4 days in Lagos & Cotonou Itinerary

4 days in Lagos & Cotonou Itinerary

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4 days in Lagos & Cotonou Itinerary

Start: Lagos, Nigeria
1
Lagos, Nigeria
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Cotonou, Benin
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
End: Lagos, Nigeria

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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 7th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Cathedral Church of Christ, view the masterpieces at Nike Art Gallery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lekki Conservation Centre, then look for gifts at The Henna Place, and finally contemplate the long history of Freedom Park Lagos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tarkwa Bay Beach, browse the eclectic array of goods at Lekki Market, and then pause for some photo ops at The Eyo of Eko Statue.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Lagos trip planner .

If you are flying in from Nigeria, the closest major airport is Murtala Muhammed International Airport. In April in Lagos, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to drive to Cotonou.

Things to do in Lagos

Shopping Parks Outdoors

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The Henna Place
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Nike Art Gallery ©
Nike Art Gallery
Lekki Conservation Centre ©
Lekki Conservation Centre
Freedom Park ©
Freedom Park

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Cotonou, Benin

Cotonou ©
Benin's largest city and its seat of government, bustling Cotonou also has one of the largest ports in West Africa.
On the 9th (Tue), browse the exhibits of Artisanal Center, make a trip to Fondation Zinsou, then don't miss a visit to Temple des Pythons, and finally examine the collection at Ouidah Museum of History. On the 10th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Fidjrosse Beach, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lac Nokoue, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Marche Dantokpa, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Michel church.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Cotonou online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Lagos to Cotonou takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in April, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Cotonou

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Side Trips

Ouidah, Lac Nokoue
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Lac Nokoue ©
Lac Nokoue
Temple des Pythons ©
Temple des Pythons
Fondation Zinsou ©
Fondation Zinsou

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