60 days in Africa Itinerary

60 days in Africa Itinerary

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Djibouti, Djibouti
— 2 nights
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Dikhil Region, Djibouti
— 3 nights
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Saylac, Somalia
— 2 nights
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Hargeysa, Somalia
— 2 nights
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Mogadishu, Somalia
— 5 nights
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Juba, South Sudan
— 2 nights
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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
— 9 nights
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Bahir Dar, Ethiopia
— 3 nights
9
Gonder, Ethiopia
— 3 nights
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Lalibela, Ethiopia
— 3 nights
11
Asmara, Eritrea
— 4 nights
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Massawa, Eritrea
— 3 nights
13
Keren, Eritrea
— 3 nights
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Port Sudan, Sudan
— 3 nights
15
River Nile State, Sudan
— 2 nights
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Karima, Sudan
— 3 nights
17
Khartoum, Sudan
— 2 nights

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Djibouti, Djibouti

Djibouti ©
Djibouti, the country's eponymous capital and largest city, houses over two thirds of the nation's population.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Day Forest National Park and L'ELIXIR parfumerie. Get in touch with nature at Khor Ambado Beach and Lake Assal. There's more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sada Mosque.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Djibouti travel planning tool.

Charlotte, USA to Djibouti is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Charlotte to Djibouti is 8 hours. Traveling from Charlotte in February, things will get much hotter in Djibouti: highs are around 83°F and lows about 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Dikhil Region.

Things to do in Djibouti

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Day Forest National Park ©
Day Forest National Park
Khor Ambado Beach ©
Khor Ambado Beach
Lake Assal ©
Lake Assal

3
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Dikhil Region, Djibouti

Dikhil Region ©
The Dikhil Region is a region in southern Djibouti. Dikhil Region is known for nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Abbe.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Dikhil Region trip planner.

Drive from Djibouti to Dikhil Region in 2 hours. On the 28th (Thu), you'll travel to Saylac.

Things to do in Dikhil Region

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Lake Abbe ©
Lake Abbe

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Saylac, Somalia

Saylac ©
Zeila, also known as Zaila, is a port city in the northwestern Awdal region of Somaliland.In antiquity, it was identified with the commercial port of Avalites described in the 1st century Greco-Roman travelogue the Periplus of the Erythraean Sea, an area that was situated in the historic northern Barbara region. On the 1st (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Masjid al-Qiblatayn Mosque.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Saylac trip planner.

You can drive from Dikhil Region to Saylac in 4.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Saylac can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. You'll set off for Hargeysa on the 2nd (Sat).

Things to do in Saylac

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Masjid al-Qiblatayn Mosque ©
Masjid al-Qiblatayn Mosque

2
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Hargeysa, Somalia

Hargeysa ©
A capital of the self-declared state of Somaliland, Hargeisa is the second-largest city in Somalia.
On the 3rd (Sun), browse the exhibits of Saryan Museum. On the 4th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Laas Geel, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at MiG Jet, and then browse the different shops at Dahabshiil Business Centre.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Hargeysa route planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Saylac to Hargeysa takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Saylac in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Hargeysa, with lows of 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mogadishu.

Things to do in Hargeysa

Shopping · Outdoors · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Dahabshiil Business Centre ©
Dahabshiil Business Centre
Laas Geel ©
Laas Geel
MiG Jet ©
MiG Jet

5
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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Hadful Mosque and Gezira Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like black Hawk Down crash site museum and Villa Somalia. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Liido Beach Somalia, make a trip to Shanghai Old City, pause for some photo ops at The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier -Mogadishu, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Bakara Market.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Mogadishu road trip planner.

Fly from Hargeysa to Mogadishu in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Hargeysa in March, Mogadishu is a bit warmer at night with lows of 79°F. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Sat) before leaving for Juba.

