19 days in Abuja & Lagos State Itinerary

19 days in Abuja & Lagos State Itinerary

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19 days in Abuja & Lagos State Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  20 h 45 min
1
Abuja
— 6 nights
Taxi + Fly:  1 h 45 min
2
Lagos
— 11 nights
Fly:  20 h 30 min
End: Newark

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.
When in Abuja, make a side trip to see Zuma Rock in Madalla, approximately Madalla away. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Abuja National Mosque, pause for some serene contemplation at All Saints Anglican Church, contemplate the waterfront views at Jabi Lake, and buy something for everyone on your list at Dunes.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Abuja day trip planning tool .

Newark, USA to Abuja is an approximately 21-hour flight. Traveling from Newark to Abuja, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Newark in January, things will get much hotter in Abuja: highs are around 93°F and lows about 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Lagos.

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

11
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lagos: Badagry Slave Museum and Black History Museum (in Badagry) and Lekki (LSP Paintball & The Henna Place). Spend the 2nd (Sun) jumping from game to game at Omu Resort. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Lekki Conservation Centre, browse the eclectic array of goods at Lekki Market, kick back and relax at Elegushi Beach, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Cathedral Church of Christ.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Lagos online trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Abuja to Lagos in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Abuja in January, expect a bit warmer with lows of 75°F in Lagos. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lagos

Shopping Museums Parks

Side Trips

Lekki, Badagry Slave Museum and Black History Museum, Johnson Jakande Tinubu Park
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Ikeja City Mall ©
Ikeja City Mall
Lekki Conservation Centre ©
Lekki Conservation Centre
Freedom Park Lagos ©
Freedom Park Lagos

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