When is the best time to go to the Ivory Coast?

When is the best time to go to the Ivory Coast? Here's some information to help you in your decision:

  • On the Ivory Coast, the weather is good everywhere in January, February and December
  • The best months to go to Abidjan are January, February, March, April and December
  • On average, the warmest months in Abidjan are January, February, March, April, May, June, October, November and December
  • June is the wettest month in this city
  • The cities with the best climate are Ferkessédougou and Korhogo, with good weather at least 9 months a year
  • The best months for swimming in Abidjan are January, February, March, April, May, June, October, November and December

Where and when to go based on the weather?

Eastern Plantations
Grand-Bassam, Yamoussoukro, Comoé National Park...

January, February, March, November and December
85°F to 104°F°C
0 to 16 days
83°F to 85°F
April, May, June, July, August, September and October
81°F to 103°F°C
5 to 19 days
77°F to 86°F

Abidjan, Assinie, Jacqueville...

January, February, March, April and December
88°F to 99°F°C
0 to 13 days
83°F to 85°F
May, July, August, September, October and November
81°F to 95°F°C
7 to 19 days
77°F to 85°F
83°F to 90°F°C
16 to 21 days

Northern Savanna
Korhogo, Bouaké, Odienné...

January and December
92°F to 99°F°C
0 to 3 days
February, March, April, May, June, July, October and November
83°F to 101°F°C
1 to 26 days
August and September
81°F to 86°F°C
13 to 26 days

Southwestern Forests
Gagnoa, San-Pédro, Sassandra...

January, February, March, April and December
86°F to 99°F°C
1 to 19 days
83°F to 86°F
May, October and November
83°F to 95°F°C
6 to 26 days
81°F to 85°F
June, July, August and September
81°F to 90°F°C
5 to 26 days
77°F to 83°F

Best time to travel to Ivory Coast by cities

Chargement en cours
Eastern Plantations Eastern Plantations Lagunes Lagunes Northern Savanna Northern Savanna Southwestern Forests Southwestern Forests

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Temperatures and rainfall on the Ivory Coast

On these 3 graphs, we present the evolution of temperatures of Ivory Coast and month-by-month rainfall for the cities of Abidjan, Afféry, Assinie, Bondoukou and Bouaké, as well as the month-by-month sea temperature for coastal cities.

Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons on the Ivory Coast

Find out when Ivory Coast has its high tourist season (the period when the influx of tourists is highest) and off-peak tourist season using our data and figures.

Tourist seasons on the Ivory Coast

The months with low numbers of tourists are: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, September, October and November. The number of visitors to Ivory Coast is high in: August and December.

  • Very low season on the Ivory Coast: January, February, March, April, June, October and November.
  • Low season on the Ivory Coast: May, July and September.
  • High season on the Ivory Coast: August.
  • Peak season on the Ivory Coast: December.

Figure: Visitor index for Ivory Coast month by month

Average price for flights to the Ivory Coast

A return flight between London and Abidjan is generally cheaper if you go in march ($ 547 on average): this is the best time for travellers on a tight budget. In contrast, you may end up paying $ 374 more for your airline ticket to Abidjan if you go in august.

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Where to go on the Ivory Coast?

This table allows you to see the maximum temperature for each city and our opinion on the weather month by month (see colour legend below the table).

Cities jan.feb.mar.apr.mayjun.jul.aug.sep.oct.nov.dec.
Comoé National Park101°F104°F104°F103°F99°F94°F88°F86°F88°F94°F99°F99°F
Séguéla (Woroba)95°F95°F94°F94°F90°F86°F83°F81°F85°F86°F88°F92°F
Taï National Park99°F97°F97°F95°F94°F88°F86°F86°F86°F90°F92°F95°F


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About Ivory Coast

What can I do on the Ivory Coast?

Beaches / swimming

Nature and countryside

Culture and heritage


Family travel

Crafts / shopping



Is this weather information for Ivory Coast reliable?

Climate data for Ivory Coast has been gathered every day since January 2009. The analysis of these meteorological data for Ivory Coast allows us to determine the average for each month in Abidjan, Afféry, Assinie, Bondoukou, Bouaké, Comoé National Park, Ferkessédougou, Gagnoa, and 17 other cities.

So yes: this data is reliable except in cases of temporary climate disruption in the region.

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