59 days in Zambia & Washington DC Itinerary

59 days in Zambia & Washington DC Itinerary

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Livingstone, Zambia
— 5 nights
Fly
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Washington DC, United States
— 34 nights
Drive to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Fly to Lusaka
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Lusaka, Zambia
— 8 nights
Fly
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South Luangwa National Park, Zambia
— 1 night
Bus
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Mpika, Zambia
— 2 nights
Drive
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North Luangwa National Park, Zambia
— 1 night
Drive
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Lomashi, Zambia
— 1 night
Drive
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Mbala, Zambia
— 1 night
Drive
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Kasama, Zambia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sioma, Zambia
— 1 night
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Livingstone, Zambia — 5 nights

Tourism in Livingstone, a town nestled on the Zimbabwean border, thrives largely thanks to the nearby Victoria Falls.
Livingstone is known for nature, adventure, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Victoria Falls, get a dose of the wild on The Explorer Club, take an in-depth tour of Livingstone Museum, and admire all the interesting features of Mukuni Village.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Livingstone trip itinerary maker site.

If you are flying in from Zambia, the closest major aiport is Harry Mwanga Nkumbula International Airport. In September in Livingstone, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can fly to Washington DC.
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Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
Side Trip
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Washington DC, United States — 34 nights

The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Explore Washington DC's surroundings by going to Springfield United Methodist Church (in Springfield), Emmitsburg (National Shrine Grotto of Lourdes & National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton) and Gettysburg (Civil War Tails At the Homestead Diorama Museum, Gettysburg National Military Park, &more). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, get a sense of history and politics at White House, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art.

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

You can fly from Livingstone to Washington DC in 25 hours. The time zone changes from Central Africa Time (CAT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -7 hour difference. In September in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Lusaka.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
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Lusaka, Zambia — 8 nights

Tourism in Lusaka, Zambia's commercial and government center, thrives mostly due to its central location and well-connected airport, making it a gateway for exploring the country's numerous nature reserves and national parks.
Go for a jaunt from Lusaka to Chilanga to see Munda Wanga Environmental Park about 32 minutes away. Spend the 17th (Mon) in the pleasant surroundings of Chaminuka Game Reserve. There's lots more to do: stroll through Lilayi Elephant Nursery, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Ignatius church, view the masterpieces at Namwane Art Gallery, and get a taste of the local shopping with 37D Gallery.

For photos and other tourist information, use the Lusaka trip maker tool.

Explore your travel options from Washington DC to Lusaka with the Route module. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Africa Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to fly to South Luangwa National Park.
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Parks · Shopping · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Side Trip
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South Luangwa National Park, Zambia — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): soothe aching muscles at the Bush-Spa and then look for gifts at Mulberry Mongoose.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read South Luangwa National Park trip website.

Getting from Lusaka to South Luangwa National Park by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Mpika.
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Shopping · Spas
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Mpika, Zambia — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): stroll through Bangweulu Wetlands. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Thu): admire all the interesting features of Shiwa Ngandu.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Mpika trip planner.

You can take a bus from South Luangwa National Park to Mpika in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to North Luangwa National Park.
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Wildlife · Parks
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North Luangwa National Park, Zambia — 1 night

On the 28th (Fri), take in the natural beauty of Kapishya Hot Springs.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our North Luangwa National Park sightseeing planning website.

Drive from Mpika to North Luangwa National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Lomashi.
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Lomashi, Zambia — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Lumangwe Falls.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Lomashi trip planner.

Getting from North Luangwa National Park to Lomashi by car takes about 10.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Mbala.
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Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 28 — 29:
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Mbala, Zambia — 1 night

Mbala is Zambia’s most northerly large town and seat of Mbala District, occupying a strategic location close to the border with Tanzania and controlling the southern approaches to Lake Tanganyika, 40 km by road to the north-west, where the port of Mpulungu is located. On the 30th (Sun), examine the collection at Moto Moto Museum and then admire the sheer force of Kalambo Falls.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Mbala trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Lomashi to Mbala in 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to drive to Kasama.
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Nature · Museums · Parks
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Kasama, Zambia — 2 nights

Kasama is the capital of the Northern Province of Zambia, situated on the central-southern African plateau at an elevation of about 1400 m. On the 31st (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Kasama Cathedral and then admire the sheer force of Chishimba Falls.

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Drive from Mbala to Kasama in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll set off for Sioma on the 1st (Tue).
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Nature · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 30 — Nov 1:
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Sioma, Zambia — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Ngonye Falls.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Sioma day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Kasama to Sioma takes 23 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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Nature · Parks
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Zambia travel guide

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Geologic Formations · Waterfalls · Nature & Parks
Air Conditioned State
Landlocked Zambia remains best known, a little counter intuitively perhaps, for its bodies of water. Three large rivers run through the country, with most of the big urban areas and smaller settlements sticking close to waterways and the valleys they've cut over millennia. Holidays in Zambia are adventurous affairs, with real planning required to get the most out of the country--foreign visitors find the infrastructure lacking and familiar comforts practically nonexistent. Traditional villages remain the most culturally rewarding places to visit in Zambia, while superlative natural features include animal-rich national parks and picturesque waterfalls.
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