12 days in Ghana Itinerary

12 days in Ghana Itinerary

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12 days in Ghana Itinerary

Start: Accra
1
Accra
— 3 nights
2
Kumasi
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Amedzofe
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4​h
4
Busua
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
5
Axim
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
6
Beyin
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Cape Coast
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  2​h
End: Accra

3
nights
Accra

Accra ©
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.
Accra is known for beaches, shopping, historic sites, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the history behind Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park, try your luck at Millionaires Casino Accra, stroll through Bojo Beach, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

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

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Accra. In August, daily temperatures in Accra can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Kumasi.

Things to do in Accra

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Labadi Pleasure Beach ©
Labadi Pleasure Beach
Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park ©
Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park
Bojo Beach ©
Bojo Beach

2
nights
Kumasi

A bustling center of trade and culture, Kumasi remains among Ghana's liveliest and most significant urban centers.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Okomfo Anokye Sword Site, let little ones run wild at Rattray Park, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Sat): brush up on your military savvy at Kumasi Fort - Ghana Armed Forces Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wesley Methodist Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Manhyia Palace Museum, and finally browse the different shops at Kumasi City Mall.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Kumasi online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Accra to Kumasi takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in August, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel to Amedzofe.

Things to do in Kumasi

Tours Museums Shopping
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Walking tours
Manhyia Palace Museum ©
Manhyia Palace Museum
Wesley Methodist Cathedral ©
Wesley Methodist Cathedral

1
night
Amedzofe

Amedzofe ©
Amedzofe is a settlement north of Ho in the mountainous region of the Ho Municipal District of the Volta Region of Ghana.It is presently located in the Newly Created Ho-West District Assembly. On the 1st (Sun), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Gemi, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Tafi Atome Monkey Sanctuary, and then contemplate the long history of Forts and Castles, Volta, Greater Accra, Central and Western Regions.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Amedzofe route builder .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Kumasi to Amedzofe in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Busua.

Things to do in Amedzofe

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Forts and Castles, Volta, Greater Accra, Central and Western Regions, Tafi Atome Monkey Sanctuary
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1
night
Busua

Busua ©
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): steep yourself in history at Fort Batenstein, step into the grandiose world of Fort Metal Cross, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Busua Beach.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Busua tour itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Amedzofe to Busua in 4 hours. Another option is to drive. In September in Busua, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Axim.

Things to do in Busua

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Fort Metal Cross, Fort Batenstein
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Busua Beach ©
Busua Beach
Fort Metal Cross ©
Fort Metal Cross
Fort Batenstein ©
Fort Batenstein

1
night
Axim

Axim
Axim is a coastal town and the capital of Nzema East Municipal district, a district in Western Region of South Ghana. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): make a trip to Fort Santo Antonio.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Axim driving holiday website .

You can drive from Busua to Axim in an hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Beyin.

Things to do in Axim

Historic Sites
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Fort Santo Antonio
Fort Santo Antonio

1
night
Beyin

Beyin ©
Nzulezo -The Village on Stilts has been added to your itinerary. On the 4th (Wed), make a trip to Nzulezo -The Village on Stilts.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Beyin road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Axim to Beyin in an hour. September in Beyin sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Cape Coast.
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Nzulezo -The Village on Stilts ©
Nzulezo -The Village on Stilts

2
nights
Cape Coast

Cape Coast ©
While it may seem like a regular fishing port at first glance, Cape Coast bears traces of the Portuguese, British, Danish, Swedish, and the Dutch colonists who variously ruled here.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): make a trip to Elmina Castle, then step into the grandiose world of Cape Coast Castle, and then make a trip to Fort Amsterdam. On the 6th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Kakum National Park and then steep yourself in history at Fort St. Jago.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Cape Coast tour itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Beyin to Cape Coast takes 3.5 hours. September in Cape Coast sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Coast

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Elmina, Fort Amsterdam
Find places to stay Sep 4 — 6:
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Cape Coast Castle ©
Cape Coast Castle
Elmina Castle ©
Elmina Castle
Kakum National Park ©
Kakum National Park

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