23 days in Yosemite National Park & Ivory Coast Itinerary

23 days in Yosemite National Park & Ivory Coast Itinerary

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23 days in Yosemite National Park & Ivory Coast Itinerary

Start: Miami, United States
Fly + Drive:  11​h 45​min
1
Yosemite National Park, United States
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  33​h
2
Assinie, Ivory Coast
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  3​h
3
Man, Ivory Coast
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Yamoussoukro, Ivory Coast
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Abidjan, Ivory Coast
— 7 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Miami, United States

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night
Yosemite National Park, United States

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): trek along Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, get great views at Washburn Point, and then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Bridalveil Fall.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park vacation tool .

Miami to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Miami to Yosemite National Park. Traveling from Miami in May, things will get much colder in Yosemite National Park: highs are around 65°F and lows about 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Assinie.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point

3
nights
Assinie, Ivory Coast

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.
Assinie is known for . Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire all the interesting features of Dipi Crocodile Farm.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Assinie travel route planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yosemite National Park to Assinie. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Yosemite National Park to Assinie. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, things will get much hotter in Assinie: highs are around 89°F and lows about 75°F. You'll set off for Man on the 17th (Fri).

Things to do in Assinie

Parks Wildlife
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nights
Man, Ivory Coast

Man ©
Man is a city in western Ivory Coast. Visiting Mont Tonkoui and Les Cascades de Man will get you outdoors. There's more to do: get outside with La Dent de Man.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Man trip itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Assinie to Man in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, daytime highs in Man are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. You will leave for Yamoussoukro on the 21st (Tue).

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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nights
Yamoussoukro, Ivory Coast

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.
Get outdoors at Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve and Abokouamekro Game Reserve. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Basilica of Our Lady of Peace and Grande Mosquee. There's more to do: get a sense of history and politics at Palais Presidentiel.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Yamoussoukro road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Man to Yamoussoukro takes 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 92°F in May, and nighttime lows around 73°F. On the 25th (Sat), you'll travel to Abidjan.

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
Basilica of Our Lady of Peace
Basilica of Our Lady of Peace
Grande Mosquee ©
Grande Mosquee

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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.
Visiting Banco National Park and Ivoire Golf Club will get you outdoors. Popular historic sites such as St. Paul's Cathedral and Maison Varlet are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Grand Bassam (Maison Ganamet, La 1ere boutique CFAO installe a BASSAM, & more). There's lots more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, get your game on at Dream Zone Virtual Reality, take in the spiritual surroundings of Grande Mosquee du Plateau, and take a stroll through The Plateau.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Abidjan day trip planning tool .

Drive from Yamoussoukro to Abidjan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train. When traveling from Yamoussoukro in May, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Abidjan: temperatures range from 87°F by day to 77°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Abidjan

Shopping Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Grand Bassam
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PlaYce-Marcory ©
PlaYce-Marcory
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral
Banco National Park ©
Banco National Park