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8 days in Sierra Leone Itinerary
Fly + Drive: 23 h 30 min
Freetown— 6 nights
Drive + Fly: 23 h 30 min
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Straddling an undulating coastline, Freetown serves as the capital and largest city of Sierra Leone.Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Freetown: Lakka Beach (in Lakka) and Bureh Beach (in Bure Town). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary, step off the mainland to explore Bunce Island, browse the exhibits of National Railway Museum, and explore and take pictures at Cotton Tree.
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Durham, USA to Freetown is an approximately 23.5- hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Durham to Freetown, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Durham in December: high temperatures in Freetown hover around 87°F and lows are around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel back home.
Things to do in Freetown
Bureh Beach, Lakka Beach
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