37 days in Nigeria Itinerary

37 days in Nigeria Itinerary

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Start: Lagos
1
Lagos
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Ibadan
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Idanre
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
4
Osogbo
— 3 nights
Drive:  8 h 30 min
5
Kaduna
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 45 min
6
Bauchi
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h
7
Abuja
— 5 nights
Drive:  10 h 45 min
8
Calabar
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  2 h
9
Badagry
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  7 h 30 min
10
Adamawa State
— 1 night
Drive:  7 h 30 min
11
Kano
— 2 nights
Drive:  12 h 45 min
12
Benin City
— 1 night
Fly:  1 h
End: Lagos

6
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes GET Arena, Dreamworld Africana and Escape Room Nigeria. Step out of the city life by going to Lekki Conservation Centre and Elegushi Beach. Popular historic sites such as Freedom Park Lagos and Central Mosque of Lagos are in your itinerary. Explore Lagos' surroundings by going to Johnson Jakande Tinubu Park (in Ikeja) and Lekki (The Henna Place & LSP Paintball). There's much more to do: view the masterpieces at Red Door Art Gallery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Church of Christ, have fun and explore at Mindscape Childrens Museum, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Lagos road trip planning website.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiport is Murtala Muhammed International Airport. In May, daytime highs in Lagos are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Ibadan.

Things to do in Lagos

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lekki, Ndubuisi Kanu Park, Johnson Jakande Tinubu Park
Highlights from your plan
Elegushi Beach ©
Elegushi Beach
Lekki Conservation Centre ©
Lekki Conservation Centre
Freedom Park Lagos ©
Freedom Park Lagos

4
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ado Awaye Mountains and Suspended Lakes and UI Zoo. Step out of Ibadan to go to Abeokuta and see Olumo Rock, which is approximately 1h 35 min away. It doesn't end there: make a trip to Bower's Tower and admire the natural beauty at Agodi Gardens.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Ibadan online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Lagos to Ibadan takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in May, and nighttime lows around 76°F. You'll set off for Idanre on the 11th (Mon).

Things to do in Ibadan

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Olumo Rock
Highlights from your plan
Agodi Gardens ©
Agodi Gardens
Olumo Rock ©
Olumo Rock
Bower's Tower ©
Bower's Tower

1
night
Idanre

Idanre
Idanre is an ancient historic town located on a scenic hilly area. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Idanre Hills.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Idanre trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ibadan to Idanre takes 4 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Osogbo.

Things to do in Idanre

Nature Parks

3
nights
Osogbo

Osogbo ©
Osogbo is the state capital city of Osun. Do some cultural sightseeing at Osun-Osogbo Sacred Grove and Nike Art Centre. Step out of Osogbo to go to Ijebu-Jesa and see Erin Ijesha Waterfall (Olumirin Waterfalls), which is approximately 1h 20 min away.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Osogbo visit planning website.

Getting from Idanre to Osogbo by car takes about 3 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Kaduna.

Things to do in Osogbo

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Erin Ijesha Waterfall (Olumirin Waterfalls)
Highlights from your plan
Erin Ijesha Waterfall (Olumirin Waterfalls) ©
Erin Ijesha Waterfall (Olumirin Waterfalls)
Osun-Osogbo Sacred Grove ©
Osun-Osogbo Sacred Grove
Nike Art Centre ©
Nike Art Centre

3
nights
Kaduna

Kaduna ©
Kaduna is the state capital of Kaduna State in north-western Nigeria, on the Kaduna River, is a trade center and a major transportation hub for the surrounding agricultural areas with its rail and road junction. Kaduna is known for historic sites and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Kajuru Castle.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Kaduna online attractions planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Osogbo to Kaduna in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train; or drive. You'll set off for Bauchi on the 18th (Mon).

Things to do in Kaduna

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kajuru Castle ©
Kajuru Castle

3
nights
Bauchi

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. Bauchi is known for wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Yankari Game Reserve.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Bauchi tour itinerary app.

You can drive from Kaduna to Bauchi in 6 hours. Another option is to take a train. You will leave for Abuja on the 21st (Thu).

Things to do in Bauchi

Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Yankari Game Reserve ©
Yankari Game Reserve

5
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.
An Noor Mosque and All Saints Anglican Church will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from the city and head to Gurara Waterfalls and Zuma Rock. When in Abuja, make a side trip to see Gurara Waterfalls in Minna, approximately Minna away. There's much more to do: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bature Brewery, look for gifts at Abuja Arts & Crafts Village, make a trip to Abuja National Mosque, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Abuja trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Bauchi to Abuja in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, and flight. In May, daily temperatures in Abuja can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Calabar.

Things to do in Abuja

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Zuma Rock, Gurara Waterfalls, Gurara Waterfalls
Highlights from your plan
Abuja National Mosque ©
Abuja National Mosque
Gurara Waterfalls ©
Gurara Waterfalls
An Noor Mosque ©
An Noor Mosque

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Slave History Museum and Kwa Falls. There's more to do: stop by Tinapa.

For photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Calabar trip maker website.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Abuja to Calabar in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. On the 29th (Fri), you're off to Badagry.

Things to do in Calabar

Shopping Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Tinapa ©
Tinapa
Slave History Museum ©
Slave History Museum
Kwa Falls ©
Kwa Falls

1
night
Badagry

Badagry ©
Badagry is a coastal town and local government area in Lagos State, Nigeria. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Badagry Slave Museum and Black History Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Gberefu Island (Point of No Return), and then contemplate the long history of Badagry Building.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Badagry tour planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Calabar to Badagry in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. May in Badagry sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 76°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Adamawa State.

Things to do in Badagry

Historic Sites Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Badagry Building ©
Badagry Building
Badagry Slave Museum and Black History Museum ©

1
night
Adamawa State

Adamawa State ©
You've now added Sukur to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): steep yourself in history at Sukur.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Adamawa State visit planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Badagry to Adamawa State. On the 1st (Mon), you'll travel to Kano.

Things to do in Adamawa State

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Sukur ©
Sukur

2
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.
Gidan Dan Hausa has been added to your itinerary. Step off the beaten path and head to Emir's Palace and Murtala Muhammed Library. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Dala Hill, hunt for treasures at Kurmi Market, buy something for everyone on your list at Ado Bayero Mall, and see the interesting displays at Gidan Makama Museum.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kano vacation planning website.

Traveling by car from Adamawa State to Kano takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 93°F in June, and nighttime lows around 77°F. On the 4th (Thu), you'll travel to Benin City.

Things to do in Kano

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Gidan Dan Hausa ©
Gidan Dan Hausa
Emir's Palace ©
Emir's Palace
Gidan Makama Museum ©
Gidan Makama Museum

1
night
Benin City

Benin City ©
W National Park has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Benin National Museum and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at W National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: immerse yourself in nature at Okomu National Park and then head outdoors with ukponahusi Edun.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Benin City visit planner.

You can drive from Kano to Benin City in 13 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of flight and taxi. Traveling from Kano in June, expect nights in Benin City to be about the same, around 79°F, while days are little chillier, around 82°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Benin City

Nature Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
W National Park ©
W National Park
Okomu National Park ©
Okomu National Park
Benin National Museum ©
Benin National Museum

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