60 days in Nigeria Itinerary

60 days in Nigeria Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Nigeria trip itinerary planner

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Abuja
— 8 nights
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Bauchi
— 8 nights
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Kano
— 8 nights
Fly to Lagos, Taxi to Osogbo
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Osogbo
— 8 nights
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Ibadan
— 8 nights
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Abeokuta
— 8 nights
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Lagos
— 11 nights
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Abuja

— 8 nights
The capital city of Nigeria, Abuja dates back to the 1980s, and in 2010 it represented the world's fastest-growing city.
Explore Abuja's surroundings by going to Gurara Waterfalls (in Gurara), Zuma Rock (in Madalla) and Sarius Palmetum and Botanical Garden (in Kwali). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Jabi Lake, stop by Abuja Arts & Crafts Village, buy something for everyone on your list at Dunes, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bature Brewery.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Abuja road trip planning tool.

Exeter, UK to Abuja is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to West Africa Standard Time (WAT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Exeter in November, you will find days in Abuja are a bit warmer (38°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Bauchi.

Things to do in Abuja

Shopping · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 1 — 9:

Bauchi

— 8 nights
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. Bauchi is known for wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Yankari Game Reserve.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Bauchi day trip planning tool.

Getting from Abuja to Bauchi by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Wed) before leaving for Kano.

Things to do in Bauchi

Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Nov 9 — 17:
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Kano

— 8 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, make a trip to Dala Hill, get your bearings at Murtala Muhammed Library, and hunt for treasures at Kurmi Market.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kano itinerary maker.

You can drive from Bauchi to Kano in 4.5 hours. In November in Kano, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 19°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Thu) before leaving for Osogbo.

Things to do in Kano

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 17 — 25:

Osogbo

— 8 nights
Osogbo is the state capital city of Osun. Explore Osogbo's surroundings by going to Palms Shopping Mall (in Ilorin), Erin Ijesha Waterfall (Olumirin Waterfalls) (in Ijebu-Jesa) and National Museum (in Esie). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Osun-Osogbo Sacred Grove, take in the natural beauty of Ikogosi Warm Springs, and explore the galleries of Nike Art Centre.

For photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Osogbo trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Kano to Osogbo takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Fri) before leaving for Ibadan.

Things to do in Osogbo

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 25 — Dec 3:

Ibadan

— 8 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.
Step out of Ibadan to go to Ijebu-Ode and see Dee Peak Spa, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Agodi Gardens, identify plant and animal life at Ado Awaye Mountains and Suspended Lakes, take in panoramic vistas at Bower's Tower, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at UI Zoo.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Ibadan road trip app.

You can drive from Osogbo to Ibadan in 1.5 hours. December in Ibadan sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Sat) before leaving for Abeokuta.

Things to do in Ibadan

Parks · Spas · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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Abeokuta

— 8 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 your bearings at Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Abeokuta sightseeing site.

Drive from Ibadan to Abeokuta in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 27°C. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Lagos.
Find places to stay Dec 11 — 19:

Lagos

— 11 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Lagos side-trips: Lekki (The Henna Place, Dreamworld Africana, &more), Badagry (Gberefu Island (Point of No Return) & Badagry Slave Museum and Black History Museum) and Ndubuisi Kanu Park (in Alausa). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Freedom Park Lagos, see the interesting displays at The National Museum, browse the different shops at Ikeja City Mall, and look for all kinds of wild species at LUFASI Nature Park.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Lagos online trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Abeokuta to Lagos in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry. In December in Lagos, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lagos

Parks · Shopping · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 19 — 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.