15 days in Mali & Ghana Itinerary

15 days in Mali & Ghana Itinerary

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Bamako, Mali
— 3 nights
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Djenne, Mali
— 2 nights
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Larabanga, Ghana
— 1 night
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Cape Coast, Ghana
— 2 nights
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Accra, Ghana
— 5 nights

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Bamako, Mali

Bamako ©
Mali's capital and the fastest-growing city in Africa, Bamako acts as a major port, as well as a cultural and industrial center.
Bamako is known for nature, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Parc national du Mali, Bamako, browse the exhibits of Musee National de Bamako, get to know the resident critters at Zoo National du Mali, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Bamako.

To find reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Bamako tour itinerary planner.

Newark, USA to Bamako is an approximately 18-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 5 hours. Traveling from Newark in December, expect Bamako to be much warmer, temps between 90°F and 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Djenne.

Things to do in Bamako

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

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Djenne, Mali

Djenne ©
Djenné is a town and an urban commune in the Inland Niger Delta region of central Mali. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Great Mosque Of Djenne.

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You can drive from Bamako to Djenne in 9 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Djenne can reach 92°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Larabanga.

Things to do in Djenne

Historic Sites
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Religious Site
Great Mosque Of Djenne
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Ruin
Jenne-Jeno
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Larabanga, Ghana

Larabanga ©
Larabanga is a village in West Gonja district, a district in north western Northern Region of Ghana. On the 31st (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mole National Park.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Larabanga trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Djenne to Larabanga takes 13.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Djenne in December since evenings lows in Larabanga dip to 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel to Cape Coast.

Things to do in Larabanga

Nature · Parks
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National Park
Mole National Park
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Cape Coast, Ghana

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 1st (Fri), step into the grandiose world of Cape Coast Castle, step into the grandiose world of Elmina Castle, and then contemplate the long history of Fort St. Jago. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kakum National Park.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Cape Coast tour itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of car, flight, and bus from Larabanga to Cape Coast in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Larabanga in December, expect nights in Cape Coast to be somewhat warmer, around 76°F, while days are little chillier, around 88°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Accra.

Things to do in Cape Coast

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

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Must see
Cape Coast Castle
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Castle
Elmina Castle
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Accra, Ghana

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.
Accra is known for beaches, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some photo ops at Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Bojo Beach, stop by Global Mamas, and take in nature's colorful creations at Legon Botanical Gardens.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Accra road trip planning tool.

Getting from Cape Coast to Accra by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight and car. In January, daytime highs in Accra are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 77°F. On the 7th (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Accra

Shopping · Parks · Museums · Beaches

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Shopping Mall
Accra Mall
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