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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): buy something for everyone on your list at Jabi Lake Mall, make a trip to Abuja National Mosque, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Bature Brewery. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Thought Pyramid Art Centre, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at All Saints Anglican Church.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Abuja visit planning tool.

Manchester, UK to Abuja is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to West Africa Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Manchester in May: high temperatures in Abuja hover around 36°C and lows are around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Lagos.
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Shopping · Museums · Spas · Breweries & Distilleries
Find places to stay May 25 — 27:

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 28th (Sat), buy something for everyone on your list at Ikeja City Mall, then explore and take pictures at 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 see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Lagos vacation planner.

Fly from Abuja to Lagos in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Lagos can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Accra.
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Find places to stay May 27 — 28:

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Independence Square, steep yourself in history at Black Star Gate, stop by Global Mamas, then view the masterpieces at Artists Alliance Gallery, and finally take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Ghana. On your second day here, revel in the low prices at Trashy Bags and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kokrobite Beach.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Accra tour itinerary planner.

Fly from Lagos to Accra in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lagos to Accra, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in May, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to 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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): wander the streets of Aberdeen, stroll through Lakka Beach, stroll through Lumley Beach, then kick back and relax at John Obey Beach, and finally discover the deep blue sea with Banana Divers Sierra Leone. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire all the interesting features of Cotton Tree, browse the exhibits of Sierra Leone National Museum, browse the exhibits of National Railway Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Hausa Mosque, then head off the coast to Bunce Island, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Freetown Central Mosque.

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You can do a combination of flight and car from Accra to Freetown in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to go by car 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 2nd (Thu), explore and take pictures at Sante Marie Cathedral, enjoy some diversion at CanalOlympia Kaloum, step off the mainland to explore Iles de Los, then explore the galleries of National Museum (Musee National), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Conakry Grand Mosque.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Conakry trip planning site.

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 35°C in June, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to catch the flight 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 3rd (Fri): browse the eclectic array of goods at Brikama Craft Market, then explore the galleries of Gunjur Village Museum, and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax and rejuvenate at The Spa at Coco Ocean Resort, examine the collection at Tanje Village Museum, and then browse the exhibits of Lemonfish Art Gallery.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Serekunda tour itinerary maker site.

Fly from Conakry to Serekunda in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Conakry in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Serekunda: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to 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.
On the 5th (Sun), explore the galleries of Museu Nacional, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mesquita Bissau, then explore and take pictures at Fortaleza de Sao Jose da Amura, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Catolica da Bissau.

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Getting from Serekunda to Bissau by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in June, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can catch the flight 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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): find something for the whole family at Accrobaobab Adventure, get a dose of the wild on Youba Tour, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage Popenguine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque of the Divinity, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then visit a coastal fixture at Les Mamelles Lighthouse.

For where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Dakar driving holiday planning site.

Getting from Bissau to Dakar by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Bissau, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Dakar, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 27°C. On the 8th (Wed), you'll travel back home.
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Find places to stay Jun 5 — 8:

Nigeria travel guide

3.7
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

2.3
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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