45 days in Africa & Europe Itinerary

45 days in Africa & Europe Itinerary

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Accra, Ghana
— 6 nights
Fly
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Abidjan, Ivory Coast
— 5 nights
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Yamoussoukro, Ivory Coast
— 1 night
Drive
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Man, Ivory Coast
— 2 nights
Drive
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Monrovia, Liberia
— 2 nights
Fly to Freetown, Drive to Conakry
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Conakry, Guinea
— 2 nights
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Kolda, Senegal
— 1 night
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Ndangane, Senegal
— 2 nights
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Saint-Louis, Senegal
— 2 nights
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Dakar, Senegal
— 5 nights
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— 16 nights

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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.
Take a break from Accra with a short trip to Golden Dragon Tema in Tema, about 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the galleries of Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Church of the Most Holy Trinity, take in nature's colorful creations at Legon Botanical Gardens, and view the masterpieces at Artists Alliance Gallery.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Accra sightseeing planner.

Oslo, Norway to Accra is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Oslo in July, expect nights in Accra to be much warmer, around 28°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 33°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Abidjan.

Things to do in Accra

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 1 — 7:

Abidjan, Ivory Coast

— 5 nights

Paris of Africa

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 (Maison Varlet, Musee National des Costumes, &more). Spend the 10th (Sat) exploring nature at Banco National Park. Next up on the itinerary: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, tee off at Ivoire Golf Club, enjoy some diversion at Majestic Cinema, and browse the range of quality goods at PlaYce-Marcory.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Abidjan trip itinerary website.

Fly from Accra to Abidjan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Abidjan, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car to Yamoussoukro.

Things to do in Abidjan

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 7 — 12:

Yamoussoukro, Ivory Coast

— 1 night
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 13th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Abokouamekro Game Reserve, get a sense of history and politics at Palais Presidentiel, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of Our Lady of Peace, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grande Mosquee.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Yamoussoukro trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Abidjan to Yamoussoukro takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Yamoussoukro can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can drive to Man.

Things to do in Yamoussoukro

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 13:

Man, Ivory Coast

— 2 nights
Man is a city in western Ivory Coast. Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): get outside with La Dent de Man, get outside with Mont Tonkoui, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Les Cascades de Man.

For maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Man trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Yamoussoukro to Man in 4.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 25°C. You will leave for Monrovia on the 15th (Thu).

Things to do in Man

Outdoors · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 15:

Monrovia, Liberia

— 2 nights
The capital of Liberia and its most populous city, Monrovia lies on the Atlantic Coast of Cape Mesurado.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): admire the striking features of Matadi Central Mosque, then steep yourself in history at Providence Island, then browse the exhibits of Liberian National Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Centennial Pavilion. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sacred Heart Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Monrovia trip planner.

Traveling by car from Man to Monrovia takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. July in Monrovia sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 27°C at night. On the 17th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Conakry.

Things to do in Monrovia

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 17:

Conakry, Guinea

— 2 nights
Guinea's capital and largest city, Conakry acts as the nation's economic and cultural center, containing nearly a quarter of the population.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): browse the exhibits of National Museum (Musee National), then admire all the interesting features of Sante Marie Cathedral, then step off the mainland to explore Iles de Los, and finally have fun at CanalOlympia Kaloum. Here are some ideas for day two: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Conakry Grand Mosque.

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Traveling by combination of flight and car from Monrovia to Conakry takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kolda.

Things to do in Conakry

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Spas
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 19:

Kolda, Senegal

— 1 night
Kolda is a city located in southern Senegal. On the 20th (Tue), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parc National du Niokolo-Koba.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Kolda travel itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Conakry to Kolda. Traveling from Conakry in July, expect nights in Kolda to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 39°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to fly to Ndangane.

Things to do in Kolda

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 20:
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Ndangane, Senegal

— 2 nights
On the 21st (Wed), get a dose of the wild on Obinomag and then get engrossed in the history at Musee Mahicao. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Parc National du Delta du Saloum.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Ndangane online trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Kolda to Ndangane takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Saint-Louis.

Things to do in Ndangane

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 20 — 22:

Saint-Louis, Senegal

— 2 nights

Ndar

West Africa's first French settlement, World Heritage-listed Saint-Louis (or Ndar in Wolof) shows off its colonial architectural style with an ambience of tranquility and historical charm.
On the 23rd (Fri), make a trip to Gandiol and then look for gifts at Rama diaw. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the exciting artwork at Galerie Arte and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Saint-Louis trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Ndangane to Saint-Louis takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Ndangane in July, you will find days in Saint-Louis are a bit cooler (36°C), and nights are about the same (28°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can drive to Dakar.

Things to do in Saint-Louis

Shopping · Museums · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 24:

Dakar, Senegal

— 5 nights
Situated on the western edge of mainland Africa, the crowded and dynamic city of Dakar offers visitors booming shopping, dining, and entertainment scenes.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dakar: Paroisse Saint Charles Borromee (in Goree Island), Le Village des Tortues (in Rufisque) and Museo de la Tapiceria (in Thies). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at La Maison des Esclaves, shop like a local with La Galerie Antenna, admire nature's extreme beauty at Lompoul Desert, and head off the coast to Iles de la Madeleine.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Dakar day trip tool.

Drive from Saint-Louis to Dakar in 3.5 hours. In July in Dakar, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Oslo.

Things to do in Dakar

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 24 — 29:

Oslo, Norway

— 16 nights

Tiger City

Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
Change things up with these side-trips from Oslo: Local Historical Centre (in Horten) and Spiralen (in Drammen). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Vigeland Museum, explore the activities along Oslofjord, ponder the world of politics at Rådhuset, and stroll around Vigeland Park.

For ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Oslo trip builder app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Dakar to Oslo. The time zone difference when traveling from Dakar to Oslo is 1 hour. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Dakar in July: highs in Oslo hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 29 — Aug 14:

Ivory Coast travel guide

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Churches · Sacred & Religious Sites · Gift & Specialty Shops
The coastline and the rainforests remain the primary charms of Cote d'Ivoire, with visitors treated to some superlative natural locales during their holiday. Most tourists on vacation in Cote d'Ivoire stay close to the sea, where the larger cities, modern resorts, and long sandy beaches dominate. Head inland and you'll find cool highland areas and thick forests rich in wildlife. The presidential election in 2010 led to unrest and armed conflict--travel to certain areas of the country remains inadvisable.

Senegal travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nature & Parks · Landmarks
Generous Country
Senegal boasts plenty of natural and cultural attractions to make it attractive to an international audience. The buzz surrounding the Senegalese music scene is justified, with mbalax dance music particularly popular and influential internationally. Street markets in the main towns, overlooked by the minarets of attractive old mosques, remain among top attractions in Senegal--they're ideal spots to get to know the local culture and eat and shop like a native. The wide river deltas rich in wildlife provide an alternative for visitors looking to escape city life and discover the country's natural charms.