6 days in Ivory Coast Itinerary

6 days in Ivory Coast Itinerary

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6 days in Ivory Coast Itinerary

Start: Accra
1
Abidjan
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Yamoussoukro
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Assinie
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  2​h 30​min
End: Accra

3
nights
Abidjan

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Abidjan Mall. Take a break from Abidjan with a short trip to Musee National des Costumes in Grand Bassam, about 58 minutes away. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to St. Paul's Cathedral, explore the striking landscape of Banco National Park, wander the streets of The Plateau, and get a new perspective on nature at Musee des Civilisations de Cote d’Ivoire.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Abidjan travel planner.

Accra, Ghana to Abidjan is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Yamoussoukro.

Things to do in Abidjan

Shopping Parks Museums

Side Trip

Musee National des Costumes
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Abidjan Mall ©
Abidjan Mall
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral
The Plateau ©
The Plateau

1
night
Yamoussoukro

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): stroll through Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve, 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.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Yamoussoukro trip planner .

You can drive from Abidjan to Yamoussoukro in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and car. August in Yamoussoukro sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Assinie.

Things to do in Yamoussoukro

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve
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Basilica of Our Lady of Peace
Basilica of Our Lady of Peace
Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve ©
Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve
Grande Mosquee ©
Grande Mosquee

1
night
Assinie

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): experience rural life at Dipi Crocodile Farm.

For ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Assinie route planner.

You can drive from Yamoussoukro to Assinie in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car and train. August in Assinie sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Assinie

Parks Wildlife
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