49 days in Ivory Coast Itinerary

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Fly
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Abidjan
— 9 nights
Fly
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Man
— 7 nights
Drive
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Yamoussoukro
— 8 nights
Drive
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Grand-Lahou
— 7 nights
Drive
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Sassandra
— 8 nights
Fly
6
Assinie
— 9 nights
Drive to Félix-Houphouët-Boigny International Airport, Fly to Exeter

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Abidjan — 9 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Grand Bassam (Palais de Justice Nouveau, Musee National des Costumes, &more). Spend the 5th (Thu) exploring nature at Banco National Park. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, take a stroll through The Plateau, visit Treichville, and catch a movie at Majestic Cinema.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Abidjan trip planner.

Exeter, UK to Abidjan is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. In May, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Man.
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Man — 7 nights

Man is a city in western Ivory Coast. Man is known for nature and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve, take in the dramatic scenery at Les Cascades de Man, get great views at La Dent de Man, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mont Tonkoui.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Man road trip planning site.

Getting from Abidjan to Man by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Abidjan in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Man, with lows around 26°C. On the 18th (Wed), you'll travel to Yamoussoukro.
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Yamoussoukro — 8 nights

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Cathedral Saint Michel in Bouake (about 1h 40 min away). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Basilica of Our Lady of Peace, look for all kinds of wild species at Abokouamekro Game Reserve, ponder the world of politics at Palais Presidentiel, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grande Mosquee.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Yamoussoukro online travel route planner.

Drive from Man to Yamoussoukro in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. May in Yamoussoukro sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 26°C at night. You will leave for Grand-Lahou on the 26th (Thu).
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Grand-Lahou — 7 nights

Grand-Lahou is a coastal town in southern Ivory Coast. Grand-Lahou is known for nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Assagny National Park.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand-Lahou trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Yamoussoukro to Grand-Lahou in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. You will leave for Sassandra on the 2nd (Thu).
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Sassandra — 8 nights

Sassandra is a town in southern Ivory Coast. Sassandra is known for sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Le Pont Weygand and take a leisurely stroll along Le Wharf du Sassandra.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Sassandra trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Grand-Lahou to Sassandra by car takes about 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in June, and nighttime lows around 27°C. On the 10th (Fri), you'll travel to Assinie.
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Assinie — 9 nights

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.
Assinie is known for wildlife and fun & games. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Dipi Crocodile Farm.

For traveler tips and other tourist information, read our Assinie tour planner.

Fly from Sassandra to Assinie in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 27°C. On the 19th (Sun), you'll travel back home.
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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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