41 days in Africa Itinerary

41 days in Africa Itinerary

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Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
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Luxor, Egypt
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Aswan, Egypt
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Cairo, Egypt
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Khartoum, Sudan
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Juba, South Sudan
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Kampala, Uganda
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Bangui, Central African Republic
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N'Djamena, Chad
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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Harar, Ethiopia
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Djibouti, Djibouti
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Mogadishu, Somalia
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Hargeysa, Somalia
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Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

— 5 nights

City of Peace

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Ras Mohammed National Park, Tiran Island, Mount Sinai, and other attractions you added. There's much more to do: stroll through Shark's Bay Beach, hunt for treasures at Old Market, and admire the landmark architecture of Al Mustafa Mosque.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Sharm El Sheikh sightseeing planner.

London, UK to Sharm El Sheikh is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Sharm El Sheikh is 2 hours. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from London in January: high temperatures in Sharm El Sheikh hover around 26°C and lows are around 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Luxor.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Luxor, Egypt

— 3 nights
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Avenue of Sphinxes, Tomb of Ramses VI and Luxor Museum. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Temple of Karnak, pause for some photo ops at Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Luxor Temple, and explore the ancient world of Medinet Habu.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Luxor trip maker site.

Getting from Sharm El Sheikh to Luxor by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or drive. Traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Luxor, with lows of 8°C. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Tue) before leaving for Aswan.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Museums

Aswan, Egypt

— 2 nights
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Abu Simbel Temple Complex as well as Elephantine Island. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): step off the mainland to explore Elephantine Island, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Philae Temple, and then take an in-depth tour of Nubian Museum. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Aswan road trip site.

Getting from Luxor to Aswan by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 11°C. On the 14th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Cairo, Egypt

— 3 nights

City of a Thousand Minarets

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.
Bayt Al-Suhaymi has been added to your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids (in Saqqara) and Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, get a taste of the local shopping with Khan Al-Khalili, walk around Al-Azhar Park, and contemplate the waterfront views at Nile River.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairo trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Aswan to Cairo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Aswan in January, you will find days in Cairo are slightly colder (21°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Khartoum.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Khartoum, Sudan

— 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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Mon): deepen your understanding at University of Khartoum, then admire the landmark architecture of Presidential Palace, then walk around Mogran, and finally make a trip to Nile Street.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Khartoum trip planner.

You can fly from Cairo to Khartoum in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Cairo, expect much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Khartoum, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 19°C. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Wed) before leaving for Juba.

Things to do in Khartoum

Parks · Museums · Nature

Juba, South Sudan

— 2 nights
A frantic metropolis bursting from the White Nile River, Juba stands as the capital and largest city of the Republic of South Sudan.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Bahr El Jebel Safaris - Day Tours. Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St.Theresa Cathedral, and then pause for some serene contemplation at All Saints Cathedral. On your second day here, gain insight with Bahr El Jebel Safaris - Day Tours.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Juba day trip site.

Getting from Khartoum to Juba by journey takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Khartoum in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Juba, with lows of 32°C. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Kampala.

Things to do in Juba

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Historic Sites

Kampala, Uganda

— 3 nights
Kampala enjoys the reputation of a modern city with a buzzing atmosphere--it also serves as a good base point for exploring the surrounding area.
You've now added Nalubale Rafting to your itinerary. Take a break from Kampala with a short trip to Uganda Wildlife Conservation Education Centre in Entebbe, about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Uganda Museum.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kampala day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Juba to Kampala takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Africa Time to East Africa Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Juba in January, expect Kampala to be a bit cooler, temps between 32°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Bangui.

Things to do in Kampala

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Bangui, Central African Republic

— 3 nights
Bangui, or Bangî in Sango, formerly written Bangi in English, is the capital and largest city of the Central African Republic. Your day by day itinerary now includes Marche Central (Central Market) as well as Les Chutes de Boali. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Oubangui River and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Les Chutes de Boali.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Bangui travel website.

You can fly from Kampala to Bangui in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Kampala to Bangui. While traveling from Kampala, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Bangui, ranging from highs of 40°C to lows of 21°C. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Thu) before leaving for N'Djamena.

