60 days in Africa Itinerary

60 days in Africa Itinerary

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60 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  20​h 45​min
1
Abuja, Nigeria
— 5 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 45​min
2
Lagos, Nigeria
— 7 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
3
Lome, Togo
— 4 nights
Fly:  45​min
4
Cotonou, Benin
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
5
Niamey, Niger
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
6
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + bus:  3​h 30​min
7
Banfora, Burkina Faso
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
8
Yamoussoukro, Ivory Coast
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Abidjan, Ivory Coast
— 6 nights
Drive:  6​h
10
Cape Coast, Ghana
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  2​h
11
Accra, Ghana
— 8 nights
Fly + Drive:  3​h
12
Monrovia, Liberia
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  3​h 45​min
13
Conakry, Guinea
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  3​h 45​min
14
Freetown, Sierra Leone
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  21​h 30​min
End: Toronto, Canada

5
nights
Abuja, Nigeria

Abuja ©
The capital city of Nigeria, Abuja dates back to the 1980s, and in 2010 it represented the world's fastest-growing city.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Abuja: Gurara Waterfalls (in Gurara) and Zuma Rock (in Madalla). The adventure continues: make a trip to Abuja National Mosque, browse the different shops at Dunes, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and pause for some serene contemplation at All Saints Anglican Church.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Abuja trip planner .

Toronto, Canada to Abuja is an approximately 21-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Toronto to Abuja. Traveling from Toronto in February, expect Abuja to be warmer, temps between 41°C and 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Lagos.

Things to do in Abuja

Parks Shopping Nature

Side Trips

Zuma Rock, Gurara Waterfalls
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Jabi Lake ©
Jabi Lake
Abuja National Mosque ©
Abuja National Mosque
An Noor Mosque ©
An Noor Mosque

7
nights
Lagos, Nigeria

Lagos ©
Protected from the Atlantic by sand spits and barrier islands, Lagos quickly grew into a mega city due to its location, and currently operates one of the continent's largest and busiest ports.
Explore Lagos' surroundings by going to The Henna Place (in Lekki) and Abeokuta (Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library & Olumo Rock). Pack the 19th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Omu Resort. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lekki Conservation Centre, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Cathedral Church of Christ, explore the engaging exhibits at Mindscape Childrens Museum, and take in the exciting artwork at Nike Art Gallery.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Lagos day trip app .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Abuja to Lagos in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or drive. In February, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lome.

Things to do in Lagos

Parks Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Lekki, Abeokuta
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Lekki Conservation Centre ©
Lekki Conservation Centre
Nike Art Gallery ©
Nike Art Gallery
Freedom Park ©
Freedom Park

4
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lome: Lac Togo (in Togoville) and O Lodge (in Agbodrafo). Next up on the itinerary: have fun at Club Hippique du Togo, appreciate the history behind Monument de l'Independance, see the interesting displays at Musee International du Golfe de Guinee, and hunt for treasures at Grand Marche.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Lome online route builder .

Traveling by flight from Lagos to Lome takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Lagos to Lome is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in February, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Cotonou.

Things to do in Lome

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trips

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

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 (Ouidah Museum of History, La Porte Du Non Retour, & more), Porto-Novo (Ethnographique Museum of Porto Novo, Musee Honme (Palais Royal), & more) and Lac Nokoue (in Ganvie). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Fondation Zinsou, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Michel church, kick back and relax at Fidjrosse Beach, and browse the exhibits of Artisanal Center.

To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Cotonou trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Lome to Cotonou by flight takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lome to Cotonou due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in February, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Niamey.

Things to do in Cotonou

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ouidah, Porto-Novo, Lac Nokoue
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Lac Nokoue ©
Lac Nokoue
La Porte Du Non Retour ©
La Porte Du Non Retour

3
nights
Niamey, Niger

Niamey ©
The capital and largest city of Niger, Niamey serves as an administrative, cultural, and economic center on the Niger River.
Go for a jaunt from Niamey to Koure to see Koure Giraffe Reserve about 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Niamey Grand Mosque, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tenere Desert, admire all the interesting features of Ferme Youyou, and explore the world behind art at National Museum of Niger (Musee National du Niger).

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Niamey route builder website .

Traveling by flight from Cotonou to Niamey takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Cotonou in February, plan for somewhat warmer days in Niamey, with highs around 41°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Ouagadougou.

Things to do in Niamey

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Koure Giraffe Reserve, Tenere Desert
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Koure Giraffe Reserve ©
Koure Giraffe Reserve
Niamey Grand Mosque ©
Niamey Grand Mosque
Mosquee Cite Caisse ©
Mosquee Cite Caisse

4
nights
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Ouagadougou ©
The capital of Burkina Faso and its economic center, Ouagadougou also serves as the regional center for art and cultural preservation.
Step out of Ouagadougou to go to Koudougou and see Musee d'Issouka, which is approximately 2 hours away. And it doesn't end there: walk around Parc Urbain Bangr-Weoogo, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ouagadougou Markets, don't miss a visit to marche de Sankariare, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Ouagadougou.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Ouagadougou day trip app .

Traveling by flight from Niamey to Ouagadougou takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Niamey to Ouagadougou, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In February, plan for daily highs up to 42°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Banfora.

