60 days in Africa Itinerary

60 days in Africa Itinerary

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60 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam, Holland
Fly:  15​h
1
Banjul, Gambia
— 3 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + Drive:  3​h
2
Dakar, Senegal
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  2​h 15​min
3
Nouakchott, Mauritania
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h
4
Bamako, Mali
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
5
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
6
Niamey, Niger
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h
7
Cotonou, Benin
— 4 nights
Drive:  45​min
8
Lagos, Nigeria
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 45​min
9
Abuja, Nigeria
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
10
Yaounde, Cameroon
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
11
N'Djamena, Chad
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
12
Juba, South Sudan
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 15​min
13
Khartoum, Sudan
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  30​min
14
Asmara, Eritrea
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  3​h 45​min
15
Lalibela, Ethiopia
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
16
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
— 6 nights
Fly:  12​h
End: Amsterdam, Holland

3
nights
Banjul, Gambia

Banjul ©
Banjul, officially the City of Banjul and formerly known as Bathurst, is the capital of The Gambia and is in a division of the same name. Get out of town with these interesting Banjul side-trips: Makasutu Culture Forest (in Serekunda) and Brikama Craft Market (in Brikama). Spend the 4th (Fri) exploring nature at River Gambia National Park. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Katchikally Crocodile Pool, make a trip to Arch 22, hunt for treasures at Bakau Fish Market, and stop by Senegambia Craft Market.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Banjul trip itinerary builder website .

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Banjul is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to Banjul is minus 1 hour. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Amsterdam in January; daily highs in Banjul reach 38°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Dakar.

Things to do in Banjul

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Bakau, Serekunda, Brikama Craft Market, Kotu Beach
Highlights from your plan
Kotu Beach ©
Kotu Beach
Katchikally Crocodile Pool ©
Katchikally Crocodile Pool
Bijilo Forest Park
Bijilo Forest Park

4
nights
Dakar, Senegal

Dakar ©
Situated on the western edge of mainland Africa, the crowded and dynamic city of Dakar offers visitors booming shopping, dining, and entertainment scenes.
La Maison des Esclaves and Cathedrale du Souvenir Africain de Dakar are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Dakar side-trips: Lagune de la Somone (in Somone), Reserve De Bandia (in La Petite Cote) and Plage Popenguine (in Popenguine). There's lots more to do: appreciate the history behind Le Monument de la Renaissance Africaine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Grand Mosque of Dakar, admire nature's extreme beauty at Lompoul Desert, and don't miss a visit to Gate of the Third Millennium.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Dakar trip planning site .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Banjul to Dakar in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. While traveling from Banjul, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Dakar, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Nouakchott.

Things to do in Dakar

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lagune de la Somone, Plage Popenguine, Reserve De Bandia
Highlights from your plan
La Maison des Esclaves ©
La Maison des Esclaves
Lagune de la Somone ©
Lagune de la Somone
Reserve De Bandia ©
Reserve De Bandia

4
nights
Nouakchott, Mauritania

Nouakchott ©
Nouakchott, which means "place of the winds" in Berber language, serves as the capital and largest city of Mauritania, and one of the largest cities in the Sahara.
Spend the 10th (Thu) exploring nature at Arguin Bank National Park. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Plage de Nouakchott, explore and take pictures at Stade Olympique, browse the eclectic array of goods at Marche Capitale, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque Ould Mbouja.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Nouakchott day trip planning website .

Getting from Dakar to Nouakchott by combination of bus and flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. While traveling from Dakar, expect a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Nouakchott, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Bamako.

Things to do in Nouakchott

Shopping Parks Nature

Side Trip

Koumbi Saleh
Highlights from your plan
Marche aux Khaimas ©
Marche aux Khaimas
Banc d'Arguin National Park ©
Banc d'Arguin National Park
Galerie Zeinart ©
Galerie Zeinart

3
nights
Bamako, Mali

Bamako ©
Mali's capital and the fastest-growing city in Africa, Bamako acts as a major port, as well as a cultural and industrial center.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Musee National de Bamako and Cathedral of Bamako. There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parc national du Mali, Bamako, meet the residents at Zoo National du Mali, hunt for treasures at Bamako city centre, market, and don't miss a visit to Bamako Grand Mosque.

Plan my day in Bamako using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by flight from Nouakchott to Bamako takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, daytime highs in Bamako are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Ouagadougou.

Things to do in Bamako

Shopping Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Bamako City Centre Market ©
Bamako City Centre Market
Musee National de Bamako ©
Musee National de Bamako
Cathedral of Bamako ©
Cathedral of Bamako

3
nights
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Ouagadougou ©
The capital of Burkina Faso and its economic center, Ouagadougou also serves as the regional center for art and cultural preservation.
Ouagadougou is known for parks, shopping, historic sites, zoos & aquariums, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Parc Urbain Bangr-Weoogo, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Parc Animalier, stop by Village Artisanal de Ouagadougou, and hunt for treasures at Ouagadougou Markets.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Ouagadougou online road trip planner .

