33 days in Nigeria Itinerary

33 days in Nigeria Itinerary

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33 days in Nigeria Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly + Drive:  27​h
1
Badagry
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  1​h 45​min
2
Benin City
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h
3
Lagos
— 8 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
4
Calabar
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  1​h 45​min
5
Abuja
— 5 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 15​min
6
Gombe State
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
7
Kano
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 45​min
8
Osogbo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Ibadan
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
10
Abeokuta
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  27​h
End: Sao Paulo

1
night
Badagry

Badagry ©
Badagry is a coastal town and local government area in Lagos State, Nigeria. To find maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Badagry trip builder .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Badagry is an approximately 27-hour flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to Badagry due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Sao Paulo in January; daily highs in Badagry reach 39°C and lows reach 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Benin City.

Things to do in Badagry

Museums Historic Sites Nature
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3
nights
Benin City

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

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Benin City trip planning website .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Badagry to Benin City in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Badagry in January: highs in Benin City hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 33°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Lagos.

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

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Lagos side-trips: Lekki (The Henna Place & GET Arena). Pack the 15th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Hi-Impact Planet. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lekki Conservation Centre, enjoy the sand and surf at Elegushi Beach, explore the galleries of Red Door Art Gallery, and view the masterpieces at Nike Art Gallery.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Lagos route planner.

Getting from Benin City to Lagos by flight takes about an hour. Other options: drive. When traveling from Benin City in January, plan for somewhat warmer days in Lagos, with highs around 39°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Calabar.

Things to do in Lagos

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Lekki, Johnson Jakande Tinubu Park, Hi-Impact Planet Amusement Park and Resort
Find places to stay Jan 11 — 19:
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Lekki Conservation Centre ©
Lekki Conservation Centre
Nike Art Gallery ©
Nike Art Gallery
Elegushi Beach ©
Elegushi Beach

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Kwa Falls, then examine the collection at Slave History Museum, and then look for gifts at Tinapa.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Calabar day trip planning website .

Getting from Lagos to Calabar by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Abuja.

Things to do in Calabar

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

5
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.
Step out of Abuja with an excursion to Zuma Rock in Madalla--about 50 minutes away. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Abuja National Mosque, admire the engineering at Usuma Dam, look for gifts at Abuja Arts & Crafts Village, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bature Brewery.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Abuja trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Calabar to Abuja takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Gombe State.

Things to do in Abuja

Shopping Parks 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

2
nights
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. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Yankari National Park.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Gombe State itinerary tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Abuja to Gombe State takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Abuja in January, plan for a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Gombe State: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 28°C at night. You will leave for Kano on the 27th (Mon).

Things to do in Gombe State

Nature Parks
Find places to stay Jan 25 — 27:
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Yankari National Park ©
Yankari National Park

2
nights
Kano

Kano ©
A tour of Kano provides insight into the city's fascinating heritage, with quaint squares, bustling ancient streets, and 1,400-year-old historical records.
Kano is known for shopping, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Dala Hill, see the interesting displays at Gidan Dan Hausa, browse the eclectic array of goods at Kurmi Market, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Central Mosque.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Kano trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Gombe State to Kano takes 6 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Kano when traveling from Gombe State in January, with lows around 17°C. On the 30th (Thu), you'll travel to Osogbo.

Things to do in Kano

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Gidan Dan Hausa ©
Gidan Dan Hausa
Emir's Palace ©
Emir's Palace
Dala Hill ©
Dala Hill

2
nights
Osogbo

Osogbo ©
Osogbo is the state capital city of Osun. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): explore the world behind art at Nike Art Centre and then steep yourself in history at Osun-Osogbo Sacred Grove.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Osogbo trip itinerary maker app .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Kano to Osogbo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You will leave for Ibadan on the 1st (Sat).

Things to do in Osogbo

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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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.
Ibadan is known for parks and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Agodi Gardens, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at UI Zoo, stroll through Ado Awaye Mountains and Suspended Lakes, and enjoy breathtaking views from Bower's Tower.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Ibadan trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Osogbo to Ibadan takes 1.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Ibadan can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. On the 4th (Tue), you'll travel 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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): get lost in a book at Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library and then don't miss a visit to Olumo Rock.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Abeokuta journey planner.

Traveling by car from Ibadan to Abeokuta takes 1.5 hours. February in Abeokuta sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 29°C at night. You will leave for home on the 6th (Thu).
Find places to stay Feb 4 — 6:
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Olumo Rock ©
Olumo Rock

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