3 days in Cotonou Itinerary

3 days in Cotonou Itinerary

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cotonou: Ouidah (Ouidah Museum of History, Porte du non retour, & more). Spend the 8th (Tue) exploring nature at Parc National de la Pendjari. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Fondation Zinsou, tour the pleasant surroundings at Fidjrosse Beach, enjoy some diversion at Lac Nokoue, and admire all the interesting features of Stade de l'Amitie.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Cotonou trip planner .

If you are flying in from Brazil, the closest major airport is Cadjehoun Airport. May in Cotonou sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cotonou

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Ouidah, Lac Nokoue, Pendjari National Park
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Pendjari National Park ©
Pendjari National Park
Temple des Pythons ©
Temple des Pythons
La Porte Du Non Retour ©
La Porte Du Non Retour