15 days in Benin Itinerary

15 days in Benin Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Cotonou
— 7 nights
Fly to Parakou, Bus to Tanguieta
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Tanguieta
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Abomey
— 4 nights
Drive to Cadjehoun Airport, Fly to Exeter International Airport

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Cotonou

— 7 nights
Benin's largest city and its seat of government, bustling Cotonou also has one of the largest ports in West Africa.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cotonou: Ouidah (Ouidah Museum of History, Temple des Pythons, &more), Porto-Novo (Jardin Place Jean Bayol, Cathedrale Notre Dame de l'Immaculee Conception, &more) and Lac Nokoue (in Ganvie). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Fondation Zinsou, get outside with Bab's Dock, shop like a local with Artisanal Center, and appreciate the history behind Etoile Rouge.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Cotonou trip planner.

Exeter, UK to Cotonou is an approximately 18-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Exeter to Cotonou due to the time zone difference. In February, daily temperatures in Cotonou can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Sun) before leaving for Tanguieta.

Things to do in Cotonou

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Tanguieta

— 3 nights
Tanguiéta is a town, arrondissement and commune located in the Atakora Department of Benin.The commune covers an area of 5465 square kilometres and as of 2002 had a population of 54,719 people. Spend the 15th (Mon) exploring nature at Pendjari National Park.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Tanguieta online trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Cotonou to Tanguieta in 8 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cotonou in February, you will find days in Tanguieta are a bit warmer (43°C), and nights are little chillier (22°C). You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Wed) before leaving for Abomey.

Things to do in Tanguieta

Nature · Parks
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Abomey

— 4 nights
Abomey is a city in the Zou Department of Benin. Abomey is known for museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Palais des rois d'Abomey.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Abomey online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tanguieta to Abomey takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Tanguieta in February, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 29°C in Abomey. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Abomey

Museums
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Benin travel guide

3.5
Landmarks · Specialty Museums · Historic Sites
Land of Songs
With a distinctive culture and a history of global importance, Benin offers plenty of appeal outside its renowned national parks in the north of the country. The Atlantic coast in the south boasts many of the main cultural attractions in Benin, including ruins of old kingdoms, historical sites related to the slave trade, and Voodoo markets and places of worship and ritual. The road network and burgeoning eco-tourism industry allow visitors to create Benin itineraries that include both the cultural coast and the rugged wilderness of the interior.