8 days in Ghana Itinerary

8 days in Ghana Itinerary

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8 days in Ghana Itinerary

Start: Lagos
Fly:  1​h 15​min
1
Accra
— 3 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

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.
Do your shopping at Accra Mall and Global Mamas. Get in touch with nature at Labadi Pleasure Beach and Legon Botanical Gardens. Venture out of the city with trips to Art without borders gallery (in Kokrobite) and Boabeng-Fiema Monkey Sanctuary (in Senya Beraku). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bojo Beach, browse the eclectic array of goods at Makola Market, explore the galleries of Artists Alliance Gallery, and appreciate the history behind Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Accra trip planner.

Lagos, Nigeria to Accra is an approximately 1.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lagos to Accra, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In January in Accra, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Bolgatanga.

Things to do in Accra

Shopping Parks Museums

Side Trips

Boabeng-Fiema Monkey Sanctuary, Legon Botanical Gardens, Art without borders gallery
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Accra Mall ©
Accra Mall
Labadi Pleasure Beach ©
Labadi Pleasure Beach
Bojo Beach ©
Bojo Beach

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. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): gain insight at Bolga Secundary School and then take in the dramatic natural features at Tongo Hills.

To find out how to plan a trip to Bolgatanga, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Accra to Bolgatanga by combination of flight and car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, bus, and car; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Bolgatanga when traveling from Accra in January, with lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Busua.

Things to do in Bolgatanga

Nature Historic Sites Parks
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Tongo Hills ©
Tongo Hills

1
night
Busua

Busua ©
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Fort Batenstein, then explore the historical opulence of Fort Metal Cross, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Busua Beach.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Busua tour planning app .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Bolgatanga to Busua takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bolgatanga in January, you will find days in Busua are little chillier (36°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (30°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Cape Coast.

Things to do in Busua

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Kakum National Park and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Monkey Forest Resort. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Elmina Castle and then step into the grandiose world of Cape Coast Castle.

For reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Cape Coast journey builder app .

Traveling by car from Busua to Cape Coast takes 2.5 hours. In January in Cape Coast, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can 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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