14 days in Africa Itinerary

14 days in Africa Itinerary

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14 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Milan, Italy
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Nairobi, Kenya
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Lilongwe, Malawi
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Livingstone, Zambia
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
4
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
5
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Cape Town, South Africa
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Milan, Italy

3
nights
Nairobi, Kenya

You're likely to visit Nairobi at least once on a trip to Kenya, as the sprawling city houses the country's international airport and remains the jump-off point for many tours and safaris.
Nairobi is known for parks, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Nairobi National Park, stroll through David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and see the interesting displays at Karen Blixen Museum.

For reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Nairobi visit planner.

Milan, Italy to Nairobi is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Milan to Nairobi. Traveling from Milan in July, things will get slightly colder in Nairobi: highs are around 26°C and lows about 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lilongwe.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Off-Road Tours
Nairobi National Park ©
Nairobi National Park
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust ©
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

1
night
Lilongwe, Malawi

Lilongwe
The capital city of Malawi and its largest, Lilongwe serves as an important center of economy and transportation for the area.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): look for gifts at Gems and Jewellery Lanka, pick up some local products at Lizulu Market, then take in the awesome beauty at Nkhoma Mountain, and finally don't miss a visit to Tindoz d'Afrique.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Lilongwe trip maker.

Getting from Nairobi to Lilongwe by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. Traveling from Nairobi to Lilongwe, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Livingstone.

Things to do in Lilongwe

Shopping Nature Parks
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1
night
Livingstone, Zambia

Livingstone ©
Tourism in Livingstone, a town nestled on the Zimbabwean border, thrives largely thanks to the nearby Victoria Falls.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, then examine the collection at Railway Museum, then take in the dramatic scenery at Victoria Falls, and finally explore and take pictures at Mukuni Village.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Livingstone trip planner.

You can fly from Lilongwe to Livingstone in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to drive to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Livingstone

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trip

Mukuni Village
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Victoria Falls ©
Victoria Falls
Mukuni Village ©
Mukuni Village
Helicopter Tours

2
nights
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): kick your exploration up a notch at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks, then admire the sheer force of Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, then meet the residents 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: take an exotic tour of a safari tour and then take in the views from Victoria Falls Bridge.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Victoria Falls visit planner.

Victoria Falls is just a stone's throw from Livingstone. Traveling from Livingstone in July, Victoria Falls is a bit cooler at night with lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Safaris
Helicopter Tours

2
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.
On the 19th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Mandela House, see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, then categoryPhrases.phrase.deepen_your_understanding_of_the_past_and_present_with Constitution Hill, and finally stop by Jack Friedman Eastgate. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at Voortrekker Monument and then try to win big at Montecasino.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Johannesburg attractions app .

Traveling by flight from Victoria Falls to Johannesburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Victoria Falls in July: high temperatures in Johannesburg hover around 22°C and lows are around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Historic Sites Fun & Games Museums

Side Trips

Jack Friedman Eastgate, Montecasino, Voortrekker Monument
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Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Montecasino ©
Montecasino

4
nights
Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Cape Town is known for nature, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Cape Point, stroll through Fish Hoek Beach, examine the collection at District Six Museum, and take in the waterfront at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Cape Town online road trip planner .

Getting from Johannesburg to Cape Town by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in July, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©

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