1 day in Elmina Itinerary

1 day in Elmina Itinerary

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Elmina ©
Considered the site of the first European settlement in West Africa, Elmina sat on a major slave trade route for several centuries.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Fort St. Jago, then steep yourself in history at Elmina Castle, and then take in the waterfront activity at Elmina lagoon.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Elmina trip itinerary planning website .

If you are flying in from Nigeria, the closest major airport is Kotoka International Airport. In May, daily temperatures in Elmina can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

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Elmina Castle ©
Elmina Castle
Fort St. Jago ©
Fort St. Jago
Elmina lagoon ©
Elmina lagoon