59 days in Ghana, Abuja & Monrovia Itinerary

59 days in Ghana, Abuja & Monrovia Itinerary

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Accra, Ghana
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Abuja, Nigeria
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Accra, Ghana
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Sekondi-Takoradi, Ghana
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Accra, Ghana
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Kumasi, Ghana
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Accra, Ghana
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Monrovia, Liberia
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Accra, Ghana
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Accra, Ghana — 6 nights

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.
Explore Accra's surroundings by going to Fort Lijdzaamheid (in Apam) and Holy Trinity Spa & Health Farm (in Sogakope). There's more to do: look for gifts at Sun Trade Beads and browse the eclectic array of goods at Centre for National Culture, Accra.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Accra trip tool.

Washington, USA to Accra is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Washington in December: high temperatures in Accra hover around 90°F and lows are around 77°F. On the 10th (Sat), you're off to Abuja.
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Abuja, Nigeria — 9 nights

The capital city of Nigeria, Abuja dates back to the 1980s, and in 2010 it represented the world's fastest-growing city.
Explore Abuja's surroundings by going to Farin Ruwa Falls (in Nasarawa), Zuma Rock (in Madalla) and Gurara Waterfalls (in Gurara). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Jabi Lake, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, see human ingenuity at work at Usuma Dam, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at All Saints Anglican Church.

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Traveling by flight from Accra to Abuja takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to West Africa Standard Time is 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Accra in December since evenings lows in Abuja dip to 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Accra.
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Accra, Ghana — 4 nights

Take a break from Accra with a short trip to Aburi Botanical Gardens in Aburi, about 52 minutes away. Explore Accra further: appreciate the history behind Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Labadi Pleasure Beach, browse the different shops at Accra Mall, and stroll through Bojo Beach.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Accra holiday builder.

Traveling by flight from Abuja to Accra takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Abuja to Accra is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Abuja in December since evenings lows in Accra dip to 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Sekondi-Takoradi.
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Sekondi-Takoradi, Ghana — 3 nights

Sekondi-Takoradi, a city comprising the twin cities of Sekondi and Takoradi, is the capital of Sekondi – Takoradi Metropolitan District and the Western Region of Ghana. Explore Sekondi-Takoradi's surroundings by going to Cape Coast (Cape Coast Castle, Monkey Forest Resort, &more), Fort Metal Cross (in Dixcove) and Elmina Castle (in Elmina). It doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Busua Beach.

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Traveling by flight from Accra to Sekondi-Takoradi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to fly to Accra.
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Accra, Ghana — 10 nights

Venture out of the city with trips to Tema (Sakumono & Golden Dragon Tema), Akosombo Hydro Plant (in Akosombo) and West Hills Mall (in Weija). See some other sides of Accra: take in nature's colorful creations at Legon Botanical Gardens, view the masterpieces at Nubuke Foundation, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Church of the Most Holy Trinity, and hunt for treasures at Makola Market.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Accra trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Sekondi-Takoradi to Accra in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Kumasi.
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Kumasi, Ghana — 8 nights

Ghana's Garden City

A bustling center of trade and culture, Kumasi remains among Ghana's liveliest and most significant urban centers.
Kumasi is known for museums, shopping, and zoos & aquariums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, browse the different shops at Kumasi City Mall, take an in-depth tour of Okomfo Anokye Sword Site, and brush up on your military savvy at Kumasi Fort - Ghana Armed Forces Museum.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kumasi online travel route planner.

You can fly from Accra to Kumasi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. January in Kumasi sees daily highs of 91°F and lows of 75°F at night. On the 13th (Fri), you're off to Accra.
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Accra, Ghana — 3 nights

See some other sides of Accra: hunt for treasures at Makola Market, don't miss a visit to Osu Oxford Street, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Church of the Most Holy Trinity, and view the masterpieces at The Loom.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Accra online trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Kumasi to Accra in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Monrovia.
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Monrovia, Liberia — 7 nights

The capital of Liberia and its most populous city, Monrovia lies on the Atlantic Coast of Cape Mesurado.
Monrovia is known for museums, historic sites, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Centennial Pavilion, get a taste of the local shopping with Curated Gift Shop Liberia, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sacred Heart Cathedral, and explore the galleries of Liberian National Museum.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Monrovia trip builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Accra to Monrovia takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 73°F. You will leave for Accra on the 23rd (Mon).
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Accra, Ghana — 7 nights

Explore Accra's surroundings by going to West Hills Mall (in Weija) and Akosombo Hydro Plant (in Akosombo). See even more of Accra: hunt for treasures at Makola Market, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Church of the Most Holy Trinity, stroll through Shai Hills Resource Reserve, and make a trip to Accra International Conference Centre.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Accra trip planner.

Getting from Monrovia to Accra by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.
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Ghana travel guide

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Ghana features a diverse economy, a strong and sturdy democratic tradition, and many of the natural and cultural highlights for which the continent has become known. National parks represent some of the main attractions in Ghana, with a diverse array of wildlife to be seen, including lions, monkeys, elephants, and birds. Forts dating back to the slave era act as focal points for explorations of the coast and help to connect the country to important points in global history.
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