11 days in Ghana Itinerary

11 days in Ghana Itinerary

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11 days in Ghana Itinerary

Accra
Accra
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h
Kumasi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Kintampo
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
Dixcove
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Elmina
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  3​h 30​min
Akosombo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Accra

4
days
Accra

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.
Forts and Castles, Volta, Greater Accra, Central and Western Regions and W.E.B. Dubois Center are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate Cathedral Church of the Most Holy Trinity and Black Star Gate. see BlasTours - Day Tours. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the history behind Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Labadi Pleasure Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kokrobite Beach, and browse for treasures at Sun Trade Beads.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Accra online trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Accra. In May, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Kumasi.

Things to do in Accra

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trips

Boabeng-Fiema Monkey Sanctuary, Forts and Castles, Volta, Greater Accra, Central and Western Regions
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2
days
Kumasi

Kumasi ©
A bustling center of trade and culture, Kumasi remains among Ghana's liveliest and most significant urban centers.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): examine the collection at Manhyia Palace Museum, then steep yourself in history at Asante Buildings, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Kejetia Market, and finally take an in-depth tour of Okomfo Anokye Sword Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Tue): learn about all things military at Kumasi Fort - Ghana Armed Forces Museum, enjoy some diversion at Rattray Park, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kumasi road trip site .

Traveling by flight from Accra to Kumasi takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. In June in Kumasi, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kintampo.

Things to do in Kumasi

#Museums, #Tours, #Historic Sites
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Manhyia Palace Museum ©
Manhyia Palace Museum
Okomfo Anokye Sword Site ©
Okomfo Anokye Sword Site

1
day
Kintampo

Kintampo ©
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Fuller Falls and then take in the dramatic scenery at Kintampo Falls.

To find where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Kintampo day trip tool .

You can drive from Kumasi to Kintampo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in June, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Dixcove.

Things to do in Kintampo

#Nature, #Parks
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Kintampo Falls ©
Kintampo Falls
Fuller Falls ©
Fuller Falls

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hours
Dixcove

Dixcove ©
On the 7th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Busua Beach and then step into the grandiose world of Fort Metal Cross.

For more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Dixcove online day trip planner .

Drive from Kintampo to Dixcove in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in June, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Elmina.

Things to do in Dixcove

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Busua Beach
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Fort Metal Cross ©
Fort Metal Cross

1
day
Elmina

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 8th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Cape Coast Castle, then step into the grandiose world of Elmina Castle, and then contemplate the long history of Fort St. Jago.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Elmina trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from Dixcove to Elmina takes 2.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Elmina can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Akosombo.

Things to do in Elmina

#Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trip

Cape Coast Castle
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Elmina Castle ©
Elmina Castle
Cape Coast Castle ©
Cape Coast Castle
Fort St. Jago ©
Fort St. Jago

2
days
Akosombo

Akosombo ©
Akosombo is a small town in the south of the Asuogyaman District, Eastern Region, Ghana. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Boabeng-Fiema Monkey Sanctuary and then contemplate the long history of Forts and Castles, Volta, Greater Accra, Central and Western Regions. On the 10th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Akosombo Hydro Plant and then admire the sheer force of Boti Falls.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Akosombo journey planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Elmina to Akosombo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. June in Akosombo sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Akosombo

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trips

Boabeng-Fiema Monkey Sanctuary, Boti Falls, Forts and Castles, Volta, Greater Accra, Central and Western Regions
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Boabeng-Fiema Monkey Sanctuary ©
Boabeng-Fiema Monkey Sanctuary
Boti Falls ©
Boti Falls