8 days in Ghana Itinerary

8 days in Ghana Itinerary

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8 days in Ghana Itinerary

Start: Tucson
Fly:  27​h
1
Accra
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  2​h
2
Elmina
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  30​h
End: Tucson

3
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, enjoy the sand and surf at Bojo Beach, buy something for everyone on your list at Accra Mall, and get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Ghana.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Accra trip planner.

Tucson, USA to Accra is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Tucson to Accra is 7 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Accra when traveling from Tucson in May, with lows around 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Elmina.

Things to do in Accra

Parks Shopping Outdoors
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Labadi Pleasure Beach ©
Labadi Pleasure Beach
Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park ©
Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park
Bojo Beach ©
Bojo Beach

2
nights
Elmina

Elmina ©
Considered the site of the first European settlement in West Africa, Elmina sat on a major slave trade route for several centuries.
On the 17th (Sun), step into the grandiose world of Elmina Castle, then explore the historical opulence of Cape Coast Castle, and then make a trip to Fort Amsterdam. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kakum National Park.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Elmina trip itinerary website .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Accra to Elmina takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in May, and nighttime lows around 78°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Elmina

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cape Coast, 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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