43 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

43 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

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1
Milan, Italy
— 15 nights
2
Harare, Zimbabwe
— 10 nights
3
Lusaka, Zambia
— 8 nights
4
Luanda, Angola
— 6 nights
5
Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo
— 3 nights


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15
nights
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Get in touch with nature at Aero Club Monte Cornizzolo and Anemos - PedalaTo. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Milan: Pista Ciclabile Sorico - Domaso (in Sorico), Colico (Molino Maufet & Sentiero dei Forti) and Como (Chilometro della Conoscenza & Basilica di Sant'Abbondio). There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco, steep yourself in history at Il Cenacolo, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo.

To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Milan trip site.

Verona to Milan is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train. August in Milan sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Harare.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Verona, Turin, Como, Moltrasio, Colico
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Kayaking & Canoeing
Orrido di Bellano ©
Orrido di Bellano

10
nights
Harare, Zimbabwe

Harare ©
Regarded as the nation's leading commercial, financial, and communications center, Harare attracts tourists with its modern architecture mixed with British colonial influence and traditional African flair.
Visiting Thetford Game Reserve and Ngomakurira Mountain will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Harare: Imire: Rhino & Wildlife Conservation (in Wedza) and Chinhoyi Caves (in Chinhoyi). The adventure continues: stroll through Twala Trust Animal Sanctuary, get your game on at Tamba Tamba, explore the galleries of The Shona Sculpture Gallery, and admire the natural beauty at Picabella Rose Nursey.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Harare trip maker app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Milan to Harare. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Central Africa Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In August, Harare is little chillier than Milan - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Lusaka.

Things to do in Harare

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trips

Imire: Rhino & Wildlife Conservation, Domboshawa Caves, Chinhoyi Caves
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Twala Trust Animal Sanctuary ©
Twala Trust Animal Sanctuary
Imire: Rhino & Wildlife Conservation ©
Imire: Rhino & Wildlife Conservation
Domboshawa Caves ©
Domboshawa Caves

8
nights
Lusaka, Zambia

Lusaka ©
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Parays Game Farm Wildlife Sanctuary and Chaminuka Game Reserve. The adventure continues: head outdoors with The Lilayi Elephant Nursery, hunt for treasures at Pakati Sunday Market, have some family-friendly fun at Time Zone Zambia, and take in the exciting artwork at Namwane Art Gallery.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Lusaka travel route website.

Fly from Harare to Lusaka in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Luanda.

Things to do in Lusaka

Parks Wildlife Shopping
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Chaminuka Game Reserve ©
Chaminuka Game Reserve
The Lilayi Elephant Nursery ©
The Lilayi Elephant Nursery
Kalimba Reptile Park ©
Kalimba Reptile Park

6
nights
Luanda, Angola

Luanda ©
After decades of conflict, Luanda experienced a massive economic boom at the beginning of the 21st century, making it one of the most developed cities in Africa and a magnet for tourists.
Visiting Cabo Ledo and Sangano Beach will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: explore the galleries of Fortaleza de Sao Miguel, work some fitness into your day at Avenida 4 de Fevereiro, take an in-depth tour of Museu Nacional da Escravatura, and step off the mainland to explore Ilha do Mussulo.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Luanda online trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Lusaka to Luanda in 6 hours. Another option is to take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Lusaka to Luanda is minus 1 hour. In September in Luanda, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Brazzaville.

Things to do in Luanda

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks
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Octopus ©
Octopus
Cabo Ledo ©
Cabo Ledo
Sangano Beach ©
Sangano Beach

3
nights
Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo

Brazzaville ©
Located on the River Congo, Brazzaville is a city divided between industrialism--thanks to the river--and cultural attractions, which come to life through multiple festivals, galleries, museums, and art schools, like the Poto-Poto painting school.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): stroll through Reserve Naturelle de Gorilles de Lesio-Louna-Lefini, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale du Sacre-Ceour de Brazzaville, and then admire the striking features of Basilique St. Anne. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Grand Mosque and then explore the galleries of Musee National du Congo (National Museum of Congo).

To find more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Brazzaville tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Luanda to Brazzaville by flight takes about 4 hours. When traveling from Luanda in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Brazzaville: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brazzaville

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
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Basilique St. Anne ©
Basilique St. Anne
Grand Mosque ©
Grand Mosque

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