31 days in Benin Itinerary

31 days in Benin Itinerary

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1
Bohicon
— 5 nights
2
Natitingou
— 7 nights
3
Parakou
— 6 nights
4
Cotonou
— 9 nights
5
Tanguieta
— 1 night

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. Step out of Bohicon to go to Dassa Zoume and see Grotte Notre-Dame d'Arigbo, which is approximately 1h 30 min away.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Bohicon road trip app.

Cotonou to Bohicon is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. On the 7th (Wed), you're off to Natitingou.

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

7
nights
Natitingou

Natitingou ©
Natitingou is a city and commune in north western Benin. Natitingou is known for outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get outside with Chutes de Kota.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Natitingou planner.

You can drive from Bohicon to Natitingou in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. October in Natitingou sees daily highs of 92°F and lows of 70°F at night. You'll set off for Parakou on the 14th (Wed).

Things to do in Natitingou

Outdoors
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Chutes de Kota ©
Chutes de Kota

6
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: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parakou Mosque.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Parakou attractions tool.

You can drive from Natitingou to Parakou in 3.5 hours. October in Parakou sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 72°F at night. On the 20th (Tue), you're off to Cotonou.

Things to do in Parakou

Historic Sites
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Parakou Mosque ©
Parakou Mosque

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nights
Cotonou

Cotonou ©
Benin's largest city and its seat of government, bustling Cotonou also has one of the largest ports in West Africa.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cathedrale Notre Dame de l'Immaculee Conception and La Porte Du Non Retour. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Musee Honme (Palais Royal) and Great Mosque of Porto-Novo. Explore Cotonou's surroundings by going to Ouidah (Temple des Pythons & Ouidah Museum of History), Porto-Novo (Jardin des Plantes et de la Nature, da Silva Museum, &more) and Villa Karo (in Grand Popo). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Obama Beach, appreciate the history behind Etoile Rouge, get outside with Fidjrosse Beach, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Marche Dantokpa.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Cotonou travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Parakou to Cotonou takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 76°F. You'll set off for Tanguieta on the 29th (Thu).

Things to do in Cotonou

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Porto-Novo, Ouidah, Lac Nokoue, Villa Karo
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La Porte Du Non Retour ©
La Porte Du Non Retour
Musee Honme (Palais Royal) ©
Musee Honme (Palais Royal)

1
night
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. Your day by day itinerary now includes Pendjari National Park. Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pendjari National Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Tanguieta online visit planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Cotonou to Tanguieta takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cotonou in October, expect nights in Tanguieta to be slightly colder, around 70°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 92°F. You will leave for home on the 31st (Sat).

Things to do in Tanguieta

Parks · Nature
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Pendjari National Park ©
Pendjari National Park

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