60 days in Benin Itinerary

60 days in Benin Itinerary

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Bohicon
— 12 nights
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Dassa Zoume
— 11 nights
3
Tanguieta
— 12 nights
4
Parakou
— 12 nights
5
Cotonou
— 10 nights

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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. For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Bohicon trip maker.

Mumbai, India to Bohicon is an approximately 23.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Mumbai to Bohicon is minus 4.5 hours. On the 14th (Tue), you're off to Dassa Zoume.

Things to do in Bohicon

Museums
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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 find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Dassa Zoume route planner.

You can drive from Bohicon to Dassa Zoume in 1.5 hours. In April in Dassa Zoume, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 28°C at night. On the 25th (Sat), you'll travel to Tanguieta.

Things to do in Dassa Zoume

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

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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 26th (Sun) exploring nature at Pendjari National Park.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Tanguieta online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Dassa Zoume to Tanguieta in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Tanguieta can reach 43°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. On the 7th (Thu), you're off to Parakou.

Things to do in Tanguieta

Nature · Parks
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Pendjari National Park ©
Pendjari National Park

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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.

Plan trip to Parakou with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Tanguieta to Parakou takes 4.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Parakou are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. You will leave for Cotonou on the 19th (Tue).

Things to do in Parakou

Historic Sites
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Parakou Mosque ©
Parakou Mosque

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Cotonou

Cotonou ©
Benin's largest city and its seat of government, bustling Cotonou also has one of the largest ports in West Africa.
Explore Cotonou's surroundings by going to Porto-Novo (Great Mosque of Porto-Novo, Musee Honme (Palais Royal), &more), Lac Nokoue (in Ganvie) and Ouidah (Ouidah Museum of History, La Porte Du Non Retour, &more). There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Bab's Dock, don't miss a visit to Fondation Zinsou, pause for some photo ops at Place des Martyrs, and get engrossed in the history at Villa Karo.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Cotonou itinerary planning website.

Getting from Parakou to Cotonou by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. May in Cotonou sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 30°C at night. On the 29th (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Cotonou

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Porto-Novo, Ouidah, Villa Karo, Lac Nokoue
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La Porte Du Non Retour ©
La Porte Du Non Retour
Temple des Pythons ©
Temple des Pythons
Bab's Dock ©
Bab's Dock