31 days in Sierra Leone Itinerary

31 days in Sierra Leone Itinerary

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31 days in Sierra Leone Itinerary

Start: Des Moines
Fly + Drive:  27​h
1
Lungi
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Kamakwie
— 7 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Kenema
— 8 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Freetown
— 8 nights
Drive + Fly:  27​h
End: Des Moines

5
nights
Lungi

Lungi
Lungi is a small coastal town in Port Loko District in the Northern Province of Sierra Leone. Lungi is known for historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tintafor Central Mosque.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Lungi tour itinerary tool .

Des Moines, USA to Lungi is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Des Moines to Lungi. In December, Lungi is much warmer than Des Moines - with highs of 87°F and lows of 75°F. On the 26th (Thu), you're off toKamakwie.

Things to do in Lungi

Historic Sites
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7
nights
Kamakwie

Kamakwie ©
Kamakwie is a small town in Bombali District in the Northern Province of Sierra Leone. Take a break from Kamakwie with a short trip to Makeni Central Mosque in Makeni, about 1h 40 min away. There's more to do: walk around Outamba Kilimi National Park.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kamakwie trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Lungi to Kamakwie takes 5.5 hours. You will leave for Kenema on the 2nd (Thu).

Things to do in Kamakwie

Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Makeni Central Mosque
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Outamba Kilimi National Park ©
Outamba Kilimi National Park

8
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 3rd (Fri) exploring nature at Gola Rainforest National Park.

To find other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Kenema vacation planning app .

Traveling by car from Kamakwie to Kenema takes 6 hours. You'll set off for Freetown on the 10th (Fri).

Things to do in Kenema

Parks Nature
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Gola Rainforest National Park ©
Gola Rainforest National Park

8
nights
Freetown

Freetown ©
Straddling an undulating coastline, Freetown serves as the capital and largest city of Sierra Leone.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Lumley Beach and John Obey Beach. Go for a jaunt from Freetown to Lakka to see Lakka Beach about 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at River Number Two Beach, examine the collection at National Railway Museum, stop by Tambakula Arts and Crafts Center, and pause for some serene contemplation at St George's cathedral.

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

You can drive from Kenema to Freetown in 4.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 75°F. On the 18th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Freetown

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Lakka Beach
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River Number Two Beach ©
River Number Two Beach
Lumley Beach ©
Lumley Beach
John Obey Beach ©
John Obey Beach