30 days in Ivory Coast Itinerary

30 days in Ivory Coast Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: San Francisco
Fly + Drive:  29 h
1
Grand-Lahou
— 5 nights
Drive:  4 h
2
Yamoussoukro
— 5 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
3
Man
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  3 h
4
Assinie
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Abidjan
— 8 nights
Fly:  27 h
End: San Francisco

5
nights
Grand-Lahou

Grand-Lahou ©
Grand-Lahou is a coastal town in southern Ivory Coast. Grand-Lahou is known for nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Assagny National Park.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Grand-Lahou day trip tool.

San Francisco, USA to Grand-Lahou is an approximately 29- hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from San Francisco to Grand-Lahou due to the time zone difference. You'll set off for Yamoussoukro on the 7th (Thu).

Things to do in Grand-Lahou

Nature Parks
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Assagny National Park ©
Assagny National Park

5
nights
Yamoussoukro

Yamoussoukro
Unlike many of the world's cities with infrastructure trying to keep up with population, Yamoussoukro has no such problem--many of the city's sprawling six-lane highways and hotels were built before anybody lived here.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Basilica of Our Lady of Peace and Grande Mosquee. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Abokouamekro Game Reserve and Cathedral Saint Michel. Next up on the itinerary: get a sense of history and politics at Palais Presidentiel.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Yamoussoukro trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Grand-Lahou to Yamoussoukro in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In May in Yamoussoukro, expect temperatures between 92°F during the day and 73°F at night. On the 12th (Tue), you'll travel to Man.

Things to do in Yamoussoukro

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Cathedral Saint Michel
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Basilica of Our Lady of Peace
Basilica of Our Lady of Peace
Grande Mosquee ©
Grande Mosquee
Cathedral Saint Michel ©
Cathedral Saint Michel

5
nights
Man

Man ©
Man is a city in western Ivory Coast. Discover out-of-the-way places like Mont Tonkoui and La Dent de Man. Take a break from the city and head to Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve and Les Cascades de Man.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Man road trip planning tool.

Getting from Yamoussoukro to Man by car takes about 4.5 hours. In May in Man, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 72°F at night. On the 17th (Sun), you'll travel to Assinie.

Things to do in Man

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve
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Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve ©
Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve
Mont Tonkoui ©
Mont Tonkoui
La Dent de Man ©
La Dent de Man

4
nights
Assinie

Assinie
A coastal resort town in the Ivory Coast, Assinie acts as a tranquil haven from the bustle of Abidjan some 80 km (49 mi) to the west.
Assinie is known for wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Dipi Crocodile Farm.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Assinie online journey planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Man to Assinie in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in May, and nighttime lows around 75°F. On the 21st (Thu), you'll travel to Abidjan.

Things to do in Assinie

Wildlife Parks
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nights
Abidjan

Abidjan ©
As Cote d'Ivoire's largest city and economic hub, Abidjan boasts the reputation of West Africa's party capital, while its rich culture remains evident in its numerous film festivals and a booming music scene.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. Paul's Cathedral and Ex Poste de Douane. Get some cultural insight at Maison Ganamet and The Plateau. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Abidjan: Grand Bassam (Musee National des Costumes, Palais de Justice Nouveau, &more). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape of Banco National Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin botanique de Bingerville, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grande Mosquee du Plateau, and wander the streets of Treichville.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Abidjan trip planner.

You can drive from Assinie to Abidjan in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and bus. May in Abidjan sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 77°F at night. On the 29th (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Abidjan

Shopping Parks Fun & Games

Side Trip

Grand Bassam
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Banco National Park ©
Banco National Park
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral
Maison Ganamet ©
Maison Ganamet