8 days in Ghana Itinerary

8 days in Ghana Itinerary

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8 days in Ghana Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  26​h
1
Elmina
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  2​h
2
Accra
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: San Francisco

2
nights
Elmina

Elmina ©
Considered the site of the first European settlement in West Africa, Elmina sat on a major slave trade route for several centuries.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Fort St. Jago, then explore the historical opulence of Elmina Castle, and then step into the grandiose world of Cape Coast Castle.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Elmina route builder website .

San Francisco, USA to Elmina is an approximately 26-hour flight. Traveling from San Francisco to Elmina, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Elmina: highs are around 79°F and lows about 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Accra.

Things to do in Elmina

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Accra

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.
see BlasTours - Day Tours. The adventure continues: stroll through Labadi Pleasure Beach, appreciate the history behind Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Sun Trade Beads, and enjoy the sand and surf at Bojo Beach.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Accra trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Elmina to Accra by combination of car and flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and bus. In August in Accra, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 74°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Accra

Outdoors Tours Beaches
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BlasTours ©
BlasTours
Labadi Pleasure Beach ©
Labadi Pleasure Beach
Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park ©
Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park

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