15 days in Ghana Itinerary

15 days in Ghana Itinerary

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15 days in Ghana Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Fly:  20​h 45​min
1
Accra
— 5 nights
Fly:  1​h
2
Kumasi
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Cape Coast
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Charlotte

5
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Accra side-trips: Sakumono (in Tema) and Boabeng-Fiema Monkey Sanctuary (in Senya Beraku). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Labadi Pleasure Beach, kick back and relax at Bojo Beach, steep yourself in history at W.E.B. Dubois Center, and look for gifts at Global Mamas.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Accra trip itinerary site .

Charlotte, USA to Accra is an approximately 21-hour flight. Traveling from Charlotte to Accra, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Charlotte in December; daily highs in Accra reach 90°F and lows reach 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Kumasi.

Things to do in Accra

Parks Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Sakumono, 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

4
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, shopping, historic sites, zoos & aquariums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, don't miss a visit to Lake Bosumtwi, pause for some serene contemplation at Wesley Methodist Cathedral, and hunt for treasures at Kejetia Market.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Kumasi travel route site .

You can fly from Accra to Kumasi in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Kumasi, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 74°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can go by car to Cape Coast.

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

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Fort Amsterdam in Saltpond (about 50 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: browse the exhibits of Cape Coast Castle, stroll through Monkey Forest Resort, explore the historical opulence of Elmina Castle, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kakum National Park.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Cape Coast holiday maker app .

Drive from Kumasi to Cape Coast in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Cape Coast are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 78°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Coast

Parks Nature 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

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