12 days in Benin Itinerary

12 days in Benin Itinerary

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Atlantique Department
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Atlantique Department

Atlantique Department ©
Atlantique is one of the twelve departments in Benin. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): make a trip to Temple des Pythons, contemplate the long history of La Porte Du Non Retour, and then examine the collection at Ouidah Museum of History. On your second day here, contemplate the waterfront views at Lac Nokoue.

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Chennai, India to Atlantique Department is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4.5 hours traveling from Chennai to Atlantique Department. Traveling from Chennai in February, plan for a bit warmer nights in Atlantique Department, with lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Porto-Novo.

Things to do in Atlantique Department

Parks · Museums · Nature
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La Porte Du Non Retour ©
La Porte Du Non Retour
Temple des Pythons ©
Temple des Pythons
Ouidah Museum of History ©
Ouidah Museum of History


Porto-Novo is the capital of Benin, and was the capital of French Dahomey. To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Porto-Novo trip builder tool.

You can drive from Atlantique Department to Porto-Novo in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in March, and nighttime lows around 30°C. On the 2nd (Fri), you'll travel to Cotonou.

Things to do in Porto-Novo

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Cotonou ©
Benin's largest city and its seat of government, bustling Cotonou also has one of the largest ports in West Africa.
Cotonou is known for museums, outdoors, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Fondation Zinsou, enjoy the sand and surf at Fidjrosse Beach, browse the eclectic array of goods at Marche Dantokpa, and head outdoors with Bab's Dock.

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Traveling by car from Porto-Novo to Cotonou takes an hour. In March in Cotonou, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. You will leave for home on the 9th (Fri).

Things to do in Cotonou

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
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Bab's Dock ©
Bab's Dock
Fondation Zinsou ©
Fondation Zinsou
Artisanal Center ©
Artisanal Center