13 days in Ivory Coast Itinerary

13 days in Ivory Coast Itinerary

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13 days in Ivory Coast Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  16​h 15​min
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
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  3​h
6
Assinie
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: London

3
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Abidjan: Grand Bassam (Musee National des Costumes & Pont De La Victoire). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, look for gifts at CAVA - Centre Artisanal de la Ville, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and take a stroll through The Plateau.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Abidjan trip planner .

London, UK to Abidjan is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from London in December, with highs in Abidjan at 36°C and lows at 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can drive to Grand-Lahou.

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
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Grand-Lahou

Grand-Lahou ©
Grand-Lahou is a coastal town in southern Ivory Coast. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Assagny National Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Grand-Lahou day trip planner .

Getting from Abidjan to Grand-Lahou by car takes about 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Sassandra.

Things to do in Grand-Lahou

Nature Parks
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Assagny National Park ©
Assagny National Park

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Sassandra

Sassandra ©
Sassandra is a town in southern Ivory Coast. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Commonwealth War Grave Commission Tomb for MV Dumana RAF Seaplane Tender, take in the waterfront at Le Wharf du Sassandra, then don't miss a visit to Monument to MV Dumana Crew killed in Action, then make a trip to L'Ancienne Maison du Gouverneur de Bas Sassandra, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Catholic Church of the Parish of Saint Andre.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Sassandra trip planner .

Getting from Grand-Lahou to Sassandra by car takes about 3 hours. In December in Sassandra, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Yamoussoukro.

Things to do in Sassandra

Historic Sites
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Le Wharf du Sassandra ©
Le Wharf du Sassandra

1
day
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 29th (Sun): 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 ponder the world of politics at Palais Presidentiel.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Yamoussoukro itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Sassandra to Yamoussoukro takes 6 hours. Traveling from Sassandra in December, plan for little chillier nights in Yamoussoukro, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can drive to Man.

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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Man

Man ©
Man is a city in western Ivory Coast. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): head outdoors with Mont Tonkoui and then head outdoors with La Dent de Man. On the next day, admire the sheer force of Les Cascades de Man.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Man trip planner .

You can drive from Yamoussoukro to Man in 4.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Man can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. On the 31st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Assinie.

Things to do in Man

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

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nights
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 1st (Wed), stroll through Dipi Crocodile Farm.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Assinie trip itinerary builder app .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Man to Assinie in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Assinie when traveling from Man in December, with lows around 26°C. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Assinie

Parks Wildlife
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