15 days in Sierra Leone Itinerary

15 days in Sierra Leone Itinerary

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15 days in Sierra Leone Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly + Drive:  21​h 30​min
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Johannesburg


Freetown ©
Straddling an undulating coastline, Freetown serves as the capital and largest city of Sierra Leone.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Aberdeen and National Railway Museum. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at River Number Two Beach and Lumley Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Freetown: Bureh Beach (in Bure Town) and Lakka Beach (in Lakka). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary, look for gifts at Tambakula Arts and Crafts Center, enjoy the sand and surf at John Obey Beach, and admire the striking features of Hausa Mosque.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Freetown day trip planner .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Freetown is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. While traveling from Johannesburg, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Freetown, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 28°C. On the 1st (Sun), you're off toLungi.

Things to do in Freetown

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lakka Beach, Bureh Beach
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Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary ©
Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary
River Number Two Beach ©
River Number Two Beach
Lumley Beach ©
Lumley Beach


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: take in the spiritual surroundings of Tintafor Central Mosque.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Lungi day trip planning website .

Getting from Freetown to Lungi by combination of shuttle and car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. In September, daily temperatures in Lungi can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. You will leave for home on the 7th (Sat).

Things to do in Lungi

Historic Sites
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