Things to do in Bangui

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

N'Djamena, Chad

— 3 nights
Chad's capital and largest city, N'Djamena serves as the main port on the Chari River, and a hub for livestock, grain, and salt.
On the 29th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore and take pictures at Avenue Charles de Gaulle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grand Mosque N'Djamena, and then browse the exhibits of Musée National du Tchad.

Plan trip to N'Djamena with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Fly from Bangui to N'Djamena in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Bangui in January, plan for slightly colder nights in N'Djamena, with lows around 17°C. On the 31st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Addis Ababa.

Things to do in N'Djamena

Museums · Historic Sites

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

— 3 nights

City of Humans

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes The Mausoleum of Menelik II. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Arada Giyorgis, see the interesting displays at National Museum of Ethiopia, and then make a trip to The Mausoleum of Menelik II.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Addis Ababa trip planner.

Getting from N'Djamena to Addis Ababa by journey takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from N'Djamena to Addis Ababa. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from N'Djamena in January: high temperatures in Addis Ababa hover around 27°C and lows are around 11°C. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Wed) before leaving for Harar.

Things to do in Addis Ababa

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Harar, Ethiopia

— 2 nights
The walled city of Harar--named a World Heritage Site--lives and breathes tradition.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): see the interesting displays at Casa Museo di Rimbaud. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Harar Jegol Wall and then see the interesting displays at Harar Museum.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Harar trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by journey from Addis Ababa to Harar takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. Traveling from Addis Ababa in February, expect Harar to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Djibouti.

Things to do in Harar

Museums

Djibouti, Djibouti

— 3 nights

Pearl of the Gulf of Tadjoura

Djibouti, the country's eponymous capital and largest city, houses over two thirds of the nation's population.
Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Lake Assal and then enjoy the sand and surf at Khor Ambado Beach.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Djibouti day trip website.

Travel from Harar to Djibouti in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Harar in February, Djibouti is a bit warmer at night with lows of 28°C. On the 8th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Mogadishu.

Things to do in Djibouti

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Mogadishu, Somalia

— 2 nights

White Pearl of the Indian Ocean

Swim in the warm waters, stroll over white sand, or play volleyball and other sports on the beaches of Mogadishu, the White Pearl of the Indian Ocean.
On the 8th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Liido Beach Somalia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the eclectic array of goods at Bakara Market, get a new perspective on nature at black Hawk Down crash site museum, make a trip to Shanghai Old City, then pause for some photo ops at The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier -Mogadishu, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Hadful Mosque.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Mogadishu trip planner.

You can travel from Djibouti to Mogadishu in 5 hours. Another option is to fly. In February in Mogadishu, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Hargeysa.

Things to do in Mogadishu

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Shopping

Hargeysa, Somalia

— 2 nights
A capital of the self-declared state of Somaliland, Hargeisa is the second-largest city in Somalia.
Hargeysa is known for outdoors, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Laas Geel Site, take in the spiritual surroundings of MiG Jet, hunt for treasures at Livestock Market, and buy something for everyone on your list at Dahabshiil Business Centre.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Hargeysa tour planning website.

You can travel from Mogadishu to Hargeysa in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Mogadishu in February, with highs in Hargeysa at 30°C and lows at 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hargeysa

Shopping · Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Ethiopia travel guide

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Specialty Museums · National Parks · Ruins
Abyssinia
One of the oldest countries in the world, Ethiopia was the only African nation not to fall under colonial control. The continued independence left the country with a wealth of undisturbed historical sites and cultural practices--reasons enough to plan a vacation in Ethiopia. Ancient ruins, hill tribes, wild forest areas, gushing rivers, and depressions filled with active volcanoes represent just some of the many Ethiopia attractions worthy of your attention.

Djibouti travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Tourist Spots · Beaches
A small country with big sights, Djibouti has become known for its interesting geology and show-stopping topography. Limestone chimneys, salt lakes, offshore coral reefs, multi-colored mountains, mangroves, and sandy deserts provide the backdrop or focal point of a number of adventures during vacations in Djibouti. Away from the capital, Djibouti remains largely untamed and rural, with plenty of appeal for those into eco-tourism. Traveling down the coast and into the interior during a tour of Djibouti, visitors meet nomadic tribes and share in their singular way of life.