11 days in Ivory Coast Itinerary

11 days in Ivory Coast Itinerary

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11 days in Ivory Coast Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + Drive:  17​h 15​min
1
Assinie
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Abidjan
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Yamoussoukro
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
Grand-Lahou
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: London

1
night
Assinie

Assinie
A coastal resort town in the Ivory Coast, Assinie acts as a tranquil haven from the bustle of Abidjan some 80 km (49 mi) to the west.
On the 21st (Sat), explore and take pictures at Dipi Crocodile Farm.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Assinie day trip planner .

London, UK to Assinie is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. In December, Assinie is much hotter than London - with highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C. You will leave for Abidjan on the 22nd (Sun).

Things to do in Assinie

Parks Wildlife
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4
nights
Abidjan

Abidjan ©
As Cote d'Ivoire's largest city and economic hub, Abidjan boasts the reputation of West Africa's party capital, while its rich culture remains evident in its numerous film festivals and a booming music scene.
Venture out of the city with trips to Grand Bassam (Musee National des Costumes & Pont De La Victoire). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grande Mosquee du Plateau, browse the range of quality goods at PlaYce-Marcory, and look for gifts at CAVA - Centre Artisanal de la Ville.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Abidjan itinerary planner.

You can drive from Assinie to Abidjan in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and bus. December in Abidjan sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to Yamoussoukro.

Things to do in Abidjan

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Grand Bassam
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St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral
The Plateau ©
The Plateau
Banco National Park ©
Banco National Park

1
night
Yamoussoukro

Yamoussoukro
Unlike many of the world's cities with infrastructure trying to keep up with population, Yamoussoukro has no such problem--many of the city's sprawling six-lane highways and hotels were built before anybody lived here.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Grande Mosquee, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of Our Lady of Peace, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Palais Presidentiel.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Yamoussoukro trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Abidjan to Yamoussoukro takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car. Traveling from Abidjan in December, plan for a bit cooler nights in Yamoussoukro, with lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Grand-Lahou.

Things to do in Yamoussoukro

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve
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Basilica of Our Lady of Peace
Basilica of Our Lady of Peace
Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve ©
Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve
Grande Mosquee ©
Grande Mosquee

2
nights
Grand-Lahou

Grand-Lahou ©
Grand-Lahou is a coastal town in southern Ivory Coast. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Assagny National Park.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Grand-Lahou trip planner .

Getting from Yamoussoukro to Grand-Lahou by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. You'll set off for home on the 29th (Sun).

Things to do in Grand-Lahou

Nature Parks
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Assagny National Park ©
Assagny National Park