30 days in Africa Itinerary

30 days in Africa Itinerary

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30 days in Africa Itinerary

Vancouver, Canada
Fly:  23​h 45​min
Abuja, Nigeria
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Libreville, Gabon
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  1​h 45​min
Yaounde, Cameroon
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  1​h 30​min
Douala, Cameroon
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Limbe, Cameroon
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  2​h 45​min
Dschang, Cameroon
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
Kribi, Cameroon
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  3​h 15​min
Malabo, Equatorial Guinea
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
Cotonou, Benin
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  45​min
Lagos, Nigeria
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
Vancouver, Canada

4
days
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Jabi Lake Mall and All Saints Anglican Church. Spend the 5th (Mon) exploring nature at Yankari National Park. Next up on the itinerary: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, take in the spiritual surroundings of An Noor Mosque, stop by YoBella Kids Zone, and take in the exciting artwork at Nike Art Gallery.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Abuja day trip planning tool .

Vancouver, Canada to Abuja is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Western African Time, which is usually a 9 hour difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Vancouver in November; daily highs in Abuja reach 38°C and lows reach 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Libreville.

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#Parks, #Nature, #Shopping

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Yankari National Park
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Usman Dam ©
Usman Dam
Jabi Lake Mall ©
Jabi Lake Mall
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All Saints Anglican Church

5
days
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like L'Eglise St-Michel Libreville and Stade d'Angondje. Spend the 11th (Sun) exploring nature at Ivindo National Park. There's lots more to do: stroll through Pointe-Denis Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint Pierre, stop by Les Chocolats Gabonais de Julie, and admire the landmark architecture of Institut francais.

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You can fly from Abuja to Libreville in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Abuja in November, expect nights in Libreville to be about the same, around 27°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Yaounde.

Things to do in Libreville

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Fun & Games

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Reserve de la Lope
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Pointe-Denis Beach ©
Pointe-Denis Beach
Reserve de la Lope ©
Reserve de la Lope
Casino Croisette ©
Casino Croisette

4
days
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Benedictine Museum of Mont-Febe and Bois Sainte Anastasie. Spend the 12th (Mon) among the fascinating landscape of Mount Cameroon. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Dja Faunal Reserve, admire the masterpieces at National Museum of Yaounde (Le Musee National de Yaounde), pause for some photo ops at Monument de la Reunification, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at cathedrale de la paix, North 10, Yaunde, Camerun.

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Traveling by combination of flight and car from Libreville to Yaounde takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Libreville in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Yaounde, with lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Douala.

Things to do in Yaounde

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

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

1
day
Douala, Cameroon

Douala ©
Cameroon's largest city and capital, Douala prides itself on its busy, commercial, and business-centric way of life.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul, then get curious at Musee Maritime de Douala, and then take in the exciting artwork at Doual'Art.

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You can do a combination of car and flight from Yaounde to Douala in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Yaounde in November since evenings lows in Douala dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Limbe.

Things to do in Douala

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Childrens Museums
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Doual'Art ©
Doual'Art
Musee Maritime de Douala ©
Musee Maritime de Douala
La Nouvelle Liberte ©
La Nouvelle Liberte

2
days
Limbe, Cameroon

Limbe ©
Beaches covered with black sand and a mountainous backdrop create a cool, relaxing vibe for Limbe.
On the 17th (Sat), take in nature's colorful creations at Limbe Botanic Garden, then stroll through Limbe Wildlife Centre, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Down Beach. On the next day, get to know the fascinating history of Bimbia.

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Traveling by car from Douala to Limbe takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in November, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Dschang.

Things to do in Limbe

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

1
day
Dschang, Cameroon

Dschang ©
Dschang is a city located in the West (Ouest) Province of Cameroon, with an estimated population of 87,000 (est) in 2001, growing dramatically from 21,705 recorded in 1981. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): have fun at Le Centre Climatique and then see the interesting displays at Museum of Civilization.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Dschang trip planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Limbe to Dschang takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Kribi.

Things to do in Dschang

#Fun & Games, #Museums
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Le Centre Climatique ©
Le Centre Climatique
Museum of Civilization ©
Museum of Civilization

2
days
Kribi, Cameroon

Kribi ©
The town of Kribi supports about 55,000 people and offers some of Cameroon's best stretches of sand, plus a lively port and central market.
On the 20th (Tue), enjoy the sea views from Le Phare De Kribi. On your second day here, admire the sheer force of Chutes de la Lobe, head outdoors with Plage de Grand Batanga, and then don't miss a visit to Londji village des pecheurs.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Kribi trip planner .

Do a combination of car and flight from Dschang to Kribi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Malabo.

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#Outdoors, #Nature, #Parks
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Chutes de la Lobe ©
Chutes de la Lobe
Plage de Grand Batanga ©
Plage de Grand Batanga
Londji village des pecheurs ©
Londji village des pecheurs

3
days
Malabo, Equatorial Guinea

Malabo ©
The oldest city in Equatorial Guinea, regional capital Malabo represents a monument to Spanish colonial architecture, mingled with modern buildings commissioned since decolonization.
Explore hidden gems such as Nuevo Estadio de Malabo and Arena Blanca. Spend the 24th (Sat) exploring nature at The Malabo National Park. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to La Casa Verde, browse the collection at Centro Cultural de Espana en Malabo, and pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Santa Isabel.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Malabo vacation tool .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Kribi to Malabo in 3.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Malabo can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Cotonou.

Things to do in Malabo

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches

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Arena Blanca
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Catedral de Santa Isabel ©
Catedral de Santa Isabel
Nuevo Estadio de Malabo ©
Nuevo Estadio de Malabo
La Casa Verde ©
La Casa Verde

2
days
Cotonou, Benin

Cotonou ©
Benin's largest city and its seat of government, bustling Cotonou also has one of the largest ports in West Africa.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parc National de la Pendjari. On the 26th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hunt for treasures at Marche Dantokpa, enjoy some diversion at Lac Nokoue, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Fidjrosse Beach.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Cotonou trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by flight from Malabo to Cotonou takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Lagos.

Things to do in Cotonou

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches

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Lac Nokoue, Pendjari National Park
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Pendjari National Park ©
Pendjari National Park
Lac Nokoue ©
Lac Nokoue
Marche Dantokpa ©
Marche Dantokpa

3
days
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ikeja City Mall and The Cathedral Church of Christ. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lekki Conservation Centre, steep yourself in history at Freedom Park Lagos, have fun and explore at Mindscape Childrens Museum, and view the masterpieces at Nike Art Gallery.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Lagos trip planner .

Getting from Cotonou to Lagos by combination of flight and taxi takes about an hour. Other options: drive. In November, daily temperatures in Lagos can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lagos

#Shopping, #Museums, #Parks

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Tarkwa Bay Beach
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Lekki Conservation Centre ©
Lekki Conservation Centre
Freedom Park Lagos ©
Freedom Park Lagos
Ikeja City Mall ©
Ikeja City Mall

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