12 days in Africa Itinerary

12 days in Africa Itinerary

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Johannesburg, South Africa
— 1 night
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Cape Town, South Africa
— 5 nights
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Lagos, Nigeria
— 2 nights
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Accra, Ghana
— 1 night
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Niamey, Niger
— 1 night
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Johannesburg, South Africa — 1 night

City of Light

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): revel in the low prices at The Diamond Ring By GC Manufacturing Jewellery, see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, then make a trip to Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Jack Friedman Sandton City.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Johannesburg road trip site.

New Delhi, India to Johannesburg is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to South Africa Standard Time (SAST) is minus 3.5 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from New Delhi in August, with highs in Johannesburg at 26°C and lows at 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Cape Town.
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Cape Town, South Africa — 5 nights

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Cape Town is known for nature, sightseeing, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Cape Point, take a stroll through Bo-kaap, take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, and see the interesting displays at District Six Museum.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Cape Town day trip site.

Fly from Johannesburg to Cape Town in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Johannesburg in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Cape Town: temperatures range from 21°C by day to 9°C at night. On the 15th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Lagos.
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Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums
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Lagos, Nigeria — 2 nights

Protected from the Atlantic by sand spits and barrier islands, Lagos quickly grew into a mega city due to its location, and currently operates one of the continent's largest and busiest ports.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): browse the exhibits of Ogirikan Art Gallery, then take in the exciting artwork at Lvi Art Gallery And Cultural Nexus, then view the masterpieces at Nike Art Gallery, and finally look for gifts at The Henna Place. On your second day here, have fun and explore at Mindscape Childrens Museum, browse the exhibits of Ovuomaroro Studio and Gallery, and then soothe aching muscles at Amani Spa & Wellness.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Lagos day trip tool.

You can fly from Cape Town to Lagos in 12 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Cape Town to Lagos is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Cape Town in August, you will find days in Lagos are a bit warmer (33°C), and nights are warmer (27°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Accra.
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Accra, Ghana — 1 night

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.
On the 18th (Thu), relax in the rural setting at Ohene Cocoa Eco Tourism, look for gifts at Trashy Bags, and then revel in the low prices at Trashy Bags.

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Traveling by flight from Lagos to Accra takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Lagos to Accra. In August, daily temperatures in Accra can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Thu) to allow time for the flight to Niamey.
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Niamey, Niger — 1 night

The capital and largest city of Niger, Niamey serves as an administrative, cultural, and economic center on the Niger River.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ferme Youyou, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosquee Cite Caisse, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Niamey Grand Mosque.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Niamey road trip site.

Traveling by flight from Accra to Niamey takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Accra to Niamey. While traveling from Accra, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Niamey, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.
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South Africa travel guide

4.4
Nature & Parks · Wineries & Vineyards · Mountains
Rainbow Nation
The landscapes of South Africa match its people in terms of diversity, richness, and vitality. From desert lands and coastlines, to the famous nature reserves sheltering the "Big Five" game animals, the country has natural charm in spades. The main cities provide a wealth of bars, clubs, shopping districts, and entertainment options to please the most demanding visitors, while traditional life can still be admired and respected in a collection of villages with beehive-style huts and an age-old cultural heritage. When in need of a minute to digest all that's happened during your trip to South Africa, sit down to a braai (traditional barbecue), and a bottle of wine made at one of the country's thriving vineyards.
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Nigeria travel guide

3.8
Art Galleries · Wildlife Areas · Shopping Malls
Naija
With the largest population and economy on the continent, Nigeria plays a big part in the rise of African tourism. The country's cities and villages provide a glimpse into a culture rich in musical and culinary heritage. Visitors on vacation in Nigeria tend to explore the southern and central regions, where the lively urban areas give way to a wealth of protected rainforests and river deltas, home to traditional communities with proud and distinct cultural traditions.
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Ghana travel guide

3.6
Beaches · Castles · Monuments
Gold Coast
Ghana features a diverse economy, a strong and sturdy democratic tradition, and many of the natural and cultural highlights for which the continent has become known. National parks represent some of the main attractions in Ghana, with a diverse array of wildlife to be seen, including lions, monkeys, elephants, and birds. Forts dating back to the slave era act as focal points for explorations of the coast and help to connect the country to important points in global history.
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