60 days in Africa Itinerary

60 days in Africa Itinerary

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60 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly + Drive:  23​h 30​min
1
Djibouti, Djibouti
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Mogadishu, Somalia
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Nairobi, Kenya
— 6 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Mombasa, Kenya
— 6 nights
Fly:  1​h
5
Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 6 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
6
Arusha, Tanzania
— 6 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
7
Ruhengeri, Rwanda
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Kigali, Rwanda
— 6 nights
Fly:  1​h
9
Bujumbura, Burundi
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  2​h 45​min
10
Kampala, Uganda
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  3​h
11
Juba, South Sudan
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
12
Asmara, Eritrea
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
13
Lalibela, Ethiopia
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
14
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
— 6 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Toronto, Canada

2
nights
Djibouti, Djibouti

Djibouti ©
Djibouti, the country's eponymous capital and largest city, houses over two thirds of the nation's population.
Keep things going the next day: appreciate the views at Day Forest National Park.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Djibouti online journey planner .

Toronto, Canada to Djibouti is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Djibouti is 8 hours. Traveling from Toronto in June, expect Djibouti to be much hotter, temps between 43°C and 38°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Mogadishu.

Things to do in Djibouti

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Day Forest National Park ©
Day Forest National Park
Lake Assal ©
Lake Assal

1
night
Mogadishu, Somalia

Mogadishu ©
Swim in the warm waters, stroll over white sand, or play volleyball and other sports on the beaches of Mogadishu, the White Pearl of the Indian Ocean.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): find something for the whole family at Sheikh Beaches and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Union mosque. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mogadishu Cathedral, make a trip to Shanghai Old City, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Warsheekh Beach.

For where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Mogadishu sightseeing site .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Djibouti to Mogadishu takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Djibouti in June, things will get a bit cooler in Mogadishu: highs are around 34°C and lows about 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Nairobi.

Things to do in Mogadishu

Theme Parks Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Union mosque ©
Union mosque
Shanghai Old City ©
Shanghai Old City
Mogadishu Cathedral ©
Mogadishu 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.
Spend the 23rd (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Spend the 24th (Mon) exploring nature at Nairobi National Park. There's still lots to do: stroll through David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, look for gifts at Matbronze Wildlife Art, admire the striking features of African Heritage House, and see the interesting displays at Nairobi National Museum.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Nairobi online trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from Mogadishu to Nairobi in 4.5 hours. Another option is to drive. When traveling from Mogadishu in June, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in Nairobi: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Mombasa.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Central Island National Park
Highlights from your plan
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust ©
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
Nairobi National Park ©
Nairobi National Park
Giraffe Centre ©
Giraffe Centre

6
nights
Mombasa, Kenya

Mombasa rests on the exotic shores of the Indian Ocean and serves as a globally popular vacation destination thanks to its classy hotels and friendly and relaxed atmosphere.
Venture out of the city with trips to Diani Beach (Stand-Up Paddleboarding, Diani Beach, & more) and 3 Degrees South (in Kilifi). Spend the 28th (Fri) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Spend the 30th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Haller Park, stop by Imani Collective, get engrossed in the history at Fort Jesus Museum, and enjoy the sand and surf at Nyali Beach.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Mombasa trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Nairobi to Mombasa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Nairobi in June; daily highs in Mombasa reach 34°C and lows reach 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Mombasa

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Diani Beach, 3 Degrees South
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Diani Beach ©
Diani Beach
Haller Park ©
Haller Park

6
nights
Zanzibar City, Tanzania

Zanzibar City ©
Discover a myriad of attractions in Zanzibar City, like its World Heritage-listed historic core, charming beach villages, and the modern neighborhood of Ng'ambo.
Venture out of the city with trips to Nungwi (Nungwi Beach & Scuba & Snorkeling) and Paje Beach (in Paje). And it doesn't end there: head off the coast to Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, admire the landmark architecture of House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib), enjoy some diversion at Creative Solutions Center, and stop by Fahari Zanzibar.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Zanzibar City holiday planner.

Fly from Mombasa to Zanzibar City in an hour. July in Zanzibar City sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Arusha.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Zanzibar Island, Nungwi, Paje Beach
Highlights from your plan
Cheetah's Rock ©
Cheetah's Rock
Nungwi Beach ©
Nungwi Beach

6
nights
Arusha, Tanzania

Nestled in the verdant foothills of Mount Meru, Arusha remains the primary gateway and jump-off point for safaris into several national parks.
Venture out of the city with trips to Arusha National Park (Mt Meru & Safaris). Make the 10th (Wed) a memorable day with a climbing tour. Spend the 11th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Cultural Heritage Centre, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, head outdoors with Kili Dreamers, and stop by Shanga & Shanga Foundation.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Arusha visit website .

Getting from Zanzibar City to Arusha by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Zanzibar City in July, expect Arusha to be little chillier, temps between 24°C and 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Ruhengeri.

