48 days in Sierra Leone Itinerary

48 days in Sierra Leone Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sierra Leone visit planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Lungi International Airport, Drive to Lungi
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Lungi
— 9 nights
Drive
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Makeni
— 11 nights
Drive
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Kenema
— 13 nights
Drive
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Freetown
— 12 nights
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Lungi

— 9 nights
Lungi is a small coastal town in Port Loko District in the Northern Province of Sierra Leone. Lungi is known for historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tintafor Central Mosque.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Lungi trip planner.

Seattle, USA to Lungi is an approximately 29-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Lungi is 8 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Seattle in July since evenings lows in Lungi dip to 75°F. On the 21st (Sun), you'll travel to Makeni.

Things to do in Lungi

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 21:

Makeni

— 11 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 photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Makeni travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Lungi to Makeni takes 3 hours. On the 1st (Thu), you're off to Kenema.

Things to do in Makeni

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 21 — Aug 1:

Kenema

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

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Kenema online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Makeni to Kenema takes 3 hours. On the 14th (Wed), you'll travel to Freetown.

Things to do in Kenema

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 1 — 14:

Freetown

— 12 nights
Straddling an undulating coastline, Freetown serves as the capital and largest city of Sierra Leone.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Bureh Beach and John Obey Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Freetown: River Number Two Beach (in Sussex) and Lakka Beach (in Lakka). There's lots more to do: step off the mainland to explore Bunce Island, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jamiul Atique Fourah Bay Mosque, explore the galleries of National Railway Museum, and wander the streets of Aberdeen.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Freetown driving holiday planning website.

Traveling by car from Kenema to Freetown takes 4.5 hours. In August in Freetown, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 75°F at night. On the 26th (Mon), you're off to home.

Things to do in Freetown

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 14 — 26:

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.