Things to do in Mogadishu

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Liido Beach Somalia ©
Liido Beach Somalia
Hadful Mosque ©
Hadful Mosque
Villa Somalia ©
Villa Somalia

2
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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 10th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at All Saints Cathedral, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St.Theresa Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Main Mosque.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Juba trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Mogadishu to Juba in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from East Africa Time (EAT) to Central Africa Time (CAT) is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in March, and nighttime lows around 80°F. On the 11th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Addis Ababa.

Things to do in Juba

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
All Saints Cathedral ©
All Saints Cathedral
St. Joseph's Catholic Church ©
St. Joseph's Catholic Church

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Adadi Maryam and Holy Trinity Cathedral. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Medhane Alem Cathedral and Menelik palace. Take a break from Addis Ababa with a short trip to Tiya World Heritage Site in Tiya, about 2 hours away. Spend the 19th (Tue) exploring nature at Bale Mountains National Park. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum, stroll through Menagesha Suba Forest Park, explore the galleries of Asni Gallery, and stop by Salem's Ethiopia.

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

Fly from Juba to Addis Ababa in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Central Africa Time (CAT) to East Africa Time (EAT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Juba in March, plan for little chillier days in Addis Ababa, with highs around 77°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Bahir Dar.

Things to do in Addis Ababa

Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

Tiya World Heritage Site
Highlights from your plan
Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum ©
Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum
Adadi Maryam ©
Adadi Maryam
Medhane Alem Cathedral ©
Medhane Alem Cathedral

3
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Bahir Dar, Ethiopia

Bahir Dar
Palm trees and tropical gardens line the spacious avenues of Bahar Dar, a town nestled on the southern shore of the vast, glistening Lake Tana.
Get some cultural insight at Church of Debre Sina Maryam and Azwa Mariam Monastery. Step off the beaten path and head to Monastery of Debre Mariam and St George Church. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Tana, stop by Ura Kidane Mihret, make a trip to Amhara People's Martyrs' Memorial Monument, and take in the dramatic scenery at Blue Nile Falls.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Bahir Dar trip planner.

Fly from Addis Ababa to Bahir Dar in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Bahir Dar can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Gonder.

Things to do in Bahir Dar

Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trip

Amhara Region
Highlights from your plan
Lake Tana
Lake Tana
Blue Nile Falls ©
Blue Nile Falls
Church of Debre Sina Maryam ©
Church of Debre Sina Maryam

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Gonder, Ethiopia

Gonder ©
A former royal city, Gonder once served as the Ethiopian Empire's capital--it still boasts well-preserved remains of 17th-century castles and palaces that shed light on the opulent lifestyle of the bygone times.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fasil Ghebbi and Kuskuam Church. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Falasha Village and Ploughshare Women Crafts Training Centre. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Debre Berhan Selassie Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fasiladas Bath Timket, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Gonder attractions planner.

Drive from Bahir Dar to Gonder in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Gonder when traveling from Bahir Dar in March, with lows around 63°F. On the 26th (Tue), you'll travel to Lalibela.

Things to do in Gonder

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Fasil Ghebbi ©
Fasil Ghebbi
Debre Berhan Selassie Church ©
Debre Berhan Selassie Church
Fasiladas Bath Timket
Fasiladas Bath Timket

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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.
Get outdoors at Abune Yosef and Climbing Tours. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela and Tomb of Adam. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Na’akuto La’ab, contemplate the long history of Biete Medhane Alem, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bilbala St. George Rock Hewn Church, and don't miss a visit to Yemrehana Krestos Church.

To find more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Lalibela trip planner.

You can fly from Gonder to Lalibela in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Asmara.