Things to do in Arusha

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Arusha National Park
Highlights from your plan
Climbing Tours
Mt Meru ©
Mt Meru
Cultural Heritage Centre ©
Cultural Heritage Centre

3
nights
Ruhengeri, Rwanda

Ruhengeri ©
Most tourism in Ruhengeri revolves around the famous national park, which shelters mountain gorillas of the volcanic Virunga range.
Spend the 17th (Wed) exploring nature at Virunga National Park. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Volcans National Park, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, make a trip to Karisoke Research Center - Dian Fossey Camp, and contemplate the long history of Iby'iwacu Cultural Village.

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Traveling by combination of flight and car from Arusha to Ruhengeri takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern African Time to Central African Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In July, daytime highs in Ruhengeri are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kigali.

Things to do in Ruhengeri

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Iby'iwacu Cultural Village, Lake Burera and Lake Ruhondo
Highlights from your plan
Volcanoes National Park ©
Volcanoes National Park
Virunga National Park ©
Virunga National Park
Kayaking & Canoeing

6
nights
Kigali, Rwanda

A vacation in Kigali, Rwanda's capital city and economic hub, lets you experience the very heart of a landlocked country from a pleasant, safe, and organized base point.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kigali: The Palace of King Mutara III Rudahigwa (in Nyanza) and King's Palace Museum (in Butare). Spend the 20th (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Spend the 21st (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Kigali Genocide Memorial, explore the world behind art at The National Art Gallery, view the masterpieces at Inema Arts Centre, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nyamata Church.

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Traveling by car from Ruhengeri to Kigali takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Ruhengeri in July, expect nights in Kigali to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Bujumbura.

Things to do in Kigali

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Nyanza, King's Palace Museum
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Kigali Genocide Memorial ©
Kigali Genocide Memorial
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
Bujumbura, Burundi

Bujumbura ©
Because of its history, Bujumbura reflects a colonial charm which shows through in its buildings, wide boulevards, and carefree way of life.
On the 25th (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Rusizi National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Karera Waterfalls, make a trip to Monument de l'Unite, and then get curious at Geological Museum of Burundi.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Bujumbura online tour itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Kigali to Bujumbura takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Bujumbura when traveling from Kigali in July, with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kampala.

Things to do in Bujumbura

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Karera Waterfalls
Highlights from your plan
Rusizi National Park ©
Rusizi National Park
Monument de l'Unite ©
Monument de l'Unite

6
nights
Kampala, Uganda

Kampala enjoys the reputation of a modern city with a buzzing atmosphere--it also serves as a good base point for exploring the surrounding area.
Venture out of the city with trips to Victoria Mall (in Entebbe) and Jinja (Cuupa Arts Gallery, River Rafting & Tubing, & more). Spend the 27th (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. On the 31st (Wed), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's lots more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Maramagambo Forest, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gaddafi National Mosque, stop by Uganda Crafts 2000 Limited, and stroll through Great Adventures Uganda.

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

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Bujumbura to Kampala takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Bujumbura to Kampala is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to Juba.

Things to do in Kampala

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Jinja, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Victoria Mall
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Katwe Tourism Information Centre ©
Katwe Tourism Information Centre
River Rafting & Tubing

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Main Mosque, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at All Saints Cathedral, and finally explore the activities along White Nile.

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You can do a combination of car and flight from Kampala to Juba in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kampala to Juba. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Kampala in August: high temperatures in Juba hover around 36°C and lows are around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Asmara.

Things to do in Juba

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

3
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.
Go for a jaunt from Asmara to Debub Region to see Qohaito about 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Nda Mariam Othodox Church, don't miss a visit to Medebar Market, pause for some serene contemplation at Enda Marian- Cattedrale Copta Di Asmara, and explore the fascinating landscape at Denkalya Desert.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Asmara trip itinerary planning tool .

Fly from Juba to Asmara in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Juba to Asmara is 1 hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Lalibela.

Things to do in Asmara

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

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

3
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.
Lalibela is known for historic sites, nightlife, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, don't miss a visit to Yemrehanna Kristos, and pause for some serene contemplation at Asheton Maryam Monastery.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Lalibela holiday app .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Asmara to Lalibela in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Addis Ababa.

Things to do in Lalibela

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela ©
Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela
Church of St. George ©
Church of St. George
Bilbala St. George Rock Hewn Church ©

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nights
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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.
On the 10th (Sat), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. Spend the 12th (Mon) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Cathedral, trot along with a tour on horseback, gain a rich perspective with a tour of cultural highlights, and contemplate the long history of Adadi Mariam.

For other places to visit and more tourist information, go to the Addis Ababa trip planner.

Getting from Lalibela to Addis Ababa by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Addis Ababa

Tours Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Holy Trinity Cathedral ©
Holy Trinity Cathedral
National Museum of Ethiopia ©
National Museum of Ethiopia

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