17 days in Ghana Itinerary

17 days in Ghana Itinerary

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17 days in Ghana Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Fly:  23​h 15​min
1
Accra
— 6 nights
Fly:  1​h
2
Kumasi
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Cape Coast
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  26​h
End: Minneapolis

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Global Mamas and Black Star Gate. Change things up with these side-trips from Accra: Boabeng-Fiema Monkey Sanctuary (in Senya Beraku), Umbrella Rock (in Koforidua) and Art without borders gallery (in Kokrobite). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at W.E.B. DuBois Center, view the masterpieces at The Loom, stroll through Kokrobite Beach, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Church of the Most Holy Trinity.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Accra trip planning app .

Minneapolis, USA to Accra is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Minneapolis to Accra. Traveling from Minneapolis in March, expect Accra to be much hotter, temps between 90°F and 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kumasi.

Things to do in Accra

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Sakumono, Boabeng-Fiema Monkey Sanctuary, Shai Hills Resource Reserve, Umbrella Rock, Art without borders gallery
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Boabeng-Fiema Monkey Sanctuary ©
Boabeng-Fiema Monkey Sanctuary
Artists Alliance Gallery ©
Artists Alliance Gallery
Black Star Gate ©
Black Star Gate

4
nights
Kumasi

Kumasi ©
A bustling center of trade and culture, Kumasi remains among Ghana's liveliest and most significant urban centers.
Step off the beaten path and head to Manhyia Palace Museum and Kumasi City Mall. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Wesley Methodist Cathedral, let little ones run wild at Rattray Park, look for gifts at Ntonso Adinkra Craftsmen, and contemplate the long history of Asante Traditional Buildings.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Kumasi trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Accra to Kumasi takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 91°F in March, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Cape Coast.

Things to do in Kumasi

Shopping Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Ashanti Region
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Kumasi City Mall ©
Kumasi City Mall
Okomfo Anokye Sword Site ©
Okomfo Anokye Sword Site
Manhyia Palace Museum ©
Manhyia Palace Museum

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Busua Beach and Fort William. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cape Coast: Fort Batenstein (in Butre), Fort Metal Cross (in Dixcove) and Fort Lijdzaamheid (in Apam). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Elmina Castle, stroll through International Stingless Bee Centre, and contemplate the long history of Fort St. Jago.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Cape Coast holiday planner .

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 March in Cape Coast, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 80°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Coast

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Elmina, Fort Batenstein, Fort Lijdzaamheid, Busua Beach, Fort William
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Fort Metal Cross ©
Fort Metal Cross
International Stingless Bee Centre ©
Fort St. Jago ©
Fort St. Jago

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