12 days in Ivory Coast Itinerary

12 days in Ivory Coast Itinerary

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12 days in Ivory Coast Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Fly + Drive:  28​h
1
Assinie
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  3​h
2
Man
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Yamoussoukro
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Bouake
— 1 night
5
Abidjan
— 5 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Charlotte

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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.
For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Assinie route app .

Charlotte, USA to Assinie is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Charlotte in June since evenings lows in Assinie dip to 74°F. On the 13th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Man.

Things to do in Assinie

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Man

Man ©
Man is a city in western Ivory Coast. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Les Cascades de Man and then get outside with Mont Tonkoui.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Man trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Assinie to Man takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in June, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Yamoussoukro.

Things to do in Man

Outdoors Nature Parks
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Mont Tonkoui ©
Mont Tonkoui
Les Cascades de Man ©
Les Cascades de Man

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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 15th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve, 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.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Yamoussoukro day trip site .

Traveling by car from Man to Yamoussoukro takes 4.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Yamoussoukro can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Bouake.

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

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Bouake

Bouake ©
Bouaké is the second-largest city in Ivory Coast, with a population of 536,189 . Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Saint Michel.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Bouake day trip planning site .

You can drive from Yamoussoukro to Bouake in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train. In June, daytime highs in Bouake are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Abidjan.

Things to do in Bouake

Historic Sites
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Cathedral Saint Michel ©
Cathedral Saint Michel

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Grand Bassam (La 1ere boutique CFAO installe a BASSAM, Pont De La Victoire, & more). There's lots more to do: make a trip to St. Paul's Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Grande Mosquee du Plateau, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin botanique de Bingerville, and take an in-depth tour of Musee des Civilisations de Cote d’Ivoire.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Abidjan online sightseeing planner .

You can fly from Bouake to Abidjan in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in June, and nighttime lows around 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Abidjan

Outdoors Parks Shopping

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