7 days in Benin Itinerary

7 days in Benin Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Benin tour itinerary planner
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Abomey
— 1 day
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Grand Popo
— 2 nights
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Cotonou
— 4 nights
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Abomey — 1 day

Abomey is a city in the Zou Department of Benin. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): examine the collection at Palais des rois d'Abomey.

To find ratings and tourist information, read Abomey holiday planning site.

Lagos, Nigeria to Abomey is an approximately 6.5-hour car ride. August in Abomey sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Popo.
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Grand Popo — 2 nights

Grand-Popo is a town, arrondissement, and commune in the Mono Department of south-western Benin. On the 23rd (Tue), explore the world behind art at Villa Karo.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Grand Popo trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Abomey to Grand Popo takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. On the 24th (Wed), you'll travel to Cotonou.
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Cotonou — 4 nights

Benin's largest city and its seat of government, bustling Cotonou also has one of the largest ports in West Africa.
Venture out of the city with trips to Porto-Novo (Ethnographique Museum of Porto Novo, Musee Honme (Palais Royal), &more), Ouidah (Foret Sacree de Kpasse, La Porte Du Non Retour, &more) and Lac Nokoue (in Ganvie). There's lots more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Bab's Dock, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cotonou Cathedral, appreciate the history behind Etoile Rouge, and admire the landmark architecture of Palais des Congres.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Cotonou trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Grand Popo to Cotonou takes 2 hours. In August in Cotonou, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to drive back home.
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Benin travel guide

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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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