48 days in Africa Itinerary

48 days in Africa Itinerary

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Freetown, Sierra Leone
— 5 nights
2
Kenema, Sierra Leone
— 4 nights
3
Makeni, Sierra Leone
— 3 nights
4
Monrovia, Liberia
— 2 nights
5
Man, Ivory Coast
— 1 night
6
Yamoussoukro, Ivory Coast
— 2 nights
7
Abidjan, Ivory Coast
— 3 nights
8
Accra, Ghana
— 2 nights
9
Kumasi, Ghana
— 2 nights
10
Nkoranza, Ghana
— 1 night
11
Larabanga, Ghana
— 2 nights
12
Busua, Ghana
— 1 night
13
Cape Coast, Ghana
— 3 nights
14
Kara, Togo
— 1 night
15
Kpalime, Togo
— 2 nights
16
Lome, Togo
— 3 nights
17
Tanguieta, Benin
— 1 night
18
Natitingou, Benin
— 1 night
19
Porto-Novo, Benin
— 2 nights
20
Ouidah, Benin
— 3 nights

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Freetown, Sierra Leone

Freetown ©
Straddling an undulating coastline, Freetown serves as the capital and largest city of Sierra Leone.
Step out of the city life by going to Bureh Beach and Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St George's cathedral and Freetown Central Mosque. Explore Freetown's surroundings by going to Lakka Beach (in Lakka) and River Number Two Beach (in Sussex). The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Bunce Island, browse the exhibits of National Railway Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jamiul Atique Fourah Bay Mosque, and tour the pleasant surroundings at John Obey Beach.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Freetown trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

San Francisco, USA to Freetown is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Freetown is 8 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in October: highs in Freetown hover around 86°F, while lows dip to 77°F. On the 7th (Wed), you're off to Kenema.

Things to do in Freetown

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Lakka Beach, River Number Two Beach, Bureh Beach
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary ©
Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary
Bureh Beach ©
Bureh Beach
Lakka Beach ©
Lakka Beach

4
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Kenema, Sierra Leone

Kenema
Kenema is the second largest city in Sierra Leone, and the largest city in the Eastern Province of Sierra Leone. Spend the 8th (Thu) exploring nature at Gola Rainforest National Park.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Kenema trip planner.

Traveling by car from Freetown to Kenema takes 4.5 hours. You will leave for Makeni on the 11th (Sun).

Things to do in Kenema

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 11:

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Makeni, Sierra Leone

Makeni
Makeni is the largest city in the Northern Province of Sierra Leone. Get some historical perspective at Makeni Central Mosque and Tintafor Central Mosque.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Makeni trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Kenema to Makeni takes 3 hours. You will leave for Monrovia on the 14th (Wed).

Things to do in Makeni

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tintafor Central Mosque
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 14:

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Monrovia, Liberia

Monrovia ©
The capital of Liberia and its most populous city, Monrovia lies on the Atlantic Coast of Cape Mesurado.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Centennial Pavilion and Providence Island. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Liberian National Museum and Matadi Central Mosque. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sacred Heart Cathedral.

For ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Monrovia online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Makeni to Monrovia takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In October, daily temperatures in Monrovia can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Man.

Things to do in Monrovia

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 14 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Sacred Heart Cathedral ©
Sacred Heart Cathedral
Providence Island ©
Providence Island
Liberian National Museum ©
Liberian National Museum

1
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Man, Ivory Coast

Man ©
Man is a city in western Ivory Coast. On the 18th (Sun), get outside with La Dent de Man, take in the dramatic scenery at Les Cascades de Man, and then head outdoors with Mont Tonkoui.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Man online tour builder.

Traveling by car from Monrovia to Man takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in October, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Yamoussoukro.

Things to do in Man

Outdoors · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Mont Tonkoui ©
Mont Tonkoui
Les Cascades de Man ©
Les Cascades de Man
La Dent de Man ©
La Dent de Man

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Yamoussoukro, Ivory Coast

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 19th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Grande Mosquee, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of Our Lady of Peace, then ponder the world of politics at Palais Presidentiel, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Abokouamekro Game Reserve.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Yamoussoukro trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Man to Yamoussoukro takes 4.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 71°F. On the 20th (Tue), you're off to Abidjan.

