24 days in Nigeria Itinerary

24 days in Nigeria Itinerary

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24 days in Nigeria Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  20​h 45​min
1
Abuja
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
2
Bauchi State
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Gombe State
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Benin City
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h
5
Lagos
— 6 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
6
Calabar
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  3​h 45​min
7
Osogbo
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Ibadan
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Abeokuta
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  22​h 15​min
End: Toronto

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.
Explore Abuja's surroundings by going to Zuma Rock (in Madalla) and Sarius Palmetum and Botanical Garden (in Kwali). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Abuja National Mosque, take in the spiritual surroundings of An Noor Mosque, admire the engineering at Usuma Dam, and stop by Abuja Arts & Crafts Village.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Abuja trip builder tool .

Toronto, Canada to Abuja is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Western African Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Toronto in June, with highs in Abuja at 34°C and lows at 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Bauchi State.

Things to do in Abuja

Parks Shopping Nature

Side Trips

Sarius Palmetum and Botanical Garden, Zuma Rock
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Abuja National Mosque ©
Abuja National Mosque
Jabi Lake ©
Jabi Lake
Jabi Lake Mall ©
Jabi Lake Mall

1
night
Bauchi State

Bauchi State ©
Bauchi, usually referred to as Bauchi State to distinguish it from the city of Bauchi, is a state in northern Nigeria. On the 2nd (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Yankari Game Reserve.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Bauchi State trip itinerary maker .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Abuja to Bauchi State in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Gombe State.

Things to do in Bauchi State

Wildlife Parks
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Yankari Game Reserve ©
Yankari Game Reserve

1
night
Gombe State

Gombe State ©
Gombe, usually referred to as Gombe State to distinguish it from the city of Gombe, is located in the northeastern part of Nigeria, is one of the country's 36 states; its capital is Gombe. On the 3rd (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Yankari National Park.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Gombe State attractions planner.

Getting from Bauchi State to Gombe State by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train. In July, daytime highs in Gombe State are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Benin City.

Things to do in Gombe State

Parks Nature
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Yankari National Park ©
Yankari National Park

3
nights
Benin City

Benin City ©
Spend the 5th (Fri) exploring nature at W National Park.

For more things to do and more tourist information, use the Benin City tour itinerary planning site .

Fly from Gombe State to Benin City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Benin City can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Lagos.

Things to do in Benin City

Parks Nature Outdoors
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W National Park ©
W National Park
Benin National Museum ©
Benin National Museum
Mono River ©
Mono River

6
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lagos: The Henna Place (in Lekki) and Badagry Slave Museum and Black History Museum (in Badagry). Pack the 10th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Omu Resort. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lekki Conservation Centre, enjoy the sand and surf at Tarkwa Bay Beach, view the masterpieces at Nike Art Gallery, and take in the spiritual surroundings of The Cathedral Church of Christ.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Lagos trip itinerary builder website .

You can 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 up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Calabar.

Things to do in Lagos

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trips

The Henna Place, Badagry Slave Museum and Black History Museum
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Lekki Conservation Centre ©
Lekki Conservation Centre
Nike Art Gallery ©
Nike Art Gallery
Lekki Market ©
Lekki Market

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.
On the 13th (Sat), take in the dramatic scenery at Kwa Falls, see the interesting displays at Slave History Museum, and then stop by Tinapa.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Calabar day trip site .

Getting from Lagos to Calabar by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Osogbo.

Things to do in Calabar

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

1
night
Osogbo

Osogbo ©
Osogbo is the state capital city of Osun. On the 14th (Sun), admire the masterpieces at Nike Art Centre and then steep yourself in history at Osun-Osogbo Sacred Grove.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Osogbo vacation maker .

Getting from Calabar to Osogbo by combination of flight and taxi takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of shuttle and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Ibadan.

Things to do in Osogbo

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Osun-Osogbo Sacred Grove ©
Osun-Osogbo Sacred Grove

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): take in panoramic vistas at Bower's Tower, then take in nature's colorful creations at Agodi Gardens, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at UI Zoo. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ado Awaye Mountains and Suspended Lakes.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Ibadan road trip website .

Drive from Osogbo to Ibadan in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in July, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can go by car to Abeokuta.

Things to do in Ibadan

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums
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Agodi Gardens ©
Agodi Gardens
Bower's Tower ©
Bower's Tower

2
nights
Abeokuta

Abeokuta ©
The capital of southwestern Nigeria and Ogun State, quaint Abeokuta lies on a wooded savannah area and encircling a group of rocky outcroppings.
On the 17th (Wed), browse the collection at Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library and then don't miss a visit to Olumo Rock.

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Abeokuta online road trip planner .

Getting from Ibadan to Abeokuta by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Abeokuta can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. On the 18th (Thu), you're off tohome.
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Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library ©
Olumo Rock ©
Olumo Rock

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