8 days in Ghana Itinerary

8 days in Ghana Itinerary

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8 days in Ghana Itinerary

Start: Ouagadougou
+2
Fly + Drive + bus:  4​h 15​min
1
Cape Coast
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  2​h
2
Accra
— 4 nights
End: Ouagadougou

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cape Coast: Fort Amsterdam (in Saltpond), Busua Beach (in Busua) and Fort Metal Cross (in Dixcove). There's lots more to do: browse the exhibits of Cape Coast Castle, explore the historical opulence of Elmina Castle, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kakum National Park, and take in the waterfront activity at Elmina lagoon.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Cape Coast online travel route planner .

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso to Cape Coast is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. While traveling from Ouagadougou, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Cape Coast, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Accra.

Things to do in Cape Coast

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Elmina, Fort Metal Cross, Fort Amsterdam, Busua Beach
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Cape Coast Castle ©
Cape Coast Castle
Elmina Castle ©
Elmina Castle
Kakum National Park ©
Kakum National Park

4
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, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, admire the natural beauty at Aburi Botanical Gardens, and make a trip to James Town Lighthouse.

To see ratings and other tourist information, you can read our Accra online trip planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Cape Coast to Accra in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August in Accra, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

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

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