Route & dates
5 days in Ivory Coast Itinerary
Start: Playa del Carmen
Drive + Fly + Drive: 37 h
Yamoussoukro— 1 day
Drive: 2 h 30 min
Abidjan— 1 night
Fly + Drive: 31 h
End: Playa del Carmen
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Unlike many of the world's cities with infrastructure trying to keep up with population, Yamoussoukro has no such problem--many of the city's sprawling six-lane highways and hotels were built before anybody lived here.Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): get a sense of history and politics at Palais Presidentiel, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of Our Lady of Peace, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Grande Mosquee.
To find out how to plan a trip to Yamoussoukro, use our trip itinerary maker.
Playa del Carmen, Mexico to Yamoussoukro is an approximately 37- hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Playa del Carmen to Yamoussoukro is 5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Playa del Carmen in March; daily highs in Yamoussoukro reach 41°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive to Abidjan.
Things to do in Yamoussoukro
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Paris of Africa
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.Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): look for gifts at Corotos, have some family-friendly fun at Dream Zone Virtual Reality, visit The Plateau, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Banco National Park.
For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Abidjan road trip planning website.
Drive from Yamoussoukro to Abidjan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Yamoussoukro in March, you will find days in Abidjan are slightly colder (37°C), and nights are a bit warmer (30°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel back home.
Things to do in Abidjan
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