17 days in Niger Itinerary

17 days in Niger Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: New York City
Drive + Fly:  23 h 45 min
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h
— 4 nights
Fly:  1 h
— 6 nights
Fly + Drive:  32 h
End: New York City


Niamey ©
The capital and largest city of Niger, Niamey serves as an administrative, cultural, and economic center on the Niger River.
Get out of town with these interesting Niamey side-trips: Koure (Koure Giraffe Reserve & Koure Reserve). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Niamey Grand Mosque, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, stroll through Ferme Youyou, and explore the fascinating landscape at Tenere Desert.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Niamey driving holiday planner.

New York City, USA to Niamey is an approximately 24- hour combination of car and flight. Traveling from New York City to Niamey, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from New York City in December; daily highs in Niamey reach 91°F and lows reach 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Zinder.

Things to do in Niamey

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Tillaberi Region, Tenere Desert
Highlights from your plan
Koure Giraffe Reserve ©
Koure Giraffe Reserve
Niamey Grand Mosque ©
Niamey Grand Mosque
Grand Marche ©
Grand Marche


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. Zinder is known for historic sites and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Birni Quarter, steep yourself in history at Residence of Heinrich Barth, browse the exhibits of Regional Museum, and explore the ancient world of Sultan's Palace.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Zinder trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Niamey to Zinder takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. When traveling from Niamey in December, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Zinder: temperatures range from 85°F by day to 61°F at night. You will leave for Agadez on the 21st (Sat).

Things to do in Zinder

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Sultan's Palace ©
Sultan's Palace
Birni Quarter ©
Birni Quarter
Regional Museum ©
Regional Museum


Agadez ©
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 take a stroll through The Old Quarter.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Agadez itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Zinder to Agadez in an hour. Another option is to drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 57°F. On the 27th (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Agadez

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Grande Mosquee d'Agadez ©
Grande Mosquee d'Agadez
The Old Quarter ©
The Old Quarter