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Fly + Drive: 28 h
Freetown— 2 nights
Drive + Fly: 28 h
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Straddling an undulating coastline, Freetown serves as the capital and largest city of Sierra Leone.Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at River Number Two Beach and then identify plant and animal life at Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a taste of the local shopping with Tambakula Arts and Crafts Center, explore the galleries of National Railway Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lumley Beach, then explore and take pictures at Cotton Tree, and finally browse the exhibits of Sierra Leone National Museum.
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Chicago, USA to Freetown is an approximately 28- hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Chicago to Freetown due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Chicago in September since evenings lows in Freetown dip to 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.
Things to do in Freetown
River Number Two Beach
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