16 days in Ivory Coast Itinerary

16 days in Ivory Coast Itinerary

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16 days in Ivory Coast Itinerary

Start: Accra
Fly + Drive:  2​h 30​min
1
Assinie
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Bouake
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Yamoussoukro
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Man
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Abidjan
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Grand-Lahou
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Sassandra
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h
End: Accra

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 13th (Mon), explore and take pictures at Dipi Crocodile Farm.

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Accra, Ghana to Assinie is an approximately 2.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In May, daytime highs in Assinie are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. You'll set off for Bouake on the 14th (Tue).

Things to do in Assinie

Parks Wildlife
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night
Bouake

Bouake ©
Bouaké is the second-largest city in Ivory Coast, with a population of 536,189 . Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Saint Michel.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Bouake road trip app .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Assinie to Bouake takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. In May, daytime highs in Bouake are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Wed) before leaving for Yamoussoukro.

Things to do in Bouake

Historic Sites
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Cathedral Saint Michel ©
Cathedral Saint Michel

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Abokouamekro Game Reserve and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Grande Mosquee. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of Our Lady of Peace, then ponder the world of politics at Palais Presidentiel, and then stroll through Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve.

To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Yamoussoukro day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Bouake to Yamoussoukro takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car. In May, daytime highs in Yamoussoukro are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive to Man.

Things to do in Yamoussoukro

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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nights
Man

Man ©
Man is a city in western Ivory Coast. On the 18th (Sat), head outdoors with La Dent de Man and then head outdoors with Mont Tonkoui. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Les Cascades de Man.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Man vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Yamoussoukro to Man takes 4.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Abidjan.

Things to do in Man

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

5
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Spas and Maison Ganamet. Take a break from the city and head to International Club & Paintball Park and Banco National Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Abidjan: Grand Bassam (Maison Varlet, Ex Poste de Douane, & more). There's lots more to do: get your game on at Dream Zone Virtual Reality, get in on the family fun at Doraville, explore the galleries of Galerie d'Art MBengue, and join the crowd at Abidjan Karting El Keif.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Abidjan road trip planning app .

Fly from Man to Abidjan in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in May, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Grand-Lahou.

Things to do in Abidjan

Fun & Games Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Grand Bassam
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Dream Zone Virtual Reality ©
Dream Zone Virtual Reality
Grande Mosquee du Plateau ©
Grande Mosquee du Plateau
Musee National des Costumes ©
Musee National des Costumes

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nights
Grand-Lahou

Grand-Lahou ©
Grand-Lahou is a coastal town in southern Ivory Coast. On the 25th (Sat), explore the striking landscape of Assagny National Park.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Grand-Lahou road trip planning tool .

Getting from Abidjan to Grand-Lahou by car takes about 2.5 hours. You'll set off for Sassandra on the 26th (Sun).

Things to do in Grand-Lahou

Parks Nature
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Assagny National Park ©
Assagny National Park

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nights
Sassandra

Sassandra ©
Sassandra is a town in southern Ivory Coast. On the 27th (Mon), make a trip to Commonwealth War Grave Commission Tomb for MV Dumana RAF Seaplane Tender, make a trip to Le Wharf du Sassandra, then don't miss a visit to Monument to MV Dumana Crew killed in Action, then don't miss a visit 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. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Le Phare du Sassandra.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Sassandra sightseeing site .

You can drive from Grand-Lahou to Sassandra in 3 hours. In May, daytime highs in Sassandra are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Sassandra

Historic Sites
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Le Wharf du Sassandra ©
Le Wharf du Sassandra