38 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

38 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

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38 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

Start: Darwin, Australia
Fly:  40​h 30​min
1
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
2
Cape Town, South Africa
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Hluhluwe Game Reserve, South Africa
— 2 nights
Drive:  16​h 30​min
4
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  13​h
6
Kigali, Rwanda
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo
— 3 nights
Drive:  9​h 30​min
8
Masindi, Uganda
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  13​h 30​min
9
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
— 9 nights
Drive + Fly:  34​h
End: Darwin, Australia

2
nights
London, United Kingdom

London
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our London trip planner .

Darwin, Australia to London is an approximately 26-hour flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Darwin to London due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Darwin in December; daily highs in London reach 11°C and lows reach 4°C. You will leave for Cape Town on the 11th (Wed).

Things to do in London

Nightlife Fun & Games Parks

6
nights
Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Cape Town tour itinerary builder website .

Darwin, Australia to Cape Town is an approximately 29-hour flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Darwin to Cape Town due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Darwin in December, things will get a bit cooler in Cape Town: highs are around 30°C and lows about 18°C. You will leave for Hluhluwe Game Reserve on the 17th (Tue).

Things to do in Cape Town

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

2
nights
Hluhluwe Game Reserve, South Africa

Hluhluwe Game Reserve ©
On the 19th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Emdoneni Cheetah project and then stroll through Zulu Croc Reptile Park.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Hluhluwe Game Reserve trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Cape Town to Hluhluwe Game Reserve by car takes about 18.5 hours. While traveling from Cape Town, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Hluhluwe Game Reserve, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Hluhluwe Game Reserve

Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Zulu Croc Reptile Park ©
Zulu Croc Reptile Park

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Zipline and Prime Art Gallery. Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Elephant Hills Golf Club. And it doesn't end there: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, race across the water with a speed boat tour, stroll through Siduli Hide, and get to know the resident critters at Victoria Falls Snake Park.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Victoria Falls online attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Hluhluwe Game Reserve to Victoria Falls takes 20 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Hwange National Park.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Outdoors Tours Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Zipline
Kayaking & Canoeing

2
nights
Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe

Hwange National Park ©
On the 24th (Tue), stroll through Painted Dog Conservation. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Hwange National Park.

Make your Hwange National Park itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Victoria Falls to Hwange National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in December, and nighttime lows around 23°C. You will leave for Kigali on the 26th (Thu).

Things to do in Hwange National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Painted Dog Conservation
Highlights from your plan
Painted Dog Conservation ©
Painted Dog Conservation
Hwange National Park ©
Hwange National Park

1
day
Kigali, Rwanda

Kigali ©
A vacation in Kigali, Rwanda's capital city and economic hub, lets you experience the very heart of a landlocked country from a pleasant, safe, and organized base point.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint-Famille Church.

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

The Route module can help you plan travel from Hwange National Park to Kigali. Traveling from Hwange National Park in December, things will get little chillier in Kigali: highs are around 31°C and lows about 19°C. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Goma.

Things to do in Kigali

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Saint-Famille Church ©
Saint-Famille Church

3
nights
Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Goma ©
Nestled between two opposites--a lake and a volcano--Goma represents an adventurous vacation spot.
Get outdoors at Lake Kivu and Mount Nyiragongo.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Goma trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Kigali to Goma takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, car, and ferry; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Kigali to Goma is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Kigali in December: highs in Goma hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 22°C. On the 30th (Mon), you'll travel to Masindi.

Things to do in Goma

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Lake Kivu ©
Lake Kivu
Mount Nyiragongo ©
Mount Nyiragongo

3
nights
Masindi, Uganda

Masindi ©
Masindi is a town in the Western Region of Uganda. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Royal Mile Budongo Forest and Budongo Forest. Change things up with a short trip to Budongo Central Forest Reserve in Budongo (about 52 minutes away). There's more to do: stroll the grounds of Polish Cemetery Masindi.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Masindi online attractions planner .

Drive from Goma to Masindi in 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Goma to Masindi is 2 hours. While traveling from Goma, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Masindi, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Masindi

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Budongo Forest, Budongo Central Forest Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Budongo Forest ©
Budongo Forest
Royal Mile Budongo Forest ©
Royal Mile Budongo Forest
Budongo Central Forest Reserve ©
Budongo Central Forest Reserve

9
nights
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Serengeti National Park ©
Few adventures in the world invoke such vivid natural imagery as a trip to Serengeti National Park, a World Heritage Site known for its diverse animal life and memorable scenery.
Step off the beaten path and head to Seronera and Retima Hippo Pool. Visiting Off-Road Tours and Naabi Hill will get you outdoors. Go for a jaunt from Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area to see Oldupai Gorge about 1h 45 min away. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Grumeti River.

Start your trip to Serengeti National Park by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Masindi to Serengeti National Park. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Masindi in January; daily highs in Serengeti National Park reach 26°C and lows reach 11°C. On the 12th (Sun), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Oldupai Gorge
Highlights from your plan
Seronera ©
Seronera
Retima Hippo Pool ©
Retima Hippo Pool
Off-Road Tours

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