21 days in Sierra Leone Itinerary

21 days in Sierra Leone Itinerary

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21 days in Sierra Leone Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly + Drive:  25 h
1
Makeni
— 6 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Kenema
— 6 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
3
Freetown
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  24 h
End: Washington DC

6
nights
Makeni

Makeni
Makeni is the largest city in the Northern Province of Sierra Leone. Makeni is known for historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Makeni Central Mosque.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Makeni tour planning app.

Washington DC, USA to Makeni is an approximately 25- hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Washington DC to Makeni, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. You will leave for Kenema on the 8th (Sat).

Things to do in Makeni

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 8:

6
nights
Kenema

Kenema
Kenema is the second largest city in Sierra Leone, and the largest city in the Eastern Province of Sierra Leone. Spend the 9th (Sun) exploring nature at Gola Rainforest National Park.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Kenema attractions planning tool.

Traveling by car from Makeni to Kenema takes 3 hours. On the 14th (Fri), you'll travel to Freetown.

Things to do in Kenema

Nature Parks
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6
nights
Freetown

Freetown ©
Straddling an undulating coastline, Freetown serves as the capital and largest city of Sierra Leone.
Explore Freetown's surroundings by going to Bureh Beach (in Bure Town) and Lakka Beach (in Lakka). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary, admire all the interesting features of Cotton Tree, step off the mainland to explore Bunce Island, and browse the exhibits of National Railway Museum.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Freetown attractions planner.

Getting from Kenema to Freetown by car takes about 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in August, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Freetown

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Lakka Beach, Bureh Beach
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Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary ©
Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary
River Number Two Beach ©
River Number Two Beach
Lumley Beach ©
Lumley Beach