
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
8
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 30​min
9
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
10
Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
11
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
— 2 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Vancouver, Canada

3
nights
Toronto, Canada

Toronto
Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
Venture out of the city with trips to Niagara Falls (Journey Behind the Falls, Skylon Tower, & more). There's still lots to do: enjoy breathtaking views from CN Tower, examine the collection at Royal Ontario Museum, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ripley's Aquarium Of Canada, and hunt for treasures at St. Lawrence Market.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Toronto holiday planner .

Vancouver to Toronto is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Vancouver to Toronto due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Vancouver in September, you will find days in Toronto are a bit warmer (26°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Windhoek.

Things to do in Toronto

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Niagara Falls
Highlights from your plan
CN Tower
CN Tower
Skylon Tower ©
Skylon Tower
Journey Behind the Falls ©
Journey Behind the Falls

1
night
Windhoek, Namibia

Windhoek ©
Located in the heart of the country, Namibia's capital city Windhoek receives a constant influx of tourists, in part because of its international airport.
On the 17th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Trans-Namib Railroad Museum.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Windhoek visit planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Toronto to Windhoek. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Windhoek is 7 hours. While traveling from Toronto, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Windhoek, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 16°C. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Namib-Naukluft Park.

Things to do in Windhoek

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Trans-Namib Railroad Museum ©
Trans-Namib Railroad Museum

1
night
Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia

Namib-Naukluft Park ©
One of the world's largest nature and game reserves, the vast Namib-Naukluft Park boasts sweeping desert and mountain landscapes, a diverse range of animal life, and the surreal Sossusvlei, a scenic saltpan sprinkled with towering red sand dunes and petrified acacia trees.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sossusvlei. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): admire nature's extreme beauty at Sossusvlei.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Namib-Naukluft Park using our trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Toronto to Namib-Naukluft Park with the Route module. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central African Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Toronto in September since evenings lows in Namib-Naukluft Park dip to 12°C. You'll set off for Windhoek on the 18th (Fri).

Things to do in Namib-Naukluft Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Sossusvlei ©
Sossusvlei

1
night
Solitaire, Namibia

Solitaire ©
Solitaire is a small settlement in the Khomas Region of central Namibia near the Namib-Naukluft National Park. Plan a Solitaire trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Namib-Naukluft Park to Solitaire takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Etosha National Park.
Highlights from your plan
Tropic of Capricorn Sign ©
Tropic of Capricorn Sign

1
night
Etosha National Park, Namibia

Etosha National Park
For nature lovers, a trip to Etosha National Park seems like a dream: the vast salt desert houses hundreds of animal species, which roam the arid lands and gather near the many waterholes.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): make a trip to Okaukuejo waterhole.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Etosha National Park trip builder app .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Solitaire to Etosha National Park in 9.5 hours. On the 20th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Etosha National Park.

2
nights
Etosha National Park, Namibia

Etosha National Park ©
Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Etosha and then don't miss a visit to Okaukuejo waterhole.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Etosha National Park journey planner .

On the 22nd (Tue), you're off toWindhoek.

Things to do in Etosha National Park

Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Etosha ©
Etosha

1
night
Windhoek, Namibia

Windhoek ©
On the 22nd (Tue), admire the landmark architecture of Christuskirche.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Windhoek trip itinerary builder tool .

Fly from Etosha National Park to Windhoek in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. On the 23rd (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Windhoek

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Christuskirche ©
Christuskirche
Zoo Park ©
Zoo Park

3
nights
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Victoria Falls, a Zimbabwean town near the eponymous waterfall, serves as one of two prime gateway points to the majestic cascade and its surrounding national park.
On the 23rd (Wed), take in the local highlights with Walking tours. Here are some ideas for day two: get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, and then snap pictures at Victoria Falls Bridge.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Victoria Falls travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Windhoek to Victoria Falls in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Victoria Falls are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Addis Ababa.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Safaris

1
night
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Addis Ababa ©
A sprawling metropolis and home to millions of Ethiopians, Addis Ababa houses many international organizations, embassies, and commissions, making it a diplomatic, political, and economic hub of the country.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Entoto Hill and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Cathedral.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Addis Ababa trip tool .

Getting from Victoria Falls to Addis Ababa by combination of car and flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Central African Time (CAT) to Eastern African Time (EAT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Victoria Falls in September, things will get a bit cooler in Addis Ababa: highs are around 25°C and lows about 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Addis Ababa

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Entoto Hill ©
Entoto Hill
Holy Trinity Cathedral ©
Holy Trinity Cathedral

5
nights
Zanzibar City, Tanzania

Zanzibar City ©
Discover a myriad of attractions in Zanzibar City, like its World Heritage-listed historic core, charming beach villages, and the modern neighborhood of Ng'ambo.
Explore Zanzibar City's surroundings by going to Paje Beach (in Paje) and Nungwi (Nungwi Beach & Scuba & Snorkeling). There's much more to do: head off the coast to Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, explore the ancient world of The Old Fort (Ngome Kongwe), look for gifts at Aromas of Zanzibar, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheetah's Rock.

To see more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Zanzibar City road trip planning tool .

Getting from Addis Ababa to Zanzibar City by flight takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Addis Ababa in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Zanzibar City: highs are around 35°C and lows about 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Dar es Salaam.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Nungwi, Zanzibar Island, Paje Beach
Highlights from your plan
Cheetah's Rock ©
Cheetah's Rock
Prison Island - Changuu Private Island ©
Nungwi Beach ©
Nungwi Beach

2
nights
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Dar es Salaam ©
Founded in the mid-19th century, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania's largest city, lost the status of the official capital but remains the country's commercial and financial center.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): stop by The Tanzanite Dream, then step off the mainland to explore Mbudya Island, and then make a trip to Tanzania Centre for Cultural Heritage. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at National Museum and then make a trip to Slipway Shopping Center.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Dar es Salaam trip planning site .

You can drive from Zanzibar City to Dar es Salaam in 3.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Dar es Salaam are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dar es Salaam

Nature Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Mbudya Island ©
Mbudya Island
National Museum ©
National Museum

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