8 days in Dakar & Lagos Itinerary

8 days in Dakar & Lagos Itinerary

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8 days in Dakar & Lagos Itinerary

San Francisco, United States
Fly:  21​h 15​min
Dakar, Senegal
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
Lagos, Nigeria
— 2 nights
Fly:  24​h
San Francisco, United States

3
days
Dakar, Senegal

Dakar ©
Situated on the western edge of mainland Africa, the crowded and dynamic city of Dakar offers visitors booming shopping, dining, and entertainment scenes.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dakar: Plage Popenguine (in Popenguine) and Reserve De Bandia (in La Petite Cote). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at La Maison des Esclaves, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale du Souvenir Africain de Dakar, tour the pleasant surroundings at Parc Forestier et Zoologique de Hann, and get in on the family fun at Accrobaobab Adventure.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Dakar day trip planning site .

San Francisco, USA to Dakar is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. Traveling from San Francisco to Dakar, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in May, expect Dakar to be a bit warmer, temps between 79°F and 70°F. On the 12th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Lagos.

Things to do in Dakar

#Museums, #Theme Parks, #Parks

Side Trips

Plage Popenguine, Reserve De Bandia
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La Maison des Esclaves ©
La Maison des Esclaves
Reserve De Bandia ©
Reserve De Bandia
Le Monument de la Renaissance Africaine ©

2
days
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.
On the 13th (Sun), admire all the interesting features of GET Arena, stroll through Lekki Conservation Centre, then view the masterpieces at Nike Art Gallery, and finally contemplate the long history of Freedom Park Lagos. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Tarkwa Bay Beach, hunt for treasures at Lekki Market, and then appreciate the history behind The Eyo of Eko Statue.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Lagos road trip planner.

Fly from Dakar to Lagos in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dakar to Lagos due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dakar in May, expect nights in Lagos to be about the same, around 75°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 90°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lagos

#Shopping, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

GET Arena, Tarkwa Bay Beach
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Lekki Conservation Centre ©
Lekki Conservation Centre
Freedom Park Lagos ©
Freedom Park Lagos
Lekki Market ©
Lekki Market

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