56 days in Africa, Caribbean & Europe Itinerary

56 days in Africa, Caribbean & Europe Itinerary

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Bangui, Central African Republic
— 6 nights
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Libreville, Gabon
— 6 nights
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Port-au-Prince, Haiti
— 9 nights
Fly to Tirana International Airport Mother Teresa, Drive to Shkoder
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Shkoder, Albania
— 10 nights
Drive to Tirana International Airport Mother Teresa, Fly to Lilongwe
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Lilongwe, Malawi
— 9 nights
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Victoria, Seychelles
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Bangui, Central African Republic — 6 nights

Bangui, or Bangî in Sango, formerly written Bangi in English, is the capital and largest city of the Central African Republic. Notre-Dame of Bangui Cathedral and Musee de Boganda (Boganda Museum) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with a short trip to Les Chutes de Boali in Boali (about 1h 10 min away). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Oubangui River, browse the eclectic array of goods at Marche Central (Central Market), admire all the interesting features of K-Cinq (Km-5 Intersection), and relax and rejuvenate at Melanie's Beauty.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Bangui trip planner.

If you are flying in from The Netherlands, the closest major aiport is Bangui M'Poko International Airport. In June in Bangui, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Libreville.
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Parks · Nature · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Libreville, Gabon — 6 nights

The capital of Gabon and home to almost half of the country's residents, Libreville differs from many African cities, with paved roads, clean streets, and luxurious residences.
Get some historical perspective at Notre-dame de Lourdes and St Marie Cathedral. Do some cultural sightseeing at Hassane II Mosque and L'Eglise St-Michel Libreville. Spend the 11th (Sun) in the pleasant surroundings of Pongara National Park. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint Pierre, get a sense of history and politics at Cour Constitutionnelle, shop like a local with Les Chocolats Gabonais de Julie, and make a trip to Memorial Leon Mba.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Libreville trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Bangui to Libreville takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Bangui, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Libreville, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Port-au-Prince.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Fun & Games · Casinos
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Port-au-Prince, Haiti — 9 nights

Port-au-Prince, the capital of Haiti, gives most visitors their first taste of the country, along with all of its rugged and lively charm.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Musee du Pantheon National Haitien and Papillon Enterprise. Visit Notre Dame Cathedral Ruins and Sainte Anne Church for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Port-au-Prince: Museum Ogier-Fombrun (in Montrouis), Kokoye Beach (in Petit Goave) and Village Artistique de Noailles (in Croix-des-Bouquets). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of The Bureau of Ethnology, stroll around Place Saint-Pierre, delve into the mystery of Atis rezistans, and sample the tasty concoctions at Barbancourt Rum Distillery.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Port-au-Prince trip builder app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Libreville to Port-au-Prince. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Libreville to Port-au-Prince. In June, Port-au-Prince is a bit warmer than Libreville - with highs of 39°C and lows of 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time for travel to Shkoder.
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Shkoder, Albania — 10 nights

Its geographic location has made Shkoder, one of Europe's oldest cities, an important cultural and economic center of the Balkans over the years.
Ethnographic Museum of Kruja and Shkoder Historical Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Rozafa Castle and St Stephen's Catholic Cathedral (Shkoder Cathedral). Change things up with these side-trips from Shkoder: Kruja Castle (in Kruje), Lezhe Castle (in Lezhe) and Komani Lake (in Koman). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Patok Lagoon, view the masterpieces at Venice Art Mask Factory, take a spin around town with Bike Tours, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Orthodox Cathedral of the Nativity.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Shkoder trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Explore your travel options from Port-au-Prince to Shkoder with the Route module. Traveling from Port-au-Prince to Shkoder, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In June, Shkoder is a bit cooler than Port-au-Prince - with highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Lilongwe.
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Lilongwe, Malawi — 9 nights

The capital city of Malawi and its largest, Lilongwe serves as an important center of economy and transportation for the area.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Kungoni Centre of Culture & Art and Chongoni Rock Art Area. Step out of Lilongwe to go to Salima and see Kuti Wildlife Reserve, which is approximately 1h 40 min away. And it doesn't end there: catch all the local highlights with See Malawi Travel, stroll through Nature Sanctuary, pause for some serene contemplation at Maula Cathedral, and browse the fresh offerings at Lizulu Market.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Lilongwe itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Shkoder to Lilongwe. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Shkoder to Lilongwe. You'll set off for Victoria on the 14th (Fri).
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Wildlife · Parks · Shopping · Outdoors
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Victoria, Seychelles — 11 nights

Victoria is the capital city of Seychelles and is situated on the north-eastern side of Mahé island, the archipelago's main island. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Clock Tower and Seychelles Natural History Museum. You'll explore and learn at Michael Adams Paintings Studio and Carrefour des Arts. Venture out of the city with trips to Police Bay (in Quatre Bornes), Spiaggia di Port Launay (in Port Glaud) and Petite Anse (in Baie Lazare). There's still lots to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Beau Vallon Beach, admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin Du Roi Spice Garden, and don't miss a visit to Tempio hindu.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Victoria trip planner.

You can fly from Lilongwe to Victoria in 9.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Lilongwe to Victoria is 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Victoria are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.
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Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums
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Find places to stay Jul 14 — 26:

Mahe Island travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Gardens
Mahe Island, the largest in its archipelago, serves as a buzzing tourism hub, teeming with resorts, picturesque beaches, and verdant forest trails. On a Mahe Island holiday, you can spend your days swimming and snorkeling in the clear blue waters, go island hopping, or explore the lush island interior, home to scenic hills and waterfalls.
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