5 days in Lagos & Abidjan Itinerary

5 days in Lagos & Abidjan Itinerary

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5 days in Lagos & Abidjan Itinerary

Start: Lagos, Nigeria
Lagos, Nigeria
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
Abidjan, Ivory Coast
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Lagos, Nigeria

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Lekki Conservation Centre and then kick back and relax at Elegushi Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Thu): browse the different shops at Ikeja City Mall, browse the eclectic array of goods at Lekki Market, and then contemplate the long history of Freedom Park.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Lagos trip planning tool .

If you are flying in from Nigeria, the closest major airport is Murtala Muhammed International Airport. In November, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Abidjan.

Things to do in Lagos

Parks Shopping Beaches
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Lekki Conservation Centre ©
Lekki Conservation Centre
Freedom Park ©
Freedom Park
Ikeja City Mall ©
Ikeja City Mall

Abidjan, Ivory Coast

Abidjan ©
As Cote d'Ivoire's largest city and economic hub, Abidjan boasts the reputation of West Africa's party capital, while its rich culture remains evident in its numerous film festivals and a booming music scene.
Change things up with a short trip to Musee National des Costumes in Grand Bassam (about 58 minutes away). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin botanique de Bingerville, have some family-friendly fun at Dream Zone Virtual Reality, and take a stroll through The Plateau.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Abidjan trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Lagos to Abidjan takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Lagos to Abidjan. In November, daytime highs in Abidjan are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Abidjan

Shopping Parks Museums

Side Trip

Musee National des Costumes
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St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral
The Plateau ©
The Plateau
Banco National Park ©
Banco National Park