14 days in Nigeria Itinerary

14 days in Nigeria Itinerary

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14 days in Nigeria Itinerary

Start: Benin City
Fly:  4​h
1
Kaduna
— Few hours
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Abuja
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 45​min
3
Calabar
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 15​min
4
Lagos
— 8 nights
Fly:  1​h
End: Benin City

few
hours
Kaduna

Kaduna ©
Kaduna is the state capital of Kaduna State in north-western Nigeria, on the Kaduna River, is a trade center and a major transportation hub for the surrounding agricultural areas with its rail and road junction. On the 1st (Tue), explore the historical opulence of Kajuru Castle.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Kaduna route builder app .

Benin City to Kaduna is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Abuja.

Things to do in Kaduna

Historic Sites
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Kajuru Castle ©
Kajuru Castle

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.
When in Abuja, make a side trip to see Zuma Rock in Madalla, approximately 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Abuja National Mosque, buy something for everyone on your list at Jabi Lake Mall, see human ingenuity at work at Usuma Dam, and sample the tasty concoctions at Bature Brewery.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Abuja holiday planner.

Getting from Kaduna to Abuja by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. In October, daytime highs in Abuja are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Calabar.

Things to do in Abuja

Parks Shopping Nature

Side Trip

Zuma Rock
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Abuja National Mosque ©
Abuja National Mosque
Jabi Lake ©
Jabi Lake
Jabi Lake Mall ©
Jabi Lake Mall

1
night
Calabar

Calabar ©
One of the oldest trading centers in Nigeria, Calabar has retained a great number of colonial buildings, especially in the older parts of the city.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Kwa Falls, see the interesting displays at Slave History Museum, and then look for gifts at Tinapa.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Calabar trip planner.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Abuja to Calabar in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Lagos.

Things to do in Calabar

Parks Museums Nature
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Kwa Falls ©
Kwa Falls
Slave History Museum ©
Slave History Museum

8
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lagos: Lekki (The Henna Place & GET Arena), Olumo Rock (in Abeokuta) and Badagry Slave Museum and Black History Museum (in Badagry). Pack the 11th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Hi-Impact Planet. There's lots more to do: take in the exciting artwork at Nike Art Gallery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Church of Christ, take in the spiritual surroundings of Synagogue Church Of all Nations, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Lekki Market.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Lagos itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Calabar to Lagos takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. October in Lagos sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lagos

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Lekki, Olumo Rock, Ndubuisi Kanu Park, Badagry Slave Museum and Black History Museum, Hi-Impact Planet Amusement Park and Resort
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Lekki Conservation Centre ©
Lekki Conservation Centre
Nike Art Gallery ©
Nike Art Gallery
Lekki Market ©
Lekki Market

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