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: make a trip to Temple des Pythons, contemplate the long history of La Porte Du Non Retour, contemplate the waterfront views at Lac Nokoue, and see the interesting displays at Ouidah Museum of History.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Atlantique Department road trip website.

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. When traveling from Chennai in June, plan for slightly colder days in Atlantique Department, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. On the 30th (Fri), you'll travel 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.
Take a break from Cotonou with a short trip to Pendjari National Park in Tanguieta, about 8 hours away. There's lots more to do: get outside with Bab's Dock, shop like a local with Artisanal Center, browse the eclectic array of goods at Marche Dantokpa, and make a trip to Fondation Zinsou.

For photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Cotonou trip builder site.

Getting from Atlantique Department to Cotonou by car takes about an hour. In June, daily temperatures in Cotonou can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough 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