16 days in Sierra Leone Itinerary

16 days in Sierra Leone Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sierra Leone tour itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Freetown
— 6 nights
Drive
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Kenema
— 4 nights
Drive
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Makeni
— 5 nights
Drive to Lungi International Airport, Fly to London Heathrow Airport

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Freetown

— 6 nights
Straddling an undulating coastline, Freetown serves as the capital and largest city of Sierra Leone.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Freetown: River Number Two Beach (in Sussex), Bureh Beach (in Bure Town) and Lakka Beach (in Lakka). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary, browse the exhibits of Sierra Leone Peace Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at John Obey Beach, and enjoy the sand and surf at Lumley Beach.

To find more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Freetown online route builder.

London, UK to Freetown is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from London in April, things will get warmer in Freetown: highs are around 36°C and lows about 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can drive to Kenema.

Things to do in Freetown

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 25 — May 1:

Kenema

— 4 nights
Kenema is the second largest city in Sierra Leone, and the largest city in the Eastern Province of Sierra Leone. Spend the 2nd (Sun) exploring nature at Gola Rainforest National Park.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Kenema online itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Freetown to Kenema takes 4.5 hours. On the 5th (Wed), you're off to Makeni.

Things to do in Kenema

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay May 1 — 5:

Makeni

— 5 nights
Makeni is the largest city in the Northern Province of Sierra Leone. Spend the 6th (Thu) exploring nature at Outamba Kilimi National Park. There's more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Makeni Central Mosque.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Makeni trip maker site.

You can drive from Kenema to Makeni in 3 hours. You will leave for home on the 10th (Mon).

Things to do in Makeni

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 5 — 10:
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Sierra Leone travel guide

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Beaches · Wildlife Areas · Tourist Spots
Rich in history, natural wonders, and picturesque landscapes, Sierra Leone remains an unappreciated destination largely thanks to the impact the civil war of the 1990s had on the country's international reputation. The coastal areas offer easy access to fine sand beaches and offshore islands, little explored by foreign visitors and therefore unspoiled by commercial tourism. The capital, established by freed slaves from the Caribbean, represents a popular starting point for trips to Sierra Leone, with a colorful look to it, a lively atmosphere, and good onward connections to the mountains of the north and mangrove swamps and rainforest to the east.