15 days in Africa Itinerary

15 days in Africa Itinerary

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Abuja, Nigeria
— 2 nights
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Lagos, Nigeria
— 1 night
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Accra, Ghana
— 2 nights
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Freetown, Sierra Leone
— 2 nights
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Conakry, Guinea
— 1 night
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Serekunda, Gambia
— 2 nights
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Bissau, Guinea-Bissau
— 1 night
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Dakar, Senegal
— 3 nights
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Abuja, Nigeria — 2 nights

The capital city of Nigeria, Abuja dates back to the 1980s, and in 2010 it represented the world's fastest-growing city.
On the 17th (Sun), browse the different shops at Jabi Lake Mall, don't miss a visit to Abuja National Mosque, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Bature Brewery. On the 18th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Thought Pyramid Art Centre, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and then pause for some serene contemplation at All Saints Anglican Church.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Abuja trip planning app.

Manchester, UK to Abuja is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from Manchester to Abuja, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manchester in July, things will get a bit warmer in Abuja: highs are around 33°C and lows about 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Lagos.
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Shopping · Museums · Spas · Breweries & Distilleries
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Lagos, Nigeria — 1 night

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.
On the 19th (Tue), browse the different shops at Ikeja City Mall, then walk around Freedom Park Lagos, then kick back and relax at Tarkwa Bay Beach, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Church of Christ.

To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Lagos journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Abuja to Lagos takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Accra.
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Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Shopping
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Accra, Ghana — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): make a trip to Independence Square, contemplate the long history of Black Star Gate, then look for gifts at Global Mamas, then take in the exciting artwork at Artists Alliance Gallery, and finally get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Ghana. Keep things going the next day: get some fabulous bargains at Trashy Bags and then stroll through Kokrobite Beach.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Accra online journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Lagos to Accra takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Lagos to Accra due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in Accra are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. On the 21st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Freetown.
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Freetown, Sierra Leone — 2 nights

Straddling an undulating coastline, Freetown serves as the capital and largest city of Sierra Leone.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): admire all the interesting features of Aberdeen, enjoy the sand and surf at Lakka Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Lumley Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at John Obey Beach, and finally discover the deep blue sea with Banana Divers Sierra Leone. Keep things going the next day: explore and take pictures at Cotton Tree, browse the exhibits of Sierra Leone National Museum, browse the exhibits of National Railway Museum, then explore and take pictures at Hausa Mosque, then step off the mainland to explore Bunce Island, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Freetown Central Mosque.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Freetown trip planner.

Getting from Accra to Freetown by combination of flight and car takes about 9 hours. Other options: drive. July in Freetown sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Conakry.
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Conakry, Guinea — 1 night

Guinea's capital and largest city, Conakry acts as the nation's economic and cultural center, containing nearly a quarter of the population.
On the 24th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sante Marie Cathedral, enjoy some diversion at CanalOlympia Kaloum, head off the coast to Iles de Los, then browse the exhibits of National Museum (Musee National), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Conakry Grand Mosque.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Conakry trip planner.

You can drive from Freetown to Conakry in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in July, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Serekunda.
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Serekunda, Gambia — 2 nights

Serekunda hugs the Atlantic Ocean on one side and faces the Gambia River on the other, both of which provide an escape from the heat when temperatures rise.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): browse the eclectic array of goods at Brikama Craft Market, then get a new perspective on nature at Gunjur Village Museum, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities. On the next day, soothe aching muscles at The Spa at Coco Ocean Resort, see the interesting displays at Tanje Village Museum, and then browse the exhibits of Lemonfish Art Gallery.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Serekunda visit site.

You can fly from Conakry to Serekunda in 6.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Conakry in July, expect nights in Serekunda to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 38°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can fly to Bissau.
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Bissau, Guinea-Bissau — 1 night

Looking out from the Geba River across the Atlantic Ocean, the little-known capital of Bissau offers the authentic experience of a West African fishing port.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): explore the galleries of Museu Nacional, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mesquita Bissau, then contemplate the long history of Fortaleza de Sao Jose da Amura, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Catolica da Bissau.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Bissau journey builder site.

Getting from Serekunda to Bissau by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Bissau are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Dakar.
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Historic Sites · Museums
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Dakar, Senegal — 3 nights

Situated on the western edge of mainland Africa, the crowded and dynamic city of Dakar offers visitors booming shopping, dining, and entertainment scenes.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): find something for the whole family at Accrobaobab Adventure, get a dose of the wild on Youba Tour, and then kick back and relax at Plage Popenguine. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque of the Divinity, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then enjoy the sea views from Les Mamelles Lighthouse.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Dakar road trip planning site.

You can fly from Bissau to Dakar in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Dakar are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. You'll set off for home on the 30th (Sat).
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Nigeria travel guide

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Art Galleries · Wildlife Areas · Shopping Malls
Naija
With the largest population and economy on the continent, Nigeria plays a big part in the rise of African tourism. The country's cities and villages provide a glimpse into a culture rich in musical and culinary heritage. Visitors on vacation in Nigeria tend to explore the southern and central regions, where the lively urban areas give way to a wealth of protected rainforests and river deltas, home to traditional communities with proud and distinct cultural traditions.
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Ghana travel guide

3.6
Beaches · Monuments · National Parks
Gold Coast
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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Sierra Leone travel guide

3.8
Beaches · Wildlife Areas · Tourist Spots
Rich in history, natural wonders, and picturesque landscapes, Sierra Leone remains an unappreciated destination largely thanks to the impact the civil war of the 1990s had on the country's international reputation. The coastal areas offer easy access to fine sand beaches and offshore islands, little explored by foreign visitors and therefore unspoiled by commercial tourism. The capital, established by freed slaves from the Caribbean, represents a popular starting point for trips to Sierra Leone, with a colorful look to it, a lively atmosphere, and good onward connections to the mountains of the north and mangrove swamps and rainforest to the east.
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Guinea travel guide

3.2
Islands · Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites
The coast and hinterland of Guinea hold many hidden areas of attractive scenery, largely untouched by human hand. Explorations of the inland forests top many Guinea itineraries, with forest elephants marching through the lush greenery and exotic birds up in the trees just waiting to be spotted.
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Gambia travel guide

3.7
Nature & Parks · Beaches · Flea Markets
Smiling Coast
The smallest country of mainland Africa, the Gambia consists of the Gambia River valley and the hills that run along its edges. Taking off on a journey down the river during your vacation in Gambia allows you to discover a landscape known worldwide as a bird-watcher's paradise--you might want to keep your binoculars and camera handy at all times. The Atlantic coast boats a number of beach resorts with large hotels and shining sands, while the fishing villages farther inland offer an altogether more rustic and basic take on Gambian charm.
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Guinea-Bissau travel guide

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Churches · Flea Markets · Government Buildings
Guinea-Bissau offers a slew of colonial-era towns and picturesque beaches, as well as some remote areas tailor-made for those eager to get off the tourist path. An adventure to the southeastern hinterland, with its forests, savannahs, and small farms, represents one of the most daring and exciting things to do in Guinea-Bissau. Though the post-independence history of the country has been bleak at times, the locals remain remarkably upbeat and hopeful for the future--their spirit and welcoming nature provide additional reasons to plan a vacation in Guinea-Bissau.
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Senegal travel guide

3.7
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.
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