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5 days in Ivory Coast Itinerary
Fly + Drive: 37h
Yamoussoukro— 1 day
Drive: 2h 30min
Abidjan— 1 night
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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.Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): ponder the world of politics at Palais Presidentiel, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of Our Lady of Peace, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grande Mosquee.
To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Yamoussoukro trip itinerary planning website .
Spokane, USA to Yamoussoukro is an approximately 37-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Spokane to Yamoussoukro is 8 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Spokane in September: highs in Yamoussoukro hover around 88°F, while lows dip to 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can drive to Abidjan.
Things to do in Yamoussoukro
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Paris of Africa
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.Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): wander the streets of The Plateau, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, then stop by CAVA - Centre Artisanal de la Ville, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.
For reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Abidjan online journey planner .
Getting from Yamoussoukro to Abidjan by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and train. When traveling from Yamoussoukro in September, plan for slightly colder days in Abidjan, with highs around 83°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.
Things to do in Abidjan
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