8 days in Ivory Coast Itinerary

8 days in Ivory Coast Itinerary

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8 days in Ivory Coast Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  22 h
1
Abidjan
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Yamoussoukro
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
3
Assinie
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  23 h
End: Toronto

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.
Musee National des Costumes and Musee des Civilisations de Cote d’Ivoire will appeal to museum buffs. Head to CAVA - Centre Artisanal de la Ville and PlaYce-Marcoryfor some retail therapy. Change things up with a short trip to Maison Ganamet in Grand Bassam (about 58 minutes away). There's lots more to do: make a trip to St. Paul's Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grande Mosquee du Plateau, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Banco National Park, and get your game on at Dream Zone Virtual Reality.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Abidjan trip planner .

Toronto, Canada to Abidjan is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Toronto in January: high temperatures in Abidjan hover around 37°C and lows are around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car to Yamoussoukro.

Things to do in Abidjan

Shopping Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Grand Bassam
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St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral
Musee National des Costumes ©
Musee National des Costumes
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.
On the 19th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve, ponder the world of 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.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Yamoussoukro day trip app .

Traveling by car from Abidjan to Yamoussoukro takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Abidjan in January: highs in Yamoussoukro hover around 41°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Assinie.

Things to do in Yamoussoukro

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

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

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Dipi Crocodile Farm.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Assinie travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Yamoussoukro to Assinie takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Yamoussoukro in January: highs in Assinie hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Assinie

Parks Wildlife
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