31 days in Sierra Leone Itinerary

31 days in Sierra Leone Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sierra Leone travel planner

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Freetown
— 8 nights
Drive
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Lakka
— 1 day
Drive
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Bure Town
— 1 night
Drive
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Makeni
— 12 nights
Drive
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Kenema
— 9 nights
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Freetown

— 8 nights
Straddling an undulating coastline, Freetown serves as the capital and largest city of Sierra Leone.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Tasso Ecotourism Project as well as Banana Divers Sierra Leone. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at St George's cathedral and Hausa Mosque. Visiting Bureh Beach and Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Freetown: Lakka Beach (in Lakka) and River Number Two Beach (in Sussex). The adventure continues: browse the exhibits of National Railway Museum, explore and take pictures at Cotton Tree, head off the coast to Bunce Island, and enjoy the sand and surf at Lumley Beach.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Freetown trip planning app.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiport is Lungi International Airport. October in Freetown sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 77°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Lakka.

Things to do in Freetown

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Lakka

— 1 day
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at River Number Two Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lakka Beach.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Lakka trip planner.

Lakka is just a short distance from Freetown. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in October, and nighttime lows around 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Bure Town.

Things to do in Lakka

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

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Bure Town

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): kick back and relax at Bureh Beach.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Bure Town trip tool.

Traveling by car from Lakka to Bure Town takes an hour. In October, daytime highs in Bure Town are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 77°F. On the 10th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Makeni.

Things to do in Bure Town

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
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Makeni

— 12 nights
Makeni is the largest city in the Northern Province of Sierra Leone. Outamba Kilimi National Park has been added to your itinerary. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Makeni Central Mosque.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Makeni holiday website.

You can drive from Bure Town to Makeni in 3 hours. On the 22nd (Thu), you're off to Kenema.

Things to do in Makeni

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Kenema

— 9 nights
Kenema is the second largest city in Sierra Leone, and the largest city in the Eastern Province of Sierra Leone. Spend the 23rd (Fri) exploring nature at Gola Rainforest National Park.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Kenema online day trip planner.

Getting from Makeni to Kenema by car takes about 3 hours. You'll set off for home on the 31st (Sat).

Things to do in Kenema

Parks · Nature
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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.