19 days in Ivory Coast, Ghana & Lome Itinerary

19 days in Ivory Coast, Ghana & Lome Itinerary

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Lome, Togo
— 2 nights
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Accra, Ghana
— 3 nights
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Cape Coast, Ghana
— 3 nights
Fly
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Abidjan, Ivory Coast
— 3 nights
Drive
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Grand Bassam, Ivory Coast
— 2 nights
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Man, Ivory Coast
— 3 nights
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Lome, Togo — 2 nights

The Pearl of West Africa

Sometimes called the Pearl of West Africa, Lome contains a cheerful spirit shown through its bustling street markets where both locals and visitors meet on a regular basis.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Monument de l'Independance, then get a sense of history and politics at Palais des Congres, then get engrossed in the history at National Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Tamberma Villages. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Lome Cathedral, then try out the rides at O Lodge, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Grand Marche.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Lome visit planner.

Ottawa, Canada to Lome is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Ottawa to Lome is 5 hours. In August, Lome is somewhat warmer than Ottawa - with highs of 33°C and lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can drive to Accra.
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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: appreciate the history behind Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park, enjoy the sea views from James Town Lighthouse, stroll through Bojo Beach, and contemplate the long history of Black Star Gate.

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Traveling by bus from Lome to Accra takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Accra are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Cape Coast.
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Cape Coast, Ghana — 3 nights

While it may seem like a regular fishing port at first glance, Cape Coast bears traces of the Portuguese, British, Danish, Swedish, and the Dutch colonists who variously ruled here.
Spend the 13th (Sun) exploring nature at Kakum National Park. And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Elmina Castle, tour the pleasant surroundings at Monkey Forest Resort, explore the galleries of Cape Coast Castle, and go for a stroll along the water at Elmina lagoon.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Cape Coast trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Accra to Cape Coast takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of car and flight. August in Cape Coast sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 27°C at night. On the 15th (Tue), you'll travel to Abidjan.
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Abidjan, Ivory Coast — 3 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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by CAVA - Centre Artisanal de la Ville, then wander the streets of The Plateau, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral.

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Traveling by flight from Cape Coast to Abidjan takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Bassam.
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Grand Bassam, Ivory Coast — 2 nights

Lying on the southeast Ivory Coast, Grand Bassam not only boasts golden beaches and French colonial architecture, but also holds the title of World Heritage Site.
Take a break from Grand Bassam with a short trip to Dipi Crocodile Farm in Assinie, about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Musee National des Costumes, snap pictures at Pont De La Victoire, don't miss a visit to Palais de Justice Nouveau, and steep yourself in history at Maison Ganamet.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Bassam attractions planner.

You can drive from Abidjan to Grand Bassam in an hour. In August in Grand Bassam, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 26°C at night. On the 20th (Sun), you'll travel to Man.
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Man, Ivory Coast — 3 nights

Man is a city in western Ivory Coast. On the 21st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mont Tonkoui and then take some stellar pictures from La Dent de Man.

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Traveling by car from Grand Bassam to Man takes 7.5 hours. In August in Man, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 25°C at night. You will leave for home on the 23rd (Wed).
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Ghana travel guide

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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.
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Ivory Coast travel guide

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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.
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