With its unique combination of stunning beaches, unspoilt nature, bustling cultural scene in the capital Freetown, as well as easy and convenient access to Europe, Sierra Leone is a great option for a West Africa holiday.
We’ve already shared a 1 week itinerary around Sierra Leone, focusing on the Freetown Peninsula and other surrounding sites. If you are lucky enough to have two weeks, it’s a great opportunity to explore further afield – perhaps including a remote barefoot escapade to the Turtle Islands, cultural experiences in Bonthe, and a few days dedicated to nature in one of Sierra Leone’s national parks.
This 2-week Sierra Leone itinerary is quite fast-paced, but it offers a great selection of what the country is famous for.
There you are – your ideal 2-weeks itinerary around Sierra Leone!
The Ultimate 2-Week Itinerary in Sierra Leone
Day 1-2: Freetown
Be sure to also visit the bustling markets – Big Market is the ideal place to find locally made handicrafts, like printed wax fabric, beads and wooden souvenirs.
Day 3-5: Banana Islands
There are some guest houses where you can stay in Dublin, the largest of the three Banana Islands. You can easily wander around the island independently, admiring the traditional architecture and luxuriant nature. Make sure you also check out Ricketts, the second-largest island, connected to Dublin by a causeway.
On your way back, you could check out one or more of the beaches in the southern Freetown Peninsula, like Bureh or Kent beach.
Day 6: Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary
Day 7-8: Beaches in the Freetown Peninsula
Day 9-11: Turtle Islands
Accommodation is basic, but this place is not on the radar of many tourists (yet), giving you the opportunity to spend a few days in true Castaway style, wandering around beaches and lagoons, swimming, and sunbathing in this natural paradise.
Day 12-13: Tiwai Island
Day 14: Back to Freetown
Tours are guided and take approximately half a day, including ferry transportation from Freetown and lunch in Tasso Island. After that, it will be time to say goodbye to Sierra Leone – until your next visit!