46 days in Africa Itinerary

46 days in Africa Itinerary

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Lagos, Nigeria
— 6 nights
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Accra, Ghana
— 7 nights
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Lome, Togo
— 3 nights
Drive
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Accra, Ghana
— 1 night
Fly to Freetown, Drive to Freetown
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Freetown, Sierra Leone
— 6 nights
Drive to Freetown, Fly to Lagos
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Lagos, Nigeria
— 19 nights
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Lagos, Nigeria — 6 nights

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Lagos side-trips: Badagry Building (in Badagry), Hi-Impact Planet Amusement Park and Resort (in Ibafo) and Ibadan (Agodi Gardens & Bower's Tower). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at LUFASI Nature Park, get in on the family fun at Dreamworld Africana, head outdoors with Oniru Private Beach, and take an in-depth tour of Black Heritage Festival.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Lagos trip planner.

Toronto, Canada to Lagos is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Toronto to Lagos. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Toronto in June: high temperatures in Lagos hover around 86°F and lows are around 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to fly to Accra.
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Accra, Ghana — 7 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.
Go for a jaunt from Accra to Aburi to see Aburi Botanical Gardens about 52 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the history behind Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park, kick back and relax at Labadi Pleasure Beach, steep yourself in history at Black Star Gate, and stroll through Kokrobite Beach.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Accra attractions planner.

Getting from Lagos to Accra by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: 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 June, daytime highs in Accra are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to drive to Lome.
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Lome, Togo — 3 nights

The Pearl of West Africa

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Tamberma Villages, take an in-depth tour of National Museum, ponder the world of politics at Palais des Congres, then appreciate the history behind Monument de l'Independance, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with La Civette. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Musee International du Golfe de Guinee, browse the eclectic array of goods at Grand Marche, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lome Cathedral, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Evangelique Presbyterienne Lome.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Lome travel planner.

You can drive from Accra to Lome in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Lome are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can go by car to Accra.
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Accra, Ghana — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): kick back and relax at Coco Beach and then don't miss a visit to Osu Oxford Street. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at Artists Alliance Gallery, look for gifts at Global Mamas, then contemplate the long history of W.E.B. DuBois Center, and finally step into the grandiose world of Osu Castle.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Accra trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Lome to Accra takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Freetown.
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Freetown, Sierra Leone — 6 nights

Straddling an undulating coastline, Freetown serves as the capital and largest city of Sierra Leone.
Explore Freetown's surroundings by going to Lakka Beach (in Lakka), Bureh Beach (in Bure Town) and River Number Two Beach (in Sussex). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lumley Beach, browse the exhibits of Sierra Leone National Museum, admire all the interesting features of Aberdeen, and step off the mainland to explore Bunce Island.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Freetown trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Accra to Freetown takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in June, and nighttime lows around 75°F. On the 29th (Thu), you'll travel to Lagos.
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Lagos, Nigeria — 19 nights

Get out of town with these interesting Lagos side-trips: Lekki (The Henna Place, Lvi Art Gallery And Cultural Nexus, &more), Badagry (Badagry Slave Museum and Black History Museum & Gberefu Island (Point of No Return)) and Oshodi Art Gallery (in Ikorodu). See even more of Lagos: take in the exciting artwork at Nike Art Gallery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Church of Christ, browse the different shops at Ikeja City Mall, and hunt for treasures at Lekki Market.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Lagos vacation builder site.

Do a combination of car and flight from Freetown to Lagos in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Freetown to Lagos. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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