Start: Birmingham, United Kingdom
Drive to Manchester, Fly to Accra
Accra, Ghana— 15 nights
Djibouti, Djibouti— 10 nights
Fly to Manchester, Drive to Birmingham
End: Birmingham, United Kingdom
Wed, Aug 19 - Mon, Sep 14
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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 Akosombo Hydro Plant (in Akosombo), West Hills Mall (in Weija) and Koforidua (Umbrella Rock & Atewa Range). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Labadi Pleasure Beach, buy something for everyone on your list at Accra Mall, browse the eclectic array of goods at Makola Market, and get engrossed in the history at Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park.
To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Accra travel planner.
Birmingham, UK to Accra is an approximately 14-hour combination of car and flight. Traveling from Birmingham in August, expect Accra to be a bit warmer, temps between 33°C and 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Djibouti.
Things to do in Accra
Koforidua, Shai Hills Resource Reserve, Akosombo Hydro Plant, Legon Botanical Gardens, Sakumono
Find places to stay Aug 19 — Sep 4:
Pearl of the Gulf of Tadjoura
Djibouti, the country's eponymous capital and largest city, houses over two thirds of the nation's population.Get out of town with these interesting Djibouti side-trips: Arta Beach (in Arta) and Lake Abbe (in Dikhil Region). On the 8th (Tue), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Day Forest National Park. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Assal, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Al Molk Mosque, shop like a local with L'ELIXIR parfumerie, and admire all the interesting features of Place Menelik.
For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Djibouti road trip planning website.
Traveling by flight from Accra to Djibouti takes 17 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Accra to Djibouti due to the time zone difference. In September, Djibouti is somewhat warmer than Accra - with highs of 41°C and lows of 36°C. You will leave for home on the 14th (Mon).
Things to do in Djibouti
Arta Beach, Lake Abbe
Find places to stay Sep 4 — 14:
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