27 days in Africa Itinerary

27 days in Africa Itinerary

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27 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg, South Africa
Fly:  17​h
1
Accra, Ghana
— 7 nights
2
Abidjan, Ivory Coast
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Assinie, Ivory Coast
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Abidjan, Ivory Coast
— 2 nights
5
Cotonou, Benin
— 4 nights
6
Lome, Togo
— 4 nights
7
Accra, Ghana
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Johannesburg, South Africa

7
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Walking tours and Cathedral Church of the Most Holy Trinity. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Labadi Pleasure Beach, view the masterpieces at Artists Alliance Gallery, don't miss a visit to Osu Oxford Street, and steep yourself in history at W.E.B. Dubois Center.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Accra online holiday planner .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Accra is an approximately 7-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Johannesburg to Accra is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Johannesburg in June, expect nights in Accra to be warmer, around 28°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 34°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Ouagadougou.

Things to do in Accra

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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Global Mamas ©
Global Mamas
Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park ©
Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park
Labadi Pleasure Beach ©
Labadi Pleasure Beach

1
night
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.
To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Abidjan day trip site .

Traveling by flight from Accra to Abidjan takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Abidjan sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 28°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Thu) before leaving for Assinie.

Things to do in Abidjan

Neighborhoods Fun & Games
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The Plateau ©
The Plateau
Dream Zone Virtual Reality ©
Dream Zone Virtual Reality

2
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.

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You can drive from Abidjan to Assinie in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and car. In June in Assinie, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 27°C at night. You will leave for Abidjan on the 15th (Sat).

Things to do in Assinie

Parks Wildlife
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2
nights
Abidjan, Ivory Coast

Abidjan ©
On the 16th (Sun), explore the striking landscape of Banco National Park, make a trip to St. Paul's Cathedral, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Abidjan trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Assinie to Abidjan by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cotonou.

Things to do in Abidjan

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Banco National Park ©
Banco National Park
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral

4
nights
Cotonou, Benin

Cotonou ©
Benin's largest city and its seat of government, bustling Cotonou also has one of the largest ports in West Africa.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lac Nokoue and Fidjrosse Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Cotonou side-trips: Ouidah (La Porte Du Non Retour, Temple des Pythons, & more) and Porto-Novo (da Silva Museum, Musee Honme (Palais Royal), & more). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Fondation Zinsou, enjoy the sand and surf at Obama Beach, appreciate the history behind Etoile Rouge, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Grande Mosquee de Zongo.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Cotonou itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Abidjan to Cotonou takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Western African Time (WAT) is 1 hour. In June, daily temperatures in Cotonou can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Fri) to allow time for travel to Lome.

Things to do in Cotonou

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Porto-Novo, Ouidah, Lac Nokoue
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Fidjrosse Beach ©
Fidjrosse Beach
Lac Nokoue ©
Lac Nokoue
Fondation Zinsou ©
Fondation Zinsou

4
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at La Civette and Lome Cathedral. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lome: O Lodge (in Agbodrafo) and Lac Togo (in Togoville). There's much more to do: make a trip to Monument de l'Independance, steep yourself in history at Togo Railways, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grande Mosquee, and have fun at Club Hippique du Togo.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Lome trip builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Cotonou to Lome takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cotonou to Lome due to the time zone difference. June in Lome sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 28°C at night. On the 25th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Accra.

Things to do in Lome

Historic Sites Shopping Theme Parks

Side Trips

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

5
nights
Accra, Ghana

Accra ©
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Gallery 1957 and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bojo Beach. On the next day, get a taste of the local shopping with Sun Trade Beads, admire the landmark architecture of Accra Central Mosque, then stroll through Coco Beach, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Marvels MiniGolf.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Accra trip planner .

Fly from Lome to Accra in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Accra

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Bojo Beach ©
Bojo Beach
Sun Trade Beads ©
Sun Trade Beads
Marvels MiniGolf ©
Marvels MiniGolf

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