You can fly from Bamako to Ouagadougou in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Ouagadougou are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Niamey.

Things to do in Ouagadougou

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

The Ruins of Loropeni, The Grand Mosque at Bani
Highlights from your plan
Parc Urbain Bangr-Weoogo ©
Parc Urbain Bangr-Weoogo
Cathedral of Ouagadougou ©
Cathedral of Ouagadougou
The Grand Mosque at Bani ©
The Grand Mosque at Bani

4
nights
Niamey, Niger

Niamey ©
The capital and largest city of Niger, Niamey serves as an administrative, cultural, and economic center on the Niger River.
Venture out of the city with trips to Koure (Koure Giraffe Reserve & Koure Reserve). There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Air Mountains, admire the masterpieces at National Museum of Niger (Musee National du Niger), hunt for treasures at Grand Marche, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Help.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Niamey trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Ouagadougou to Niamey takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Ouagadougou to Niamey, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In January, daytime highs in Niamey are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Cotonou.

Things to do in Niamey

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Koure, Air Mountains, Tenere Desert
Highlights from your plan
Koure Giraffe Reserve ©
Koure Giraffe Reserve
Niamey Grand Mosque ©
Niamey Grand Mosque

4
nights
Cotonou, Benin

Cotonou ©
Benin's largest city and its seat of government, bustling Cotonou also has one of the largest ports in West Africa.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cotonou: Ouidah (Temple des Pythons & Porte du non retour), Porto-Novo (Musee Honme (Palais Royal) & Jardin Place Jean Bayol) and Pendjari National Park (in Tanguieta). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Fidjrosse Beach, browse the eclectic array of goods at Marche Dantokpa, enjoy some diversion at Lac Nokoue, and admire the landmark architecture of Palais des Congres.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Cotonou planner .

You can fly from Niamey to Cotonou in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Cotonou when traveling from Niamey in January, with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Lagos.

Things to do in Cotonou

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Porto-Novo, Ouidah, Pendjari National Park, Lac Nokoue
Highlights from your plan
Pendjari National Park ©
Pendjari National Park
La Porte Du Non Retour ©
La Porte Du Non Retour
Musee Honme (Palais Royal) ©
Musee Honme (Palais Royal)

4
nights
Lagos, Nigeria

Lagos ©
Protected from the Atlantic by sand spits and barrier islands, Lagos quickly grew into a mega city due to its location, and currently operates one of the continent's largest and busiest ports.
Get out of town with these interesting Lagos side-trips: GET Arena (in Lekki) and Olumo Rock (in Abeokuta). There's lots more to do: stroll through Lekki Conservation Centre, browse the different shops at Ikeja City Mall, hunt for treasures at Lekki Market, and find something for the whole family at Hi-Impact Planet.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Lagos day trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Cotonou to Lagos takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, daily temperatures in Lagos can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel to Abuja.

Things to do in Lagos

Shopping Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Olumo Rock, GET Arena, Hi-Impact Planet Amusement Park and Resort
Highlights from your plan
Palms Shopping Mall ©
Palms Shopping Mall
Lekki Conservation Centre ©
Lekki Conservation Centre
Freedom Park ©
Freedom Park

4
nights
Abuja, Nigeria

Abuja ©
The capital city of Nigeria, Abuja dates back to the 1980s, and in 2010 it represented the world's fastest-growing city.
Venture out of the city with trips to Zuma Rock (in Madalla) and Gurara Waterfalls (in Gurara). Spend the 4th (Mon) exploring nature at Yankari National Park. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at All Saints Anglican Church, stop by Abuja Arts & Crafts Village, see human ingenuity at work at Usman Dam, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Abuja trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Lagos to Abuja takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Lagos in January, expect a bit cooler with lows of 24°C in Abuja. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Yaounde.

Things to do in Abuja

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Gurara Waterfalls, Zuma Rock, Yankari National Park
Highlights from your plan
Gurara Waterfalls ©
Gurara Waterfalls
All Saints Anglican Church ©
All Saints Anglican Church
Abuja National Mosque ©
Abuja National Mosque

3
nights
Yaounde, Cameroon

Yaounde ©
Taking a central place in the country of Cameroon, the capital of Yaounde represents a hub for expats, foreign embassies, and trading.
Spend the 6th (Wed) exploring nature at Korup National Park. There's much more to do: stroll through Mefou National Park, explore the world behind art at Benedictine Museum of Mont-Febe, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at cathedrale de la paix, North 10, Yaunde, Camerun, and pause for some photo ops at Statue of Charles Atangana.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Yaounde tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Abuja to Yaounde by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Abuja in February, with highs in Yaounde at 36°C and lows at 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to N'Djamena.

