59 days in Africa & Europe Itinerary

59 days in Africa & Europe Itinerary

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Bamako, Mali
— 3 nights
Bus
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Segou, Mali
— 1 night
Drive
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Djenne, Mali
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mopti, Mali
— 2 nights
Drive
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Larabanga, Ghana
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kumasi, Ghana
— 4 nights
Drive
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Elmina, Ghana
— 2 nights
Drive
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Accra, Ghana
— 5 nights
Fly
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Monrovia, Liberia
— 2 nights
Fly to Freetown, Drive to Conakry
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Conakry, Guinea
— 2 nights
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Dakar, Senegal
— 10 nights
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Oslo, Norway
— 23 nights

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Bamako, Mali

— 3 nights
Mali's capital and the fastest-growing city in Africa, Bamako acts as a major port, as well as a cultural and industrial center.
Bamako is known for nature, shopping, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the galleries of Musee National de Bamako, explore the striking landscape of Parc national du Mali, Bamako, admire all the interesting features of Bamako Grand Mosque, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Bamako City Centre Market.

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Oslo, Norway to Bamako is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Oslo in July, expect nights in Bamako to be much hotter, around 26°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 37°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can take a bus to Segou.

Things to do in Bamako

Historic Sites · Parks · Fun & Games · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 1 — 4:

Segou, Mali

— 1 night
Nestled along the Niger River, Segou has established itself as a major port and key player in Mali's cultural development.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): explore and take pictures at Segou Grand Mosque.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Segou holiday builder site.

Getting from Bamako to Segou by bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive. July in Segou sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Djenne.

Things to do in Segou

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 4 — 5:
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Djenne, Mali

— 2 nights
Djenné is a town and an urban commune in the Inland Niger Delta region of central Mali. Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Jenne-Jeno and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Great Mosque Of Djenne. On your second day here, explore the activities along Niger River.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Djenne day trip planner.

You can drive from Segou to Djenne in 5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Djenne can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Mopti.

Things to do in Djenne

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 5 — 7:

Mopti, Mali

— 2 nights
Originally a small fishing village, Mopti has become Mali's center of fishing and livestock industries.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): explore and take pictures at Grand Mosque of Mopti and then hike along Bandiagara Cliffs (Dogon Country).

To see other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Mopti trip planner.

You can drive from Djenne to Mopti in 2.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Mopti are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. On the 9th (Fri), you're off to Larabanga.

Things to do in Mopti

Historic Sites · Parks · Trails · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 7 — 9:

Larabanga, Ghana

— 2 nights
Larabanga is a village in West Gonja district, a district in north western Northern Region of Ghana. On the 10th (Sat), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mole National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Larabanga Mosque.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Larabanga day trip planning site.

Drive from Mopti to Larabanga in 14.5 hours. Traveling from Mopti in July, expect nights in Larabanga to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are little chillier, around 34°C. On the 11th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Kumasi.

Things to do in Larabanga

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 11:

Kumasi, Ghana

— 4 nights

Ghana's Garden City

A bustling center of trade and culture, Kumasi remains among Ghana's liveliest and most significant urban centers.
Kumasi is known for museums, shopping, and zoos & aquariums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: deepen your understanding of the past and present with a heritage tour, get engrossed in the history at Okomfo Anokye Sword Site, browse the eclectic array of goods at Kejetia Market, and see the interesting displays at Manhyia Palace Museum.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Kumasi online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Larabanga to Kumasi takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In July, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Elmina.

Things to do in Kumasi

Museums · Tours · Shopping · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 15:

Elmina, Ghana

— 2 nights
Considered the site of the first European settlement in West Africa, Elmina sat on a major slave trade route for several centuries.
On the 16th (Fri), explore the historical opulence of Cape Coast Castle, contemplate the long history of Elmina Castle, and then take in the waterfront activity at Elmina lagoon. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Kakum National Park.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Elmina sightseeing planning tool.

Traveling by car from Kumasi to Elmina takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and car. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to drive to Accra.

