29 days in Nigeria Itinerary

29 days in Nigeria Itinerary

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29 days in Nigeria Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Fly:  20​h 30​min
1
Lagos
— 8 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
2
Ilorin
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Osogbo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Ibadan
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 30​min
5
Calabar
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 45​min
6
Abuja
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 45​min
7
Benin City
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 45​min
8
Badagry
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  21​h 15​min
End: Charlotte

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Nike Art Gallery and The Cathedral Church of Christ. We've included these beaches for you: Elegushi Beach and Tarkwa Bay Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lagos: Lekki (The Henna Place & GET Arena). Pack the 22nd (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Omu Resort. There's much more to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Lekki Market, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lekki Conservation Centre, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and contemplate the long history of Freedom Park Lagos.

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Charlotte, USA to Lagos is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Charlotte to Lagos due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Charlotte in June, Lagos is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Ilorin.

Things to do in Lagos

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Lekki, Johnson Jakande Tinubu Park
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Elegushi Beach ©
Elegushi Beach
Nike Art Gallery ©
Nike Art Gallery
Lekki Market ©
Lekki Market

1
night
Ilorin

Ilorin
Ilorin is the state capital of Kwara in Western Nigeria. On the 26th (Wed), look for gifts at Palms Shopping Mall.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Ilorin trip maker site .

Getting from Lagos to Ilorin by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. June in Ilorin sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 76°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Osogbo.

Things to do in Ilorin

Shopping
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2
nights
Osogbo

Osogbo ©
Osogbo is the state capital city of Osun. Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Nike Art Centre and then steep yourself in history at Osun-Osogbo Sacred Grove.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Osogbo trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Ilorin to Osogbo in 2 hours. On the 28th (Fri), you're off toIbadan.

Things to do in Osogbo

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

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.
When in Ibadan, make a side trip to see Olumo Rock in Abeokuta, approximately 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Agodi Gardens, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at UI Zoo, make a trip to Bower's Tower, and stroll through Ado Awaye Mountains and Suspended Lakes.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Ibadan journey builder .

Drive from Osogbo to Ibadan in 1.5 hours. In June in Ibadan, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Calabar.

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

3
nights
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.
Calabar is known for shopping, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stop by Tinapa, admire the sheer force of Kwa Falls, and examine the collection at Slave History Museum.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Calabar travel planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Ibadan to Calabar in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. On the 4th (Thu), you'll travel to Abuja.

Things to do in Calabar

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

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Abuja Arts & Crafts Village and Thought Pyramid Art Centre. Get a sense of the local culture at All Saints Anglican Church and Nike Art Gallery. Change things up with a short trip to Zuma Rock in Madalla (about 50 minutes away). There's much more to do: make a trip to Abuja National Mosque, browse the different shops at Jabi Lake Mall, admire the engineering at Usuma Dam, and explore the activities along Jabi Lake.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Abuja travel itinerary planner .

Getting from Calabar to Abuja by combination of flight and taxi takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In July in Abuja, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Benin City.

Things to do in Abuja

Shopping Parks Nature

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Benin City

Benin City ©
Spend the 9th (Tue) exploring nature at W National Park.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Benin City sightseeing tool .

Getting from Abuja to Benin City by combination of taxi and flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Badagry.

Things to do in Benin City

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

3
nights
Badagry

Badagry ©
Badagry is a coastal town and local government area in Lagos State, Nigeria. Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): step off the mainland to explore Gberefu Island (Point of No Return) and then see the interesting displays at Badagry Slave Museum and Black History Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Badagry Building.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Badagry trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Benin City to Badagry takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. July in Badagry sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 74°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Badagry

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Badagry Building ©
Badagry Building

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