35 days in Africa Itinerary

35 days in Africa Itinerary

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Lagos, Nigeria
— 5 nights
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Accra, Ghana
— 5 nights
Fly to Freetown, Drive to Freetown
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Freetown, Sierra Leone
— 5 nights
Drive to Freetown, Fly to Nairobi
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Nairobi, Kenya
— 7 nights
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Cape Town, South Africa
— 10 nights
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Lagos, Nigeria

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Lekki Market as well as NiteShift Coliseum. Museum-lovers will appreciate Badagry Slave Museum and Black History Museum and Kalakuta Republic Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Red Door Art Gallery and Freedom Park Lagos. Step out of Lagos to go to Lekki and see The Henna Place, which is approximately 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Lekki Conservation Centre, see the interesting displays at The National Museum, and enjoy the sand and surf at Elegushi Beach.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Lagos travel route planner.

Houston, USA to Lagos is an approximately 22-hour flight. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to West Africa Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Houston in June, you will find days in Lagos are little chillier (86°F), and nights are about the same (74°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Accra.

Things to do in Lagos

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Accra, Ghana

On a tour of Accra, you can experience the vivacious and dynamic atmosphere of Ghana's sprawling capital city, a commercial and tourist hub of the region.
You've now added The National Theatre of Ghana to your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Artists Alliance Gallery and The Loom. Museum-lovers will appreciate Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park and National Museum of Ghana. And it doesn't end there: browse the exhibits of W.E.B. DuBois Center, kick back and relax at Labadi Pleasure Beach, step into the grandiose world of Osu Castle, and visit a coastal fixture at James Town Lighthouse.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Accra online journey planner.

You can fly from Lagos to Accra in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Lagos to Accra. In June, daily temperatures in Accra can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Freetown.

Things to do in Accra

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Nightlife
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Freetown, Sierra Leone

Straddling an undulating coastline, Freetown serves as the capital and largest city of Sierra Leone.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bureh Beach and Lakka Beach. You'll explore and learn at National Railway Museum and Sierra Leone Peace Museum. Step out of Freetown to go to Sussex and see River Number Two Beach, which is approximately 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St George's cathedral, wander the streets of Aberdeen, explore the galleries of Sierra Leone National Museum, and enjoy the sand and surf at Lumley Beach.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Freetown visit planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Accra to Freetown takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in June, and nighttime lows around 75°F. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Nairobi.

Things to do in Freetown

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

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Nairobi, Kenya

Green City in the Sun

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.
You've now added Club Cubano to your itinerary. Museum-lovers will appreciate Nairobi National Museum and Fundii Centre for the Arts. Do some cultural sightseeing at Karen Blixen Coffee Garden and Cottages and Shri Swaminarayan Mandir. Spend the 24th (Thu) exploring nature at Nairobi National Park. Spend the 27th (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: stroll through Giraffe Centre, get a dose of the wild on ToKenya.com, explore the different monuments and memorials at Nairobi War Cemetery, and see Off-Road Tours.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Nairobi trip planner.

Getting from Freetown to Nairobi by combination of car and flight takes about 15 hours. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to East Africa Time (EAT), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Freetown in June: high temperatures in Nairobi hover around 73°F and lows are around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

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Cape Town, South Africa

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
You'll explore and learn at District Six Museum and First South African Perfume Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Robben Island Museum and Bo-kaap. Get out of town with these interesting Cape Town side-trips: Franschhoek (Eikehof, Stony Brook Vineyards, &more) and Wine Tours & Tastings (in Stellenbosch). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, get great views at Maclear's Beacon, admire the masterpieces at Iziko South African National Gallery, and admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Cape Town vacation site.

Getting from Nairobi to Cape Town by flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Nairobi to Cape Town is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Nairobi in June, expect Cape Town to be slightly colder, temps between 64°F and 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Wineries · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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