37 days in Nigeria Itinerary

37 days in Nigeria Itinerary

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37 days in Nigeria Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  18​h 30​min
1
Badagry
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  2​h
2
Calabar
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  1​h 45​min
3
Abuja
— 6 nights
Taxi + Fly:  2​h 15​min
4
Gombe State
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
5
Kano
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  3​h 15​min
6
Abeokuta
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Ibadan
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Osogbo
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  3​h 30​min
9
Benin City
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h
10
Lagos
— 8 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Newark

2
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.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Badagry travel route planner .

Newark, USA to Badagry is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Western African Time (WAT), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Newark in November: high temperatures in Badagry hover around 90°F and lows are around 76°F. On the 28th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Calabar.

Things to do in Badagry

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Nov 26 — 28:
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Badagry Building ©
Badagry Building

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.
Calabar is known for shopping, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stop by Tinapa, admire the sheer force of Kwa Falls, and examine the collection at Slave History Museum.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Calabar online sightseeing planner .

Getting from Badagry to Calabar by combination of taxi and flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. On the 1st (Sun), you're off toAbuja.

Things to do in Calabar

Shopping Museums Parks
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Tinapa ©
Tinapa
Slave History Museum ©
Slave History Museum
Kwa Falls ©
Kwa Falls

6
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Zuma Rock in Madalla (about 50 minutes away). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Abuja National Mosque, explore the activities along Jabi Lake, look for gifts at Abuja Arts & Crafts Village, and take in the spiritual surroundings of An Noor Mosque.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Abuja trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Calabar to Abuja in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 92°F in December, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough 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
Abuja Arts & Crafts Village ©
Abuja Arts & Crafts Village

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. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Yankari National Park.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Gombe State trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Abuja to Gombe State takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Abuja in December, expect nights in Gombe State to be somewhat warmer, around 77°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 82°F. On the 9th (Mon), you'll travel to Kano.

Things to do in Gombe State

Parks Nature
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Yankari National Park ©
Yankari National Park

3
nights
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 striking features of Emir's Palace, see the interesting displays at Gidan Makama Museum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Kurmi Market, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Mosque.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Kano trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Gombe State to Kano in 6 hours. Traveling from Gombe State in December, plan for slightly colder nights in Kano, with lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Abeokuta.

Things to do in Kano

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 9 — 12:
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Emir's Palace ©
Emir's Palace
Gidan Dan Hausa ©
Gidan Dan Hausa
Dala Hill ©
Dala Hill

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): get lost in a book at Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library and then make a trip to Olumo Rock.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Abeokuta day trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Kano to Abeokuta in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Kano in December, expect Abeokuta to be somewhat warmer, temps between 93°F and 74°F. On the 14th (Sat), you're off toIbadan.
Find places to stay Dec 12 — 14:
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Olumo Rock ©
Olumo Rock
Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library ©

3
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, zoos & aquariums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Agodi Gardens, admire nature's wide array of creatures at UI Zoo, look for all kinds of wild species at Ado Awaye Mountains and Suspended Lakes, and make a trip to Bower's Tower.

To find reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Ibadan sightseeing planner .

Getting from Abeokuta to Ibadan by car takes about 1.5 hours. December in Ibadan sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 78°F at night. On the 17th (Tue), you'll travel to Osogbo.

Things to do in Ibadan

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

3
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). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Osun-Osogbo Sacred Grove and admire the masterpieces at Nike Art Centre.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Osogbo trip planner .

Getting from Ibadan to Osogbo by car takes about 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Benin City.

Things to do in Osogbo

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

National Museum, 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
Nike Art Centre ©
Nike Art Centre

3
nights
Benin City

Benin City ©
Benin City is known for nightlife, museums, nature, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of W National Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Mono River, admire the majestic nature at Okomu National Park, and head outdoors with ukponahusi Edun.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Benin City driving holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Osogbo to Benin City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. December in Benin City sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 80°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Lagos.

Things to do in Benin City

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 23:
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W National Park ©
W National Park
Benin National Museum ©
Benin National Museum
Mono River ©
Mono River

8
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lagos: Lekki (The Henna Place & LSP Paintball). Spend the 28th (Sat) jumping from game to game at Omu Resort. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Lekki Conservation Centre, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Cathedral Church of Christ, hunt for treasures at Lekki Market, and kick back and relax at Elegushi Beach.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Lagos trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Benin City to Lagos by flight takes about an hour. Other options: drive. Traveling from Benin City in December, you will find days in Lagos are somewhat warmer (93°F), and nights are little chillier (74°F). On the 31st (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Lagos

Parks Shopping Fun & Games

Side Trip

Lekki
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Lekki Conservation Centre ©
Lekki Conservation Centre
Freedom Park ©
Freedom Park
Ikeja City Mall ©
Ikeja City Mall

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