20 days in Angola Itinerary

20 days in Angola Itinerary

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20 days in Angola Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro
Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
Luanda
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
2
Huambo
— 2 nights
3
Lubango
— 1 night
+2
bus + foot + bus:  4​h 30​min
4
Benguela
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h
5
Kalandula
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
6
Muxima
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  14​h
End: Rio de Janeiro

4
nights
Luanda

Luanda ©
After decades of conflict, Luanda experienced a massive economic boom at the beginning of the 21st century, making it one of the most developed cities in Africa and a magnet for tourists.
Ship's Cemetery (Graveyard) and Cidade Alta are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Igreja Nossa Senhora dos Remedios and Palacio de Ferro. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Fortaleza de Sao Miguel, get great views at Miradouro da Lua, enjoy the sand and surf at Sangano Beach, and head outdoors with Cabo Ledo.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Luanda online trip builder .

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Luanda is an approximately 12-hour flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Luanda due to the time zone difference. In June in Luanda, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Huambo.

Things to do in Luanda

Museums Parks Outdoors
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Fortaleza de Sao Miguel ©
Fortaleza de Sao Miguel
Igreja Nossa Senhora dos Remedios ©
Igreja Nossa Senhora dos Remedios
Sangano Beach ©
Sangano Beach

2
nights
Huambo

Huambo ©
Huambo, formerly Nova Lisboa, is the capital of the province of Huambo in Angola. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Se Catedral do Huambo.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Huambo trip builder website .

You can fly from Luanda to Huambo in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Traveling from Luanda in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 11°C in Huambo. You'll set off for Lubango on the 5th (Fri).

Things to do in Huambo

Historic Sites
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Se Catedral do Huambo ©
Se Catedral do Huambo

1
night
Lubango

Lubango ©
Lubango is the capital city of the Angolan province of Huíla. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Tundavala. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some photo ops at Christ the King Statue and then get outside with Serra da Leba.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Lubango trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Huambo to Lubango takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Benguela.

Things to do in Lubango

Outdoors Nature Parks
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Serra da Leba ©
Serra da Leba
Christ the King Statue ©
Christ the King Statue
Tundavala ©
Tundavala

3
nights
Benguela

Benguela ©
Get a sense of the local culture at Se Catedral de Nossa Senhora de Fatima and Enoport.

For traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Benguela trip tool .

You can take a bus from Lubango to Benguela in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Benguela are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. On the 10th (Wed), you're off toKalandula.

Things to do in Benguela

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Praia da Baia Azul
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Igreja da Nossa Senhora do Populo ©
Igreja da Nossa Senhora do Populo

3
nights
Kalandula

Kalandula ©
Kalandula is known for nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Kalandula Falls.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kalandula itinerary planning tool .

Do a combination of flight and car from Benguela to Kalandula in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. On the 13th (Sat), you'll travel to Muxima.

Things to do in Kalandula

Nature Parks
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Kalandula Falls ©
Kalandula Falls

2
nights
Muxima

Muxima ©
Muxima is a town and commune in the municipality of Quiçama, Luanda Province, Angola. Muxima is known for parks, nature, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see human ingenuity at work at Kissama National Park, witness the site of a historic battle at Fortress of Muxima, and walk around Parque Nacional da Quiçama.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Muxima trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kalandula to Muxima takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Muxima

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Parque Nacional do Quicama ©
Parque Nacional do Quicama
Parque Nacional da Quiçama ©
Parque Nacional da Quiçama