11 days in Senegal & Ghana Itinerary

11 days in Senegal & Ghana Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Dakar, Senegal
— 3 nights
2
Ndangane, Senegal
— 1 night
3
Cape Coast, Ghana
— 1 night
4
Accra, Ghana
— 3 nights


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3
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Dakar, Senegal

Dakar ©
Situated on the western edge of mainland Africa, the crowded and dynamic city of Dakar offers visitors booming shopping, dining, and entertainment scenes.
Get a sense of the local culture at La Maison des Esclaves and Mosque of the Divinity. Step off the beaten path and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and La Galerie Antenna. Change things up with a short trip to Paroisse Saint Charles Borromee in Goree Island (about 56 minutes away). There's much more to do: appreciate the history behind Le Monument de la Renaissance Africaine, admire all the interesting features of Gate of the Third Millennium, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale du Souvenir Africain de Dakar, and admire the masterpieces at IFAN Museum (African Arts Museum).

Before you visit Dakar, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

New York City, USA to Dakar is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New York City in September: high temperatures in Dakar hover around °F and lows are around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can go by car to Ndangane.

Things to do in Dakar

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Oh Gallery, Paroisse Saint Charles Borromee
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La Maison des Esclaves ©
La Maison des Esclaves
Paroisse Saint Charles Borromee ©
Paroisse Saint Charles Borromee
Mosque of the Divinity ©
Mosque of the Divinity

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Ndangane, Senegal

Ndangane ©
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Musee Mahicao and then explore the striking landscape of Parc National du Delta du Saloum.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Ndangane sightseeing tool.

Getting from Dakar to Ndangane by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car. In September, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Cape Coast.

Things to do in Ndangane

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Musee Mahicao
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Parc National du Delta du Saloum ©
Parc National du Delta du Saloum
Musee Mahicao ©
Musee Mahicao

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Cape Coast, Ghana

Cape Coast ©
While it may seem like a regular fishing port at first glance, Cape Coast bears traces of the Portuguese, British, Danish, Swedish, and the Dutch colonists who variously ruled here.
On the 26th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Monkey Forest Resort and then tour the pleasant surroundings at International Stingless Bee Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Cape Coast Castle, thencontemplate the long history of Elmina Castle, and then steep yourself in history at Fort St. Jago.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Ndangane to Cape Coast. When traveling from Ndangane in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Cape Coast, with highs around °F, while nights are about the same with lows around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Accra.

Things to do in Cape Coast

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

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Elmina
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Cape Coast Castle ©
Cape Coast Castle
Elmina Castle ©
Elmina Castle
Fort St. Jago ©
Fort St. Jago

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Accra, Ghana

Accra ©
On a tour of Accra, you can experience the vivacious and dynamic atmosphere of Ghana's sprawling capital city, a commercial and tourist hub of the region.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Labadi Pleasure Beach, look for gifts at Global Mamas, step into the grandiose world of Osu Castle, thencontemplate the long history of Black Star Gate, thendon't miss a visit to Independence Square, and finally visit a coastal fixture at James Town Lighthouse. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Ghana, thenpause for some photo ops at Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Church of the Most Holy Trinity, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Artists Alliance Gallery.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Accra online route maker.

Traveling by car from Cape Coast to Accra takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in September, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Accra

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park ©
Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park
Artists Alliance Gallery ©
Artists Alliance Gallery
Black Star Gate ©
Black Star Gate

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