8 days in Ghana Itinerary

8 days in Ghana Itinerary

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8 days in Ghana Itinerary

Start: Lagos
1
Accra
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Busua
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Cape Coast
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Kumasi
— 2 nights
End: Lagos

2
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: take an in-depth tour of Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park, view the masterpieces at The Loom, buy something for everyone on your list at Accra Mall, and steep yourself in history at Black Star Gate.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Accra trip itinerary builder .

Lagos, Nigeria to Accra is an approximately 1.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Lagos to Accra. In July, daytime highs in Accra are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Busua.

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

1
night
Busua

Busua ©
On the 17th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Fort Batenstein, step into the grandiose world of Fort Metal Cross, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Busua Beach.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Busua trip maker app .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Accra to Busua takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Busua, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Cape Coast.

Things to do in Busua

Outdoors Beaches Parks

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

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 18th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Elmina Castle, step into the grandiose world of Cape Coast Castle, and then make a trip to Fort Amsterdam. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kakum National Park and then steep yourself in history at Fort St. Jago.

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Traveling by car from Busua to Cape Coast takes 2.5 hours. In July in Cape Coast, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can drive to Kumasi.

Things to do in Cape Coast

Historic Sites Nature Parks

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

2
nights
Kumasi

A bustling center of trade and culture, Kumasi remains among Ghana's liveliest and most significant urban centers.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): learn about all things military at Kumasi Fort - Ghana Armed Forces Museum, then enjoy some diversion at Rattray Park, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours. On the 21st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hunt for treasures at Kejetia Market, pause for some serene contemplation 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 where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Kumasi trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Cape Coast to Kumasi in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Kumasi can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kumasi

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

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