12 days in Africa Itinerary

12 days in Africa Itinerary

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Start: New York City, United States
Fly:  12 h 45 min
1
Accra, Ghana
— 5 nights
Fly:  9 h 45 min
2
Mombasa, Kenya
— 2 nights
+2
Taxi + Fly + Drive:  7 h 15 min
3
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 3 nights
+3
Drive + Fly + Train + Subway:  22 h 30 min
End: New York City, United States

5
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.
Take a break from Accra with a short trip to Art without borders gallery in Kokrobite, about 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some photo ops at Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park, take in the exciting artwork at Artists Alliance Gallery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Church of the Most Holy Trinity, and get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Ghana.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Accra online trip maker.

New York City, USA to Accra is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from New York City to Accra. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from New York City in April, with highs in Accra at 90°F and lows at 77°F. You'll set off for Mombasa on the 11th (Sun).

Things to do in Accra

Shopping Parks Museums

Side Trips

Legon Botanical Gardens, Art without borders gallery
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Accra Mall ©
Accra Mall
Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park ©
Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park
Labadi Pleasure Beach ©
Labadi Pleasure Beach

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): stroll through Haller Park, browse the different shops at City Mall, and then take an in-depth tour of Fort Jesus Museum. On the 13th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an exotic tour of a safari tour and then look for gifts at Imani Collective.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Mombasa day trip planning app.

You can fly from Accra to Mombasa in 12.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Accra to Mombasa. In April, daily temperatures in Mombasa can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Mombasa

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Safaris
Haller Park ©
Haller Park
Fort Jesus Museum ©
Fort Jesus Museum

3
nights
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Victoria Falls ©
Victoria Falls, a Zimbabwean town near the eponymous waterfall, serves as one of two prime gateway points to the majestic cascade and its surrounding national park.
On the 14th (Wed), stroll through Siduli Hide, thenlook for gifts at Cultural Vibes Music Shop, thenlearn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Victoria Falls Snake Park, and finally see the world from above with a helicopter tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the galleries of Prime Art Gallery, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then admire the sheer force of Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Victoria Falls planner.

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and car from Mombasa to Victoria Falls in 10 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and car. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Mombasa to Victoria Falls due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mombasa in April, expect Victoria Falls to be a bit cooler, temps between 81°F and 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Parks Nature Tours
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Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park ©
Helicopter Tours
Victoria Falls Snake Park ©
Victoria Falls Snake Park

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