Things to do in Yamoussoukro

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 18 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of Our Lady of Peace
Basilica of Our Lady of Peace
Grande Mosquee ©
Grande Mosquee

3
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Abidjan, Ivory Coast

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, explore the striking landscape of Banco National Park, then visit The Plateau, then make a trip to St. Paul's Cathedral, and finally learn more about the world around you at Musee des Civilisations de Cote d’Ivoire. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu): take in the views from Pont De La Victoire, steep yourself in history at Maison Varlet, make a trip to La 1ere boutique CFAO installe a BASSAM, don't miss a visit to Palais de Justice Nouveau, then take an in-depth tour of Musee National des Costumes, and finally contemplate the long history of Maison Ganamet.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Abidjan tour itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Yamoussoukro to Abidjan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October in Abidjan, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 76°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Accra.

Things to do in Abidjan

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Grand Bassam
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral
Banco National Park ©
Banco National Park
The Plateau ©
The Plateau

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Accra, Ghana

Accra ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Ghana. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sat): stop by Global Mamas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Church of the Most Holy Trinity, then explore the galleries of Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Labadi Pleasure Beach, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Artists Alliance Gallery.

For reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Accra online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Abidjan to Accra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Accra can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kumasi.

Things to do in Accra

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park ©
Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park
Black Star Gate ©
Black Star Gate
Cathedral Church of the Most Holy Trinity ©
Cathedral Church of the Most Holy Trinity

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Kumasi, Ghana

Kumasi ©
A bustling center of trade and culture, Kumasi remains among Ghana's liveliest and most significant urban centers.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): hunt for treasures at Kejetia Market, examine the collection at Manhyia Palace Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Wesley Methodist Cathedral, then look for gifts at Gateway Cyber Cafe, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Kumasi City Mall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about all things military at Kumasi Fort - Ghana Armed Forces Museum, see the interesting displays at Prempeh II Museum, then let little ones run wild at Rattray Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bobiri Forest Reserve, and finally contemplate the long history of Asante Traditional Buildings.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Kumasi vacation planning app.

Getting from Accra to Kumasi by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in October, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Nkoranza.

Things to do in Kumasi

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Ashanti Region
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Kumasi City Mall ©
Kumasi City Mall
Manhyia Palace Museum ©
Manhyia Palace Museum
Wesley Methodist Cathedral ©
Wesley Methodist Cathedral

1
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Nkoranza, Ghana

Nkoranza ©
Nkoranza is a town located in the mid-north of Ghana. On the 28th (Wed), stroll through Boabeng Fiema Monkey Sanctuary.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Nkoranza trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kumasi to Nkoranza takes 2 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Wed) before leaving for Larabanga.

Things to do in Nkoranza

Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Boabeng Fiema Monkey Sanctuary ©
Boabeng Fiema Monkey Sanctuary

2
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Larabanga, Ghana

Larabanga ©
Larabanga is a village in West Gonja district, a district in north western Northern Region of Ghana. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Mole National Park and then admire the striking features of Larabanga Mosque.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Larabanga trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Nkoranza to Larabanga takes 4 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 74°F. On the 30th (Fri), you're off to Busua.

Things to do in Larabanga

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 28 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Mole National Park ©
Mole National Park
Larabanga Mosque ©
Larabanga Mosque

1
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Busua, Ghana

Busua ©
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Fort Metal Cross, steep yourself in history at Fort Batenstein, and then kick back and relax at Busua Beach.

To see where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Busua trip planning website.

Do a combination of car and flight from Larabanga to Busua in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Cape Coast.

Things to do in Busua

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Fort Batenstein, Fort Metal Cross
Find places to stay Oct 30 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Fort Batenstein ©
Fort Batenstein
Fort Metal Cross ©
Fort Metal Cross

3
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Cape Coast, Ghana

Cape Coast ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kakum National Park and then tour the pleasant surroundings at International Stingless Bee Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Cape Coast Castle, then step into the grandiose world of Elmina Castle, then steep yourself in history at Fort St. Jago, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Monkey Forest Resort.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Cape Coast day trip planning site.

You can drive from Busua to Cape Coast in 2.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Cape Coast can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. On the 3rd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Kara.

Things to do in Cape Coast

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Elmina, Fort Lijdzaamheid
Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 3:
Highlights from your plan
Kakum National Park ©
Kakum National Park
Cape Coast Castle ©
Cape Coast Castle
Elmina Castle ©
Elmina Castle

1
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Kara, Togo

Kara ©
Kara is a city in northern Togo, situated in Kara Region, 413 km north of the capital Lomé. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Koutammakou.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kara online trip planner.

