43 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

43 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

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43 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

Start: Verona, Italy
Train:  1 h 15 min
1
Milan, Italy
— 15 nights
Fly:  21 h 15 min
2
Harare, Zimbabwe
— 10 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
3
Lusaka, Zambia
— 8 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
4
Luanda, Angola
— 6 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
5
Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo
— 3 nights
Fly:  18 h 30 min
End: Verona, Italy


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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Spiaggia Tranquilla and Pista Ciclabile Sorico - Domaso. Venture out of the city with trips to Como (Chilometro della Conoscenza & Basilica di Sant'Abbondio), Colico (Molino Maufet & Sentiero dei Forti) and Mausoleo della famiglia Crespi (in Capriate San Gervasio). And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, contemplate the long history of Castello Sforzesco, explore the different monuments and memorials at Monumental Cemetery, and get outside with Aero Club Monte Cornizzolo.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Milan online driving holiday planner.

Verona to Milan is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also drive. In agosto, daily temperatures in Milan can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Harare.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Verona, Turin, Como, Colico, Moltrasio
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Pista Ciclabile Sorico - Domaso ©
Pista Ciclabile Sorico - Domaso
Kayaking & Canoeing

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Twala Trust Animal Sanctuary and Ngomakurira Mountain. Explore Harare's surroundings by going to Chinhoyi Caves (in Chinhoyi) and Imire: Rhino & Wildlife Conservation (in Wedza). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Thetford Game Reserve, explore the fascinating underground world of Domboshawa Caves, stroll around Kingfisher Park, and browse the exhibits of The Shona Sculpture Gallery.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Harare road trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Milan to Harare. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Central African Time is 1 hour. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Milan in agosto: high temperatures in Harare hover around 29°C and lows are around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Lusaka.

Things to do in Harare

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trips

Domboshawa Caves, Chinhoyi Caves, Imire: Rhino & Wildlife Conservation
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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.
Get outdoors at Parays Game Farm Wildlife Sanctuary and Southern Africa Freedom Trail. Next up on the itinerary: get outside with The Lilayi Elephant Nursery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Chaminuka Game Reserve, hunt for treasures at Pakati Sunday Market, and take in the exciting artwork at 37D Gallery.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Lusaka trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Harare to Lusaka takes 1.5 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.
Get in touch with nature at Octopus and Sangano Beach. There's lots more to do: explore the galleries of Fortaleza de Sao Miguel, grab your bike and head to Avenida 4 de Fevereiro, get outside with Cabo Ledo, and get engrossed in the history at Museu Nacional da Escravatura.

To see reviews and tourist information, read our Luanda route planner.

Getting from Lusaka to Luanda by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central African Time to Western African Time is minus 1 hour. In settembre, daytime highs in Luanda are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to 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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): stroll through Reserve Naturelle de Gorilles de Lesio-Louna-Lefini, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale du Sacre-Ceour de Brazzaville, and then admire the landmark architecture of Basilique St. Anne. On the 15th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Grand Mosque and then explore the galleries of Musee National du Congo (National Museum of Congo).

For reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Brazzaville day trip app.

Getting from Luanda to Brazzaville by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Luanda in settembre, you will find days in Brazzaville are a bit warmer (36°C), and nights are about the same (25°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brazzaville

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

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