11 days in Ghana & Ivory Coast Itinerary

11 days in Ghana & Ivory Coast Itinerary

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Accra, Ghana
— 3 nights
Assinie, Ivory Coast
— 1 night
Abidjan, Ivory Coast
— 4 nights


Accra, Ghana — 3 nights

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.
Accra is known for beaches, sightseeing, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: pause for some photo ops at Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park, contemplate the long history of W.E.B. DuBois Center, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bojo Beach, and get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Ghana.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Accra trip planner.

Montreal, Canada to Accra is an approximately 18-hour flight. Traveling from Montreal to Accra, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Montreal in May, expect Accra to be much hotter, temps between 37°C and 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Assinie.
Shopping · Museums · Parks · Outdoors
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Assinie, Ivory Coast — 1 night

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 3rd (Sat), stroll through Dipi Crocodile Farm.

To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Assinie road trip planning app.

You can fly from Accra to Assinie in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. June in Assinie sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Abidjan.
Wildlife · Parks
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Abidjan, Ivory Coast — 4 nights

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Abidjan: Grand Bassam (Pont De La Victoire, Ex Poste de Douane, &more). Spend the 5th (Mon) exploring nature at Banco National Park. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosquee SALAM du Plateau, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and browse the different shops at PlaYce-Marcory.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Abidjan trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Assinie to Abidjan takes 2 hours. June in Abidjan sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping
Side Trip
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Ghana travel guide

Beaches · Castles · Monuments
Gold Coast
Ghana features a diverse economy, a strong and sturdy democratic tradition, and many of the natural and cultural highlights for which the continent has become known. National parks represent some of the main attractions in Ghana, with a diverse array of wildlife to be seen, including lions, monkeys, elephants, and birds. Forts dating back to the slave era act as focal points for explorations of the coast and help to connect the country to important points in global history.

Ivory Coast travel guide

Churches · Gift & Specialty Shops · Nightlife
The coastline and the rainforests remain the primary charms of Cote d'Ivoire, with visitors treated to some superlative natural locales during their holiday. Most tourists on vacation in Cote d'Ivoire stay close to the sea, where the larger cities, modern resorts, and long sandy beaches dominate. Head inland and you'll find cool highland areas and thick forests rich in wildlife. The presidential election in 2010 led to unrest and armed conflict--travel to certain areas of the country remains inadvisable.