51 days in Nigeria & Latvia Itinerary

51 days in Nigeria & Latvia Itinerary

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51 days in Nigeria & Latvia Itinerary

Start: Islamabad, Pakistan
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
Kano, Nigeria
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 15​min
2
Ibadan, Nigeria
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Lagos, Nigeria
— 7 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h
4
Benin City, Nigeria
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 45​min
5
Abuja, Nigeria
— 7 nights
Fly:  19​h 45​min
6
Liepaja, Latvia
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Ventspils, Latvia
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Riga, Latvia
— 11 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
9
Sigulda, Latvia
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h
10
Daugavpils, Latvia
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: Islamabad, Pakistan


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2
nights
Kano, Nigeria

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): steep yourself in history at Emir's Palace and then see the interesting displays at Gidan Makama Museum. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the different shops at Ado Bayero Mall, then see the interesting displays at Gidan Dan Hausa, and then make a trip to Dala Hill.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Kano holiday builder site .

Islamabad, Pakistan to Kano is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Islamabad to Kano. Traveling from Islamabad in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Kano, with lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Ibadan.

Things to do in Kano

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Gidan Dan Hausa ©
Gidan Dan Hausa
Gidan Makama Museum ©
Gidan Makama Museum
Emir's Palace ©
Emir's Palace

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Agodi Gardens and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at UI Zoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Bower's Tower and then look for all kinds of wild species at Ado Awaye Mountains and Suspended Lakes.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Ibadan travel planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Kano to Ibadan in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Kano, expect a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in Ibadan, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Lagos.

Things to do in Ibadan

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Agodi Gardens ©
Agodi Gardens
Bower's Tower ©
Bower's Tower

7
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Lekki Conservation Centre and Tarkwa Bay Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Badagry Slave Museum and Black History Museum and Gberefu Island (Point of No Return). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lagos: Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (in Abeokuta) and Lekki (LSP Paintball & The Henna Place). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Freedom Park, browse the exhibits of Alexis Galleries, see the interesting displays at Kalakuta Republic Museum, and walk around Johnson Jakande Tinubu Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Lagos travel itinerary planner .

Drive from Ibadan to Lagos in 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Benin City.

Things to do in Lagos

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lekki, Badagry, Johnson Jakande Tinubu Park, Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library
Highlights from your plan
Red Door Art Gallery ©
Red Door Art Gallery
Lekki Conservation Centre ©
Lekki Conservation Centre

2
nights
Benin City, Nigeria

Benin City ©
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): explore the activities along Mono River and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at W National Park. On the 14th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Benin National Museum and then immerse yourself in nature at Okomu National Park.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Benin City visit planner.

Getting from Lagos to Benin City by flight takes about an hour. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in October, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Abuja.

Things to do in Benin City

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

7
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.
Let the collections at Thought Pyramid Art Centre and Nike Art Gallery capture your imagination. Your inner history buff will appreciate An Noor Mosque and All Saints Anglican Church. Change things up with these side-trips from Abuja: Zuma Rock (in Madalla), Farin Ruwa Falls (in Nasarawa) and Gurara Waterfalls (in Gurara). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Abuja National Mosque, look for gifts at YoBella Kids Zone, admire the sheer force of Gurara Waterfalls, and sample the tasty concoctions at Bature Brewery.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Abuja online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Benin City to Abuja takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Benin City in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of 26°C in Abuja. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Liepaja.

Things to do in Abuja

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Gurara Waterfalls, Gurara Waterfalls, Zuma Rock, Farin Ruwa Falls
Highlights from your plan
Zuma Rock ©
Zuma Rock
Gurara Waterfalls ©
Gurara Waterfalls
Gurara Waterfalls ©
Gurara Waterfalls

5
nights
Liepaja, Latvia

Liepaja ©
Liepāja, is a city in western Latvia, located on the Baltic Sea directly at 21°E. Museum-lovers will appreciate Liepaja Museum and Jana Rozentala Saldus vestures un makslas muzejs. Step off the beaten path and head to Karosta Prison and Northern Forts. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Liepaja: Abandoned Military Town (in Skrunda), Wetland Pathway Dunika (in Rucava) and Pape Nature Park (in Pape). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Joseph's Cathedral, visit a coastal fixture at Bernati Lighthouse, and don't miss a visit to Lighthouse Akmensrags.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Abuja to Liepaja. The time zone difference when traveling from Abuja to Liepaja is 1 hour. Traveling from Abuja in October, expect Liepaja to be cooler, temps between 12°C and 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Ventspils.

