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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Plateau and St. Paul's Cathedral. Visiting Banco National Park and Ivoire Golf Club will get you outdoors. Take a break from Abidjan with a short trip to Musee National des Costumes in Grand Bassam, about 58 minutes away. There's much more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, get your game on at YoupiLand "la petite academie", take a stroll through Treichville, and have fun at Abidjan Karting El Keif.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Abidjan trip itinerary website .

Toronto, Canada to Abidjan is an approximately 22-hour flight. Traveling from Toronto to Abidjan, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Toronto in October, expect Abidjan to be much hotter, temps between 34°C and 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to drive to Yamoussoukro.

Things to do in Abidjan

Fun & Games Neighborhoods Outdoors

Side Trip

Musee National des Costumes
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St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral
The Plateau ©
The Plateau
Banco National Park ©
Banco National Park

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of Our Lady of Peace, then get a sense of history and politics at Palais Presidentiel, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Abokouamekro Game Reserve.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, 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. Traveling from Abidjan in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Yamoussoukro, with lows of 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can 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

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.
On the 26th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Dipi Crocodile Farm.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Assinie online sightseeing planner .

Getting from Yamoussoukro to Assinie by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and car. In October, daily temperatures in Assinie can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Assinie

Parks Wildlife
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