12 days in Africa Itinerary

12 days in Africa Itinerary

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Start: New York City, United States
+2
Subway + Train + Fly:  12 h 45 min
1
Accra, Ghana
— 5 nights
Fly:  9 h 45 min
2
Mombasa, Kenya
— 2 nights
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 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: appreciate the history behind Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Ghana, take in nature's colorful creations at Aburi Botanical Gardens, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bojo Beach.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Accra trip planner.

New York City, USA to Accra is an approximately 13- hour combination of subway, train, and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or fly. Traveling from New York City to Accra, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. 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 will leave for Mombasa on the 11th (Sun).

Things to do in Accra

Shopping Museums Parks

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 other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Mombasa day trip planning app.

You can fly from Accra to Mombasa in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry. 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, then look for gifts at Cultural Vibes Music Shop, then learn 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.

For maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Victoria Falls planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Mombasa to Victoria Falls in 7.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. 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
Cultural Vibes Music Shop ©
Cultural Vibes Music Shop

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