5 days in Accra & Ivory Coast Itinerary

5 days in Accra & Ivory Coast Itinerary

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5 days in Accra & Ivory Coast Itinerary

Start: Lagos, Nigeria
1
Accra, Ghana
— 1 night
2
Abidjan, Ivory Coast
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Yamoussoukro, Ivory Coast
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Lagos, Nigeria

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Aburi Botanical Gardens, then view the masterpieces at The Loom, then take an in-depth tour of Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park, and finally stroll through Labadi Pleasure Beach. On the 15th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Black Star Gate, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Ghana, then visit a coastal fixture at James Town Lighthouse, and finally stroll through Bojo Beach.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Accra road trip planning website .

Lagos, Nigeria to Accra is an approximately 1.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Lagos to Accra is minus 1 hour. In August, daytime highs in Accra are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Abidjan.

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
Bojo Beach ©
Bojo 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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, make a trip to St. Paul's Cathedral, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Banco National Park.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Abidjan trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Accra to Abidjan takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Abidjan sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to drive to Yamoussoukro.

Things to do in Abidjan

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Banco National Park ©
Banco National Park
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral

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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.
On the 17th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve, then get a sense of history and politics at Palais Presidentiel, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of Our Lady of Peace, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grande Mosquee. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Abokouamekro Game Reserve.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Yamoussoukro journey builder tool .

Traveling by car from Abidjan to Yamoussoukro takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car. In August in Yamoussoukro, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Yamoussoukro

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

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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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