8 days in Nigeria Itinerary

8 days in Nigeria Itinerary

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8 days in Nigeria Itinerary

Start: Lagos
1
Lagos
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 15​min
2
Ilorin
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  2​h
3
Abuja
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
4
Kaduna
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  2​h 15​min
End: Lagos

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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.
On the 23rd (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at LUFASI Nature Park and then kick back and relax at Tarkwa Bay Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Wed): look for gifts at The Henna Place, explore the engaging exhibits at Mindscape Childrens Museum, then have some family-friendly fun at Funfactory, and finally view the masterpieces at Red Door Art Gallery.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Lagos travel itinerary planner .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Lagos. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in April, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ilorin.

Things to do in Lagos

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Lekki
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Tarkwa Bay Beach ©
Tarkwa Bay Beach
Mindscape Childrens Museum ©
Mindscape Childrens Museum
Funfactory ©
Funfactory

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Ilorin

Ilorin
Ilorin is the state capital of Kwara in Western Nigeria. On the 25th (Thu), buy something for everyone on your list at Palms Shopping Mall.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Ilorin trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Lagos to Ilorin takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in April, and nighttime lows around 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Abuja.

Things to do in Ilorin

Shopping
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Abuja

The capital city of Nigeria, Abuja dates back to the 1980s, and in 2010 it represented the world's fastest-growing city.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Spas and Thought Pyramid Art Centre. Explore Abuja's surroundings by going to Zuma Rock (in Madalla) and Gurara Waterfalls (in Gurara). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at An Noor Mosque, browse the different shops at Jabi Lake Mall, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bature Brewery, and don't miss a visit to Abuja National Mosque.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Abuja online journey maker .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Ilorin to Abuja in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kaduna.

Things to do in Abuja

Shopping Nature Parks

Side Trips

Gurara Waterfalls, Zuma Rock
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Spas
An Noor Mosque ©
An Noor Mosque
Gurara Waterfalls ©
Gurara Waterfalls

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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 30th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Kajuru Castle.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Kaduna trip planner .

Traveling by train from Abuja to Kaduna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kaduna

Historic Sites
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Kajuru Castle ©
Kajuru Castle

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