30 days in Accra & Ouagadougou Itinerary

30 days in Accra & Ouagadougou Itinerary

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30 days in Accra & Ouagadougou Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
Accra, Ghana
— 17 nights
2
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
— 11 nights
Fly:  20​h 15​min
End: Toronto, Canada

17
nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Accra side-trips: Art without borders gallery (in Kokrobite), Boabeng-Fiema Monkey Sanctuary (in Senya Beraku) and Boti Falls (in Boti). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the history behind Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Aburi Botanical Gardens, kick back and relax at Labadi Pleasure Beach, and browse the different shops at Accra Mall.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Accra trip tool .

Toronto, Canada to Accra is an approximately 20-hour flight. Traveling from Toronto to Accra, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Toronto in September: high temperatures in Accra hover around 34°C and lows are around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Ouagadougou.

Things to do in Accra

Parks Shopping Fun & Games

Side Trips

Tema, Koforidua, Boabeng-Fiema Monkey Sanctuary, West Hills Mall, Akosombo Hydro Plant
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Labadi Pleasure Beach ©
Labadi Pleasure Beach
Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park ©
Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park
Bojo Beach ©
Bojo Beach

11
nights
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Ouagadougou ©
The capital of Burkina Faso and its economic center, Ouagadougou also serves as the regional center for art and cultural preservation.
Change things up with a short trip to Musee d'Issouka in Koudougou (about 2 hours away). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Parc Urbain Bangr-Weoogo, make a trip to marche de Sankariare, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ouagadougou Markets, and look for gifts at Village Artisanal de Ouagadougou.

To see where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Ouagadougou vacation planner.

Fly from Accra to Ouagadougou in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Accra in October, expect nights in Ouagadougou to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 42°C. On the 24th (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Ouagadougou

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Musee d'Issouka
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Parc Urbain Bangr-Weoogo ©
Parc Urbain Bangr-Weoogo
Laongo Sculpture Symposium ©
Laongo Sculpture Symposium
Village Artisanal de Ouagadougou ©
Village Artisanal de Ouagadougou

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