13 days in Johannesburg, Zambia & Lagos Itinerary

13 days in Johannesburg, Zambia & Lagos Itinerary

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13 days in Johannesburg, Zambia & Lagos Itinerary

Start: Newark, United States
Fly:  23​h 45​min
1
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Livingstone, Zambia
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h
3
Lagos, Nigeria
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Newark, United States

5
nights
Johannesburg, South Africa

Johannesburg ©
Founded when gold was discovered in the area in the late 19th century, Johannesburg quickly grew into a bustling metropolis, South Africa's largest city and the region's economic hub.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Johannesburg: Pretoria (Union Buildings & Voortrekker Monument). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, try to win big at Montecasino, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and steep yourself in history at Constitution Hill.

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Newark, USA to Johannesburg is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to South Africa Standard Time (SAST) is 7 hours. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Newark in December: high temperatures in Johannesburg hover around 83°F and lows are around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Livingstone.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Casinos Fun & Games Tours

Side Trips

Pretoria, Sandton, Emperors Palace, Jack Friedman Eastgate
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Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Safaris
Gold Reef City ©
Gold Reef City

3
nights
Livingstone, Zambia

Livingstone ©
Tourism in Livingstone, a town nestled on the Zimbabwean border, thrives largely thanks to the nearby Victoria Falls.
Livingstone is known for nature, adventure, museums, wildlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Victoria Falls, take an in-depth tour of Livingstone Museum, examine the collection at Railway Museum, and explore and take pictures at Mukuni Village.

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Fly from Johannesburg to Livingstone in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. When traveling from Johannesburg in December, plan for little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in Livingstone: temperatures range from 75°F by day to 70°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Lagos.

Things to do in Livingstone

Parks Museums Tours

Side Trip

Mukuni Village
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Victoria Falls ©
Victoria Falls
Livingstone Museum ©
Livingstone Museum
Mukuni Village ©
Mukuni Village

2
nights
Lagos, Nigeria

Lagos ©
Protected from the Atlantic by sand spits and barrier islands, Lagos quickly grew into a mega city due to its location, and currently operates one of the continent's largest and busiest ports.
On the 30th (Mon), view the masterpieces at Alexis Galleries and then have some family-friendly fun at LSP Paintball. On the next day, get outside with Tarkwa Bay Beach, then look for gifts at The Henna Place, then look for all kinds of wild species at Lekki Conservation Centre, and finally explore and take pictures at Freedom Park.

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You can do a combination of car and flight from Livingstone to Lagos in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Central African Time to Western African Time is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Livingstone, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Lagos, ranging from highs of 93°F to lows of 74°F. On the 1st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lagos

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Lekki
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Lekki Conservation Centre ©
Lekki Conservation Centre
Tarkwa Bay Beach ©
Tarkwa Bay Beach
Freedom Park ©
Freedom Park

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