59 days in Nigeria Itinerary

59 days in Nigeria Itinerary

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59 days in Nigeria Itinerary

Start: Abuja
1
Abuja
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Minna
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Kaduna
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Kano
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Bauchi State
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Gombe State
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h
7
Adamawa State
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 15​min
8
Nasarawa
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
9
Obudu
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
10
Calabar
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
11
Port Harcourt
— 2 nights
12
Enugu
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
13
Benin City
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
14
Kabba
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 15​min
15
Ilorin
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
16
Osogbo
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
17
Ibadan
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
18
Abeokuta
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
19
Lagos
— 9 nights
End: Lagos

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Abuja

Abuja ©
The capital city of Nigeria, Abuja dates back to the 1980s, and in 2010 it represented the world's fastest-growing city.
Abuja is known for shopping, nature, historic sites, museums, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Abuja National Mosque, look for gifts at Abuja Arts & Crafts Village, browse the different shops at Dunes, and take in the exciting artwork at Nike Art Gallery.

Plan my Abuja trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.

If you are flying in from Germany, the closest major airport is Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in November, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Minna.

Things to do in Abuja

Parks Shopping Nature
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Abuja National Mosque ©
Abuja National Mosque
Jabi Lake ©
Jabi Lake
Usuma Dam ©
Usuma Dam

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Minna

Minna ©
Minna is a city in west-central Nigeria. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Gurara Waterfalls.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Minna day trip planning app .

You can drive from Abuja to Minna in 2.5 hours. You'll set off for Kaduna on the 10th (Sun).

Things to do in Minna

Nature Parks
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Gurara Waterfalls ©
Gurara Waterfalls

1
night
Kaduna

Kaduna ©
Kaduna is the state capital of Kaduna State in north-western Nigeria, on the Kaduna River, is a trade center and a major transportation hub for the surrounding agricultural areas with its rail and road junction. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Kajuru Castle.

For more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Kaduna online day trip planner .

Drive from Minna to Kaduna in 3.5 hours. On the 11th (Mon), you'll travel to Kano.

Things to do in Kaduna

Historic Sites
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Kajuru Castle ©
Kajuru Castle

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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: admire the landmark architecture of Emir's Palace, get lost in a book at Murtala Muhammed Library, take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Mosque, and browse the different shops at Ado Bayero Mall.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Kano holiday planner.

You can drive from Kaduna to Kano in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight. In November, daytime highs in Kano are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Bauchi State.

Things to do in Kano

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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Kurmi Market ©
Kurmi Market
Emir's Palace ©
Emir's Palace
Dala Hill ©
Dala Hill

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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. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Yankari Game Reserve.

Find out how to plan Bauchi State trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can drive from Kano to Bauchi State in 4.5 hours. On the 16th (Sat), you'll travel to Gombe State.

Things to do in Bauchi State

Wildlife Parks
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Yankari Game Reserve ©
Yankari Game Reserve

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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 16th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Yankari National Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Gombe State trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Bauchi State to Gombe State takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. November in Gombe State sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 36°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Adamawa State.

Things to do in Gombe State

Nature Parks
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Highlights from your plan
Yankari National Park ©
Yankari National Park

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nights
Adamawa State

Adamawa State
To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Adamawa State road trip tool .

You can drive from Gombe State to Adamawa State in 6 hours. You'll set off for Nasarawa on the 27th (Wed).
Find places to stay Nov 20 — 24:

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Nasarawa

Nasarawa
Nasarawa is known for nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Farin Ruwa Falls.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Nasarawa attractions planner .

Explore your travel options from Adamawa State to Nasarawa with the Route module. In November, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. You will leave for Obudu on the 27th (Wed).

Things to do in Nasarawa

Nature Parks
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1
night
Obudu

Obudu ©
Obudu is a Local Government Area in Cross River State, Nigeria and a tourist hotspot. On the 28th (Thu), head outdoors with Obudu Mountain Resort.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Obudu trip site .

You can drive from Nasarawa to Obudu in 7.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Calabar.

Things to do in Obudu

Outdoors
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Obudu Mountain Resort ©
Obudu Mountain Resort

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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.
When in Calabar, make a side trip to see Cross River National Park in Akampa, approximately 1h 50 min away. There's still lots to do: look for gifts at Tinapa, see the interesting displays at Slave History Museum, and admire the sheer force of Kwa Falls.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Calabar online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Obudu to Calabar takes 5.5 hours. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll travel to Port Harcourt.

