37 days in Benin Itinerary

37 days in Benin Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Benin travel planner

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1
Grand Popo
— 7 nights
2
Dassa Zoume
— 7 nights
3
Atakora Department
— 8 nights
4
Parakou
— 7 nights
5
Cotonou
— 7 nights

7
nights
Grand Popo

Grand Popo ©
Grand-Popo is a town, arrondissement, and commune in the Mono Department of south-western Benin. Get out of town with these interesting Grand Popo side-trips: Ouidah (Temple des Pythons & La Porte Du Non Retour). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Villa Karo.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Popo travel route tool.

Brussels, Belgium to Grand Popo is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and car. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Brussels in March: high temperatures in Grand Popo hover around 38°C and lows are around 30°C. You'll set off for Dassa Zoume on the 9th (Mon).

Things to do in Grand Popo

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ouidah
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La Porte Du Non Retour ©
La Porte Du Non Retour
Temple des Pythons ©
Temple des Pythons
Villa Karo ©
Villa Karo

7
nights
Dassa Zoume

Dassa Zoume ©
Dassa-Zoumé, often shortened to Dassa, is a city in Benin, on the Cotonou to Parakou railway and the main north-south highway. Dassa Zoume is known for historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Grotte Notre-Dame d'Arigbo.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Dassa Zoume holiday tool.

You can drive from Grand Popo to Dassa Zoume in 4 hours. When traveling from Grand Popo in March, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Dassa Zoume: temperatures range from 43°C by day to 28°C at night. On the 16th (Mon), you'll travel to Atakora Department.

Things to do in Dassa Zoume

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

8
nights
Atakora Department

Atakora Department ©
Spend the 17th (Tue) exploring nature at Pendjari National Park.

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You can drive from Dassa Zoume to Atakora Department in 7 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 44°C, and evening lows to 26°C. You will leave for Parakou on the 24th (Tue).

Things to do in Atakora Department

Nature · Parks · Outdoors
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Pendjari National Park ©
Pendjari National Park
Chutes de Kota ©
Chutes de Kota

7
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.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Parakou driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Atakora Department to Parakou takes 4.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 43°C, and evening lows to 28°C. On the 31st (Tue), you're off to Cotonou.

Things to do in Parakou

Historic Sites
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Parakou Mosque ©
Parakou Mosque

7
nights
Cotonou

Cotonou ©
Benin's largest city and its seat of government, bustling Cotonou also has one of the largest ports in West Africa.
Get out of town with these interesting Cotonou side-trips: Porto-Novo (Great Mosque of Porto-Novo, Musee Honme (Palais Royal), &more), Lac Nokoue (in Ganvie) and Ouidah Museum of History (in Ouidah). And it doesn't end there: get outside with Bab's Dock, appreciate the history behind Etoile Rouge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Grande Mosquee de Zongo, and hunt for treasures at Marche Dantokpa.

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

You can fly from Parakou to Cotonou in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Parakou in March, plan for a bit cooler days in Cotonou, with highs around 38°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 30°C. On the 7th (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Cotonou

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Porto-Novo, Lac Nokoue, Ouidah Museum of History
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Lac Nokoue ©
Lac Nokoue
Bab's Dock ©
Bab's Dock
Fondation Zinsou ©
Fondation Zinsou