Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire
The perfect 3 days itinerary

Abidjan is the economic capital of Côte d'Ivoire and one of the most populous French-speaking cities in Africa. Known as the 'Manhattan of Africa', Abidjan is characterized by a high level of industrialization and urbanization. The city is located on the Ébrié Lagoon and is made up of numerous islands connected by bridges. It's a vibrant city with a lively music and dance scene, bustling markets, a thriving arts scene, and beautiful beaches.

What to do in Abidjan?

This 3 days itinerary is the perfect guide to the best things to see in Abidjan. It includes day-by-day activities, travel tips, and the top places to visit.

Day 1: Explore the Heart of Abidjan

Morning

Start your day with a visit to the St. Paul's Cathedral, an architectural masterpiece and one of the largest churches in Africa. Then, head to the Plateau district, the business and administrative center of Abidjan. Here, you can admire the modern skyscrapers and visit the Treichville Market, a bustling place where you can buy everything from food to traditional Ivorian clothes.

Afternoon

Visit the National Museum of Côte d'Ivoire, where you can learn about the country's history and culture. Then, take a stroll in the beautiful Banco National Park, a tropical rainforest within the city limits.

Evening

Enjoy a delicious meal at a local restaurant, where you can try traditional Ivorian dishes like attiéké and kedjenou.


Day 2: Discover Abidjan's Art and Culture

Morning

Visit the Museum of Civilizations of Côte d'Ivoire, which houses a vast collection of Ivorian art. Then, head to the Abidjan Artisanal Village, where you can buy handmade crafts and souvenirs.

Afternoon

Explore the vibrant neighborhood of Yopougon, known for its lively music and dance scene. Visit a maquis, a type of local outdoor restaurant, where you can enjoy live music and dance performances.

Evening

Head to the Palais de la Culture, a cultural center that hosts concerts, theater performances, and art exhibitions. Enjoy a performance or simply admire the building's architecture.


Day 3: Relax on the Beach and Explore the Nightlife

Morning

Spend the morning at the beautiful Assinie Beach, where you can relax on the sandy beach, swim in the clear waters, or try water sports.

Afternoon

Visit the Grand-Bassam, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its colonial architecture. Explore the historic district and visit the Costume Museum to learn about traditional Ivorian clothing.

Evening

Experience Abidjan's vibrant nightlife in the trendy neighborhood of Zone 4, known for its bars and nightclubs. Enjoy a night of dancing to coupé-décalé, a popular Ivorian music genre.


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