30 days in Benin Itinerary

30 days in Benin Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Fly to Cadjehoun Airport, Drive to Abomey
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Abomey
— 10 nights
Drive
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Tanguieta
— 9 nights
Bus to Parakou, Fly to Cotonou
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Cotonou
— 10 nights
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Abomey

— 10 nights
Abomey is a city in the Zou Department of Benin. Step out of Abomey with an excursion to Grotte Notre-Dame d'Arigbo in Dassa Zoume--about 1h 35 min away. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Palais des rois d'Abomey.

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Exeter, UK to Abomey is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Exeter to Abomey is 1 hour. In February, daytime highs in Abomey are 42°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Thu) before leaving for Tanguieta.

Things to do in Abomey

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Tanguieta

— 9 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 12th (Fri) exploring nature at Pendjari National Park.

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Traveling by car from Abomey to Tanguieta takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Abomey in February, expect slightly colder with lows of 22°C in Tanguieta. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Sat) before leaving for Cotonou.

Things to do in Tanguieta

Nature · Parks
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Cotonou

— 10 nights
Benin's largest city and its seat of government, bustling Cotonou also has one of the largest ports in West Africa.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near 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 lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Fondation Zinsou, view the masterpieces at Artisanal Center, kick back and relax at Fidjrosse Beach, and pause for some photo ops at Etoile Rouge.

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Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Tanguieta to Cotonou takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Tanguieta in February, plan for little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in Cotonou: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 30°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Cotonou

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Benin travel guide

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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.