Things to do in Liepaja

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Grobina Castle, Bernati Lighthouse, Valda Jerina Dolls room, Pape Nature Park, Abandoned Military Town
Highlights from your plan
Karosta Prison ©
Karosta Prison
Northern Forts ©
Northern Forts
Holy Trinity Cathedral ©
Holy Trinity Cathedral

5
nights
Ventspils, Latvia

Ventspils ©
Ventspils is a town in northwestern Latvia in the historical Courland region of Latvia, and is the sixth largest city in the country. Step off the beaten path and head to Ventspils Beach and The Castle of the Livonian order. Take a break from the city and head to Venta Rapid Waterfall and Piedzivojumu Parks. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ventspils: Open-Air Art Museum at Pedvale (in Pedvale), Jaunstuci Murksku Audzetava (in Regi) and Museum of the Kuldiga Region (in Kuldiga). The adventure continues: enjoy the sea views from Kolkas Baka, look and learn at Irbene Radio Astronomy Center, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Edole Castle, and get outside with Daba Laba - Day Adventures.

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Getting from Liepaja to Ventspils by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to drive to Riga.

Things to do in Ventspils

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Kuldiga, Open-Air Art Museum at Pedvale, Edole Castle, Kolkas Baka, Irbene Radio Astronomy Center
Highlights from your plan
Ventspils Beach ©
Ventspils Beach
Venta Rapid Waterfall ©
Venta Rapid Waterfall
The Castle of the Livonian order ©
The Castle of the Livonian order

11
nights
Riga, Latvia

Riga ©
Often referred to as "The Paris of the North," Riga offers thriving nightlife and some of the best collections of Art Nouveau architecture in Europe.
Step out of the city life by going to Dzintari Forest Park and Jurmala Beach. Popular historic sites such as Salaspils Memorial Ensemble and St. John's Church are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Tervete (Tervetes Taurini & Tervete Nature Park), The branch of the Riga Motor Museum in Bauska (in Bauska) and Kemeri National Park (in Jurmala). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Latvian National Museum Of Art, get engrossed in the history at Railway History Museum, examine the collection at The World of Hat Museum, and steep yourself in history at Livu Square.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Riga trip itinerary tool .

Drive from Ventspils to Riga in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in October, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to catcht the bus to Sigulda.

Things to do in Riga

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Jurmala, Tervete, The branch of the Riga Motor Museum in Bauska, Rundale Palace, Salaspils Memorial Ensemble
Highlights from your plan
Old City Riga (Vecriga) ©
Old City Riga (Vecriga)
Tervete Nature Park ©
Tervete Nature Park
Kemeri National Park ©
Kemeri National Park

6
nights
Sigulda, Latvia

Sigulda ©
Sigulda is a town in the Vidzeme Region of Latvia, 53km from the capital city Riga.OverviewSigulda is on a picturesque stretch of the primeval Gauja river valley. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cesis Medieval Castle and Sigulda Adventure Park Tarzan. Get some historical perspective at Sigulda Evangelic Lutheran Church and Ungurmuiza Manor. Get out of town with these interesting Sigulda side-trips: Ancient Jewellery Smithy (in Cesis), Skanakalna Dabas Parks (in Mazsalaca) and Valmiermuiza Craft Brewery (in Valmiera). There's lots more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Gauja National Park, deepen your knowledge of military history at The Secret Soviet Bunker, don't miss a visit to Odzienas Manor, and stroll through Cesvaines Castle.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Sigulda trip planner .

You can take a bus from Riga to Sigulda in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In November in Sigulda, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to drive to Daugavpils.

Things to do in Sigulda

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cesis, Ligatne, Cesvaines Castle, Silver Museum, Gauja National Park
Highlights from your plan
Cesis Medieval Castle ©
Cesis Medieval Castle
Gauja National Park ©
Gauja National Park
Ligatnes Nature Trails ©
Ligatnes Nature Trails

3
nights
Daugavpils, Latvia

Daugavpils ©
Daugavpils is a city in southeastern Latvia, located on the banks of the Daugava River, from which the city gets its name. On the 18th (Mon), examine the collection at Preili Museum of Dolls, contemplate the long history of Daugavpils Fortress, and then view the masterpieces at Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Pilskalnes Siguldina, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple-chapel of Alexander Nevsky, and then explore the world behind art at Daugavpils Regional and Art Museum.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Daugavpils route maker app .

Drive from Sigulda to Daugavpils in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Daugavpils can reach 4°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Daugavpils

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Preili Museum of Dolls, Pilskalnes Siguldina
Highlights from your plan
Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre ©
Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre
Daugavpils Fortress ©
Daugavpils Fortress
Preili Museum of Dolls ©
Preili Museum of Dolls

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