17 days in Niger Itinerary

17 days in Niger Itinerary

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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 photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Niamey driving holiday planner.

New York City, USA to Niamey is an approximately 24-hour 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 °F and lows reach °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

Koure, 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, make a trip to Grande Marche, delve into the distant past at Residence of Heinrich Barth, and browse the exhibits of Regional Museum.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Zinder travel planning site.

Traveling by flight from Niamey to Zinder takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Niamey in December, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Zinder: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. You'll set off 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.

To see reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Agadez itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Zinder to Agadez in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. On the 27th (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Agadez

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