17 days in Sudan Itinerary

17 days in Sudan Itinerary

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17 days in Sudan Itinerary

Start: Riyadh
Fly:  11​h
1
Port Sudan
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h 15​min
2
Kassala
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  7​h 30​min
3
Khartoum
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
4
Merowe
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Dongola
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Wawa
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Riyadh

2
nights
Port Sudan

Port Sudan ©
Port Sudan is a port city in eastern Sudan, and the capital of the state of Red Sea., it has 489,725 residents. On the 9th (Fri), explore the ancient world of Temple of Sedeinga, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sesibi Temple, and then walk around Sanganeb National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Port Sudan is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Arabia Standard Time (AST) to Central African Time (CAT) is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kassala.

Things to do in Port Sudan

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Sanganeb National Park ©
Sanganeb National Park
Sesibi Temple ©
Sesibi Temple

1
night
Kassala

Kassala ©
Kassala is the capital of the state of Kassala in eastern Sudan. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Taka Mountains.

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Traveling by car from Port Sudan to Kassala takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. You will leave for Khartoum on the 12th (Mon).

Things to do in Kassala

Nature Parks
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Taka Mountains ©
Taka Mountains

3
nights
Khartoum

Khartoum ©
Situated at the meeting point of the White and Blue Niles, the sprawling capital Khartoum captivates with its welcoming atmosphere, chaotic marketplaces, and extravagant skyline punctuated with glass towers.
Let the collections at Khalifa House Museum and Ethnographic Museum capture your imagination. Nilian Mosque and Khartoum War Cemetery will appeal to history buffs. Go for a jaunt from Khartoum to Omdurman to see Tomb of Muhammad Ahmad (Madhi) about 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: look for gifts at Marawi Bookshop, take in the spiritual surroundings of Al Kabir Mosque, examine the collection at Sudan National Museum, and head off the coast to Tuti Island.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Khartoum online journey builder .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Kassala to Khartoum in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. August in Khartoum sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Merowe.

Things to do in Khartoum

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Omdurman
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Al Kabir Mosque ©
Al Kabir Mosque
Nilian Mosque ©
Nilian Mosque
Khalifa House Museum ©
Khalifa House Museum

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nights
Merowe

Merowe ©
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Petrified Forest, explore the different monuments and memorials at Necropolis of Nuri, delve into the distant past at Al-Ghazali, then explore the different monuments and memorials at El Kurru Tombs, and finally delve into the distant past at Gebel Barkal.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Merowe trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Khartoum to Merowe in 6.5 hours. You will leave for Dongola on the 18th (Sun).

Things to do in Merowe

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Karima
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Necropolis of Nuri ©
Necropolis of Nuri
El Kurru Tombs ©
El Kurru Tombs
Gebel Barkal ©
Gebel Barkal

3
nights
Dongola

Dongola ©
Dongola, also spelled Dunqulah, and formerly known as Al 'Urdi, is the capital of the state of Northern in Sudan, on the banks of the Nile, and a former Latin Catholic bishopric (14th century). Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Third Cataract of the Nile and Old Dongola. Step out of Dongola with an excursion to Kerma's Archeological Site in Kerma--about 1h 25 min away.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Dongola day trip planner.

Drive from Merowe to Dongola in 3.5 hours. On the 21st (Wed), you're off toWawa.

Things to do in Dongola

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kerma's Archeological Site
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Third Cataract of the Nile ©
Third Cataract of the Nile
Old Dongola
Old Dongola
Kerma's Archeological Site ©
Kerma's Archeological Site

3
nights
Wawa

Wawa ©
Wawa is a town in northern Sudan near the Nile River, located at 20°26′N 30°21′E. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): delve into the distant past at Soleb Temple.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Wawa trip maker .

You can drive from Dongola to Wawa in 3 hours. On the 24th (Sat), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Wawa

Historic Sites
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Soleb Temple ©
Soleb Temple