33 days in Nigeria Itinerary

33 days in Nigeria Itinerary

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Fly to Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Drive to Abeokuta
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Abeokuta
— 3 nights
Drive
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Ibadan
— 2 nights
Drive
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Osogbo
— 5 nights
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Taxi to Lagos, Fly to Owerri, Taxi to Calabar
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Calabar
— 3 nights
Taxi to Port Harcourt, Fly to Abuja
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Abuja
— 6 nights
Fly
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Bauchi
— 1 night
Drive
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Kano
— 3 nights
Fly
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Lagos
— 9 nights
Fly

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Abeokuta

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.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Abeokuta holiday builder tool.

Atlanta, USA to Abeokuta is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to West Africa Standard Time is 6 hours. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Atlanta in December: high temperatures in Abeokuta hover around 93°F and lows are around 74°F. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Thu) before leaving for Ibadan.
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 17:

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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 18th (Fri): get to know the resident critters at UI Zoo, admire the natural beauty at Agodi Gardens, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Bower's Tower. On the 19th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Ado Awaye Mountains and Suspended Lakes.

For other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Ibadan vacation planner.

Getting from Abeokuta to Ibadan by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: fly. December in Ibadan sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 78°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Osogbo.

Things to do in Ibadan

Parks · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 19:

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Osogbo

Osogbo is the state capital city of Osun. Explore Osogbo's surroundings by going to National Museum (in Esie), Erin Ijesha Waterfall (Olumirin Waterfalls) (in Ijebu-Jesa) and Palms Shopping Mall (in Ilorin). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Osun-Osogbo Sacred Grove, explore the world behind art at Nike Art Centre, and take in the natural beauty of Ikogosi Warm Springs.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Osogbo day trip planning site.

You can drive from Ibadan to Osogbo in 1.5 hours. On the 24th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Calabar.

Things to do in Osogbo

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 19 — 24:

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Calabar

Canaan City

One of the oldest trading centers in Nigeria, Calabar has retained a great number of colonial buildings, especially in the older parts of the city.
Calabar is known for shopping, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Slave History Museum, take in the dramatic scenery at Kwa Falls, and look for gifts at Tinapa.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Calabar planning website.

Getting from Osogbo to Calabar by combination of taxi and flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and taxi. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Abuja.

Things to do in Calabar

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 27:

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Abuja

The capital city of Nigeria, Abuja dates back to the 1980s, and in 2010 it represented the world's fastest-growing city.
Take a break from Abuja with a short trip to Zuma Rock in Madalla, about 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Jabi Lake, sample the tasty concoctions at Bature Brewery, look for gifts at Abuja Arts & Crafts Village, and buy something for everyone on your list at Jabi Lake Mall.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Abuja trip planning website.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Calabar to Abuja in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In December, plan for daily highs up to 92°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Bauchi.

Things to do in Abuja

Shopping · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 27 — Jan 2:

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Bauchi

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. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Yankari Game Reserve.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Bauchi holiday builder.

You can fly from Abuja to Bauchi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can drive to Kano.

Things to do in Bauchi

Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 3:
Highlights from your trip

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Kano

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: examine the collection at Gidan Dan Hausa, buy something for everyone on your list at Ado Bayero Mall, get your bearings at Murtala Muhammed Library, and don't miss a visit to Dala Hill.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Kano tour itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Bauchi to Kano takes 4.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Kano can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Lagos.

Things to do in Kano

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 6:

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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.
Explore Lagos' surroundings by going to Badagry (Gberefu Island (Point of No Return) & Badagry Slave Museum and Black History Museum) and Lekki (Dreamworld Africana & The Henna Place). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Lekki Conservation Centre, pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Church of Christ, browse the different shops at Ikeja City Mall, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Lekki Market.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Lagos itinerary app.

Fly from Kano to Lagos in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Kano in January, expect Lagos to be a bit warmer, temps between 93°F and 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lagos

Shopping · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 6 — 15:

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.