Things to do in Ouagadougou

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Musee d'Issouka
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Parc Urbain Bangr-Weoogo ©
Parc Urbain Bangr-Weoogo
Cathedral of Ouagadougou ©
Cathedral of Ouagadougou
Village Artisanal de Ouagadougou ©
Village Artisanal de Ouagadougou

2
nights
Banfora, Burkina Faso

Banfora ©
Banfora is a city in south western Burkina Faso with a population of 93,750 people (2012). Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Les Pics de Sindou. On the 6th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Karfiguela Falls, explore and take pictures at Domes de Fabedougou, and then stroll through Les Cascades de Banfora.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Banfora tour itinerary maker site .

Getting from Ouagadougou to Banfora by combination of flight and bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Banfora are 44°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Yamoussoukro.

Things to do in Banfora

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Les Pics de Sindou ©
Les Pics de Sindou
Les Cascades de Banfora ©
Les Cascades de Banfora
Domes de Fabedougou ©
Domes de Fabedougou

1
night
Yamoussoukro, Ivory Coast

Yamoussoukro ©
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 7th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve, get a sense of history and politics at Palais Presidentiel, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of Our Lady of Peace, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grande Mosquee. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Abokouamekro Game Reserve.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Yamoussoukro travel route planning app .

Traveling by car from Banfora to Yamoussoukro takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and car. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Banfora in March: high temperatures in Yamoussoukro hover around 41°C and lows are around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can go by car to Abidjan.

Things to do in Yamoussoukro

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve
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Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve ©
Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve
Basilica of Our Lady of Peace
Basilica of Our Lady of Peace
Grande Mosquee ©
Grande Mosquee

6
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.
Explore Abidjan's surroundings by going to Grand Bassam (Ex Poste de Douane, Maison Varlet, & more) and Dipi Crocodile Farm (in Assinie). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grande Mosquee du Plateau, play a few rounds at Ivoire Golf Club, and stop by CAVA - Centre Artisanal de la Ville.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Abidjan trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Yamoussoukro to Abidjan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train. While traveling from Yamoussoukro, expect little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in Abidjan, ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Cape Coast.

Things to do in Abidjan

Outdoors Fun & Games Parks

Side Trips

Grand Bassam, Dipi Crocodile Farm
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Ivoire Golf Club ©
Ivoire Golf Club
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral
Dream Zone Virtual Reality ©
Dream Zone Virtual Reality

3
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cape Coast: Busua Beach (in Busua) and Fort Metal Cross (in Dixcove). Spend the 16th (Mon) exploring nature at Kakum National Park. There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Cape Coast Castle, steep yourself in history at Elmina Castle, go for a stroll along the water at Elmina lagoon, and stroll through International Stingless Bee Centre.

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Cape Coast tour planner .

You can drive from Abidjan to Cape Coast in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. In March, daily temperatures in Cape Coast can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Accra.

Things to do in Cape Coast

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Elmina, Busua Beach, Fort Metal Cross
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Cape Coast Castle ©
Cape Coast Castle
Kakum National Park ©
Kakum National Park
Elmina Castle ©
Elmina Castle

8
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Accra: Boti Falls (in Boti) and Boabeng-Fiema Monkey Sanctuary (in Senya Beraku). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Labadi Pleasure Beach, visit a coastal fixture at James Town Lighthouse, stop by Global Mamas, and try to win big at Millionaires Casino Accra.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Accra planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Cape Coast to Accra in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Accra are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Monrovia.

Things to do in Accra

Parks Shopping Beaches

Side Trips

Legon Botanical Gardens, Boti Falls, Boabeng-Fiema Monkey Sanctuary
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Labadi Pleasure Beach ©
Labadi Pleasure Beach
Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park ©
Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park
Bojo Beach ©
Bojo Beach

1
night
Monrovia, Liberia

Monrovia ©
The capital of Liberia and its most populous city, Monrovia lies on the Atlantic Coast of Cape Mesurado.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Centennial Pavilion, then see the interesting displays at Liberian National Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sacred Heart Cathedral, and finally admire all the interesting features of Wulki farms.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Monrovia trip planner .

Getting from Accra to Monrovia by combination of flight and car takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. In March, daily temperatures in Monrovia can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Conakry.

Things to do in Monrovia

Historic Sites Museums
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Sacred Heart Cathedral ©
Sacred Heart Cathedral
Liberian National Museum ©
Liberian National Museum
Wulki farms ©
Wulki farms

3
nights
Conakry, Guinea

Conakry ©
Guinea's capital and largest city, Conakry acts as the nation's economic and cultural center, containing nearly a quarter of the population.
Conakry is known for nature, historic sites, museums, nightlife, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Iles de Los, pause for some serene contemplation at Sante Marie Cathedral, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Conakry online sightseeing planner .

Getting from Monrovia to Conakry by combination of car and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. On the 30th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Freetown.

Things to do in Conakry

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve, Les Cascades De La Soumba
Find places to stay Mar 27 — 30:
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Iles de Los ©
Iles de Los
Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve ©
Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve
National Museum (Musee National) ©
National Museum (Musee National)

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Freetown, Sierra Leone

Freetown ©
Straddling an undulating coastline, Freetown serves as the capital and largest city of Sierra Leone.
When in Freetown, make a side trip to see Bureh Beach in Bure Town, approximately 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary, kick back and relax at River Number Two Beach, see the interesting displays at Sierra Leone Peace Museum, and take a stroll through Aberdeen.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Freetown trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Conakry to Freetown in 4 hours. Another option is to drive. March in Freetown sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Freetown

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Bureh Beach
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Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary ©
Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary
Bunce Island
Bunce Island
River Number Two Beach ©
River Number Two Beach

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