22 days in Africa & Europe Itinerary

22 days in Africa & Europe Itinerary

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22 days in Africa & Europe Itinerary

Start: Malmo, Sweden
Fly:  19​h
1
Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Moshi, Tanzania
— 1 night
+3
Taxi + Fly + Drive + Bus:  6​h
7
Kabale, Uganda
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
8
Nairobi, Kenya
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  16​h 45​min
9
Gavle, Sweden
— 6 nights
+2
Train + Foot + Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Malmo, Sweden

1
night
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.
On the 2nd (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral, then head off the coast to Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Forodhani Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheetah's Rock, and then experience rural life at Tangawizi Spice Farm.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Zanzibar City trip planner.

Malmo, Sweden to Zanzibar City is an approximately 19-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Malmo to Zanzibar City due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Malmo, expect much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Zanzibar City, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Cheetah's Rock
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Cheetah's Rock ©
Cheetah's Rock
Forodhani Park ©
Forodhani Park

3
nights
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

Maasai Mara National Reserve ©
Home to the Great Migration and Africa's exceptional wildlife, Maasai Mara is a must on a Kenya itinerary.
Spend the 6th (Sun) surrounded by wildlife at Mara Triangle. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Olare Orok Conservancy and stroll through Musiara Swamp.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Maasai Mara National Reserve trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Zanzibar City to Maasai Mara National Reserve takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Zanzibar City in September, expect Maasai Mara National Reserve to be cooler, temps between 17°C and 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Olare Orok Conservancy ©
Olare Orok Conservancy
Mara Triangle ©
Mara Triangle
Musiara Swamp ©
Musiara Swamp

1
night
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Serengeti National Park ©
Few adventures in the world invoke such vivid natural imagery as a trip to Serengeti National Park, a World Heritage Site known for its diverse animal life and memorable scenery.
On the 7th (Mon), stroll through Retima Hippo Pool and then explore the striking landscape of Seronera.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Serengeti National Park trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Serengeti National Park in 3.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Serengeti National Park can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Seronera ©
Seronera
Retima Hippo Pool ©
Retima Hippo Pool

1
night
Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

Ngorongoro Conservation Area ©
You can discover Tanzania's varied plant and animal life on a tour of Ngorongoro Conservation Area, a World Heritage Site known for its massive volcanic caldera.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Ngorongoro Crater.

To see photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area in 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Kilimanjaro National Park.

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Parks Nature
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Ngorongoro Crater ©
Ngorongoro Crater

1
night
Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania

Kilimanjaro National Park
On the 9th (Wed), take in the awesome beauty at Mount Kilimanjaro.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kilimanjaro National Park day trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Kilimanjaro National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Moshi.

Things to do in Kilimanjaro National Park

Parks Nature
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Mount Kilimanjaro
Mount Kilimanjaro

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): take in the exciting artwork at Mama Africa Giftshop, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Moshi tour itinerary planning site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kilimanjaro National Park to Moshi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kabale.

Things to do in Moshi

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

1
night
Kabale, Uganda

The sleepy market town of Kabale in Western Uganda, although meagre in sights of its own, boasts close proximity to several national parks, just a couple of miles from the border with Rwanda.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kabale trip maker site.

Do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Moshi to Kabale in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Kabale sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Nairobi.

Things to do in Kabale

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Safaris

4
nights
Nairobi, Kenya

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.
Nairobi is known for parks, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, look for gifts at Ocean Sole (Flip the Flop), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nairobi National Park, and get interesting insight from Tours.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Nairobi trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Kabale to Nairobi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Nairobi, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Gavle.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Off-Road Tours
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust ©
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
Nairobi National Park ©
Nairobi National Park

6
nights
Gavle, Sweden

Gavle ©
Gävle is a city in Sweden, the seat of Gävle Municipality and the capital of Gävleborg County. Change things up with these side-trips from Gavle: Stockholm (ArkDes, The Swedish Centre for Architecture and Design, &more). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Prison Museum of Sweden, get into the urban bustle at Gasklockorna, and take in nature's colorful creations at Boulognerskogen City Park.

To plan Gavle vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Explore your travel options from Nairobi to Gavle with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Nairobi to Gavle is minus 2 hours. On the 22nd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gavle

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Stockholm
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Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Skansen ©
Skansen
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

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