8 days in Washington DC, Lagos & Dakar Itinerary

8 days in Washington DC, Lagos & Dakar Itinerary

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8 days in Washington DC, Lagos & Dakar Itinerary

Start: San Francisco, United States
Fly:  7​h
Washington DC, United States
— 4 nights
train + Fly:  15​h 45​min
Lagos, Nigeria
— Few hours
Fly:  6​h 15​min
Dakar, Senegal
— 1 night
Fly:  21​h 15​min
End: San Francisco, United States

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nights
Washington DC, United States

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, pause for some photo ops at Lincoln Memorial, ponder the world of politics at Library of Congress, and take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip itinerary app .

San Francisco to Washington DC is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from San Francisco to Washington DC due to the time zone difference. When traveling from San Francisco in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Washington DC: temperatures range from 76°F by day to 58°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Lagos.

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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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hours
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.
For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Lagos road trip planning website .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Washington DC to Lagos in 16 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Washington DC to Lagos, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in May; daily highs in Lagos reach 90°F and lows reach 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Dakar.

Things to do in Lagos

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Freedom Park Lagos ©
Freedom Park Lagos
Central Mosque of Lagos ©
Central Mosque of Lagos

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Plage du Virage, then make a trip to Village des Arts, and then examine the collection at La Maison des Esclaves.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Dakar attractions website .

You can fly from Lagos to Dakar in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Lagos to Dakar, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lagos in May, things will get a bit cooler in Dakar: highs are around 79°F and lows about 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

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Plage du Virage ©
Plage du Virage
La Maison des Esclaves ©
La Maison des Esclaves
Village des Arts ©
Village des Arts

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