Things to do in Elmina

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 15 — 17:

Accra, Ghana

— 5 nights
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.
Accra is known for beaches, shopping, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: pause for some photo ops at Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park, admire the natural beauty at Legon Botanical Gardens, steep yourself in history at W.E.B. DuBois Center, and shop like a local with Artists Alliance Gallery.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Accra day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Elmina to Accra takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Monrovia.

Things to do in Accra

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 17 — 22:

Monrovia, Liberia

— 2 nights
The capital of Liberia and its most populous city, Monrovia lies on the Atlantic Coast of Cape Mesurado.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): admire all the interesting features of Matadi Central Mosque, then steep yourself in history at Providence Island, then browse the exhibits of Liberian National Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Centennial Pavilion. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sacred Heart Cathedral.

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You can fly from Accra to Monrovia in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July in Monrovia, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 27°C at night. On the 24th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Conakry.

Things to do in Monrovia

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 24:

Conakry, Guinea

— 2 nights
Guinea's capital and largest city, Conakry acts as the nation's economic and cultural center, containing nearly a quarter of the population.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then browse the exhibits of National Museum (Musee National), then head off the coast to Iles de Los, and finally have fun at CanalOlympia Kaloum. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Conakry Grand Mosque, get outside with Les Cascades De La Soumba, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Sante Marie Cathedral.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Conakry online travel route planner.

Getting from Monrovia to Conakry by combination of flight and car takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In July in Conakry, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Dakar.

Things to do in Conakry

Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Nightlife · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 24 — 26:

Dakar, Senegal

— 10 nights
Situated on the western edge of mainland Africa, the crowded and dynamic city of Dakar offers visitors booming shopping, dining, and entertainment scenes.
Change things up with these side-trips from Dakar: Grande Mosquee Gandigal-Est (in Mbour), Paroisse Saint Charles Borromee (in Goree Island) and Thies (Accrobaobab & Museo de la Tapiceria). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at La Maison des Esclaves, stroll through Le Village des Tortues, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and get in on the family fun at Accrobaobab Adventure.

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You can fly from Conakry to Dakar in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Dakar are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Oslo.

Things to do in Dakar

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 26 — Aug 5:

Oslo, Norway

— 23 nights

Tiger City

Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Oslo: Beech Forest (in Larvik), Badeparken (in Drobak) and Holmsbu Billedgalleri (in Holmsbu). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Vigeland Museum, get engrossed in the history at Fram Museum, see the interesting displays at Kon-Tiki Museum, and stroll around Vigeland Park.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Oslo trip builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Dakar to Oslo. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dakar to Oslo due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Dakar in August, plan for little chillier days in Oslo, with highs around 23°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Oslo

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 5 — 28:

Mali travel guide

3.6
National Parks · Flea Markets · Museums
Lively, cultured, and colorful Mali allows visitors to get familiar with African traditions and witness contemporary African art and lifestyles. Ancient empires built cities along the Niger River, leaving behind them knowledge, beliefs, and traditions, even as the architecture crumbled. Today, the country's world-renowned musical heritage has become central to tourism in Mali, with live performances of ngoni and kora music a highlight for many tourists exploring this west African nation.

Ghana travel guide

3.6
Beaches · Castles · Monuments
Gold Coast
Ghana features a diverse economy, a strong and sturdy democratic tradition, and many of the natural and cultural highlights for which the continent has become known. National parks represent some of the main attractions in Ghana, with a diverse array of wildlife to be seen, including lions, monkeys, elephants, and birds. Forts dating back to the slave era act as focal points for explorations of the coast and help to connect the country to important points in global history.

Liberia travel guide

3.4
Museums · Historic Sites · Sacred & Religious Sites
Founded by freed American and Caribbean slaves, Liberia today has a population of primarily indigenous Africans, but maintains certain links with the United States. One such link comes in the music and wider culture of the main urban areas, where hip-hop influences abound among traditional African rhythms, dress styles, and dance trends. Beaches close to the capital remain some of the main places to visit in Liberia, as exploring the inland areas away from the main towns represents a risk for foreign visitors without an accompanying local guide.