21 days in Sierra Leone Itinerary

21 days in Sierra Leone Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sierra Leone trip maker

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Drive to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Fly to Lungi International Airport, Drive to Makeni
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Makeni
— 6 nights
Drive
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Kenema
— 6 nights
Drive
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Freetown
— 6 nights
Fly to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Drive to Washington DC

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Makeni

— 6 nights
Makeni is the largest city in the Northern Province of Sierra Leone. Makeni is known for historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Makeni Central Mosque.

To find maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Makeni road trip planning site.

Washington DC, USA to Makeni is an approximately 25-hour combination of car and flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Washington DC to Makeni due to the time zone difference. You'll set off for Kenema on the 8th (Sat).

Things to do in Makeni

Historic Sites
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Kenema

— 6 nights
Kenema is the second largest city in Sierra Leone, and the largest city in the Eastern Province of Sierra Leone. Spend the 9th (Sun) exploring nature at Gola Rainforest National Park.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Kenema driving holiday tool.

Drive from Makeni to Kenema in 3 hours. You'll set off for Freetown on the 14th (Fri).

Things to do in Kenema

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 14:

Freetown

— 6 nights
Straddling an undulating coastline, Freetown serves as the capital and largest city of Sierra Leone.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Freetown: Lakka Beach (in Lakka), Bureh Beach (in Bure Town) and River Number Two Beach (in Sussex). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Lumley Beach, browse the exhibits of Sierra Leone National Museum, head off the coast to Bunce Island, and identify plant and animal life at Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Freetown online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Kenema to Freetown takes 4.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Freetown are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Freetown

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 14 — 20:

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.