18 days in Africa Itinerary

18 days in Africa Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Constanta, Romania
Fly:  17 h
1
Accra, Ghana
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  2 h
2
Cape Coast, Ghana
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4 h 45 min
3
Amedzofe, Ghana
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Lome, Togo
— 3 nights
Fly:  45 min
5
Cotonou, Benin
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h 30 min
6
Abidjan, Ivory Coast
— 4 nights
Fly:  18 h
End: Constanta, Romania


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3
nights
Accra, Ghana

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.
Accra is known for beaches, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the history behind Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Ghana, kick back and relax at Bojo Beach, and admire the natural beauty at Aburi Botanical Gardens.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Accra trip planning site.

Constanta, Romania to Accra is an approximately 17- hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Constanta in December, things will get much warmer in Accra: highs are around 38°C and lows about 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Coast.

Things to do in Accra

Museums Shopping Parks
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Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park ©
Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park
Labadi Pleasure Beach ©
Labadi Pleasure Beach
Bojo Beach ©
Bojo Beach

2
nights
Cape Coast, Ghana

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 1st (Fri): explore the galleries of Cape Coast Castle, explore the historical opulence of Elmina Castle, and then steep yourself in history at Fort St. Jago. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kakum National Park and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Monkey Forest Resort.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Cape Coast attractions planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Accra to Cape Coast in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to Amedzofe.

Things to do in Cape Coast

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Elmina
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 2:
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Cape Coast Castle ©
Cape Coast Castle
Kakum National Park ©
Kakum National Park
Elmina Castle ©
Elmina Castle

1
night
Amedzofe, Ghana

Amedzofe ©
Amedzofe is a settlement north of Ho in the mountainous region of the Ho Municipal District of the Volta Region of Ghana.It is presently located in the Newly Created Ho-West District Assembly. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): contemplate the long history of Forts and Castles, Volta, Greater Accra, Central and Western Regions, then take in the dramatic scenery at Ote Falls, then take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Gemi, and finally stroll through Tafi Atome Monkey Sanctuary And Cultural Village.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Amedzofe holiday maker app.

Getting from Cape Coast to Amedzofe by combination of car and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and car. January in Amedzofe sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Lome.

Things to do in Amedzofe

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Forts and Castles, Volta, Greater Accra, Central and Western Regions, Tafi Atome Monkey Sanctuary And Cultural Village
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Mt. Gemi ©
Mt. Gemi

3
nights
Lome, Togo

Lome ©
Sometimes called the Pearl of West Africa, Lome contains a cheerful spirit shown through its bustling street markets where both locals and visitors meet on a regular basis.
Step out of Lome to go to Agbodrafo and see O Lodge, which is approximately 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Tamberma Villages, get a taste of the local shopping with La Civette, make a trip to Monument de l'Independance, and take an in-depth tour of National Museum.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Lome trip planner.

Traveling by car from Amedzofe to Lome takes 3.5 hours. January in Lome sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cotonou.

Things to do in Lome

Historic Sites Shopping Theme Parks

Side Trip

O Lodge
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Tamberma Villages ©
Tamberma Villages
Monument de l'Independance ©
Monument de l'Independance
La Civette ©
La Civette

3
nights
Cotonou, Benin

Cotonou ©
Benin's largest city and its seat of government, bustling Cotonou also has one of the largest ports in West Africa.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cotonou: Ouidah (Temple des Pythons, La Porte Du Non Retour, &more), Porto-Novo (Musee Honme (Palais Royal) & Cathedrale Notre Dame de l'Immaculee Conception) and Lac Nokoue (in Ganvie). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Fondation Zinsou, appreciate the history behind Place des Martyrs, admire the landmark architecture of Palais des Congres, and get outside with Bab's Dock.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Cotonou trip itinerary planning website.

Fly from Lome to Cotonou in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lome to Cotonou, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Abidjan.

Things to do in Cotonou

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Ouidah, Porto-Novo, Lac Nokoue
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Cathedrale Notre Dame de l'Immaculee Conception ©
Lac Nokoue ©
Lac Nokoue
La Porte Du Non Retour ©
La Porte Du Non Retour

4
nights
Abidjan, Ivory Coast

Abidjan ©
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Grand Bassam (Pont De La Victoire, Musee National des Costumes, &more). There's lots more to do: make a trip to St. Paul's Cathedral, have some family-friendly fun at YoupiLand "la petite academie", explore the striking landscape of Banco National Park, and look for gifts at CAVA - Centre Artisanal de la Ville.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Abidjan journey planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Cotonou to Abidjan takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from West Africa Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In January in Abidjan, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Abidjan

Shopping Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Grand Bassam
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 13:
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CAVA - Centre Artisanal de la Ville ©
CAVA - Centre Artisanal de la Ville
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral
Dream Zone Virtual Reality ©
Dream Zone Virtual Reality

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