15 days in Ghana Itinerary

15 days in Ghana Itinerary

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15 days in Ghana Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  26​h
1
Cape Coast
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Busua
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Kumasi
— 3 nights
4
Accra
— 6 nights
Fly + Drive:  22​h 45​min
End: New York City

3
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.
When in Cape Coast, make a side trip to see Fort Amsterdam in Saltpond, approximately 50 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Cape Coast Castle, contemplate the long history of Elmina Castle, tour the pleasant surroundings at Monkey Forest Resort, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kakum National Park.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Cape Coast road trip site .

New York City, USA to Cape Coast is an approximately 26-hour combination of car and flight. Traveling from New York City to Cape Coast, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, daytime highs in Cape Coast are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to Busua.

Things to do in Cape Coast

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Elmina, Fort Amsterdam
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Cape Coast Castle ©
Cape Coast Castle
Elmina Castle ©
Elmina Castle
Kakum National Park ©
Kakum National Park

1
night
Busua

Busua ©
On the 15th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Fort Batenstein, explore the historical opulence of Fort Metal Cross, and then kick back and relax at Busua Beach.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Busua trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Cape Coast to Busua by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in August, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kumasi.

Things to do in Busua

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Kumasi

Kumasi ©
A bustling center of trade and culture, Kumasi remains among Ghana's liveliest and most significant urban centers.
Kumasi is known for museums, adventure, shopping, historic sites, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, brush up on your military savvy at Kumasi Fort - Ghana Armed Forces Museum, make a trip to Lake Bosumtwi, and buy something for everyone on your list at Kumasi City Mall.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Kumasi day trip planning app .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Busua to Kumasi in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Accra.

Things to do in Kumasi

Museums Tours Shopping

Side Trip

Lake Bosumtwi
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Manhyia Palace Museum ©
Manhyia Palace Museum
Walking tours
Wesley Methodist Cathedral ©
Wesley Methodist Cathedral

6
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.
Step out of Accra to go to Senya Beraku and see Boabeng-Fiema Monkey Sanctuary, which is approximately 1h 40 min away. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park, visit a coastal fixture at James Town Lighthouse, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and buy something for everyone on your list at Accra Mall.

For more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Accra trip planner .

You can fly from Kumasi to Accra in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Accra can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Accra

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Boabeng-Fiema Monkey Sanctuary
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Labadi Pleasure Beach ©
Labadi Pleasure Beach
Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park ©
Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park
Bojo Beach ©
Bojo Beach

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