41 days in Africa Itinerary

41 days in Africa Itinerary

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Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
— 5 nights
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Luxor, Egypt
— 3 nights
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Aswan, Egypt
— 2 nights
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Cairo, Egypt
— 3 nights
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Khartoum, Sudan
— 3 nights
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Juba, South Sudan
— 2 nights
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Kampala, Uganda
— 3 nights
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Bangui, Central African Republic
— 3 nights
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N'Djamena, Chad
— 3 nights
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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
— 3 nights
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Harar, Ethiopia
— 2 nights
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Djibouti, Djibouti
— 3 nights
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Mogadishu, Somalia
— 2 nights
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— 2 nights
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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sharm El Sheikh: Tiran Island (in Tiran Island) and Saint Catherine (St. Catherine's Monastery & Mount Sinai). Spend the 5th (Mon) exploring nature at Ras Mohammed National Park. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Shark's Bay Beach, admire the landmark architecture of Al Mustafa Mosque, and hunt for treasures at Old Market.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Sharm El Sheikh online holiday 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. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Sharm El Sheikh due to the time zone difference. In July, Sharm El Sheikh is warmer than London - with highs of 44°C and lows of 34°C. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Luxor.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

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.
Luxor is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Temple of Karnak, take in the spiritual surroundings of Medinet Habu, stroll the grounds of Valley of the Kings, and get engrossed in the history at Luxor Museum.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Luxor road trip planner.

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 July, you will find days in Luxor are somewhat warmer (48°C), and nights are slightly colder (30°C). You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to 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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): head off the coast to Elephantine Island, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Philae Temple, and then get engrossed in the history at Nubian Museum. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Aswan route planner.

You can drive from Luxor to Aswan in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 49°C in July, and nighttime lows around 32°C. On the 11th (Sun), 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairo: Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids (in Saqqara) and Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, walk around Al-Azhar Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Nile River, and shop like a local with Khan Al-Khalili.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Cairo itinerary website.

Fly from Aswan to Cairo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Aswan in July: high temperatures in Cairo hover around 41°C and lows are around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) 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.
On the 15th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: deepen your understanding at University of Khartoum, admire the landmark architecture of Presidential Palace, then walk around Mogran, and finally make a trip to Nile Street.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Khartoum road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Cairo to Khartoum takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July in Khartoum, expect temperatures between 44°C during the day and 32°C at night. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to 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.
On the 17th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of St.Theresa Cathedral, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at All Saints Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: gain insight with Bahr El Jebel Safaris - Day Tours.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Juba vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by journey from Khartoum to Juba takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Khartoum in July, with highs in Juba at 34°C and lows at 27°C. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kampala.

Things to do in Juba

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Uganda Wildlife Conservation Education Centre (in Entebbe) and Nalubale Rafting (in Jinja). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Uganda Museum.

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

Fly from Juba to Kampala in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Africa Time to East Africa Time is 1 hour. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Juba in July: high temperatures in Kampala hover around 30°C and lows are around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Bangui.

Things to do in Kampala

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Parks

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. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Oubangui River and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Les Chutes de Boali.

To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Bangui online tour planner.

You can fly from Kampala to Bangui in 6 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Kampala to Bangui is minus 2 hours. In July, Bangui is somewhat warmer than Kampala - with highs of 35°C and lows of 25°C. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Sun) 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.
Keep things going the next day: explore and take pictures at Avenue Charles de Gaulle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grand Mosque N'Djamena, and then explore the galleries of Musée National du Tchad.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read N'Djamena trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Bangui to N'Djamena by flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Bangui in July, you will find days in N'Djamena are a bit warmer (39°C), and nights are about the same (27°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to 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.
On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Arada Giyorgis, then examine the collection at National Museum of Ethiopia, and then don't miss a visit to The Mausoleum of Menelik II.

For maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Addis Ababa online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by journey from N'Djamena to Addis Ababa takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from N'Djamena to Addis Ababa due to the time zone difference. Traveling from N'Djamena in July, you will find days in Addis Ababa are much colder (24°C), and nights are slightly colder (15°C). You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Sat) before leaving for Harar.

Things to do in Addis Ababa

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Harar, Ethiopia

— 2 nights
The walled city of Harar--named a World Heritage Site--lives and breathes tradition.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): see the interesting displays at Casa Museo di Rimbaud. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Harar Jegol Wall and then see the interesting displays at Harar Museum.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Harar day trip website.

Travel from Addis Ababa to Harar in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Addis Ababa in July: highs in Harar hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough 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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Lake Assal and then stroll through Khor Ambado Beach.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Djibouti trip planner.

Traveling by journey from Harar to Djibouti takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Harar, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Djibouti, ranging from highs of 45°C to lows of 39°C. On the 5th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Mogadishu.

Things to do in Djibouti

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · 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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Liido Beach Somalia. On the next day, hunt for treasures at Bakara Market, get a new perspective on nature at black Hawk Down crash site museum, then make a trip to Shanghai Old City, then appreciate the history behind The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier -Mogadishu, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Hadful Mosque.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Mogadishu trip builder.

Getting from Djibouti to Mogadishu by journey takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Djibouti in August, with highs in Mogadishu at 34°C and lows at 29°C. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Hargeysa.

Things to do in Mogadishu

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · 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: get outside with Laas Geel Site, explore the galleries of Saryan Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of MiG Jet, and browse the different shops at Dahabshiil Business Centre.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Hargeysa road trip planner.

You can travel from Mogadishu to Hargeysa in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Mogadishu in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Hargeysa, with lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hargeysa

Shopping · Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites