7 days in Ghana Itinerary

7 days in Ghana Itinerary

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7 days in Ghana Itinerary

Start: Lagos
Fly:  1​h 15​min
1
Accra
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Bolgatanga
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Busua
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Cape Coast
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
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.
For shopping fun, head to Accra Mall or Artists Alliance Gallery. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Labadi Pleasure Beach and Bojo Beach. Step out of Accra with an excursion to Art without borders gallery in Kokrobite--about 54 minutes away. There's lots more to do: browse the exhibits of Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park, explore the world behind art at Gallery 1957, take in nature's colorful creations at Legon Botanical Gardens, and look for gifts at Global Mamas.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Accra tour itinerary maker .

Lagos, Nigeria to Accra is an approximately 1.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Western African Time to Ghana Mean Time is minus 1 hour. In February in Accra, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Bolgatanga.

Things to do in Accra

Shopping Parks Museums

Side Trips

Art without borders gallery, Legon Botanical Gardens
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Accra Mall ©
Accra Mall
Labadi Pleasure Beach ©
Labadi Pleasure Beach
Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park ©
Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park

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 12th (Wed): gain insight at Bolga Secundary School and then explore the striking landscape at Tongo Hills.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Bolgatanga online trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Accra to Bolgatanga takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and car; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Accra in February: highs in Bolgatanga hover around 44°C, while lows dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Busua.

Things to do in Bolgatanga

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Tongo Hills ©
Tongo Hills

1
night
Busua

Busua ©
On the 13th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Fort Batenstein, then step into the grandiose world of Fort Metal Cross, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Busua Beach.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Busua trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Bolgatanga to Busua in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bolgatanga in February, you will find days in Busua are slightly colder (36°C), and nights are about the same (30°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Cape Coast.

Things to do in Busua

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Fort Metal Cross, Fort Batenstein
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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.
On the 14th (Fri), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kakum National Park and then stroll through Monkey Forest Resort. On the next day, explore the historical opulence of Elmina Castle and then take an in-depth tour of Cape Coast Castle.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Cape Coast trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Busua to Cape Coast by car takes about 2.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Cape Coast are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Coast

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Elmina Castle
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Kakum National Park ©
Kakum National Park
Cape Coast Castle ©
Cape Coast Castle
Elmina Castle ©
Elmina Castle

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