30 days in Africa Itinerary

30 days in Africa Itinerary

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30 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Cape Town, South Africa
— 7 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
2
Libreville, Gabon
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Limbe, Cameroon
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Yaounde, Cameroon
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
5
Abuja, Nigeria
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 45​min
6
Lagos, Nigeria
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
7
Accra, Ghana
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  3​h 45​min
8
Yamoussoukro, Ivory Coast
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  12​h 30​min
9
Marrakech, Morocco
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: London, United Kingdom

7
nights
Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town ©
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, parks, beaches, adventure, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Table Mountain National Park, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Two Oceans Aquarium, go for a stroll along the water at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, and stroll through Clifton Beaches.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Cape Town route planner .

London, UK to Cape Town is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Cape Town due to the time zone difference. When traveling from London in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Cape Town, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Libreville.

Things to do in Cape Town

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites
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Table Mountain National Park ©
Table Mountain National Park
Cape of Good Hope ©
Cape of Good Hope

2
nights
Libreville, Gabon

Libreville ©
The capital of Gabon and home to almost half of the country's residents, Libreville differs from many African cities, with paved roads, clean streets, and luxurious residences.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Pointe-Denis Beach and then stroll through Reserve de la Lope.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Libreville tour itinerary builder .

Getting from Cape Town to Libreville by flight takes about 10 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Cape Town to Libreville is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Cape Town, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Libreville, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Limbe.

Things to do in Libreville

#Parks, #Fun & Games, #Casinos

Side Trip

Reserve de la Lope
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Pointe-Denis Beach ©
Pointe-Denis Beach
Les Chocolats Gabonais de Julie ©
Les Chocolats Gabonais de Julie
Casino Croisette ©
Casino Croisette

1
night
Limbe, Cameroon

Limbe ©
Beaches covered with black sand and a mountainous backdrop create a cool, relaxing vibe for Limbe.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Limbe Wildlife Centre and then enjoy the sand and surf at Down Beach.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Limbe tour itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Libreville to Limbe in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. May in Limbe sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Yaounde.

Things to do in Limbe

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
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Down Beach ©
Down Beach
Limbe Wildlife Centre ©
Limbe Wildlife Centre

3
nights
Yaounde, Cameroon

Yaounde ©
Taking a central place in the country of Cameroon, the capital of Yaounde represents a hub for expats, foreign embassies, and trading.
Spend the 19th (Sat) among the fascinating landscape of Mount Cameroon. It doesn't end there: stroll through Dja Faunal Reserve and appreciate the history behind Monument de la Reunification.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Yaounde trip itinerary maker app .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Limbe to Yaounde in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Limbe in May, plan for little chillier nights in Yaounde, with lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Abuja.

Things to do in Yaounde

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Dja Faunal Reserve, Mount Cameroon
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Dja Faunal Reserve ©
Dja Faunal Reserve
Mount Cameroon ©
Mount Cameroon
Mefou National Park ©
Mefou National Park

2
nights
Abuja, Nigeria

Abuja ©
The capital city of Nigeria, Abuja dates back to the 1980s, and in 2010 it represented the world's fastest-growing city.
On the 21st (Mon), stop by Abuja Arts & Crafts Village, then make a trip to Abuja National Mosque, and then savor the flavors at Dunes. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Zuma Rock and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at All Saints Anglican Church.

Planning Abuja trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Yaounde to Abuja takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Yaounde in May since evenings lows in Abuja dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Lagos.

Things to do in Abuja

#Nature, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Zuma Rock
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Zuma Rock ©
Zuma Rock
Abuja National Mosque ©
Abuja National Mosque
All Saints Anglican Church ©
All Saints Anglican Church

3
nights
Lagos, Nigeria

Lagos ©
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.
Take a break from Lagos with a short trip to GET Arena in Lekki, about 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Tarkwa Bay Beach, browse the different shops at Ikeja City Mall, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lekki Conservation Centre, and contemplate the long history of Freedom Park Lagos.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Lagos road trip planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Abuja to Lagos in 2 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or drive. In May in Lagos, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Accra.

Things to do in Lagos

#Parks, #Fun & Games, #Beaches

Side Trips

GET Arena, Tarkwa Bay Beach
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Tarkwa Bay Beach ©
Tarkwa Bay Beach
GET Arena ©
GET Arena
Ikeja City Mall ©
Ikeja City Mall

3
nights
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Sakumono in Tema (about 40 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Kokrobite Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Church of the Most Holy Trinity, stroll through Labadi Pleasure Beach, and look for gifts at Center for National Culture.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Accra trip builder app .

Fly from Lagos to Accra in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Lagos to Accra is minus 1 hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. On the 28th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Yamoussoukro.

Things to do in Accra

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Sakumono
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Kokrobite Beach ©
Kokrobite Beach
Bojo Beach ©
Bojo Beach
Labadi Pleasure Beach ©
Labadi Pleasure Beach

2
nights
Yamoussoukro, Ivory Coast

Yamoussoukro ©
Unlike many of the world's cities with infrastructure trying to keep up with population, Yamoussoukro has no such problem--many of the city's sprawling six-lane highways and hotels were built before anybody lived here.
On the 29th (Tue), stroll through Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of Our Lady of Peace.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Yamoussoukro trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Accra to Yamoussoukro by combination of flight and car takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In May in Yamoussoukro, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Marrakech.

Things to do in Yamoussoukro

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve
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Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve ©
Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve
Basilica of Our Lady of Peace ©
Basilica of Our Lady of Peace

5
nights
Marrakech, Morocco

Marrakech ©
You won't run out of things to do in Marrakech, a city where you can spend days exploring grandiose palaces and mosques, photogenic gardens, sacred tombs, and traditional mansions that evoke a bygone era.
Marrakech is known for parks, shopping, historic sites, spas, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, steep yourself in history at Koutoubia Mosque and Minaret, explore and take pictures at Menara Gardens and Pavilion, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Marrakech trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yamoussoukro to Marrakech in 12.5 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Yamoussoukro in May since evenings lows in Marrakech dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Marrakech

#Historic Sites, #Shopping, #Tours
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Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Jemaa el-Fnaa ©
Jemaa el-Fnaa
Bahia Palace ©
Bahia Palace

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