30 days in Ghana Itinerary

30 days in Ghana Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  20 h
1
Accra
— 11 nights
Fly + Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Busua
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Cape Coast
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Kumasi
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Nkoranza
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
6
Larabanga
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
7
Tamale
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
8
Bolgatanga
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6 h 15 min
9
Hohoe
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
10
Tafi Atome
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  29 h
End: San Francisco

11
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.
Get outdoors at Ankasa Conservation Area and Shai Hills Resource Reserve. Get a sense of the local culture at Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park and Cathedral Church of the Most Holy Trinity. Change things up with these side-trips from Accra: Golden Dragon Tema (in Tema), Akosombo Hydro Plant (in Akosombo) and Umbrella Rock (in Koforidua). The adventure continues: view the masterpieces at Artists Alliance Gallery, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Ghana, step into the grandiose world of Osu Castle, and enjoy the sand and surf at Kokrobite Beach.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Accra online trip itinerary builder.

San Francisco, USA to Accra is an approximately 20- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. Traveling from San Francisco in May, you will find days in Accra are somewhat warmer (89°F), and nights are much hotter (76°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Busua.

Things to do in Accra

Parks Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Tema, Legon Botanical Gardens, Akosombo Hydro Plant, Shai Hills Resource Reserve, Umbrella Rock
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Labadi Pleasure Beach ©
Labadi Pleasure Beach
Black Star Gate ©
Black Star Gate
Cathedral Church of the Most Holy Trinity ©
Cathedral Church of the Most Holy Trinity

1
night
Busua

Busua ©
Ahanta Waves Surf School & Camp has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): see Ahanta Waves Surf School & Camp, steep yourself in history at Fort Batenstein, then step into the grandiose world of Fort Metal Cross, and finally kick back and relax at Busua Beach.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Busua trip tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Accra to Busua takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Busua can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to drive to Cape Coast.

Things to do in Busua

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Fort Metal Cross, Fort Batenstein
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Ahanta Waves Surf School & Camp ©
Ahanta Waves Surf School & Camp
Fort Metal Cross ©
Fort Metal Cross
Fort Batenstein ©
Fort Batenstein

3
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.
You've now added Global Mamas Cultural Workshops to your itinerary. Escape the urban bustle at International Stingless Bee Centre and Monkey Forest Resort. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Fort St. Jago and Ancestral Slave River Park. There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Cape Coast Castle, go for a stroll along the water at Elmina lagoon, explore the striking landscape of Kakum National Park, and steep yourself in history at Elmina Castle.

To find more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Cape Coast trip planning tool.

Getting from Busua to Cape Coast by car takes about 2.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Cape Coast can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to drive to Kumasi.

Things to do in Cape Coast

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Elmina, Ancestral Slave River Park
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Cape Coast Castle ©
Cape Coast Castle
Elmina Castle ©
Elmina Castle
Kakum National Park ©
Kakum National Park

4
nights
Kumasi

Kumasi ©
A bustling center of trade and culture, Kumasi remains among Ghana's liveliest and most significant urban centers.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Green Ranch. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Okomfo Anokye Sword Site and Manhyia Palace Museum. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Walking tours and Bobiri Forest Reserve. And it doesn't end there: learn about all things military at Kumasi Fort - Ghana Armed Forces Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Wesley Methodist Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Prempeh II Museum, and stroll around Rattray Park.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Kumasi trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Cape Coast to Kumasi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. May in Kumasi sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 75°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Nkoranza.

Things to do in Kumasi

Tours Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Ashanti Region
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The Green Ranch ©
The Green Ranch
Okomfo Anokye Sword Site ©
Okomfo Anokye Sword Site
Manhyia Palace Museum ©
Manhyia Palace Museum

1
night
Nkoranza

Nkoranza ©
Nkoranza is a town located in the mid-north of Ghana. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): stroll through Boabeng Fiema Monkey Sanctuary.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Nkoranza day trip planner.

You can drive from Kumasi to Nkoranza in 2 hours. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Larabanga.

Things to do in Nkoranza

Wildlife Parks
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Boabeng Fiema Monkey Sanctuary ©
Boabeng Fiema Monkey Sanctuary

1
night
Larabanga

Larabanga ©
Larabanga is a village in West Gonja district, a district in north western Northern Region of Ghana. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Larabanga Mosque and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mole National Park.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Larabanga day trip planning website.

Getting from Nkoranza to Larabanga by car takes about 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 91°F in May, and nighttime lows around 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Tamale.

Things to do in Larabanga

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Mole National Park ©
Mole National Park
Larabanga Mosque ©
Larabanga Mosque

2
nights
Tamale

Tamale ©
Tamale, officially called Tamale Metropolitan Area, is the capital town of the Northern Region of Ghana. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): visit Meet Our Culture in Sognaayili.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Tamale trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Larabanga to Tamale takes 2 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Tamale can reach 94°F, while at night they dip to 80°F. On the 25th (Mon), you're off to Bolgatanga.

Things to do in Tamale

Neighborhoods
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Meet Our Culture in Sognaayili ©
Meet Our Culture in Sognaayili

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. On the 26th (Tue), gain insight at Bolga Secundary School and then take in the dramatic natural features at Tongo Hills.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Bolgatanga tour site.

You can drive from Tamale to Bolgatanga in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May in Bolgatanga, expect temperatures between 97°F during the day and 79°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Hohoe.

Things to do in Bolgatanga

Wildlife Nature Historic Sites
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Tongo Hills ©
Tongo Hills

2
nights
Hohoe

Hohoe ©
Hohoe is a town and the capital of the mountainous Hohoe Municipality of the Volta Region of Ghana, with its beautiful climate and many tourist attractions like the Wli Waterfalls. On the 27th (Wed), take in the dramatic scenery at Tagbo Falls and then admire the sheer force of Wli Waterfalls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at New York City Bar & Grill.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Hohoe online tour itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Bolgatanga to Hohoe in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and flight. Traveling from Bolgatanga in May, you will find days in Hohoe are slightly colder (88°F), and nights are about the same (79°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Tafi Atome.

Things to do in Hohoe

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Tagbo Falls
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Wli Waterfalls ©
Wli Waterfalls
Tagbo Falls ©
Tagbo Falls

1
night
Tafi Atome

Tafi Atome ©
On the 29th (Fri), make a trip to Tafi Abuife Kente Village, take in the dramatic scenery at Ote Falls, then take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Gemi, and finally stroll through Tafi Atome Monkey Sanctuary And Cultural Village.

For reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Tafi Atome trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Hohoe to Tafi Atome in 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Tafi Atome can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tafi Atome

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Amedzofe
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Tafi Atome Monkey Sanctuary And Cultural Village ©
Mt. Gemi ©
Mt. Gemi
Tafi Abuife Kente Village ©
Tafi Abuife Kente Village

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