60 days in Johannesburg & Lagos Itinerary

60 days in Johannesburg & Lagos Itinerary

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60 days in Johannesburg & Lagos Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg, South Africa
1
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 30 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
2
Lagos, Nigeria
— 28 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Johannesburg, South Africa

30
nights
Johannesburg, South Africa

Johannesburg ©
Founded when gold was discovered in the area in the late 19th century, Johannesburg quickly grew into a bustling metropolis, South Africa's largest city and the region's economic hub.
Venture out of the city with trips to Brits (Ukutula Lion Park & Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre), Pretoria (National Library of South Africa, African Battlefields - Private Tours, & more) and Liliesleaf Farm & Museum (in Rivonia). Spend the 21st (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Spend the 13th (Mon) on a tasty journey with a beer tour and tasting. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, steep yourself in history at Mandela House, stroll through The Cradle of Humankind, and try your luck at Montecasino.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Johannesburg travel planning website .

If you are flying in from South Africa, the closest major airports are OR Tambo International Airport and Pilanesberg International Airport. In April, daytime highs in Johannesburg are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lagos.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Pretoria, Hartbeespoort, Sandton, Greater Johannesburg, Krugersdorp
Find places to stay Apr 20 — May 20:
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Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Safaris
Gold Reef City ©
Gold Reef City

28
nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lagos: Abeokuta (Olumo Rock & Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library), Lekki (GET Arena, LSP Paintball, & more) and Badagry (Badagry Slave Museum and Black History Museum, Gberefu Island (Point of No Return), & more). Pack the 28th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Omu Resort. Pack the 4th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Hi-Impact Planet. There's lots more to do: take in the exciting artwork at Nike Art Gallery, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Cathedral Church of Christ, get your game on at Funfactory, and browse the exhibits of Red Door Art Gallery.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Lagos day trip planner.

You can fly from Johannesburg to Lagos in 9.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Johannesburg to Lagos due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Johannesburg in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Lagos, with highs around 38°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 28°C. On the 18th (Tue), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Lagos

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Lekki, Badagry, Abeokuta, Ndubuisi Kanu Park, Hi-Impact Planet Amusement Park and Resort
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Lekki Conservation Centre ©
Lekki Conservation Centre
Nike Art Gallery ©
Nike Art Gallery
Mindscape Childrens Museum ©
Mindscape Childrens Museum

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