45 days in Africa & Europe Itinerary

45 days in Africa & Europe Itinerary

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Freetown, Sierra Leone
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Banjul, Gambia
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Accra, Ghana
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Kumasi, Ghana
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Tamale, Ghana
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Sao Tome, Sao Tome and Principe
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Principe, Sao Tome and Principe
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Sao Tome, Sao Tome and Principe
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Lagos, Nigeria
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Bauchi, Nigeria
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Abuja, Nigeria
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Lome, Togo
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Bissau, Guinea-Bissau
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Lisbon, Portugal
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Faro, Portugal
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Porto, Portugal
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Freetown, Sierra Leone

Straddling an undulating coastline, Freetown serves as the capital and largest city of Sierra Leone.
You've now added Outamba Kilimi National Park to your itinerary. Step out of Freetown to go to Bure Town and see Bureh Beach, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary and explore the galleries of Sierra Leone Peace Museum.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Freetown trip itinerary maker tool.

Monrovia, Liberia to Freetown is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. In February in Freetown, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Banjul.

Things to do in Freetown

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 2 — 5:

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Banjul, Gambia

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. Your day by day itinerary now includes Fort James Island, River Gambia National Park and Bijilo Forest Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bijilo Forest Park, hunt for treasures at Albert Market, and then steep yourself in history at Fort James Island.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Banjul trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Freetown to Banjul in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Banjul when traveling from Freetown in February, with lows around 20°C. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Mon) before leaving for Accra.

Things to do in Banjul

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 5 — 8:

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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Aburi Botanical Gardens, Bojo Beach, Osu Castle, and other attractions you added. There's still lots to do: explore the galleries of Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park, contemplate the long history of Black Star Gate, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Ghana, and don't miss a visit to Independence Square.

Before you visit Accra, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Fly from Banjul to Accra in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Banjul in February, Accra is a bit warmer at night with lows of 30°C. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Thu) before leaving for Kumasi.

Things to do in Accra

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 8 — 11:

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Kumasi, Ghana

Ghana's Garden City

A bustling center of trade and culture, Kumasi remains among Ghana's liveliest and most significant urban centers.
Lake Bosumtwi has been added to your itinerary. On the 11th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Manhyia Palace Museum and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Kejetia Market. On the 12th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Kumasi Zoo and then make a trip to Lake Bosumtwi.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kumasi trip itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Accra to Kumasi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 28°C. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Tamale.

Things to do in Kumasi

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 11 — 13:

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Tamale, Ghana

Tamale, officially called Tamale Metropolitan Area, is the capital town of the Northern Region of Ghana. Your day by day itinerary now includes Mole National Park as well as Larabanga Mosque. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Larabanga Mosque and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mole National Park.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Tamale online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Kumasi to Tamale by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Kumasi in February, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Tamale: temperatures range from 43°C by day to 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Sao Tome.

Things to do in Tamale

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 13 — 15:

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Sao Tome, Sao Tome and Principe

São Tomé is the capital city of São Tomé and Príncipe and is by far the nation's largest town. Your day by day itinerary now includes Praia Piscina as well as Se Catedral de Nossa Senhora da Graca de Sao Tome. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sao Tome: Ilheu das Rolas (in Porto Alegre) and Roca S.Joao dos Angolares (in Sao Joao dos Angolares). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at National Museum, head outdoors with Ana Chaves Bay, ponder the world of politics at Palacio do Povo, and take in the dramatic scenery at Cascata de Sao Nicolau.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Sao Tome trip itinerary builder app.

Explore your travel options from Tamale to Sao Tome with the Route module. When traveling from Tamale in February, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Sao Tome: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 28°C at night. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Principe.

Things to do in Sao Tome

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 15 — 19:

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Principe, Sao Tome and Principe

Life slows down in Principe, and visitors appreciate the laid-back vibe.
Principe is known for beaches, childrens museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Banana Beach.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Principe trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Sao Tome to Principe by flight takes about 2.5 hours. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Sao Tome.

Things to do in Principe

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Feb 19 — 22:
Highlights from your trip

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Sao Tome, Sao Tome and Principe

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Sao Tome trip builder site.

Fly from Principe to Sao Tome in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Lagos.

