15 days in Sierra Leone Itinerary

15 days in Sierra Leone Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: San Francisco
Fly + Drive:  25 h
— 6 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  27 h
End: San Francisco


Freetown ©
Straddling an undulating coastline, Freetown serves as the capital and largest city of Sierra Leone.
Visiting Bureh Beach and John Obey Beach will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like National Railway Museum and St George's cathedral. Change things up with these side-trips from Freetown: Lakka Beach (in Lakka), Tintafor Central Mosque (in Lungi) and River Number Two Beach (in Sussex). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Lumley Beach, identify plant and animal life at Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Freetown Central Mosque, and explore and take pictures at Cotton Tree.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Freetown road trip planning tool.

San Francisco, USA to Freetown is an approximately 26- hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from San Francisco to Freetown due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in January, things will get much warmer in Freetown: highs are around 86°F and lows about 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kenema.

Things to do in Freetown

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lakka Beach, Bureh Beach, Tintafor Central Mosque, River Number Two Beach
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River Number Two Beach ©
River Number Two Beach
Bureh Beach ©
Bureh Beach
Lakka Beach ©
Lakka Beach


Kenema is the second largest city in Sierra Leone, and the largest city in the Eastern Province of Sierra Leone. Spend the 26th (Sat) exploring nature at Gola Rainforest National Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kenema route website.

Traveling by car from Freetown to Kenema takes 4.5 hours. On the 29th (Tue), you'll travel to Makeni.

Things to do in Kenema

Parks Nature
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Makeni is the largest city in the Northern Province of Sierra Leone. On the 30th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Makeni Central Mosque.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Makeni holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Kenema to Makeni takes 3 hours. You'll set off for home on the 31st (Thu).

Things to do in Makeni

Historic Sites
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