15 days in Ghana, Togo & Benin Itinerary

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Fly to Accra, Bus to Cape Coast
Cape Coast, Ghana
— 2 nights
Accra, Ghana
— 4 nights
Lome, Togo
— 3 nights
Cotonou, Benin
— 5 nights


Cape Coast, Ghana — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Cape Coast Castle, explore the historical opulence of Elmina Castle, and then go for a stroll along the water at Elmina lagoon. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kakum National Park.

For other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Cape Coast trip itinerary planner.

Paris, France to Cape Coast is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to Cape Coast. In February, Cape Coast is warmer than Paris - with highs of 36°C and lows of 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive to Accra.
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums
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Accra, Ghana — 4 nights

Go for a jaunt from Accra to Aburi to see Aburi Botanical Gardens about 52 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park, stop by Global Mamas, buy something for everyone on your list at Accra Mall, and enjoy the sand and surf at Labadi Pleasure Beach.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Accra trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Cape Coast to Accra takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and car. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in February, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to Lome.
Parks · Shopping · Beaches · Outdoors
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Lome, Togo — 3 nights

The Pearl of West Africa

Take a break from Lome with a short trip to O Lodge in Agbodrafo, about 44 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Tamberma Villages, examine the collection at Musee International du Golfe de Guinee, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Evangelique Presbyterienne Lome, and pause for some photo ops at Monument de l'Independance.

To find traveler tips and more tourist information, you can read our Lome road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Accra to Lome takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. February in Lome sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Cotonou.
Historic Sites · Shopping · Theme Parks · Museums
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Cotonou, Benin — 5 nights

Explore Cotonou's surroundings by going to Porto-Novo (Jardin Place Jean Bayol, Musee Honme (Palais Royal), &more), Lac Nokoue (in Ganvie) and Ouidah (Ouidah Museum of History, Temple des Pythons, &more). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Fondation Zinsou, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Michel church, admire the striking features of Palais des Congres, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Grande Mosquee de Zongo.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Cotonou trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Lome to Cotonou takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to West Africa Standard Time is 1 hour. In February, daily temperatures in Cotonou can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Mon) before leaving for home.
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Ghana travel guide

Beaches · Castles · Monuments
Gold Coast
Ghana features a diverse economy, a strong and sturdy democratic tradition, and many of the natural and cultural highlights for which the continent has become known. National parks represent some of the main attractions in Ghana, with a diverse array of wildlife to be seen, including lions, monkeys, elephants, and birds. Forts dating back to the slave era act as focal points for explorations of the coast and help to connect the country to important points in global history.

Togo travel guide

Flea Markets · Monuments · Historic Sites
Long, thin Togo makes the most of its shape, possessing an array of seemingly handpicked environments. White-sand beaches on the Atlantic coast act as the base for some of the most restful trips in the region, while the sparsely populated north of the country boasts towering mountains and a set of interesting cultural and historic sites, highlights of trips to Togo. The capital city sits beachside and offers the best partying in the country, as well as a number of religious and ethnic festivals throughout the year, celebrating the diverse cultures of the region's population.

Benin travel guide

Landmarks · Specialty Museums · Historic Sites
Land of Songs
With a distinctive culture and a history of global importance, Benin offers plenty of appeal outside its renowned national parks in the north of the country. The Atlantic coast in the south boasts many of the main cultural attractions in Benin, including ruins of old kingdoms, historical sites related to the slave trade, and Voodoo markets and places of worship and ritual. The road network and burgeoning eco-tourism industry allow visitors to create Benin itineraries that include both the cultural coast and the rugged wilderness of the interior.