59 days in Africa & Caribbean Itinerary

59 days in Africa & Caribbean Itinerary

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Djibouti, Djibouti
— 6 nights
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Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
— 27 nights
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Freetown, Sierra Leone
— 6 nights
Drive to Freetown, Fly to Ouagadougou
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Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
— 3 nights
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Niamey, Niger
— 4 nights
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Lome, Togo
— 3 nights
Fly to Kinshasa, Ferry to Brazzaville
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Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo
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Djibouti, Djibouti — 6 nights

Djibouti, the country's eponymous capital and largest city, houses over two thirds of the nation's population.
Change things up with a short trip to Arta Beach in Arta (about 40 minutes away). On the 5th (Mon), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Day Forest National Park. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Assal, enjoy the sand and surf at Khor Ambado Beach, admire all the interesting features of Place Menelik, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Hamoudi Mosque.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Djibouti travel route builder tool.

Victoria, Seychelles to Djibouti is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone changes from Seychelles Time to East Africa Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Victoria in June; daily highs in Djibouti reach 43°C and lows reach 38°C. You will leave for Port of Spain on the 8th (Thu).
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Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago — 27 nights

Port of Spain, the country's capital, sits between the sea and a scenic green mountain range, and acts as a gateway for eclectic adventures on land and sea.
Visit Mount St. Benedict Monastery and Lopinot Complex for their historical value. National Museum and Art Gallery and Indian Caribbean Museum of Trinidad and Tobago will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Port of Spain side-trips: San Fernando (Cathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, San Fernando Hill, &more), Maracas Bay (Tyrico Bay & Yerette) and Knolley's Tunnel (in Tabaquite). Spend the 24th (Sat) exploring nature at Maracas Falls. The adventure continues: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, steep yourself in history at Fort George, take in the spiritual surroundings of Siewdass Sadhu's Temple in The Sea, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Emperor Valley Zoo.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Port of Spain trip itinerary planning website.

Explore your travel options from Djibouti to Port of Spain with the Route module. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Djibouti to Port of Spain due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Djibouti in June, with highs in Port of Spain at 37°C and lows at 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Freetown.
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Freetown, Sierra Leone — 6 nights

Straddling an undulating coastline, Freetown serves as the capital and largest city of Sierra Leone.
Appreciate the collections at National Railway Museum and Sierra Leone National Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Sierra Leone Peace Museum and Aberdeen. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Freetown: River Number Two Beach (in Sussex), Bureh Beach (in Bure Town) and Lakka Beach (in Lakka). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary, enjoy the sand and surf at John Obey Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jamiul Atique Fourah Bay Mosque, and pause for some serene contemplation at St George's cathedral.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Freetown travel route builder app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Port of Spain to Freetown. The time zone difference moving from Atlantic Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 4 hours. Traveling from Port of Spain in July, expect nights in Freetown to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are slightly colder, around 33°C. You will leave for Ouagadougou on the 14th (Fri).
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Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso — 3 nights

The capital of Burkina Faso and its economic center, Ouagadougou also serves as the regional center for art and cultural preservation.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Ouagadougou, take in the spiritual surroundings of Grande Mosquee de Ouagadougou, then take an in-depth tour of Musee De La Bendrologie de Manega, and finally admire the natural beauty at Laongo Sculpture Symposium. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Village Artisanal de Ouagadougou, stroll around Parc Urbain Bangr-Weoogo, and then get to know the resident critters at Parc Animalier.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Ouagadougou trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Freetown to Ouagadougou in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Freetown in July, expect nights in Ouagadougou to be about the same, around 27°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 38°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can fly to Niamey.
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Niamey, Niger — 4 nights

The capital and largest city of Niger, Niamey serves as an administrative, cultural, and economic center on the Niger River.
Popular historic sites such as Niamey Grand Mosque and Mosquee Cite Caisse are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at National Museum of Niger (Musee National du Niger) and Cathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Help. Change things up with these side-trips from Niamey: Koure (Koure Reserve & Koure Giraffe Reserve). There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ferme Youyou and hunt for treasures at Grand Marche.

To find photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Niamey trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Ouagadougou to Niamey takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to West Africa Standard Time (WAT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July in Niamey, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to fly to Lome.
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Lome, Togo — 3 nights

Sometimes called the Pearl of West Africa, Lome contains a cheerful spirit shown through its bustling street markets where both locals and visitors meet on a regular basis.
Get some cultural insight at Tamberma Villages and Grande Mosquee. Popular historic sites such as Lome Cathedral and Lome abandoned bridge are in your itinerary. Step out of Lome with an excursion to Lac Togo in Togoville--about 1h 55 min away. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of National Museum, make a trip to Palais de Lome, try out the rides at O Lodge, and shop like a local with La Civette.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Lome tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Niamey to Lome in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Niamey to Lome due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Niamey, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Lome, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Brazzaville.
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Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo — 4 nights

Located on the River Congo, Brazzaville is a city divided between industrialism--thanks to the river--and cultural attractions, which come to life through multiple festivals, galleries, museums, and art schools, like the Poto-Poto painting school.
Basilique St. Anne and Cathedrale du Sacre-Ceour de Brazzaville are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: browse the exhibits of National Museum of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grand Mosque, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Reserve Naturelle de Gorilles de Lesio-Louna-Lefini.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Brazzaville online vacation planner.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Lome to Brazzaville in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Lome to Brazzaville, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lome in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 23°C in Brazzaville. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel back home.
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