60 days in Puerto Colombia & Nigeria Itinerary

60 days in Puerto Colombia & Nigeria Itinerary

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60 days in Puerto Colombia & Nigeria Itinerary

Start: Washington DC, United States
Fly + Drive:  12​h
1
Puerto Colombia, Colombia
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  29​h
2
Abeokuta, Nigeria
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Ibadan, Nigeria
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Osogbo, Nigeria
— 5 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Calabar, Nigeria
— 5 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 45​min
6
Abuja, Nigeria
— 6 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 15​min
7
Gombe State, Nigeria
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
8
Benin City, Nigeria
— 6 nights
Fly:  1​h
9
Lagos, Nigeria
— 13 nights
Fly + train:  16​h 15​min
End: Washington DC, United States

5
nights
Puerto Colombia, Colombia

Puerto Colombia ©
Venture out of the city with trips to Casa Museo Poeta Julio Florez (in Usiacuri), Plaza Principal de Baranoa (in Baranoa) and Juan de Acosta (Playas de Santa Veronica & Sombrero Vueltiao).

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Puerto Colombia travel planner .

Washington DC, USA to Puerto Colombia is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Washington DC in August, Puerto Colombia is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Abeokuta.

Things to do in Puerto Colombia

Outdoors Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

Galapa, Juan de Acosta, Centro Recreacional Turipana, Plaza Principal de Baranoa, Gran Plaza del Sol
Find places to stay Aug 22 — 27:
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Castillo de Salgar ©
Castillo de Salgar
Playas de Puerto Colombia ©
Playas de Puerto Colombia
Casa Museo Poeta Julio Florez ©
Casa Museo Poeta Julio Florez

6
nights
Abeokuta, Nigeria

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 browse the collection at Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Abeokuta holiday site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Puerto Colombia to Abeokuta. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Puerto Colombia to Abeokuta. Traveling from Puerto Colombia in August, expect nights in Abeokuta to be about the same, around 74°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 83°F. On the 4th (Sat), you're off toIbadan.
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Olumo Rock ©
Olumo Rock
Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library ©

6
nights
Ibadan, Nigeria

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 and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Agodi Gardens, enjoy breathtaking views from Bower's Tower, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ado Awaye Mountains and Suspended Lakes, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at UI Zoo.

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You can drive from Abeokuta to Ibadan in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in September, and nighttime lows around 75°F. On the 10th (Fri), you'll travel to Osogbo.

Things to do in Ibadan

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

5
nights
Osogbo, Nigeria

Osogbo ©
Osogbo is the state capital city of Osun. Get out of town with these interesting Osogbo side-trips: National Museum (in Esie), Palms Shopping Mall (in Ilorin) and Ikogosi Warm Springs (in Ikogosi). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Osun-Osogbo Sacred Grove, explore the world behind art at Nike Art Centre, and admire the sheer force of Erin Ijesha Waterfall (Olumirin Waterfalls).

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Osogbo trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Ibadan to Osogbo takes 1.5 hours. On the 15th (Wed), you'll travel to Calabar.

Things to do in Osogbo

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Palms Shopping Mall, Ikogosi Warm Springs, National Museum, Erin Ijesha Waterfall (Olumirin Waterfalls)
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 15:
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Osun-Osogbo Sacred Grove ©
Osun-Osogbo Sacred Grove
Nike Art Centre ©
Nike Art Centre

5
nights
Calabar, Nigeria

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Cross River National Park in Akampa (about 1h 50 min away). There's lots more to do: stop by Tinapa, examine the collection at Slave History Museum, and admire the sheer force of Kwa Falls.

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Do a combination of taxi and flight from Osogbo to Calabar in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and shuttle. On the 20th (Mon), you're off toAbuja.

Things to do in Calabar

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Cross River National Park
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 20:
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Kwa Falls ©
Kwa Falls
Tinapa ©
Tinapa
Slave History Museum ©
Slave History Museum

6
nights
Abuja, Nigeria

Abuja ©
The capital city of Nigeria, Abuja dates back to the 1980s, and in 2010 it represented the world's fastest-growing city.
Venture out of the city with trips to Zuma Rock (in Madalla) and Gurara Waterfalls (in Gurara). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Abuja National Mosque, buy something for everyone on your list at Jabi Lake Mall, contemplate the waterfront views at Jabi Lake, and take in the spiritual surroundings of An Noor Mosque.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Abuja online route planner .

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. September in Abuja sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Gombe State.

Things to do in Abuja

Parks Shopping Nature

Side Trips

Gurara Waterfalls, Zuma Rock
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 26:
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Abuja National Mosque ©
Abuja National Mosque
Jabi Lake ©
Jabi Lake
Usuma Dam ©
Usuma Dam

5
nights
Gombe State, Nigeria

Gombe State ©
Gombe, usually referred to as Gombe State to distinguish it from the city of Gombe, is located in the northeastern part of Nigeria, is one of the country's 36 states; its capital is Gombe. Spend the 27th (Mon) exploring nature at Yankari National Park.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Gombe State online road trip planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Abuja to Gombe State in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Gombe State when traveling from Abuja in September, with lows around 80°F. You'll set off for Benin City on the 1st (Fri).

Things to do in Gombe State

Nature Parks
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Yankari National Park ©
Yankari National Park

6
nights
Benin City, Nigeria

Benin City ©
Benin City is known for nightlife, museums, nature, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at W National Park, take an in-depth tour of Benin National Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Mono River, and immerse yourself in nature at Okomu National Park.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Benin City itinerary planner.

You can fly from Gombe State to Benin City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Traveling from Gombe State in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Benin City, with lows of 78°F. On the 7th (Thu), you'll travel to Lagos.

Things to do in Benin City

Nature Parks Outdoors
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W National Park ©
W National Park
Benin National Museum ©
Benin National Museum
Mono River ©
Mono River

13
nights
Lagos, Nigeria

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, LSP Paintball, & more) and Badagry (Gberefu Island (Point of No Return) & Badagry Slave Museum and Black History Museum). Pack the 11th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Omu Resort. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lekki Conservation Centre, kick back and relax at Tarkwa Bay Beach, buy something for everyone on your list at Ikeja City Mall, and pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Church of Christ.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Lagos trip itinerary site .

Traveling by flight from Benin City to Lagos takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. October in Lagos sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 75°F at night. On the 20th (Wed), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Lagos

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Lekki, Badagry, Johnson Jakande Tinubu Park, Ndubuisi Kanu Park
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 20:
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Lekki Conservation Centre ©
Lekki Conservation Centre
Freedom Park ©
Freedom Park
The Cathedral Church of Christ ©
The Cathedral Church of Christ

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