35 days in Benin Itinerary

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Fly to Cadjehoun Airport, Drive to Grand Popo
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Grand Popo
— 7 nights
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Abomey
— 7 nights
Drive
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Tanguieta
— 7 nights
Drive
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Parakou
— 5 nights
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Cotonou
— 8 nights
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Grand Popo — 7 nights

Grand Popo is known for museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Villa Karo.

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Manchester, UK to Grand Popo is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Manchester to Grand Popo, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Manchester in February: high temperatures in Grand Popo hover around 38°C and lows are around 30°C. You will leave for Abomey on the 13th (Mon).
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Museums
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Abomey — 7 nights

Take a break from Abomey with a short trip to Grotte Notre-Dame d'Arigbo in Dassa Zoume, about 1h 30 min away.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Abomey vacation builder.

Drive from Grand Popo to Abomey in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Grand Popo in February, plan for a bit warmer days in Abomey, with highs around 42°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 29°C. On the 20th (Mon), you're off to Tanguieta.
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Museums · Historic Sites
Side Trip
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Tanguieta — 7 nights

Spend the 21st (Tue) exploring nature at Pendjari National Park.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Tanguieta online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Abomey to Tanguieta in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Abomey in February, expect little chillier with lows of 22°C in Tanguieta. You will leave for Parakou on the 27th (Mon).
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Parks · Nature
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Parakou — 5 nights

Parakou is known for historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parakou Mosque.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Parakou itinerary planning app.

Getting from Tanguieta to Parakou by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Tanguieta in February, Parakou is a bit warmer at night with lows of 26°C. On the 4th (Sat), you're off to Cotonou.
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Historic Sites
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Cotonou — 8 nights

Explore Cotonou's surroundings by going to Lac Nokoue (in Ganvie), Ouidah (Ouidah Museum of History, Temple des Pythons, &more) and Porto-Novo (Jardin des Plantes et de la Nature, Great Mosque of Porto-Novo, &more). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Fondation Zinsou, take a leisurely stroll along Bab's Dock, admire the landmark architecture of Palais des Congres, and pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Michel church.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Cotonou trip site.

Fly from Parakou to Cotonou in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Parakou in March, expect nights in Cotonou to be about the same, around 30°C, while days are little chillier, around 38°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.
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Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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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.
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