19 days in Ivory Coast, Ghana & Lome Itinerary

19 days in Ivory Coast, Ghana & Lome Itinerary

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19 days in Ivory Coast, Ghana & Lome Itinerary

Start: Ottawa, Canada
Fly:  25​h
1
Lome, Togo
— 2 nights
2
Accra, Ghana
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h 15​min
3
Cape Coast, Ghana
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h
4
Abidjan, Ivory Coast
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
5
Grand Bassam, Ivory Coast
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
6
Man, Ivory Coast
— 3 nights
Fly:  32​h
End: Ottawa, Canada


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2
nights
Lome, Togo

Lome ©
Sometimes called the Pearl of West Africa, Lome contains a cheerful spirit shown through its bustling street markets where both locals and visitors meet on a regular basis.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): appreciate the history behind Monument de l'Independance, get a sense of history and politics at Palais des Congres, get engrossed in the history at National Museum, then contemplate the long history of Tamberma Villages, and finally enjoy some diversion at Club Hippique du Togo. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Lome Cathedral, then cool off at O Lodge, and then hunt for treasures at Grand Marche.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Lome trip planner.

Ottawa, Canada to Lome is an approximately 25-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Ottawa to Lome due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Ottawa in October: high temperatures in Lome hover around 36°C and lows are around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Accra.

Things to do in Lome

Theme Parks Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trip

O Lodge
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Tamberma Villages ©
Tamberma Villages
Monument de l'Independance ©
Monument de l'Independance
Grand Marche ©
Grand Marche

3
nights
Accra, Ghana

Accra ©
On a tour of Accra, you can experience the vivacious and dynamic atmosphere of Ghana's sprawling capital city, a commercial and tourist hub of the region.
Accra is known for beaches, shopping, historic sites, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some photo ops at Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Ghana, stroll through Kokrobite Beach, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Makola Market.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Accra day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Lome to Accra takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cape Coast.

Things to do in Accra

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Labadi Pleasure Beach ©
Labadi Pleasure Beach
Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park ©
Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park
Bojo Beach ©
Bojo Beach

3
nights
Cape Coast, Ghana

Cape Coast ©
While it may seem like a regular fishing port at first glance, Cape Coast bears traces of the Portuguese, British, Danish, Swedish, and the Dutch colonists who variously ruled here.
Spend the 18th (Fri) exploring nature at Kakum National Park. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Cape Coast Castle, step into the grandiose world of Elmina Castle, stroll through International Stingless Bee Centre, and take in the waterfront activity at Elmina lagoon.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Cape Coast trip itinerary builder tool .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Accra to Cape Coast in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Cape Coast can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. On the 20th (Sun), you're off toAbidjan.

Things to do in Cape Coast

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Elmina
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Cape Coast Castle ©
Cape Coast Castle
Elmina Castle ©
Elmina Castle
Kakum National Park ©
Kakum National Park

3
nights
Abidjan, Ivory Coast

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get your game on at Abidjan Karting El Keif, have some family-friendly fun at Dream Zone Virtual Reality, stop by CAVA - Centre Artisanal de la Ville, then take a stroll through The Plateau, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Galerie Dominantes.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Abidjan trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Cape Coast to Abidjan takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Bassam.

Things to do in Abidjan

Shopping Historic Sites Nature
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PlaYce-Marcory ©
PlaYce-Marcory
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral
Banco National Park ©
Banco National Park

2
nights
Grand Bassam, Ivory Coast

Grand Bassam ©
Lying on the southeast Ivory Coast, Grand Bassam not only boasts golden beaches and French colonial architecture, but also holds the title of World Heritage Site.
Step out of Grand Bassam with an excursion to Dipi Crocodile Farm in Assinie--about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: make a trip to Palais de Justice Nouveau, take in the views from Pont De La Victoire, contemplate the long history of Ex Poste de Douane, and get engrossed in the history at Musee National des Costumes.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Grand Bassam online travel route planner .

Drive from Abidjan to Grand Bassam in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. On the 25th (Fri), you'll travel to Man.

Things to do in Grand Bassam

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trip

Dipi Crocodile Farm
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Musee National des Costumes ©
Musee National des Costumes
Pont De La Victoire ©
Pont De La Victoire
La 1ere boutique CFAO installe a BASSAM ©

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nights
Man, Ivory Coast

Man ©
Man is a city in western Ivory Coast. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sat): head outdoors with Mont Tonkoui and then get outside with La Dent de Man.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Man trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Grand Bassam to Man takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Grand Bassam in October since evenings lows in Man dip to 25°C. On the 28th (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Man

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

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