60 days in Africa Itinerary

60 days in Africa Itinerary

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60 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam, Holland
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Dakar, Senegal
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h
3
Agadez, Niger
— 1 day
Fly + Drive:  15​h
4
Abomey, Benin
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  10​h 45​min
5
N'Djamena, Chad
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h
6
Bangui, Central African Republic
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
7
Nairobi, Kenya
— 6 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
8
Lalibela, Ethiopia
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 30​min
9
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
10
Juba, South Sudan
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  16​h
11
Likoma Island, Malawi
— 1 day
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h 30​min
12
Mozambique Island, Mozambique
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  6​h
13
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 7 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
14
Ngamiland East, Botswana
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
15
Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
16
Cape Town, South Africa
— 10 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
17
Luanda, Angola
— 5 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Amsterdam, Holland

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.
Get some cultural insight at La Maison des Esclaves and Cathedrale du Souvenir Africain de Dakar. Explore Dakar's surroundings by going to Lagune de la Somone (in Somone), Parc Exotique de Nguerigne (in Ngaparou) and Plage Popenguine (in Popenguine). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Plage du Virage, step off the mainland to explore Ngor Island, tour the pleasant surroundings at Parc Forestier et Zoologique de Hann, and admire nature's extreme beauty at Lompoul Desert.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Dakar vacation planning website .

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Dakar is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from Amsterdam to Dakar, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in January, expect Dakar to be warmer, temps between 30°C and 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Ouagadougou.

Things to do in Dakar

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

L'Elevage d'Oiseaux Exotique, Lagune de la Somone, Le Village des Tortues, Plage Popenguine, Reserve De Bandia
Highlights from your plan
Plage Popenguine ©
Plage Popenguine
La Maison des Esclaves ©
La Maison des Esclaves
Lagune de la Somone ©
Lagune de la Somone

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: stroll through Parc Urbain Bangr-Weoogo, take in nature's colorful creations at Laongo Sculpture Symposium, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Ouagadougou, and look for gifts at Village Artisanal de Ouagadougou.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Ouagadougou trip planner.

You can fly from Dakar to Ouagadougou in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Dakar in January, plan for a bit warmer days in Ouagadougou, with highs around 39°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. On the 9th (Wed), you'll travel to Agadez.

Things to do in Ouagadougou

Parks Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Parc Urbain Bangr-Weoogo ©
Parc Urbain Bangr-Weoogo
Cathedral of Ouagadougou ©
Cathedral of Ouagadougou
Village Artisanal de Ouagadougou ©

1
day
Agadez, Niger

Agadez ©
Agadez, formerly spelled Agades, is the largest city in central Niger, with a population of 118,244 (2012 census). Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): take a stroll through The Old Quarter and then delve into the distant past at Agadez Grande Mosquee.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Agadez day trip planner .

You can fly from Ouagadougou to Agadez in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Ouagadougou to Agadez is 1 hour. Traveling from Ouagadougou in January, expect Agadez to be slightly colder, temps between 34°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Abomey.

Things to do in Agadez

Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Old Quarter ©
The Old Quarter
Agadez Grande Mosquee ©
Agadez Grande Mosquee

1
day
Abomey, Benin

Abomey ©
Abomey is a city in the Zou Department of Benin. On the 11th (Fri), make a trip to Royal Palaces of Abomey.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Abomey driving holiday planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Agadez to Abomey. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Agadez in January, with highs in Abomey at 41°C and lows at 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to N'Djamena.
Highlights from your plan
Royal Palaces of Abomey ©
Royal Palaces of Abomey

1
day
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.
On the 12th (Sat), explore the striking landscape of Zakouma National Park.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the N'Djamena tour itinerary builder tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Abomey to N'Djamena. Traveling from Abomey in January, N'Djamena is little chillier at night with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Bangui.

