17 days in Nigeria Itinerary

17 days in Nigeria Itinerary

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17 days in Nigeria Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly + Drive:  11​h 45​min
1
Abeokuta
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Ibadan
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Osogbo
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  3​h
4
Abuja
— 5 nights
Taxi + Fly:  1​h 45​min
5
Benin City
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h
6
Lagos
— 5 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Amsterdam

1
night
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 25th (Sat): get your bearings at Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library and then don't miss a visit to Olumo Rock.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Abeokuta attractions planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Abeokuta is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and car. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in January, with highs in Abeokuta at 39°C and lows at 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive to Ibadan.
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Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library ©
Olumo Rock ©
Olumo Rock

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Ado Awaye Mountains and Suspended Lakes. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy breathtaking views from Bower's Tower, then take in nature's colorful creations at Agodi Gardens, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at UI Zoo.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Ibadan sightseeing site .

You can drive from Abeokuta to Ibadan in 1.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to drive 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

1
night
Osogbo

Osogbo ©
Osogbo is the state capital city of Osun. Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Nike Art Centre and then contemplate the long history of Osun-Osogbo Sacred Grove.

To find other places to visit, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Osogbo trip planner.

Getting from Ibadan to Osogbo by car takes about 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Abuja.

Things to do in Osogbo

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Find places to stay Jan 27 — 28:
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Osun-Osogbo Sacred Grove ©
Osun-Osogbo Sacred Grove
Nike Art Centre ©
Nike Art Centre

5
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: don't miss a visit to Abuja National Mosque, buy something for everyone on your list at Jabi Lake Mall, take in the architecture and atmosphere at All Saints Anglican Church, and look for gifts at Abuja Arts & Crafts Village.

To see traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Abuja trip itinerary website .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Osogbo to Abuja takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and shuttle. January in Abuja sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Benin City.

Things to do in Abuja

Shopping Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 28 — Feb 2:
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Abuja National Mosque ©
Abuja National Mosque
Jabi Lake ©
Jabi Lake
Abuja Arts & Crafts Village ©
Abuja Arts & Crafts Village

2
nights
Benin City

Benin City ©
On the 3rd (Mon), get engrossed in the history at Benin National Museum and then explore the striking landscape of W National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Tue): immerse yourself in nature at Okomu National Park and then contemplate the waterfront views at Mono River.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Benin City trip itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Abuja to Benin City in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Abuja in February, plan for little chillier days in Benin City, with highs around 35°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Lagos.

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
Mono River ©
Mono River

5
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). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Lekki Conservation Centre, buy something for everyone on your list at Ikeja City Mall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Synagogue Church Of all Nations, and pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Church of Christ.

To find photos, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Lagos day trip tool .

Fly from Benin City to Lagos in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Benin City in February, plan for somewhat warmer days in Lagos, with highs around 39°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Lagos

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

The Henna Place
Find places to stay Feb 4 — 9:
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Lekki Conservation Centre ©
Lekki Conservation Centre
Freedom Park Lagos ©
Freedom Park Lagos
Ikeja City Mall ©
Ikeja City Mall

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