21 days in Nigeria & Caribbean Itinerary

21 days in Nigeria & Caribbean Itinerary

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21 days in Nigeria & Caribbean Itinerary

Start: Lagos, Nigeria
Fly:  1​h
1
Benin City, Nigeria
— 1 day
Fly:  1​h
2
Lagos, Nigeria
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  26​h
3
Ocho Rios, Jamaica
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  7​h 15​min
4
Havana, Cuba
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
5
Willemstad, Curacao
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
6
San Juan, Puerto Rico
— 4 nights
Fly:  23​h
End: Lagos, Nigeria


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1
day
Benin City, Nigeria

Benin City ©
On the 11th (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at W National Park.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Benin City trip planning website .

Lagos to Benin City is an approximately 1-hour flight. You can also drive. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in July, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Lagos.

Things to do in Benin City

Nature Parks
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W National Park ©
W National Park

1
night
Lagos, Nigeria

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): kick back and relax at Tarkwa Bay Beach, explore the galleries of Red Door Art Gallery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Cathedral Church of Christ, and finally walk around Freedom Park.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Lagos trip planner .

Fly from Benin City to Lagos in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In July in Lagos, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Ocho Rios.

Things to do in Lagos

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Tarkwa Bay Beach ©
Tarkwa Bay Beach
Red Door Art Gallery ©
Red Door Art Gallery
The Cathedral Church of Christ ©
The Cathedral Church of Christ

4
nights
Ocho Rios, Jamaica

Ocho Rios ©
A trip to Ocho Rios, the tourist hub of Saint Ann Parish, offers travelers a staggering amount of activities and cultural attractions.
Get some cultural insight at Blue Mountain Peak and Seville Great House. Step out of the city life by going to Dunn's River Falls and Park and Fern Gully. Explore Ocho Rios' surroundings by going to Bob Marley's Mausoleum (in St. Ann's Bay) and Green Grotto Caves (in Runaway Bay). Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Blue Hole, take a peaceful walk through Cranbrook Flower Forest, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Ocho Rios journey maker app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lagos to Ocho Rios. The time zone changes from Western African Time (WAT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -6 hour difference. When traveling from Lagos in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Ocho Rios, with highs around 38°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Havana.

Things to do in Ocho Rios

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

St. Ann's Bay, Cranbrook Flower Forest, Green Grotto Caves, Blue Mountain Peak
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Dunn's River Falls and Park ©
Dunn's River Falls and Park
Blue Mountain Peak ©
Blue Mountain Peak
Bob Marley's Mausoleum ©
Bob Marley's Mausoleum

4
nights
Havana, Cuba

Havana ©
Cuba's capital and major commercial center, Havana manages to be very old and very modern at the same time.
Get some historical perspective at El Malecon and El Morro. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Old Havana and Christopher Columbus Cemetery (Cemetario de Colon). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Fortaleza de San Carlos de la Cabana, get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Revolution (Museo de la Revolucion), make a trip to Plaza de Armas, and take a stroll through Callejon de Hamel.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Havana day trip planning app .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Ocho Rios to Havana in 7.5 hours. Traveling from Ocho Rios in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Havana, with lows of 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Willemstad.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Old Havana ©
Old Havana
El Malecon ©
El Malecon
Fortaleza de San Carlos de la Cabana ©

3
nights
Willemstad, Curacao

Willemstad ©
Willemstad is the capital city of Curaçao, an island in the southern Caribbean Sea that forms a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Take a break from the city and head to Cas Abao Beach and Blue Bay Beach. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Porto Marie, kick back and relax at Mambo Beach, snap pictures at Queen Emma Pontoon Bridge, and take in the exciting artwork at Evelien Sipkes Studio.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, read Willemstad road trip planning site .

You can fly from Havana to Willemstad in 7 hours. The time zone difference moving from Cuba Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Havana in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 30°C in Willemstad. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to San Juan.

Things to do in Willemstad

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Curacao
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Playa Porto Marie ©
Playa Porto Marie
Cas Abao Beach ©
Cas Abao Beach
Mambo Beach ©
Mambo Beach

4
nights
San Juan, Puerto Rico

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Escape the urban bustle at El Yunque Rain Forest and Luquillo Beach. San Juan National Historic Site and Casa Wiechers-Villaronga will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from San Juan: Museo de Arte de Ponce (in Ponce) and Parque Nacional de las Cavernas del Rio Camuy (in Camuy). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Condado Beach, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, take an in-depth tour of Catedral Metropolitana Basilica de San Juan Bautista, and get to know the fascinating history of Paseo de la Princesa.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read San Juan driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Willemstad to San Juan takes 8 hours. In July in San Juan, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Ponce, El Yunque Rain Forest, Luquillo Beach, Parque Nacional de las Cavernas del Rio Camuy
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Climbing Tours
El Yunque Rain Forest ©
El Yunque Rain Forest
Sitio Histórico de San Juan ©
Sitio Histórico de San Juan

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