Things to do in N'Djamena

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Zakouma National Park
Highlights from your plan
Zakouma National Park ©
Zakouma National Park

1
night
Bangui, Central African Republic

Bangui ©
Bangui, or Bangî in Sango, formerly written Bangi in English, is the capital and largest city of the Central African Republic. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): explore the activities along Oubangui River and then admire the landmark architecture of Notre-Dame of Bangui Cathedral.

Find out how to plan Bangui trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Fly from N'Djamena to Bangui in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from N'Djamena in January, Bangui is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Nairobi.

Things to do in Bangui

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Oubangui River ©
Oubangui River
Notre-Dame of Bangui Cathedral ©
Notre-Dame of Bangui Cathedral

6
nights
Nairobi, Kenya

Nairobi ©
You're likely to visit Nairobi at least once on a trip to Kenya, as the sprawling city houses the country's international airport and remains the jump-off point for many tours and safaris.
Karen Blixen Museum and Nairobi National Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nairobi: Kiambethu Farm (in Limuru) and Great Rift Valley (in Turkana District). Spend the 15th (Tue) exploring nature at Nairobi National Park. Spend the 17th (Thu) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, stop by Utamaduni Craft Centre, make a trip to Uhuru Gardens Memorial Park, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Karura Forest.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Nairobi trip planner .

Fly from Bangui to Nairobi in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Bangui to Nairobi. While traveling from Bangui, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Nairobi, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Lalibela.

Things to do in Nairobi

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Great Rift Valley, Kiambethu Farm
Highlights from your plan
Nairobi National Park ©
Nairobi National Park
Safaris
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust ©
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Na’akuto La’ab, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Asheton Maryam Monastery, and then contemplate the long history of Church of St. George. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the distant past at Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela, delve into the distant past at Tomb of Adam, and then view the masterpieces at The Fine Art Gallery.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Lalibela trip builder .

You can fly from Nairobi to Lalibela in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Addis Ababa.

Things to do in Lalibela

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Church of St. George ©
Church of St. George
Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela ©
Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela
Monastery of Na’akuto La’ab ©
Monastery of Na’akuto La’ab

4
nights
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Holy Trinity Cathedral and Tiya World Heritage Site. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Adadi Mariam and Meskel Square. The adventure continues: make a trip to The Mausoleum of Menelik II, look for gifts at Salem's Ethiopia, hunt for treasures at Merkato, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Entoto Maryam Church.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Addis Ababa trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by flight from Lalibela to Addis Ababa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, daytime highs in Addis Ababa are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Juba.

Things to do in Addis Ababa

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Tiya World Heritage Site
Highlights from your plan
Salem's Ethiopia ©
Salem's Ethiopia
Holy Trinity Cathedral ©
Holy Trinity Cathedral
National Museum of Ethiopia ©
National Museum of Ethiopia

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.
On the 27th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at All Saints Cathedral.

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Juba tour itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Addis Ababa to Juba takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Addis Ababa to Juba, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Likoma Island.

Things to do in Juba

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
All Saints Cathedral ©
All Saints Cathedral

1
day
Likoma Island, Malawi

Likoma Island ©
Located on the Mozambican side of Lake Malawi, Likoma Island holds plenty of allure with giant baobabs and sweeping views of the wild coast.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Cathedral.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Likoma Island travel route planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Juba to Likoma Island takes 16 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 28th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Mozambique Island.

Things to do in Likoma Island

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
St. Peter's Cathedral ©
St. Peter's Cathedral

1
day
Mozambique Island, Mozambique

Mozambique Island ©
Once a capital of Portuguese East Africa, the World Heritage-listed Island of Mozambique today ranks among Mozambique's fastest-growing tourist destinations.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Fort Sao Sebastian and then explore the world behind art at Governor's Palace Museum.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Mozambique Island day trip planner .

