45 days in Africa & Europe Itinerary

45 days in Africa & Europe Itinerary

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1
Mombasa, Kenya
— 8 nights
2
Cape Town, South Africa
— 12 nights
3
Accra, Ghana
— 6 nights
4
Dakar, Senegal
— 6 nights
5
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 8 nights


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8
nights
Mombasa, Kenya

Mombasa rests on the exotic shores of the Indian Ocean and serves as a globally popular vacation destination thanks to its classy hotels and friendly and relaxed atmosphere.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Mombasa Memorial Cathedral and Jumba la Mtwana will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mombasa: 3 Degrees South (in Kilifi), Diani Beach (Diani Beach Art Gallery, Safaris, &more) and Sheldrick Falls (in Kwale). Spend the 26th (Fri) exploring nature at Mombasa Marine National Park. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Fort Jesus Museum, cast your line with a fishing tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Gazi Mangrove Boardwalk, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Jain Temple.

To see photos and more tourist information, read Mombasa travel planner.

Malmo, Sweden to Mombasa is an approximately 14-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to East Africa Time is 2 hours. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Malmo in April; daily highs in Mombasa reach °C and lows reach °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Mombasa

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Diani Beach, 3 Degrees South, Sheldrick Falls, Gazi Mangrove Boardwalk
Find places to stay Apr 18 — 26:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Colobus Conservation ©
Colobus Conservation

12
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.
Popular historic sites such as Robben Island Museum and Groot Constantia are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Franschhoek Motor Museum and Wine Tours & Tastings. Get out of town with these interesting Cape Town side-trips: Franschhoek (First South African Perfume Museum & Franschhoek Pass), Stony Point Penguin Colony (in Betty's Bay) and Hermanus (Grotto Beach, Kwaaiwater, &more). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, stroll through Kraalbaai Beach/Lagoon, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. George's Cathedral, and do a tasting at Fairview Wine and Cheese.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Cape Town trip planning app.

Fly from Mombasa to Cape Town in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Mombasa to Cape Town. Traveling from Mombasa in April, expect nights in Cape Town to be colder, around °C, while days are slightly colder, around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Accra.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Franschhoek, Hermanus, Fairview Wine and Cheese, Kraalbaai Beach/Lagoon, !Khwa ttu
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Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Platteklip Gorge ©
Platteklip Gorge
Cape Point ©
Cape Point

6
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.
Fort Good Hope and Resurrection Presbyterian Church will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park and Black Star Gate. Change things up with these side-trips from Accra: Umbrella Rock (in Koforidua) and Boabeng Fiema Monkey Sanctuary (in Nkoranza). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Bojo Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Nubuke Foundation, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Church of the Most Holy Trinity, and take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Ghana.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Accra online trip planner.

Getting from Cape Town to Accra by flight takes about 12.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Cape Town to Accra, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cape Town in May, you will find days in Accra are somewhat warmer (°C), and nights are much warmer (°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Dakar.

Things to do in Accra

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Legon Botanical Gardens, Fort Good Hope, Legon Botanical Gardens, Sakumono, Umbrella Rock
Find places to stay May 9 — 16:
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Boabeng Fiema Monkey Sanctuary ©
Boabeng Fiema Monkey Sanctuary
Fort Good Hope ©
Fort Good Hope
Legon Botanical Gardens ©
Legon Botanical Gardens

6
nights
Dakar, Senegal

Dakar ©
Situated on the western edge of mainland Africa, the crowded and dynamic city of Dakar offers visitors booming shopping, dining, and entertainment scenes.
Visit Cathedrale du Souvenir Africain de Dakar and Les Mamelles Lighthouse for their historical value. Explore hidden gems such as Lagune de la Somone and La Maison des Esclaves. Explore Dakar's surroundings by going to Le Village des Tortues (in Rufisque), Reserve De Bandia (in Saly) and Plage Popenguine (in Popenguine). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at L'Elevage d'Oiseaux Exotique, take in the spiritual surroundings of Grand Mosque of Dakar, head off the coast to Ngor Island, and take in the exciting artwork at Loman Art House - Art Gallery.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Dakar day trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Accra to Dakar takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Accra in May; daily highs in Dakar reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Dakar

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Le Village des Tortues, L'Elevage d'Oiseaux Exotique, Reserve De Bandia, Lagune de la Somone, Plage Popenguine
Find places to stay May 16 — 22:
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Lagune de la Somone ©
Lagune de la Somone
La Maison des Esclaves ©
La Maison des Esclaves
Plage Popenguine ©
Plage Popenguine

8
nights
Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©
Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Get a sense of the local culture at Nyhavn and Rosenborg Castle. Discover out-of-the-way places like Roskilde Domkirke and Room Escape Games. Explore Copenhagen's surroundings by going to Kjoege Mini-By (in Koege), Kronborg (in Helsingoer) and L.A. Rings Atelier og Besogscenter (in Roskilde). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at The David Collection, stop by Stroeget, find something for the whole family at Tivoli Gardens, and take a stroll through Christiania.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Copenhagen day trip planning website.

Explore your travel options from Dakar to Copenhagen with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Dakar to Copenhagen is 1 hour. When traveling from Dakar in May, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Copenhagen: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Roskilde, Avno Naturcenter, Kjoege Mini-By, Fanefjord Church, Kronborg
Find places to stay May 23 — 31:
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Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle
Roskilde Domkirke ©
Roskilde Domkirke
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn

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