28 days in Sierra Leone Itinerary

28 days in Sierra Leone Itinerary

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28 days in Sierra Leone Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly + Drive:  30​h
1
Kamakwie
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Makeni
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Kenema
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Freetown
— 7 nights
Drive + Fly:  28​h
End: Washington DC

6
nights
Kamakwie

Kamakwie ©
Kamakwie is a small town in Bombali District in the Northern Province of Sierra Leone. Kamakwie is known for parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Outamba Kilimi National Park.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Kamakwie online trip itinerary planner .

Washington DC, USA to Kamakwie is an approximately 30-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a 5 hour difference. You'll set off for Makeni on the 10th (Sun).

Things to do in Kamakwie

Parks
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Outamba Kilimi National Park ©
Outamba Kilimi National Park

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 where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Makeni travel route builder tool .

Drive from Kamakwie to Makeni in 3 hours. You will leave for Kenema on the 16th (Sat).

Things to do in Makeni

Historic Sites
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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 17th (Sun) exploring nature at Gola Rainforest National Park.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kenema travel route planner.

Drive from Makeni to Kenema in 3.5 hours. You'll set off for Freetown on the 22nd (Fri).

Things to do in Kenema

Nature Parks
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Gola Rainforest National Park ©
Gola Rainforest National Park

7
nights
Freetown

Freetown ©
Straddling an undulating coastline, Freetown serves as the capital and largest city of Sierra Leone.
Get out of town with these interesting Freetown side-trips: Tintafor Central Mosque (in Lungi), Bureh Beach (in Bure Town) and Lakka Beach (in Lakka). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Lumley Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at River Number Two Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St George's cathedral, and examine the collection at National Railway Museum.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Freetown day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Kenema to Freetown takes 4.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Freetown can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. On the 29th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Freetown

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

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