20 days in Angola Itinerary

20 days in Angola Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Rio de Janeiro
Fly:  11 h 45 min
1
Luanda
— 4 nights
Fly:  1 h 15 min
2
Huambo
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h 45 min
3
Lubango
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Foot + Bus:  4 h 30 min
4
Benguela
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  5 h
5
Kalandula
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
6
Muxima
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  14 h
End: Rio de Janeiro

4
nights
Luanda

Luanda ©
After decades of conflict, Luanda experienced a massive economic boom at the beginning of the 21st century, making it one of the most developed cities in Africa and a magnet for tourists.
Get some cultural insight at Fortaleza de Sao Miguel and Igreja Nossa Senhora dos Remedios. Visit Cidade Alta and Palacio de Ferro for their historical value. There's lots more to do: get outside with Sangano Beach, don't miss a visit to Mausoleum of Agostinho Neto, take an in-depth tour of Museu Nacional da Escravatura, and stroll the grounds of Ship's Cemetery (Graveyard).

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Luanda road trip planning site.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Luanda is an approximately 12- hour flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Luanda due to the time zone difference. In June in Luanda, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Huambo.

Things to do in Luanda

Museums Parks Outdoors
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Fortaleza de Sao Miguel ©
Fortaleza de Sao Miguel
Museu Nacional da Escravatura ©
Museu Nacional da Escravatura
Sangano Beach ©
Sangano Beach

2
nights
Huambo

Huambo ©
Huambo, formerly Nova Lisboa, is the capital of the province of Huambo in Angola. On the 4th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Se Catedral do Huambo.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Huambo route website.

Fly from Luanda to Huambo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Luanda in July since evenings lows in Huambo dip to 11°C. On the 5th (Fri), you'll travel to Lubango.

Things to do in Huambo

Historic Sites
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Se Catedral do Huambo ©
Se Catedral do Huambo

1
night
Lubango

Lubango ©
Lubango is the capital city of the Angolan province of Huíla. On the 6th (Sat), explore the striking landscape at Tundavala. On the 7th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Christ the King Statue and then get outside with Serra da Leba.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Lubango trip planner.

You can drive from Huambo to Lubango in 7 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Benguela.

Things to do in Lubango

Outdoors Nature Parks
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Serra da Leba ©
Serra da Leba
Christ the King Statue ©
Christ the King Statue
Tundavala ©
Tundavala

3
nights
Benguela

Benguela ©
Popular historic sites such as Igreja da Nossa Senhora do Populo and Se Catedral de Nossa Senhora de Fatima are in your itinerary.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Benguela route builder site.

Traveling by bus from Lubango to Benguela takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Benguela, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 21°C at night. On the 10th (Wed), you're off to Kalandula.

Things to do in Benguela

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Praia da Baia Azul
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Igreja da Nossa Senhora do Populo ©
Igreja da Nossa Senhora do Populo

3
nights
Kalandula

Kalandula ©
Kalandula is known for nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Kalandula Falls.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Kalandula tour itinerary builder site.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Benguela to Kalandula in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. On the 13th (Sat), you'll travel to Muxima.

Things to do in Kalandula

Nature Parks
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Kalandula Falls ©
Kalandula Falls

2
nights
Muxima

Muxima ©
Muxima is a town and commune in the municipality of Quiçama, Luanda Province, Angola. Muxima is known for nature and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional do Quicama and witness the site of a historic battle at Fortress of Muxima.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Muxima trip builder.

Traveling by car from Kalandula to Muxima takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car. On the 16th (Tue), you're off to home.

Things to do in Muxima

Wildlife Nature Parks
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Parque Nacional do Quicama ©
Parque Nacional do Quicama