11 days in Ivory Coast Itinerary

11 days in Ivory Coast Itinerary

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11 days in Ivory Coast Itinerary

Start: Lisbon
Fly:  14​h
1
Abidjan
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Grand-Lahou
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Sassandra
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Yamoussoukro
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Man
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  3​h
6
Assinie
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  15​h
End: Lisbon

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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Spas and Abidjan Karting El Keif. Get out of town with these interesting Abidjan side-trips: Grand Bassam (La 1ere boutique CFAO installe a BASSAM, Musee National des Costumes, & more). Next up on the itinerary: get your game on at Dream Zone Virtual Reality, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Banco National Park, buy something for everyone on your list at PlaYce-Marcory, and take a stroll through The Plateau.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Abidjan trip planner .

Lisbon, Portugal to Abidjan is an approximately 14-hour flight. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Lisbon in February: high temperatures in Abidjan hover around 37°C and lows are around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can go by car to Grand-Lahou.

Things to do in Abidjan

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Grand Bassam
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St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral
Dream Zone Virtual Reality ©
Dream Zone Virtual Reality
Treichville ©
Treichville

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Grand-Lahou

Grand-Lahou ©
Grand-Lahou is a coastal town in southern Ivory Coast. Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Assagny National Park.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand-Lahou trip planner .

Traveling by car from Abidjan to Grand-Lahou takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Sassandra.

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Assagny National Park ©
Assagny National Park

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Sassandra

Sassandra ©
Sassandra is a town in southern Ivory Coast. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): make a trip to Le Phare du Sassandra, make a trip to Commonwealth War Grave Commission Tomb for MV Dumana RAF Seaplane Tender, take in the waterfront at Le Wharf du Sassandra, don't miss a visit to Monument to MV Dumana Crew killed in Action, then pause for some serene contemplation at The Catholic Church of the Parish of Saint Andre, and finally make a trip to L'Ancienne Maison du Gouverneur de Bas Sassandra.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Sassandra sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Grand-Lahou to Sassandra takes 3 hours. In February in Sassandra, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Yamoussoukro.

Things to do in Sassandra

Historic Sites
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Le Wharf du Sassandra ©
Le Wharf du Sassandra

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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 17th (Sun): stroll through Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve, take in the spiritual surroundings of Grande Mosquee, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of Our Lady of Peace, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Palais Presidentiel.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Yamoussoukro route tool .

Getting from Sassandra to Yamoussoukro by car takes about 6 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sassandra in February: highs in Yamoussoukro hover around 43°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Man.

Things to do in Yamoussoukro

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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

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Man

Man ©
Man is a city in western Ivory Coast. Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Les Cascades de Man and then head outdoors with Mont Tonkoui.

To see ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Man route maker site .

Traveling by car from Yamoussoukro to Man takes 4.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Man can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Assinie.

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Les Cascades de Man ©
Les Cascades de Man
Mont Tonkoui ©
Mont Tonkoui

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): explore and take pictures at Dipi Crocodile Farm.

For more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Assinie day trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Man to Assinie in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Man in February since evenings lows in Assinie dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Assinie

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