8 days in Ghana Itinerary

8 days in Ghana Itinerary

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8 days in Ghana Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  23​h 15​min
1
Accra
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Busua
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Cape Coast
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Tafi Atome
— Few hours
Fly:  27​h
End: San Francisco

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): stroll through Labadi Pleasure Beach.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Accra trip maker site .

San Francisco, USA to Accra is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from San Francisco to Accra due to the time zone difference. In August, Accra is a bit warmer than San Francisco - with highs of 83°F and lows of 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Busua.

Things to do in Accra

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours
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BlasTours - Day Tours ©
BlasTours - Day Tours
Labadi Pleasure Beach ©
Labadi Pleasure Beach

1
night
Busua

Busua ©
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Fort Metal Cross and then enjoy the sand and surf at Busua Beach.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Busua trip planning website .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Accra to Busua in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In August, daily temperatures in Busua can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Cape Coast.

Things to do in Busua

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Fort Metal Cross
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Busua Beach ©
Busua Beach
Fort Metal Cross ©
Fort Metal Cross

2
nights
Cape Coast

Cape Coast ©
While it may seem like a regular fishing port at first glance, Cape Coast bears traces of the Portuguese, British, Danish, Swedish, and the Dutch colonists who variously ruled here.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Elmina Castle, contemplate the long history of Fort St. Jago, and then step into the grandiose world of Cape Coast Castle. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Monkey Forest Resort and then tour the pleasant surroundings at International Stingless Bee Centre.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Cape Coast visit planner .

Traveling by car from Busua to Cape Coast takes 2 hours. August in Cape Coast sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 74°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Tafi Atome.

Things to do in Cape Coast

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Elmina
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Cape Coast Castle ©
Cape Coast Castle
Elmina Castle ©
Elmina Castle
Fort St. Jago ©
Fort St. Jago

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hours
Tafi Atome

Tafi Atome ©
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Ote Falls, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Gemi, and then stroll through Tafi Atome Monkey Sanctuary.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Tafi Atome travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Cape Coast to Tafi Atome in 6.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in August, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tafi Atome

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trip

Amedzofe
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Tafi Atome Monkey Sanctuary ©
Tafi Atome Monkey Sanctuary
Mt. Gemi ©
Mt. Gemi

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