Getting from Likoma Island to Mozambique Island by combination of car and flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive. In January in Mozambique Island, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Mozambique Island

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Governor's Palace Museum ©
Governor's Palace Museum
Fortaleza de Sao Sebastiao ©
Fortaleza de Sao Sebastiao

7
nights
Johannesburg, South Africa

Johannesburg ©
Founded when gold was discovered in the area in the late 19th century, Johannesburg quickly grew into a bustling metropolis, South Africa's largest city and the region's economic hub.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Apartheid Museum and South African National Museum of Military History. Get a sense of the local culture at Constitution Hill and South Western Townships. Explore Johannesburg's surroundings by going to Pretoria (Union Buildings, Voortrekker Monument, & more), Ukutula Lion Park (in Brits) and Montecasino (in Sandton). Spend the 2nd (Sat) exploring nature at Go Safari. Pack the 6th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Gold Reef City. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Mandela House, take in panoramic vistas at Top of Africa, wander the streets of Maboneng Precinct, and stroll through Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Johannesburg travel route planner.

Getting from Mozambique Island to Johannesburg by combination of car and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Mozambique Island in January, with highs in Johannesburg at 32°C and lows at 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ngamiland East.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Wildlife Parks Casinos

Side Trips

Pretoria, Sandton, Ukutula Conservation Center, The Cradle of Humankind
Highlights from your plan
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill

2
nights
Ngamiland East, Botswana

Ngamiland East ©
Change things up with a short trip to Moremi Wildlife Reserve in Moremi Game Reserve (about 1 hour away). Spend the 7th (Thu) in the pleasant surroundings of Okavango Delta. Spend the 9th (Sat) exploring at Okavango River.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Ngamiland East trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Johannesburg to Ngamiland East takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In February, Ngamiland East is somewhat warmer than Johannesburg - with highs of 38°C and lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Namib-Naukluft Park.

Things to do in Ngamiland East

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Moremi Wildlife Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Moremi Wildlife Reserve ©
Moremi Wildlife Reserve
Okavango River ©
Okavango River

3
nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Swakopmund (German Evangelical Lutheran Church & Welwitschia Plains, A Scenic Drive) and Walvis Bay (Long Beach Leisure Park & Dune 7). It doesn't end there: explore the fascinating landscape at Namib Desert.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Namib-Naukluft Park day trip app .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Ngamiland East to Namib-Naukluft Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Ngamiland East in February; daily highs in Namib-Naukluft Park reach 28°C and lows reach 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Namib-Naukluft Park

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Swakopmund, Walvis Bay
Highlights from your plan
Big Daddy Dune ©
Big Daddy Dune
German Evangelical Lutheran Church ©
German Evangelical Lutheran Church
Dune 7 ©
Dune 7

10
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.
District Six Museum and First South African Perfume Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Robben Island and Bo-kaap. And it doesn't end there: get great views at Cape of Good Hope, do a tasting at Groot Constantia, kick back and relax at Boulders Beach, and explore the historical opulence of Castle of Good Hope.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Cape Town trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Namib-Naukluft Park to Cape Town takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. February in Cape Town sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Luanda.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

First South African Perfume Museum, Dorp Street, Chapman's Peak Drive
Highlights from your plan
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Robben Island Museum ©
Robben Island Museum

5
nights
Luanda, Angola

Luanda ©
After decades of conflict, Luanda experienced a massive economic boom at the beginning of the 21st century, making it one of the most developed cities in Africa and a magnet for tourists.
Luanda is known for museums, outdoors, trails, nature, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Fortaleza de Sao Miguel, don't miss a visit to Mausoleum of Agostinho Neto, enjoy the sand and surf at Sangano Beach, and get outside with Octopus.

You can plan Luanda trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Fly from Cape Town to Luanda in 5.5 hours. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Western African Time (WAT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Cape Town in February; daily highs in Luanda reach 36°C and lows reach 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Luanda

Outdoors Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Sangano Beach ©
Sangano Beach
Fortaleza de Sao Miguel ©
Fortaleza de Sao Miguel
Igreja Nossa Senhora dos Remedios ©
Igreja Nossa Senhora dos Remedios

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