8 days in Atlantique Department & Cotonou Itinerary

8 days in Atlantique Department & Cotonou Itinerary

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Atlantique Department
— 3 nights
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Cotonou
— 3 nights

3
nights
Atlantique Department

Atlantique Department ©
Atlantique is one of the twelve departments in Benin. Atlantique Department is known for historic sites, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Temple des Pythons, explore the activities along Lac Nokoue, contemplate the long history of La Porte Du Non Retour, and examine the collection at Ouidah Museum of History.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Atlantique Department holiday site.

Chennai, India to Atlantique Department is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Chennai to Atlantique Department, you'll gain 4.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Chennai in June: highs in Atlantique Department hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 28°C. On the 30th (Fri), you're off to Cotonou.

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

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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.
When in Cotonou, make a side trip to see Pendjari National Park in Tanguieta, approximately Tanguieta away. And it doesn't end there: get outside with Bab's Dock, hunt for treasures at Marche Dantokpa, enjoy the sand and surf at Fidjrosse Beach, and pause for some photo ops at Etoile Rouge.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Cotonou trip planner.

Traveling by car from Atlantique Department to Cotonou takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in June, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cotonou

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Pendjari National Park
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Pendjari National Park ©
Pendjari National Park
Bab's Dock ©
Bab's Dock
Artisanal Center ©
Artisanal Center