31 days in Benin Itinerary

31 days in Benin Itinerary

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1
Cotonou
— 5 nights
2
Parakou
— 5 nights
3
Tanguieta
— 6 nights
4
Bohicon
— 5 nights
5
Grand Popo
— 8 nights

5
nights
Cotonou

Cotonou ©
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: Porto-Novo (da Silva Museum, Ethnographique Museum of Porto Novo, &more), Lac Nokoue (in Ganvie) and Ouidah (Temple des Pythons, Ouidah Museum of History, &more). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Fidjrosse Beach, don't miss a visit to Palais des Congres, head outdoors with Bab's Dock, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Marche Dantokpa.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Cotonou attractions planner.

London, UK to Cotonou is an approximately 13-hour flight. Traveling from London to Cotonou, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from London in August: high temperatures in Cotonou hover around 32°C and lows are around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Parakou.

Things to do in Cotonou

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Porto-Novo, Ouidah, Lac Nokoue
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La Porte Du Non Retour ©
La Porte Du Non Retour
Fidjrosse Beach ©
Fidjrosse Beach
Ouidah Museum of History ©
Ouidah Museum of History

5
nights
Parakou

Parakou ©
Parakou is the largest city in eastern Benin, with an estimated population of around 206,667 people, and capital of the Borgou Department. Parakou is known for historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Parakou Mosque.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Parakou trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Cotonou to Parakou in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Parakou, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 25°C at night. On the 12th (Thu), you'll travel to Tanguieta.

Things to do in Parakou

Historic Sites
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Parakou Mosque ©
Parakou Mosque

6
nights
Tanguieta

Tanguieta ©
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 13th (Fri) exploring nature at Pendjari National Park.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Tanguieta online travel planner.

You can drive from Parakou to Tanguieta in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 25°C. On the 18th (Wed), you're off to Bohicon.

Things to do in Tanguieta

Nature · Parks
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Pendjari National Park ©
Pendjari National Park

5
nights
Bohicon

Bohicon ©
Bohicon is a city in Benin, and a conurbation of Abomey lying 9 kilometres east of the city on the railway line from Cotonou to Parakou and on Benin's main highway RNIE 2 which joins the RNIE 4. Take a break from Bohicon with a short trip to Grotte Notre-Dame d'Arigbo in Dassa Zoume, about 1h 30 min away.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Bohicon day trip website.

You can drive from Tanguieta to Bohicon in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. You will leave for Grand Popo on the 23rd (Mon).

Things to do in Bohicon

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Grotte Notre-Dame d'Arigbo
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Grotte Notre-Dame d'Arigbo ©
Grotte Notre-Dame d'Arigbo

8
nights
Grand Popo

Grand Popo ©
Grand-Popo is a town, arrondissement, and commune in the Mono Department of south-western Benin. Grand Popo is known for museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Villa Karo.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Grand Popo trip planner.

You can drive from Bohicon to Grand Popo in 2.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 28°C. You will leave for home on the 31st (Tue).

Things to do in Grand Popo

Museums
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Villa Karo ©
Villa Karo