13 days in Nigeria Itinerary

13 days in Nigeria Itinerary

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13 days in Nigeria Itinerary

Start: Lagos
Fly:  1​h
1
Benin City
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  1​h 45​min
2
Abuja
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 45​min
3
Ibadan
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Lagos
— 4 nights
End: Lagos


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1
night
Benin City

Benin City ©
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Benin National Museum and then admire the majestic nature at Okomu National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at W National Park and then explore the activities along Mono River.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Benin City trip planner .

Lagos to Benin City is an approximately 1-hour flight. You can also drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Abuja.

Things to do in Benin City

Parks Nature Museums
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W National Park ©
W National Park
Mono River ©
Mono River
Okomu National Park ©
Okomu National Park

4
nights
Abuja

Abuja ©
The capital city of Nigeria, Abuja dates back to the 1980s, and in 2010 it represented the world's fastest-growing city.
Escape the urban bustle at Jabi Lake and Zuma Rock. Step out of Abuja to go to Gurara and see Gurara Waterfalls, which is approximately 1h 50 min away. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Abuja National Mosque, pause for some serene contemplation at All Saints Anglican Church, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and buy something for everyone on your list at Jabi Lake Mall.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Abuja day trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Benin City to Abuja takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Ibadan.

Things to do in Abuja

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Zuma Rock, Gurara Waterfalls
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Abuja National Mosque ©
Abuja National Mosque
Zuma Rock ©
Zuma Rock
Spas

3
nights
Ibadan

Ibadan ©
In Ibadan urban meets traditional--Islamic and local traditional religious festivals color the city in contrast to its commercial centers, company offices, and skyscrapers.
Go for a jaunt from Ibadan to Abeokuta to see Olumo Rock about 1h 25 min away. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Agodi Gardens, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ado Awaye Mountains and Suspended Lakes, take in panoramic vistas at Bower's Tower, and get to know the resident critters at UI Zoo.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Ibadan trip itinerary app .

Getting from Abuja to Ibadan by combination of taxi and flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Lagos.

Things to do in Ibadan

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Olumo Rock
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Agodi Gardens ©
Agodi Gardens
Olumo Rock ©
Olumo Rock
Bower's Tower ©
Bower's Tower

4
nights
Lagos

Lagos ©
Protected from the Atlantic by sand spits and barrier islands, Lagos quickly grew into a mega city due to its location, and currently operates one of the continent's largest and busiest ports.
Visit Elegushi Beach and Tarkwa Bay Beach for some beach relaxation. Get outdoors at Lekki Conservation Centre and LUFASI Nature Park. Step out of Lagos with an excursion to The Henna Place in Lekki--about 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: hunt for treasures at Lekki Market, walk around Freedom Park, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Synagogue Church Of all Nations.

To find other places to visit and more tourist information, refer to the Lagos trip maker app .

You can drive from Ibadan to Lagos in 1.5 hours. September in Lagos sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lagos

Parks Shopping Beaches

Side Trip

The Henna Place
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Lekki Conservation Centre ©
Lekki Conservation Centre
Tarkwa Bay Beach ©
Tarkwa Bay Beach
Spas

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