20 days in Monrovia, Accra & Johannesburg Itinerary

20 days in Monrovia, Accra & Johannesburg Itinerary

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Monrovia, Liberia
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Accra, Ghana
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Monrovia, Liberia — 2 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: contemplate the long history of Centennial Pavilion, get great views at Ducor Hotel, admire the landmark architecture of Matadi Central Mosque, and get a taste of the local shopping with Curated Gift Shop Liberia.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Monrovia online trip planner.

Newark, USA to Monrovia is an approximately 23-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Newark to Monrovia. Traveling from Newark in December, things will get much warmer in Monrovia: highs are around 89°F and lows about 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to fly to Accra.
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Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums
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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.
When in Accra, make a side trip to see Aburi Botanical Gardens in Aburi, approximately Aburi away. The adventure continues: appreciate the history behind Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park, kick back and relax at Labadi Pleasure Beach, browse the different shops at Accra Mall, and take in nature's colorful creations at Legon Botanical Gardens.

To see where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Accra online itinerary planner.

You can fly from Monrovia to Accra in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, daily temperatures in Accra can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Johannesburg.
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Parks · Shopping · Outdoors · Beaches
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Johannesburg, South Africa — 9 nights

City of Light

Founded when gold was discovered in the area in the late 19th century, Johannesburg quickly grew into a bustling metropolis, South Africa's largest city and the region's economic hub.
Change things up with these side-trips from Johannesburg: Pretoria (Voortrekker Monument, Union Buildings, &more), Lesedi Cultural Village (in Lanseria) and Zipline (in Rustenburg). Spend the 6th (Fri) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Gold Reef City, see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, contemplate the long history of Mandela House, and make a trip to Nelson Mandela Square.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Johannesburg trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Accra to Johannesburg by flight takes about 9.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Accra to Johannesburg is 2 hours. Traveling from Accra in January, expect Johannesburg to be slightly colder, temps between 83°F and 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.
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Fun & Games · Casinos · Wildlife · Outdoors
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