37 days in Nigeria Itinerary

37 days in Nigeria Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Lagos
— 6 nights
2
Ibadan
— 4 nights
3
Idanre
— 1 night
4
Osogbo
— 3 nights
5
Kaduna
— 3 nights
6
Bauchi
— 3 nights
7
Abuja
— 5 nights
8
Calabar
— 3 nights
9
Badagry
— 1 night
10
Adamawa State
— 1 night
11
Kano
— 2 nights
12
Benin City
— 1 night

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 LUFASI Nature Park. Popular historic sites such as Freedom Park Lagos and The Cathedral Church of Christ are in your itinerary. Explore Lagos' surroundings by going to Johnson Jakande Tinubu Park (in Ikeja), Lekki (The Henna Place & LSP Paintball) and Ndubuisi Kanu Park (in Alausa). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Elegushi Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Mosque of Lagos, get outside with Tarkwa Bay Beach, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Lagos sightseeing planning site.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiport is Murtala Muhammed International Airport. In October in Lagos, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Ibadan.

Things to do in Lagos

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lekki, Johnson Jakande Tinubu Park, Ndubuisi Kanu 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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Ado Awaye Mountains and Suspended Lakes and Bower's Tower. Go for a jaunt from Ibadan to Abeokuta to see Olumo Rock about 1h 35 min away. The adventure continues: get to know the resident critters at UI Zoo and admire the natural beauty at Agodi Gardens.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Ibadan day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Lagos to Ibadan takes 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Ibadan can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. You'll set off for Idanre on the 11th (Sun).

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 (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Idanre Hills.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, 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 (Mon) 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. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Erin Ijesha Waterfall (Olumirin Waterfalls) and National Museum.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Osogbo trip tool.

Getting from Idanre to Osogbo by car takes about 3 hours. You will leave for Kaduna on the 15th (Thu).

Things to do in Osogbo

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Erin Ijesha Waterfall (Olumirin Waterfalls), National Museum
Highlights from your plan
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.

To find maps, more things to do, 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 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train; or drive. You'll set off for Bauchi on the 18th (Sun).

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 other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, 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 (Wed).

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to An Noor Mosque and Gurara Waterfalls. Do some cultural sightseeing at Thought Pyramid Art Centre and Nike Art Gallery. Get out of town with these interesting Abuja side-trips: Gurara Waterfalls (in Minna) and Zuma Rock (in Madalla). Next up on the itinerary: sample the tasty concoctions at Bature Brewery, buy something for everyone on your list at Jabi Lake Mall, explore the activities along Jabi Lake, and stop by Abuja Arts & Crafts Village.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Abuja day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Bauchi to Abuja takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. October in Abuja sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Calabar.

Things to do in Abuja

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Gurara Waterfalls, Gurara Waterfalls, Zuma Rock
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.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Calabar trip maker website.

You can fly from Abuja to Calabar in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. On the 29th (Thu), 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 (Fri): 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 other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Badagry tour planner.

You can fly from Calabar to Badagry in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or drive. October in Badagry sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) 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 (Sat): steep yourself in history at Sukur.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, 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 (Sun), 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 Dala Hill. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Gidan Makama Museum, hunt for treasures at Kurmi Market, get advice or help at Murtala Muhammed Library, and buy something for everyone on your list at Ado Bayero Mall.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, 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 °F in November, and nighttime lows around °F. On the 4th (Wed), 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 (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Benin National Museum, head outdoors with ukponahusi Edun, and then immerse yourself in nature at Okomu National Park. On the 6th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at W National Park and then contemplate the waterfront views at Mono River.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Benin City day trip website.

Getting from Kano to Benin City by car takes about 13 hours. Other options: fly. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Kano in November: highs in Benin City hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive 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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