Things to do in Yaounde

Parks Museums Wildlife
Highlights from your plan

2
nights
N'Djamena, Chad

N'Djamena ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Zakouma National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Musée National du Tchad, don't miss a visit to Avenue Charles de Gaulle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grand Mosque N'Djamena, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Chad.

For photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read N'Djamena online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by flight from Yaounde to N'Djamena takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Yaounde, expect somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in N'Djamena, ranging from highs of 42°C to lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Juba.

Things to do in N'Djamena

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Zakouma National Park, Lake Chad
Highlights from your plan
Zakouma National Park ©
Zakouma National Park
Musée National du Tchad ©
Musée National du Tchad
Grand Mosque N'Djamena ©
Grand Mosque N'Djamena

1
night
Juba, South Sudan

Juba ©
A frantic metropolis bursting from the White Nile River, Juba stands as the capital and largest city of the Republic of South Sudan.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Main Mosque, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St.Theresa Cathedral, then explore the activities along White Nile, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at All Saints Cathedral and then enjoy some diversion at Juba Stadium.

Make your Juba itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can fly from N'Djamena to Juba in 9.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from N'Djamena to Juba, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Khartoum.

Things to do in Juba

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
All Saints Cathedral ©
All Saints Cathedral
White Nile
White Nile

4
nights
Khartoum, Sudan

Khartoum ©
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 some cultural insight at Sudan National Museum and Tomb of Muhammad Ahmad (Madhi). Explore Khartoum's surroundings by going to Omdurman (Nilian Mosque & Khalifa House Museum). The adventure continues: explore and take pictures at University of Khartoum, take in the exciting artwork at Sudan Art Diwan, browse the different shops at Afra Mall, and explore the galleries of Mojo Gallery.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Khartoum planner .

Traveling by flight from Juba to Khartoum takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In February, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Asmara.

Things to do in Khartoum

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Omdurman
Highlights from your plan
Sudan National Museum ©
Sudan National Museum
Khalifa House Museum ©
Khalifa House Museum
Nilian Mosque ©
Nilian Mosque

4
nights
Asmara, Eritrea

Asmara ©
Having earned UNESCO World Heritage status for its abundance of Italian modernist architecture, Asmara boasts a rich history and architectural gems.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Enda Marian- Cattedrale Copta Di Asmara and St. Mariam Cathedral. Do some cultural sightseeing at Metera and Nda Mariam Othodox Church. Explore Asmara's surroundings by going to Keren (Former Eritrean Railway Keren Station, Mariam Da'arit, & more) and Massawa (Old railway station, Shaafi Mosque, & more). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Qohaito, browse the fresh offerings at Grain and Vegetable Market, make a trip to Medebar Market, and admire the landmark architecture of Cinema Roma.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Asmara trip itinerary planner .

Asmara is very close to Khartoum. The time zone difference moving from Central African Time (CAT) to Eastern African Time (EAT) is 1 hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Lalibela.

Things to do in Asmara

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Massawa, Keren, Qohaito
Highlights from your plan
Cimitero Italiano Di Asmara ©
Cimitero Italiano Di Asmara
Nda Mariam Othodox Church ©
Nda Mariam Othodox Church

4
nights
Lalibela, Ethiopia

Lalibela ©
Tourism in Lalibela, a small town nestled in Ethiopia's Lasta Mountains, prospers due to its fascinating cluster of rock-carved churches, dating back to the 12th century and boasting the status of a World Heritage Site.
Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela and Asheton Maryam Monastery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at Church of St. George and Monastery of Na’akuto La’ab. And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Tomb of Adam, make a trip to Yemrehanna Kristos, take in the pleasant sights at Bilbala St. George rock hewn church, and take in the awesome beauty at Abune Yosef.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Lalibela trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Asmara to Lalibela in 4 hours. Another option is to drive. On the 23rd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Addis Ababa.

Things to do in Lalibela

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela ©
Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela
Church of St. George ©
Church of St. George
Yemrehanna Kristos ©
Yemrehanna Kristos

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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.
Let the collections at National Museum of Ethiopia and Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum capture your imagination. Visit Holy Trinity Cathedral and Entoto Maryam Church for their historical value. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Ethnological Museum, explore the striking landscape at Entoto Hill, steep yourself in history at Meskel Square, and get to know the fascinating history of Tiya World Heritage Site.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Addis Ababa trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Lalibela to Addis Ababa by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In February in Addis Ababa, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Addis Ababa

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Tiya World Heritage Site
Highlights from your plan
Holy Trinity Cathedral ©
Holy Trinity Cathedral
National Museum of Ethiopia ©
National Museum of Ethiopia
Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum ©
Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum

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