18 days in Africa Itinerary

18 days in Africa Itinerary

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18 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Constanta, Romania
Fly:  17 h
1
Accra, Ghana
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  2 h
2
Cape Coast, Ghana
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4 h 45 min
3
Amedzofe, Ghana
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Lome, Togo
— 3 nights
Fly:  45 min
5
Cotonou, Benin
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h 30 min
6
Abidjan, Ivory Coast
— 4 nights
Fly:  18 h
End: Constanta, Romania


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3
nights
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.
Accra is known for beaches, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the history behind Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Ghana, kick back and relax at Bojo Beach, and buy something for everyone on your list at Accra Mall.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Accra journey tool.

Constanta, Romania to Accra is an approximately 17- hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Constanta to Accra is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Constanta in December, things will get much warmer in Accra: highs are around 38°C and lows about 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Coast.

Things to do in Accra

Museums Parks Shopping
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Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park ©
Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park
Labadi Pleasure Beach ©
Labadi Pleasure Beach
Bojo Beach ©
Bojo Beach

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Cape Coast Castle, then don't miss a visit to Elmina Castle, and then steep yourself in history at Fort St. Jago. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kakum National Park and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Monkey Forest Resort.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Cape Coast trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Accra to Cape Coast takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Cape Coast, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Amedzofe.

Things to do in Cape Coast

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Elmina
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Cape Coast Castle ©
Cape Coast Castle
Kakum National Park ©
Kakum National Park
Elmina Castle ©
Elmina Castle

1
night
Amedzofe, Ghana

Amedzofe ©
Amedzofe is a settlement north of Ho in the mountainous region of the Ho Municipal District of the Volta Region of Ghana.It is presently located in the Newly Created Ho-West District Assembly. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): steep yourself in history at Forts and Castles, Volta, Greater Accra, Central and Western Regions, then take in the dramatic scenery at Ote Falls, then take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Gemi, and finally stroll through Tafi Atome Monkey Sanctuary And Cultural Village.

To find out how to plan a trip to Amedzofe, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Cape Coast to Amedzofe by combination of car and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and car. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in January, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Lome.

Things to do in Amedzofe

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tafi Atome Monkey Sanctuary And Cultural Village, Forts and Castles, Volta, Greater Accra, Central and Western Regions
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3
nights
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.
Go for a jaunt from Lome to Agbodrafo to see O Lodge about 40 minutes away. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Tamberma Villages, pause for some serene contemplation at Lome Cathedral, shop like a local with La Civette, and hunt for treasures at Grand Marche.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Lome driving holiday planning app.

Traveling by car from Amedzofe to Lome takes 3.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Lome are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Cotonou.

Things to do in Lome

Historic Sites Shopping Theme Parks

Side Trip

O Lodge
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Tamberma Villages ©
Tamberma Villages
La Civette ©
La Civette
Monument de l'Independance ©
Monument de l'Independance

3
nights
Cotonou, Benin

Cotonou ©
Benin's largest city and its seat of government, bustling Cotonou also has one of the largest ports in West Africa.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cotonou: Lac Nokoue (in Ganvie), Porto-Novo (Musee Honme (Palais Royal) & Cathedrale Notre Dame de l'Immaculee Conception) and Ouidah (Temple des Pythons, La Porte Du Non Retour, &more). Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Bab's Dock, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Michel church, view the masterpieces at Artisanal Center, and make a trip to Fondation Zinsou.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Cotonou day trip app.

You can fly from Lome to Cotonou in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lome to Cotonou, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Abidjan.

Things to do in Cotonou

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Ouidah, Porto-Novo, Lac Nokoue
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Lac Nokoue ©
Lac Nokoue
La Porte Du Non Retour ©
La Porte Du Non Retour

4
nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Abidjan: Grand Bassam (Pont De La Victoire, Musee National des Costumes, &more). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, take a stroll through The Plateau, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grande Mosquee du Plateau.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Abidjan journey planner.

Fly from Cotonou to Abidjan in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cotonou to Abidjan, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In January, daytime highs in Abidjan are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Abidjan

Historic Sites Shopping Fun & Games

Side Trip

Grand Bassam
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St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral
Dream Zone Virtual Reality ©
Dream Zone Virtual Reality
CAVA - Centre Artisanal de la Ville ©
CAVA - Centre Artisanal de la Ville

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