You can drive from Cape Coast to Kara in 10.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of bus and car. While traveling from Cape Coast, expect a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Kara, ranging from highs of 93°F to lows of 67°F. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Kpalime.

Things to do in Kara

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 3 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Koutammakou ©
Koutammakou

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Kpalime, Togo

Kpalime ©
Kpalimé is a city in the Plateaux Region of Togo, 120 km north of Lomé and 15 km from the Ghanaian border. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Cascade de Wome, then explore the historical opulence of The Castle Viale, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Agou. On the 6th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: shop like a local with Aklala Batik du Togo and then take in the dramatic scenery at Cascade de Kpime.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Kpalime vacation planner.

You can drive from Kara to Kpalime in 5.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Lome.

Things to do in Kpalime

Nature · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 4 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Cascade de Kpime ©
Cascade de Kpime
Mount Agou ©
Mount Agou
Cascade de Wome ©
Cascade de Wome

3
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Lome, Togo

Lome ©
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.
On the 7th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Musee International du Golfe de Guinee, shop like a local with La Civette, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lome Beach(Plage de sable fin de Lome), and finally contemplate the long history of Tamberma Villages. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grande Mosquee, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lome Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Lome abandoned bridge, then take an in-depth tour of National Museum, then take a stroll around Palais des Congres, and finally appreciate the history behind Monument de l'Independance.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Lome trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Kpalime to Lome in 2.5 hours. November in Lome sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 77°F at night. On the 9th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Tanguieta.

Things to do in Lome

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 6 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Tamberma Villages ©
Tamberma Villages
Lome Cathedral ©
Lome Cathedral
Grande Mosquee ©
Grande Mosquee

1
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Tanguieta, Benin

Tanguieta ©
Tanguiéta is a town, arrondissement and commune located in the Atakora Department of Benin.The commune covers an area of 5465 square kilometres and as of 2002 had a population of 54,719 people. On the 10th (Tue), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pendjari National Park.

To plan Tanguieta vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Lome to Tanguieta takes 9.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lome to Tanguieta due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Lome in November: highs in Tanguieta hover around 96°F, while lows dip to 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Natitingou.

Things to do in Tanguieta

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 9 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Pendjari National Park ©
Pendjari National Park

1
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Natitingou, Benin

Natitingou ©
Natitingou is a city and commune in north western Benin. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): get outside with Chutes de Kota.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Natitingou trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Tanguieta to Natitingou takes an hour. In November, daytime highs in Natitingou are 96°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Wed) before leaving for Porto-Novo.

Things to do in Natitingou

Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 10 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Chutes de Kota ©
Chutes de Kota

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Porto-Novo, Benin

Porto-Novo ©
Porto-Novo is the capital of Benin, and was the capital of French Dahomey. On the 12th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Great Mosque of Porto-Novo, explore the historical opulence of Musee Honme (Palais Royal), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre Dame de l'Immaculee Conception, then take an in-depth tour of Ethnographique Museum of Porto Novo, then make a trip to Jardin Place Jean Bayol, and finally get engrossed in the history at da Silva Museum.

To see traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Porto-Novo trip planning site.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Natitingou to Porto-Novo takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Natitingou in November, expect nights in Porto-Novo to be a bit warmer, around 77°F, while days are slightly colder, around 88°F. You'll set off for Ouidah on the 13th (Fri).

Things to do in Porto-Novo

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 11 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Musee Honme (Palais Royal) ©
Musee Honme (Palais Royal)
Great Mosque of Porto-Novo ©
Great Mosque of Porto-Novo

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Ouidah, Benin

Ouidah ©
Ouidah, historically also called Whydah, Juda, Juida by the French and Ajudá by the Portuguese, formally the Kingdom of Whydah (so named for the Whydah Bird of Paradise), is a city on the coast of the Republic of Benin. On the 14th (Sat), make a trip to Temple des Pythons, then steep yourself in history at La Porte Du Non Retour, and then examine the collection at Ouidah Museum of History.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Ouidah sightseeing planner.

Getting from Porto-Novo to Ouidah by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in November, and nighttime lows around 77°F. On the 16th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Ouidah

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Villa Karo
Find places to stay Nov 13 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Villa Karo ©
Villa Karo
La Porte Du Non Retour ©
La Porte Du Non Retour
Ouidah Museum of History ©
Ouidah Museum of History