15 days in Ghana Itinerary

15 days in Ghana Itinerary

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15 days in Ghana Itinerary

Start: Port Harcourt
Fly + Drive:  14​h 30​min
1
Bolgatanga
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Accra
— 6 nights
Fly + Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Busua
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Cape Coast
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Kumasi
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Port Harcourt

1
night
Bolgatanga

Bolgatanga ©
Bolgatanga, colloquially known as Bolga, is a town and the capital of the Bolgatanga Municipal District and Upper East Region of north Ghana. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): gain insight at Bolga Secundary School and then admire all the interesting features of Tongo Hills.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Bolgatanga trip maker tool .

Port Harcourt, Nigeria to Bolgatanga is an approximately 22.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Western African Time to Ghana Mean Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Port Harcourt in October, expect nights in Bolgatanga to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 40°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Accra.

Things to do in Bolgatanga

Historic Sites Wildlife Nature
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Tongo Hills ©
Tongo Hills

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park and Nubuke Foundation. Get a sense of the local culture at Artists Alliance Gallery and Art without borders gallery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Accra: West Hills Mall (in Weija) and Boabeng-Fiema Monkey Sanctuary (in Senya Beraku). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Labadi Pleasure Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Tiga African Art Consultancy, admire the masterpieces at Gallery 1957, and look for gifts at Global Mamas.

To find photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Accra trip itinerary builder website .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Bolgatanga to Accra in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, bus, and flight; or drive. While traveling from Bolgatanga, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Accra, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Busua.

Things to do in Accra

Shopping Parks Museums

Side Trips

Legon Botanical Gardens, Boabeng-Fiema Monkey Sanctuary, Art without borders gallery, West Hills Mall
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Accra Mall ©
Accra Mall
Labadi Pleasure Beach ©
Labadi Pleasure Beach
Bojo Beach ©
Bojo Beach

1
night
Busua

Busua ©
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Fort Batenstein, explore the historical opulence of Fort Metal Cross, and then stroll through Busua Beach.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Busua route website .

Do a combination of flight and car from Accra to Busua in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to drive to Cape Coast.

Things to do in Busua

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fort Batenstein, Fort Metal Cross
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Fort Metal Cross ©
Fort Metal Cross
Fort Batenstein ©
Fort Batenstein

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Cape Coast Castle and Fort St. Jago. Visit Elmina Castle and Fort William for their historical value. There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kakum National Park and stroll through International Stingless Bee Centre.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Cape Coast holiday planning app .

Getting from Busua to Cape Coast by car takes about 2.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Cape Coast are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kumasi.

Things to do in Cape Coast

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Kumasi

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 2nd (Sat): learn about all things military at Kumasi Fort - Ghana Armed Forces Museum, then hunt for treasures at Kejetia Market, then get engrossed in the history at Okomfo Anokye Sword Site, and finally browse the different shops at Kumasi City Mall. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Prempeh II Museum, then stop by Ntonso Adinkra Craftsmen, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bobiri Forest Reserve.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kumasi trip maker app .

Drive from Cape Coast to Kumasi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Kumasi can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kumasi

Shopping Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Bobiri Forest Reserve
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Kumasi City Mall ©
Kumasi City Mall
Manhyia Palace Museum ©
Manhyia Palace Museum