46 days in Nigeria Itinerary

46 days in Nigeria Itinerary

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46 days in Nigeria Itinerary

Start: Dublin
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Abuja
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 15​min
2
Gombe State
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Bauchi State
— 3 nights
Drive:  9​h 45​min
4
Obudu
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
Calabar
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 45​min
6
Osogbo
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Ibadan
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Abeokuta
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
9
Badagry
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 45​min
10
Benin City
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h
11
Lagos
— 7 nights
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Dublin

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.
Step out of Abuja to go to Madalla and see Zuma Rock, which is approximately 50 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Abuja National Mosque, buy something for everyone on your list at Jabi Lake Mall, see human ingenuity at work at Usuma Dam, and pause for some serene contemplation at All Saints Anglican Church.

To find maps and more tourist information, read our Abuja trip itinerary planning app .

Dublin, Ireland to Abuja is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dublin to Abuja due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Dublin in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Abuja: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to 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
Zuma Rock ©
Zuma Rock

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. On the 6th (Sat), explore the striking landscape of Yankari National Park.

For reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Gombe State online tour planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Abuja to Gombe State takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Abuja in July since evenings lows in Gombe State dip to 30°C. You'll set off for Bauchi State on the 7th (Sun).

Things to do in Gombe State

Nature Parks
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Yankari National Park ©
Yankari National Park

3
nights
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. Bauchi State is known for nature and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Yankari Game Reserve.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Bauchi State online journey builder .

You can drive from Gombe State to Bauchi State in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. On the 10th (Wed), you'll travel to Obudu.

Things to do in Bauchi State

Wildlife Parks
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Yankari Game Reserve ©
Yankari Game Reserve

2
nights
Obudu

Obudu ©
Obudu is a Local Government Area in Cross River State, Nigeria and a tourist hotspot. Obudu is known for . Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the wide-open spaces of Obudu Mountain Resort.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Obudu online vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Bauchi State to Obudu takes 10 hours. You'll set off for Calabar on the 13th (Sat).

Things to do in Obudu

Outdoors
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Obudu Mountain Resort ©
Obudu Mountain Resort

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.
Step out of Calabar to go to Akampa and see Cross River National Park, which is approximately 1h 50 min away. There's still lots to do: stop by Tinapa, admire the sheer force of Kwa Falls, and see the interesting displays at Slave History Museum.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Calabar day trip planning app .

You can drive from Obudu to Calabar in 5.5 hours. You'll set off for Osogbo on the 17th (Wed).

Things to do in Calabar

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Cross River National Park
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Cross River National Park ©
Cross River National Park
Kwa Falls ©
Kwa Falls
Slave History Museum ©
Slave History Museum

4
nights
Osogbo

Osogbo ©
Osogbo is the state capital city of Osun. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Osogbo: Ikogosi Warm Springs (in Ikogosi), Erin Ijesha Waterfall (Olumirin Waterfalls) (in Ijebu-Jesa) and National Museum (in Esie). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Osun-Osogbo Sacred Grove, explore the world behind art at Nike Art Centre, and buy something for everyone on your list at Palms Shopping Mall.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Osogbo itinerary builder app .

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. You will leave for Ibadan on the 21st (Sun).

Things to do in Osogbo

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Erin Ijesha Waterfall (Olumirin Waterfalls), National Museum, Ikogosi Warm Springs, Palms Shopping Mall
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Ikogosi Warm Springs ©
Ikogosi Warm Springs
Osun-Osogbo Sacred Grove ©
Osun-Osogbo Sacred Grove

4
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: take in nature's colorful creations at Agodi Gardens, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ado Awaye Mountains and Suspended Lakes, get to know the resident critters at UI Zoo, and enjoy breathtaking views from Bower's Tower.

Discover how to plan a Ibadan trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Osogbo to Ibadan in 1.5 hours. July in Ibadan sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 27°C at night. You'll set off for Abeokuta on the 25th (Thu).

Things to do in Ibadan

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

4
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.
Abeokuta is known for . Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Olumo Rock and browse the collection at Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library.

For more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Abeokuta trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Ibadan to Abeokuta in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 27°C. You will leave for Badagry on the 29th (Mon).
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Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library ©
Olumo Rock ©
Olumo Rock

4
nights
Badagry

Badagry ©
Badagry is a coastal town and local government area in Lagos State, Nigeria. Badagry is known for museums and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Badagry Slave Museum and Black History Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Gberefu Island (Point of No Return), and contemplate the long history of Badagry Building.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Badagry trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Abeokuta to Badagry takes 2 hours. In July in Badagry, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 27°C at night. On the 2nd (Fri), you'll travel to Benin City.

Things to do in Badagry

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Badagry Building ©
Badagry Building

4
nights
Benin City

Benin City ©
Spend the 3rd (Sat) exploring nature at W National Park.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Benin City day trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Badagry to Benin City takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. August in Benin City sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 29°C at night. You'll set off for Lagos on the 6th (Tue).

Things to do in Benin City

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

7
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lagos: Lekki (GET Arena, LSP Paintball, & more). Pack the 9th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Hi-Impact Planet. There's much more to do: stroll through Lekki Conservation Centre, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Synagogue Church Of all Nations, browse the different shops at Ikeja City Mall, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Lekki Market.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Lagos trip planner .

Fly from Benin City to Lagos in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. August in Lagos sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lagos

Shopping Parks Museums

Side Trips

Lekki, Hi-Impact Planet Amusement Park and Resort
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Nike Art Gallery ©
Nike Art Gallery
Lekki Conservation Centre ©
Lekki Conservation Centre
Tarkwa Bay Beach ©
Tarkwa Bay Beach

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