19 days in Ivory Coast, Ghana & Lome Itinerary

19 days in Ivory Coast, Ghana & Lome Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Lome, Togo
— 2 nights
2
Accra, Ghana
— 3 nights
3
Cape Coast, Ghana
— 3 nights
4
Abidjan, Ivory Coast
— 3 nights
5
Grand Bassam, Ivory Coast
— 2 nights
6
Man, Ivory Coast
— 3 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): appreciate the history behind Monument de l'Independance, ponder the world of politics at Palais des Congres, then get engrossed in the history at National Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Tamberma Villages. On the 13th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lome Cathedral, then try out the rides at O Lodge, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Grand Marche.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Lome tour itinerary planner.

Ottawa, Canada to Lome is an approximately 22-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Ottawa to Lome due to the time zone difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Ottawa in October: high temperatures in Lome hover around 36°C and lows are around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Accra.

Things to do in Lome

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

O Lodge
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O Lodge ©
O Lodge
Tamberma Villages ©
Tamberma Villages
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, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the history behind Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Ghana, enjoy the sand and surf at Kokrobite Beach, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Makola Market.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Accra journey planner.

Traveling by car from Lome to Accra takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can drive to Cape Coast.

Things to do in Accra

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
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Labadi Pleasure Beach ©
Labadi Pleasure Beach
Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park ©
Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park
National Museum of Ghana ©
National Museum of Ghana

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. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Elmina Castle, take in the waterfront activity at Elmina lagoon, get engrossed in the history at Cape Coast Castle, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Monkey Forest Resort.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Cape Coast trip maker.

You can drive from Accra to Cape Coast in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of car and flight. In October, daily temperatures in Cape Coast can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. You'll set off for Abidjan on the 20th (Sun).

Things to do in Cape Coast

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

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

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: stop by CAVA - Centre Artisanal de la Ville, wander the streets of The Plateau, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Galerie Dominantes.

To see photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Abidjan online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Cape Coast to Abidjan in 6 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Abidjan are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can drive to Grand Bassam.

Things to do in Abidjan

Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks
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CAVA - Centre Artisanal de la Ville ©
CAVA - Centre Artisanal de la Ville
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.
Take a break from Grand Bassam with a short trip to Dipi Crocodile Farm in Assinie, about 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Musee National des Costumes, don't miss a visit to Palais de Justice Nouveau, snap pictures at Pont De La Victoire, and contemplate the long history of Maison Ganamet.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Bassam online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Abidjan to Grand Bassam in an hour. In October, daytime highs in Grand Bassam are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. You will leave for Man on the 25th (Fri).

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
Palais de Justice Nouveau ©
Palais de Justice Nouveau

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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): get outside with Mont Tonkoui and then head outdoors with La Dent de Man.

Plan trip to Man with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Fly from Grand Bassam to Man in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Grand Bassam in October, Man is little chillier at night with lows of 25°C. You'll set off for home on the 28th (Mon).

Things to do in Man

Outdoors · Parks · Nature
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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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