11 days in Nigeria Itinerary

11 days in Nigeria Itinerary

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11 days in Nigeria Itinerary

Start: Tampa, Florida
Fly:  20 h 45 min
1
Lagos
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  1 h 45 min
2
Abuja
— 4 nights
Fly + Taxi:  3 h
3
Abeokuta
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  22 h
End: Tampa, Florida

3
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 a short trip to The Henna Place in Lekki (about 38 minutes away). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Lekki Conservation Centre, browse the different shops at Ikeja City Mall, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Church of Christ, and get outside with Elegushi Beach.

To see photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Lagos trip planning site .

Tampa, USA to Lagos is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Western African Time is 6 hours. When traveling from Tampa in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Lagos, with highs around 86°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Abuja.

Things to do in Lagos

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trip

The Henna Place
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Lekki Conservation Centre ©
Lekki Conservation Centre
Freedom Park Lagos ©
Freedom Park Lagos
Elegushi Beach ©
Elegushi Beach

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.
Abuja is known for shopping, nature, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Abuja National Mosque, buy something for everyone on your list at Grand Towers Abuja Mall, view the masterpieces at Nike Art Gallery, and admire the engineering at Usuma Dam.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Abuja online vacation planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Lagos to Abuja takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or drive. June in Abuja sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Abeokuta.

Things to do in Abuja

Shopping Parks Nature
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Abuja National Mosque ©
Abuja National Mosque
Jabi Lake ©
Jabi Lake
Abuja Arts & Crafts Village ©
Abuja Arts & Crafts Village

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.
On the 3rd (Fri), get advice or help at Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library and then don't miss a visit to Olumo Rock.

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You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Abuja to Abeokuta in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and taxi; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Abeokuta can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.
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Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library ©
Olumo Rock ©
Olumo Rock

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