11 days in Nigeria Itinerary

11 days in Nigeria Itinerary

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11 days in Nigeria Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  13 h 15 min
1
Lagos
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h
2
Benin City
— 1 night
Fly + Taxi:  1 h 45 min
3
Abuja
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  3 h
4
Abeokuta
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  23 h 30 min
End: New York City

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.
Family-friendly places like Elegushi Beach and Omu Resort will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Lekki Conservation Centre, contemplate the long history of Freedom Park, hunt for treasures at Lekki Market, and buy something for everyone on your list at Ikeja City Mall.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Lagos vacation app .

New York City, USA to Lagos is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Lagos is 6 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Benin City.

Things to do in Lagos

Parks Shopping Theme Parks
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Lekki Conservation Centre ©
Lekki Conservation Centre
Elegushi Beach ©
Elegushi Beach
Freedom Park Lagos ©
Freedom Park Lagos

1
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Benin City

Benin City ©
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Benin National Museum and then explore the striking landscape of W National Park.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Benin City attractions planner .

You can fly from Lagos to Benin City in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daytime highs in Benin City are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Abuja.

Things to do in Benin City

Parks Nature Museums
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W National Park ©
W National Park
Benin National Museum ©
Benin National Museum

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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.
Go for a jaunt from Abuja to Madalla to see Zuma Rock about 50 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Jabi Lake, browse the different shops at Grand Towers Abuja Mall, look for gifts at Abuja Arts & Crafts Village, and don't miss a visit to Abuja National Mosque.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Abuja trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Benin City to Abuja takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Benin City in July, plan for little chillier nights in Abuja, with lows around 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Abeokuta.

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
Zuma Rock ©
Zuma Rock

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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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): get advice or help at Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library and then make a trip to Olumo Rock.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Abeokuta holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Abuja to Abeokuta takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and taxi; or drive. In August in Abeokuta, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 74°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.
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Olumo Rock ©
Olumo Rock
Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library ©

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