8 days in Niger Itinerary

8 days in Niger Itinerary

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8 days in Niger Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Fly:  22​h 15​min
1
Niamey
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
2
Zinder
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Koure
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Detroit

3
nights
Niamey

Niamey ©
The capital and largest city of Niger, Niamey serves as an administrative, cultural, and economic center on the Niger River.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Mosquee Cite Caisse and Ferme Youyou. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Help and National Museum of Niger (Musee National du Niger). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tenere Desert, take in the spiritual surroundings of Niamey Grand Mosque, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Grand Marche.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Niamey travel itinerary planner.

Detroit, USA to Niamey is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Detroit to Niamey. While traveling from Detroit, expect warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Niamey, ranging from highs of 100°F to lows of 80°F. You will leave for Zinder on the 19th (Fri).

Things to do in Niamey

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

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Tenere Desert
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Mosquee Cite Caisse ©
Mosquee Cite Caisse
Cathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Help ©
Tenere Desert ©
Tenere Desert

1
night
Zinder

Zinder ©
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. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Sultan's Palace, see the interesting displays at Regional Museum, don't miss a visit to Grande Marche, then wander the streets of Birni Quarter, and finally explore the ancient world of Residence of Heinrich Barth.

To find out how to plan a trip to Zinder, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Niamey to Zinder by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 101°F in June, and nighttime lows around 79°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Koure.

Things to do in Zinder

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Sultan's Palace ©
Sultan's Palace
Regional Museum ©
Regional Museum
Birni Quarter ©
Birni Quarter

2
nights
Koure

Koure ©
On the 21st (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Koure Giraffe Reserve and then stroll through Koure Reserve.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Koure trip app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Zinder to Koure. June in Koure sees daily highs of 100°F and lows of 80°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Koure

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Koure Reserve ©
Koure Reserve
Koure Giraffe Reserve ©
Koure Giraffe Reserve