17 days in Niger Itinerary

17 days in Niger Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Niger trip planner

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Agadez
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Zinder
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Niamey
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Agadez

— 5 nights
Agadez, formerly spelled Agades, is the largest city in central Niger, with a population of 118,244 (2012 census). Agadez is known for historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Grande Mosquee d'Agadez and admire nature's extreme beauty at Tenere Desert.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Agadez trip planner.

Sacramento, USA to Agadez is an approximately 35-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Sacramento to Agadez. In March, Agadez is warmer than Sacramento - with highs of 98°F and lows of 69°F. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Zinder.

Things to do in Agadez

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

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Zinder

— 3 nights
Zinder, formerly also spelled Sinder, is the second largest city in Niger, with a population of 170,574 ; by 2005 its population was estimated to be over 200,000. Zinder is known for historic sites and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Sultan's Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Grande Mosque de Zinder, and explore the galleries of Regional Museum.

Before you visit Zinder, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by flight from Agadez to Zinder takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April in Zinder, expect temperatures between 104°F during the day and 78°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Niamey.

Things to do in Zinder

Historic Sites · Museums
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Niamey

— 6 nights
The capital and largest city of Niger, Niamey serves as an administrative, cultural, and economic center on the Niger River.
Explore Niamey's surroundings by going to Koure (Koure Giraffe Reserve & Koure Reserve). The adventure continues: explore the galleries of National Museum of Niger (Musee National du Niger), browse the eclectic array of goods at Grand Marche, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosquee Cite Caisse, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Help.

To find maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Niamey trip builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Zinder to Niamey takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 107°F, and evening lows to 82°F. On the 12th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Niamey

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 6 — 12:

Niger travel guide

3.5
Museums · Flea Markets · Ruins
River of Song
Much of Niger consists of untouched landscapes, dotted here and there with old caravan towns and abandoned medieval settlements. The mountains of the north and the dunes of the center and south hold a captivating, enigmatic atmosphere, made even more memorable by the mud-brick architecture of the market towns developed over the centuries. Most visitors on vacation in Niger head to the southwest, where an abundance of protected areas rich in wildlife, some of the most scenic views of the Niger River, and the country's capital just beg to be explored.