Things to do in Calabar

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Cross River National Park
Find places to stay Nov 28 — Dec 3:
Highlights from your plan
Kwa Falls ©
Kwa Falls
Slave History Museum ©
Slave History Museum
Cross River National Park ©
Cross River National Park

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nights
Port Harcourt

Port Harcourt ©
Port Harcourt is the capital and largest city of Rivers State, Nigeria. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Port Harcourt Zoo.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Harcourt trip maker website .

Drive from Calabar to Port Harcourt in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. On the 5th (Thu), you'll travel to Enugu.

Things to do in Port Harcourt

Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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Highlights from your plan
Port Harcourt Zoo ©
Port Harcourt Zoo

5
nights
Enugu

Enugu
Enugu is the capital of Enugu State in Nigeria. To find maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Enugu trip maker .

Getting from Lagos to Enugu by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or drive. In December in Enugu, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 27°C at night. On the 31st (Tue), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Enugu

Spas
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Benin City

Benin City ©
Benin City is known for nightlife, museums, nature, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at W National Park, take an in-depth tour of Benin National Museum, immerse yourself in nature at Okomu National Park, and head outdoors with ukponahusi Edun.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Benin City trip planner.

You can drive from Enugu to Benin City in 4 hours. Another option is to fly. Traveling from Enugu in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Benin City, with lows around 31°C. On the 15th (Sun), you'll travel to Kabba.

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

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hours
Kabba

Kabba
Kabba is a town in Kogi State in mid west Nigeria. On the 15th (Sun), view the masterpieces at Nike Art Centre & Workshop.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Kabba visit planner.

Traveling by car from Benin City to Kabba takes 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Ilorin.

Things to do in Kabba

Shopping Museums
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Ilorin

Ilorin
Ilorin is the state capital of Kwara in Western Nigeria. Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): browse the different shops at Palms Shopping Mall.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Ilorin trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Kabba to Ilorin by car takes about 3.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. On the 17th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Osogbo.

Things to do in Ilorin

Shopping
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Osogbo

Osogbo ©
Osogbo is the state capital city of Osun. Change things up with these side-trips from Osogbo: Erin Ijesha Waterfall (Olumirin Waterfalls) (in Ijebu-Jesa) and Ikogosi Warm Springs (in Ikogosi). There's more to do: steep yourself in history at Osun-Osogbo Sacred Grove and explore the world behind art at Nike Art Centre.

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Osogbo road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Ilorin to Osogbo takes 2 hours. On the 20th (Fri), you'll travel to Ibadan.

Things to do in Osogbo

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Erin Ijesha Waterfall (Olumirin Waterfalls), Ikogosi Warm Springs
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Osun-Osogbo Sacred Grove ©
Osun-Osogbo Sacred Grove
Ikogosi Warm Springs ©
Ikogosi Warm Springs

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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 20th (Fri): take in panoramic vistas at Bower's Tower, then take in nature's colorful creations at Agodi Gardens, and then get to know the resident critters at UI Zoo.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Ibadan online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Osogbo to Ibadan takes 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Ibadan can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive to Abeokuta.

Things to do in Ibadan

Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Agodi Gardens ©
Agodi Gardens
Bower's Tower ©
Bower's Tower

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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.

Plan my day in Abeokuta using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Ibadan to Abeokuta by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in December, and nighttime lows around 27°C. On the 24th (Tue), you're off toLagos.
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Olumo Rock ©
Olumo Rock
Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library ©

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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.
Explore Lagos' surroundings by going to Lekki (The Henna Place, LSP Paintball, & more). Pack the 28th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Omu Resort. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lekki Conservation Centre, walk around Freedom Park, kick back and relax at Elegushi Beach, and take in the spiritual surroundings of The Cathedral Church of Christ.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Lagos itinerary planner .

You can drive from Abeokuta to Lagos in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in December, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lagos

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Lekki, Johnson Jakande Tinubu Park
Find places to stay Dec 24 — Jan 2:
Highlights from your plan
Lekki Conservation Centre ©
Lekki Conservation Centre
Freedom Park ©
Freedom Park
The Cathedral Church of Christ ©
The Cathedral Church of Christ