Things to do in Lalibela

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Biete Medhane Alem ©
Biete Medhane Alem
Bilbala St. George Rock Hewn Church ©
Bilbala St. George Rock Hewn Church
Monastery of Na’akuto La’ab ©
Monastery of Na’akuto La’ab

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Asmara, Eritrea

Asmara ©
Having earned UNESCO World Heritage status for its abundance of Italian modernist architecture, Asmara boasts a rich history and architectural gems.
Explore hidden gems such as Cattedrale di Asmara and Al Khulafa Al Rashiudin Mosque. Nda Mariam Othodox Church and Qohaito are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Asmara to go to Senafe and see Metera, which is approximately 1h 55 min away. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Liberation Avenue (also called Harnet Ave), take some stellar pictures from Debre Bizen, explore the galleries of National Museum Asmara, and pause for some photo ops at Cimitero Italiano Di Asmara.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Asmara trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Lalibela to Asmara takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Massawa.

Things to do in Asmara

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Metera, Qohaito
Highlights from your plan
Cattedrale di Asmara ©
Cattedrale di Asmara
Nda Mariam Othodox Church ©
Nda Mariam Othodox Church
Al Khulafa Al Rashiudin Mosque ©
Al Khulafa Al Rashiudin Mosque

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Massawa, Eritrea

Massawa ©
Massawa, also known as Mitsiwa, Miṣṣiwa, Batsiʿ, is a city on the Red Sea coast of Eritrea located at the northern end of the Gulf of Zula beside the Dahlak Archipelago. Step off the beaten path and head to Former Imperial Palace and Old railway station.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Massawa online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Asmara to Massawa in 2 hours. You'll set off for Keren on the 5th (Fri).

Things to do in Massawa

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Former Imperial Palace ©
Former Imperial Palace
Old railway station ©
Old railway station

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Keren, Eritrea

Keren
Keren, formerly known as Cheren and Sanhit, is the second-largest city in Eritrea. For more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Keren trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Massawa to Keren takes 3 hours. You'll set off for Port Sudan on the 8th (Mon).

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Port Sudan, Sudan

Port Sudan is a port city in eastern Sudan, and the capital of the state of Red Sea., it has 489,725 residents. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sanganeb National Park and Scuba & Snorkeling.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Port Sudan trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Keren to Port Sudan in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone difference moving from East Africa Time to Central Africa Time is minus 1 hour. On the 11th (Thu), you're off to River Nile State.

Things to do in Port Sudan

Parks · Tours · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Sanganeb National Park ©
Sanganeb National Park

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River Nile State, Sudan

River Nile State ©
River Nile State is known for historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Meroe Pyramids.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our River Nile State trip itinerary maker website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Port Sudan to River Nile State. You will leave for Karima on the 14th (Sun).

Things to do in River Nile State

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Meroe Pyramids ©
Meroe Pyramids

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Karima, Sudan

Karima ©
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Gebel Barkal and El Kurru Tombs. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Necropolis of Nuri and Petrified Forest.

To find out how to plan a trip to Karima, use our trip itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from River Nile State to Karima. On the 17th (Wed), you're off to Khartoum.

Things to do in Karima

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Merowe
Highlights from your plan
El Kurru Tombs ©
El Kurru Tombs
Gebel Barkal ©
Gebel Barkal
Necropolis of Nuri ©
Necropolis of Nuri

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Khartoum, Sudan

Khartoum ©
Situated at the meeting point of the White and Blue Niles, the sprawling capital Khartoum captivates with its welcoming atmosphere, chaotic marketplaces, and extravagant skyline punctuated with glass towers.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Naga: Temple of Amun and Khartoum War Cemetery. Visit Nilian Mosque and Al-Rikini Mosque for their historical value. Go for a jaunt from Khartoum to Omdurman to see Khalifa House Museum about 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Sudan National Museum, step off the mainland to explore Tuti Island, view the masterpieces at Mojo Gallery, and gain insight at University of Khartoum.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Khartoum attractions tool.

Drive from Karima to Khartoum in 6.5 hours. April in Khartoum sees daily highs of 103°F and lows of 78°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Khartoum

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Omdurman
Highlights from your plan
Naga: Temple of Amun ©
Naga: Temple of Amun
Nilian Mosque ©
Nilian Mosque
Sudan National Museum ©
Sudan National Museum

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