19 days in Africa Itinerary

19 days in Africa Itinerary

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Start: Accra, Ghana
Fly + Drive:  2 h
1
Cape Coast, Ghana
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  2 h
2
Accra, Ghana
— 1 night
Fly:  6 h
3
Nairobi, Kenya
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  2 h 15 min
4
Arusha, Tanzania
— 1 night
Fly + Taxi:  1 h 45 min
5
Moshi, Tanzania
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5 h 30 min
6
Watamu, Kenya
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  1 h
7
Mombasa, Kenya
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h
8
Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Train:  5 h
9
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 4 nights
+2
Train + Foot + Fly:  6 h 45 min
End: Accra, Ghana

1
day
Cape Coast, Ghana

Cape Coast ©
While it may seem like a regular fishing port at first glance, Cape Coast bears traces of the Portuguese, British, Danish, Swedish, and the Dutch colonists who variously ruled here.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Elmina Castle and then get engrossed in the history at Cape Coast Castle.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Cape Coast online tour itinerary planner.

Accra to Cape Coast is an approximately 2- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or take a bus. In January in Cape Coast, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Accra.

Things to do in Cape Coast

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Elmina Castle
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Cape Coast Castle ©
Cape Coast Castle
Elmina Castle ©
Elmina Castle

1
night
Accra, Ghana

Accra ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Labadi Pleasure Beach, pause for some photo ops at Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bojo Beach.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Accra day trip site.

Do a combination of car and flight from Cape Coast to Accra in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in January, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Nairobi.

Things to do in Accra

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Bojo Beach ©
Bojo Beach
Labadi Pleasure Beach ©
Labadi Pleasure Beach
Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park ©
Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park

3
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Karen Blixen Museum and Upepo Photography Gallery. Escape the urban bustle at Nairobi National Park and David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. There's lots more to do: stroll through Giraffe Centre, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, examine the collection at Nairobi National Museum, and grab your bike and head to Karura Forest.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Nairobi route builder site.

Traveling by flight from Accra to Nairobi takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Accra to Nairobi due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Accra in January, with highs in Nairobi at 30°C and lows at 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Arusha.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife Outdoors Parks
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Giraffe Centre ©
Giraffe Centre
Nairobi National Park ©
Nairobi National Park
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust ©
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

1
night
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.
On the 14th (Tue), examine the collection at Cultural Heritage Centre and then see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Arusha sightseeing planner.

Getting from Nairobi to Arusha by combination of flight and taxi takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Moshi.

Things to do in Arusha

Tours Outdoors Museums
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Climbing Tours
Cultural Heritage Centre ©
Cultural Heritage Centre

1
night
Moshi, Tanzania

Situated in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro, the sleepy town of Moshi provides tourist with a safe and pleasant place to stay in while touring the region or braving Africa's highest mountain.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then take in the exciting artwork at Mama Africa Giftshop, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Moshi trip itinerary maker app.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Arusha to Moshi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Watamu.

Things to do in Moshi

Tours Outdoors Shopping
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Climbing Tours
Spas & Wellness
Mama Africa Giftshop ©
Mama Africa Giftshop

2
nights
Watamu, Kenya

Watamu ©
Hailed for its picturesque scenery and pristine beaches, the village of Watamu on Kenya's Indian Ocean coastline attracts both adventure seekers and those looking for a relaxing seaside holiday.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): stroll through Mida Creek and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Watamu National Marine Park. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Local Ocean Conservation, then get engrossed in the history at Gede Ruins, and then kick back and relax at Spiaggia delle Tartarughe.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Watamu holiday builder site.

Do a combination of car and flight from Moshi to Watamu in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in January, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Mombasa.

Things to do in Watamu

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Gede Ruins
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Watamu National Marine Park ©
Watamu National Marine Park
Gede Ruins ©
Gede Ruins
Mida Creek ©
Mida Creek

2
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.
On the 18th (Sat), look for gifts at Imani Collective, then take an in-depth tour of Fort Jesus Museum, and then take a stroll through Old Town. On your second day here, get interesting insight from Tours.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Mombasa holiday planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Watamu to Mombasa in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Mombasa can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Mombasa

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Fort Jesus Museum ©
Fort Jesus Museum
Old Town ©
Old Town

3
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Nungwi Beach and Cheetah's Rock. House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib) and Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, admire the natural beauty at Forodhani Gardens, stop by Mwanzo Mpya, and delve into the distant past at The Old Fort (Ngome Kongwe).

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Zanzibar City online sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Mombasa to Zanzibar City in an hour. Other options are to do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. January in Zanzibar City sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Cheetah's Rock, Nungwi Beach
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Nungwi Beach ©
Nungwi Beach
Cheetah's Rock ©
Cheetah's Rock
Prison Island - Changuu Private Island ©
Prison Island - Changuu Private Island

4
nights
Johannesburg, South Africa

Johannesburg ©
Founded when gold was discovered in the area in the late 19th century, Johannesburg quickly grew into a bustling metropolis, South Africa's largest city and the region's economic hub.
Get a sense of the local culture at Apartheid Museum and Mandela House. Get outdoors at Safaris and Greenstone Mall. Step out of Johannesburg to go to Pretoria and see Union Buildings, which is approximately 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: try to win big at Emperors Palace, contemplate the long history of Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct, browse the different shops at Jack Friedman Eastgate, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

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

You can do a combination of flight and train from Zanzibar City to Johannesburg in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, train, car, and bus. Traveling from Zanzibar City to Johannesburg, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Zanzibar City in January; daily highs in Johannesburg reach 33°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Fun & Games Casinos Outdoors

Side Trips

Emperors Palace, Union Buildings, Greenstone Mall, Jack Friedman Eastgate
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Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Safaris
Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct ©
Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct

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