10 days in Sierra Leone Itinerary

10 days in Sierra Leone Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sierra Leone itinerary planner

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Freetown

— 8 nights
Straddling an undulating coastline, Freetown serves as the capital and largest city of Sierra Leone.
Attractions like River Number Two Beach and Cotton Tree make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Freetown side-trips: Lakka Beach (in Lakka) and Bureh Beach (in Bure Town). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary, browse the exhibits of Sierra Leone National Museum, step off the mainland to explore Bunce Island, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St George's cathedral.

To see other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Freetown trip planner.

Washington, USA to Freetown is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. Traveling from Washington to Freetown, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington in May, expect nights in Freetown to be much hotter, around 77°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 87°F. You'll set off for home on the 22nd (Sat).

Things to do in Freetown

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

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Sierra Leone travel guide

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Beaches · Wildlife Areas · Tourist Spots
Rich in history, natural wonders, and picturesque landscapes, Sierra Leone remains an unappreciated destination largely thanks to the impact the civil war of the 1990s had on the country's international reputation. The coastal areas offer easy access to fine sand beaches and offshore islands, little explored by foreign visitors and therefore unspoiled by commercial tourism. The capital, established by freed slaves from the Caribbean, represents a popular starting point for trips to Sierra Leone, with a colorful look to it, a lively atmosphere, and good onward connections to the mountains of the north and mangrove swamps and rainforest to the east.