Route & dates
Start: Kansas City
Fly: 30 h
Abidjan— 5 nights
Drive: 2 h 30 min
Yamoussoukro— 2 nights
Drive: 4 h 15 min
Assinie— 4 nights
Drive + Fly: 31 h
End: Kansas City
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Paris of Africa
As Cote d'Ivoire's largest city and economic hub, Abidjan boasts the reputation of West Africa's party capital, while its rich culture remains evident in its numerous film festivals and a booming music scene.Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Abidjan: Grand Bassam (Pont De La Victoire, Musee National des Costumes, &more). The adventure continues: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Banco National Park, look for gifts at CAVA - Centre Artisanal de la Ville, take in the spiritual surroundings of Grande Mosquee du Plateau, and wander the streets of The Plateau.
To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Abidjan online journey planner.
Kansas City, USA to Abidjan is an approximately 29- hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Kansas City to Abidjan. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Kansas City in September since evenings lows in Abidjan dip to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Yamoussoukro.
Things to do in Abidjan
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Unlike many of the world's cities with infrastructure trying to keep up with population, Yamoussoukro has no such problem--many of the city's sprawling six-lane highways and hotels were built before anybody lived here.On the 25th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve, ponder the world of politics at Palais Presidentiel, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of Our Lady of Peace, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grande Mosquee. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Abokouamekro Game Reserve.
To find photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Yamoussoukro trip builder website.
Getting from Abidjan to Yamoussoukro by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In September, daytime highs in Yamoussoukro are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Assinie.
Things to do in Yamoussoukro
Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve
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A coastal resort town in the Ivory Coast, Assinie acts as a tranquil haven from the bustle of Abidjan some 80 km (49 mi) to the west.You've now added Dipi Crocodile Farm to your itinerary.
To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Assinie online road trip planner.
Traveling by car from Yamoussoukro to Assinie takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Yamoussoukro in September: highs in Assinie hover around 83°F, while lows dip to 74°F. You'll set off for home on the 30th (Mon).
Things to do in Assinie
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