60 days in Nigeria Itinerary

60 days in Nigeria Itinerary

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60 days in Nigeria Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  32 h
1
Kano
— 5 nights
Fly + Taxi:  4 h 45 min
2
Osogbo
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Ibadan
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Abeokuta
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Badagry
— 5 nights
Taxi + Fly:  2 h
6
Calabar
— 5 nights
Fly + Taxi:  1 h 45 min
7
Abuja
— 6 nights
Taxi + Fly:  1 h 45 min
8
Benin City
— 5 nights
Fly:  1 h
9
Lagos
— 13 nights
Fly:  33 h
End: Brisbane

5
nights
Kano

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, get your bearings at Murtala Muhammed Library, admire the landmark architecture of Emir's Palace, and browse the different shops at Ado Bayero Mall.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kano online journey planner .

Brisbane, Australia to Kano is an approximately 32-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Brisbane to Kano. Traveling from Brisbane in February, expect nights in Kano to be a bit cooler, around 19°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 37°C. You'll set off for Osogbo on the 18th (Tue).

Things to do in Kano

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Emir's Palace ©
Emir's Palace
Gidan Dan Hausa ©
Gidan Dan Hausa
Dala Hill ©
Dala Hill

5
nights
Osogbo

Osogbo ©
Osogbo is the state capital city of Osun. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Osogbo: National Museum (in Esie), Erin Ijesha Waterfall (Olumirin Waterfalls) (in Ijebu-Jesa) and Palms Shopping Mall (in Ilorin). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Osun-Osogbo Sacred Grove, take in the natural beauty of Ikogosi Warm Springs, and admire the masterpieces at Nike Art Centre.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Osogbo day trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Kano to Osogbo takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll set off for Ibadan on the 23rd (Sun).

Things to do in Osogbo

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Palms Shopping Mall, Erin Ijesha Waterfall (Olumirin Waterfalls), Ikogosi Warm Springs
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Osun-Osogbo Sacred Grove ©
Osun-Osogbo Sacred Grove
Nike Art Centre ©
Nike Art Centre

6
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.
Ibadan is known for parks, zoos & aquariums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Agodi Gardens, don't miss a visit to Bower's Tower, get to know the resident critters at UI Zoo, and look for all kinds of wild species at Ado Awaye Mountains and Suspended Lakes.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Ibadan holiday builder app .

Traveling by car from Osogbo to Ibadan takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in February, and nighttime lows around 31°C. On the 29th (Sat), you'll travel to Abeokuta.

Things to do in Ibadan

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums
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Agodi Gardens ©
Agodi Gardens
Bower's Tower ©
Bower's Tower

6
nights
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.
Abeokuta is known for . Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Olumo Rock and get advice or help at Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Abeokuta travel route builder tool .

Getting from Ibadan to Abeokuta by car takes about 1.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Abeokuta can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. On the 6th (Fri), you're off to Badagry.
Find places to stay Feb 29 — Mar 6:
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Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library ©
Olumo Rock ©
Olumo Rock

5
nights
Badagry

Badagry ©
Badagry is a coastal town and local government area in Lagos State, Nigeria. Badagry is known for museums and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Badagry Slave Museum and Black History Museum, admire all the interesting features of Gberefu Island (Point of No Return), and contemplate the long history of Badagry Building.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Badagry trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Abeokuta to Badagry takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in March, and nighttime lows around 30°C. You will leave for Calabar on the 11th (Wed).

Things to do in Badagry

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Badagry Building ©
Badagry Building

5
nights
Calabar

Calabar ©
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.
Take a break from Calabar with a short trip to Cross River National Park in Akampa, about 1h 50 min away. And it doesn't end there: stop by Tinapa, examine the collection at Slave History Museum, and take in the dramatic scenery at Kwa Falls.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Calabar trip planning app .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Badagry to Calabar in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. You will leave for Abuja on the 16th (Mon).

Things to do in Calabar

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Cross River National Park
Find places to stay Mar 11 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Kwa Falls ©
Kwa Falls
Slave History Museum ©
Slave History Museum
Tinapa ©
Tinapa

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.
Step out of Abuja with an excursion to Zuma Rock in Madalla--about 50 minutes away. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Abuja National Mosque, stop by Abuja Arts & Crafts Village, see human ingenuity at work at Usuma Dam, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at An Noor Mosque.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Abuja vacation builder tool .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Calabar to Abuja in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. March in Abuja sees daily highs of 40°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Benin City.

Things to do in Abuja

Shopping Parks Nature

Side Trip

Zuma Rock
Find places to stay Mar 16 — 22:
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Abuja National Mosque ©
Abuja National Mosque
Jabi Lake ©
Jabi Lake
Abuja Arts & Crafts Village ©
Abuja Arts & Crafts Village

5
nights
Benin City

Benin City ©
Benin City is known for nightlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at W National Park, immerse yourself in nature at Okomu National Park, explore the activities along Mono River, and get engrossed in the history at Benin National Museum.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Benin City trip builder website .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Abuja to Benin City takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Abuja in March, you will find days in Benin City are a bit cooler (36°C), and nights are about the same (33°C). You will leave for Lagos on the 27th (Fri).

Things to do in Benin City

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Mar 22 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
W National Park ©
W National Park
Benin National Museum ©
Benin National Museum
Mono River ©
Mono River

13
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Lekki (The Henna Place, Eleko Beach, &more). Spend the 31st (Tue) jumping from game to game at Omu Resort. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Lekki Conservation Centre, pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Church of Christ, kick back and relax at Tarkwa Bay Beach, and browse the different shops at Ikeja City Mall.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Lagos online tour itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Benin City to Lagos takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in March, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lagos

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Lekki, Johnson Jakande Tinubu Park, Ndubuisi Kanu Park
Find places to stay Mar 27 — Apr 9:
Highlights from your plan
Lekki Conservation Centre ©
Lekki Conservation Centre
Elegushi Beach ©
Elegushi Beach
Freedom Park Lagos ©
Freedom Park Lagos

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