30 days in Nigeria Itinerary

30 days in Nigeria Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Nigeria visit planner

Make it your trip
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Lagos
— 7 nights
Drive
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Abeokuta
— 3 nights
Drive
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Ibadan
— 3 nights
Drive
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Osogbo
— 5 nights
Taxi to Lagos, Fly to Kano
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Kano
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bauchi
— 1 night
Fly
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Abuja
— 7 nights
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Lagos

— 7 nights
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 (Dreamworld Africana & The Henna Place) and Ndubuisi Kanu Park (in Alausa). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Freedom Park Lagos, get outside with Tarkwa Bay Beach, browse the different shops at Ikeja City Mall, and enjoy the sand and surf at Elegushi Beach.

To find out how to plan a trip to Lagos, use our trip itinerary maker.

Exeter, UK to Lagos is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Exeter to Lagos. Traveling from Exeter in November, expect nights in Lagos to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 38°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Abeokuta.

Things to do in Lagos

Parks · Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 1 — 8:

Abeokuta

— 3 nights
The capital of southwestern Nigeria and Ogun State, quaint Abeokuta lies on a wooded savannah area and encircling a group of rocky outcroppings.
Abeokuta is known for . Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Olumo Rock and get advice or help at Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Abeokuta trip builder website.

Getting from Lagos to Abeokuta by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and taxi. In November, daytime highs in Abeokuta are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Ibadan.
Find places to stay Nov 8 — 11:

Ibadan

— 3 nights
In Ibadan urban meets traditional--Islamic and local traditional religious festivals color the city in contrast to its commercial centers, company offices, and skyscrapers.
Go for a jaunt from Ibadan to Ijebu-Ode to see Dee Peak Spa about 1h 25 min away. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Agodi Gardens, take in panoramic vistas at Bower's Tower, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at UI Zoo, and identify plant and animal life at Ado Awaye Mountains and Suspended Lakes.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Ibadan day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Abeokuta to Ibadan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In November, daytime highs in Ibadan are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to Osogbo.

Things to do in Ibadan

Parks · Spas · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 11 — 14:

Osogbo

— 5 nights
Osogbo is the state capital city of Osun. Get out of town with these interesting Osogbo side-trips: Palms Shopping Mall (in Ilorin), National Museum (in Esie) and Erin Ijesha Waterfall (Olumirin Waterfalls) (in Ijebu-Jesa). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Osun-Osogbo Sacred Grove, take in the natural beauty of Ikogosi Warm Springs, and explore the world behind art at Nike Art Centre.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Osogbo trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Ibadan to Osogbo takes 1.5 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Fri) before leaving for Kano.

Things to do in Osogbo

Nature · Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 14 — 19:

Kano

— 3 nights
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: see the interesting displays at Gidan Dan Hausa, admire the striking features of Emir's Palace, hunt for treasures at Kurmi Market, and browse the different shops at Ado Bayero Mall.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Kano trip planning tool.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Osogbo to Kano in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In November in Kano, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Bauchi.

Things to do in Kano

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 19 — 22:

Bauchi

— 1 night
Bauchi is a city in northeast Nigeria, the capital of Bauchi State, of the Bauchi Local Government Area within that State, and of the traditional Bauchi Emirate. On the 23rd (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Yankari Game Reserve.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Bauchi trip builder website.

Drive from Kano to Bauchi in 4.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Abuja.

Things to do in Bauchi

Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Nov 22 — 23:
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Abuja

— 7 nights
The capital city of Nigeria, Abuja dates back to the 1980s, and in 2010 it represented the world's fastest-growing city.
Step out of Abuja with an excursion to Zuma Rock in Madalla--about 50 minutes away. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Jabi Lake, browse the different shops at Jabi Lake Mall, admire the engineering at Usuma Dam, and don't miss a visit to Jabi Boat Club.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Abuja online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Bauchi to Abuja by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Abuja can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Abuja

Shopping · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 23 — 30:

Nigeria travel guide

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Wildlife Areas · Shopping Malls · Historic Sites
Naija
With the largest population and economy on the continent, Nigeria plays a big part in the rise of African tourism. The country's cities and villages provide a glimpse into a culture rich in musical and culinary heritage. Visitors on vacation in Nigeria tend to explore the southern and central regions, where the lively urban areas give way to a wealth of protected rainforests and river deltas, home to traditional communities with proud and distinct cultural traditions.