Things to do in Sao Tome

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours
Find places to stay Feb 22 — 23:

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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 Badagry Slave Museum and Black History Museum as well as LUFASI Nature Park. The adventure continues: walk around Freedom Park Lagos, examine the collection at The National Museum, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lekki Conservation Centre.

For reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Lagos day trip website.

Traveling by flight from Sao Tome to Lagos takes 11 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Sao Tome to Lagos. February in Lagos sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Bauchi.

Things to do in Lagos

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 23 — 25:

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Bauchi, Nigeria

Bauchi is a city in northeast Nigeria, the capital of Bauchi State, of the Bauchi Local Government Area within that State, and of the traditional Bauchi Emirate. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Yankari Game Reserve.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Bauchi using our trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Lagos to Bauchi takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Sun) before leaving for Abuja.

Things to do in Bauchi

Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 25 — 28:
Highlights from your trip

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Abuja, Nigeria

The capital city of Nigeria, Abuja dates back to the 1980s, and in 2010 it represented the world's fastest-growing city.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Abuja Arts & Crafts Village as well as Usuma Dam.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Abuja trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Bauchi to Abuja in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 27°C. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Tue) before leaving for Lome.

Things to do in Abuja

Parks · Nature · Shopping
Find places to stay Feb 28 — Mar 2:

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Lome, Togo

The Pearl of West Africa

Sometimes called the Pearl of West Africa, Lome contains a cheerful spirit shown through its bustling street markets where both locals and visitors meet on a regular basis.
Lome is known for shopping, historic sites, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Tamberma Villages, hunt for treasures at Grand Marche, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lome Cathedral, and examine the collection at Musee International du Golfe de Guinee.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Lome trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Abuja to Lome takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from Abuja to Lome, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In March, daily temperatures in Lome can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Fri) before leaving for Bissau.

Things to do in Lome

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Mar 2 — 5:

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Bissau, Guinea-Bissau

Looking out from the Geba River across the Atlantic Ocean, the little-known capital of Bissau offers the authentic experience of a West African fishing port.
Bissau is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Catolica da Bissau, admire all the interesting features of Fortaleza de Sao Jose da Amura, hunt for treasures at Mercado Central, and explore the galleries of Museu Nacional.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Bissau trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by flight from Lome to Bissau takes 20.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Lome in March, expect little chillier with lows of 24°C in Bissau. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Bissau

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Mar 5 — 9:

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Lisbon, Portugal

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lisbon: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira, Sintra National Palace, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos, visit Alfama, and meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium.

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Lisbon day trip planning website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Bissau to Lisbon. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Bissau in March; daily highs in Lisbon reach 20°C and lows reach 10°C. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Sat) before leaving for Faro.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 9 — 13:

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Faro, Portugal

Portuguese Venice

The most well-known city in the Algarve, Faro boasts a cliffside location with popular beaches and a thriving cultural scene.
You've now added Tavira Island to your itinerary. Step out of Faro to go to Tavira and see Praia do Barril, which is approximately 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: go for a stroll along the water at Marina de Vilamoura and get to know the fascinating history of Old Town Faro.

For photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Faro visit website.

You can drive from Lisbon to Faro in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Faro are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Faro

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 13 — 15:

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Porto, Portugal

Unvanquished City

Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names. Portugal's second-largest metropolis dates back to the 4th century, representing both a rich cultural past and industrial present through its architecture and style.
Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Palacio da Bolsa, take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, then contemplate the long history of Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Cais da Ribeira.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Porto trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Faro to Porto in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March, daytime highs in Porto are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

Parks · Historic Sites · Wineries · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 15 — 18:

Guinea-Bissau travel guide

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Churches · Flea Markets · Government Buildings
Guinea-Bissau offers a slew of colonial-era towns and picturesque beaches, as well as some remote areas tailor-made for those eager to get off the tourist path. An adventure to the southeastern hinterland, with its forests, savannahs, and small farms, represents one of the most daring and exciting things to do in Guinea-Bissau. Though the post-independence history of the country has been bleak at times, the locals remain remarkably upbeat and hopeful for the future--their spirit and welcoming nature provide additional reasons to plan a vacation in Guinea-Bissau.