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.
For shopping fun, head to Artisanal Center or Marche Dantokpa. Get some cultural insight at Ouidah Museum of History and Musee Honme (Palais Royal). Change things up with a short trip to Pendjari National Park in Tanguieta (about 8h 15 min away). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Fidjrosse Beach, don't miss a visit to Etoile Rouge, and appreciate the history behind Place des Martyrs.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Cotonou travel route site .

If you are flying in from Ghana, the closest major airport is Cadjehoun Airport. In February in Cotonou, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cotonou

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Side Trips

Ouidah Museum of History, Musee Honme (Palais Royal), Pendjari National Park
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Pendjari National Park ©
Pendjari National Park
Ouidah Museum of History ©
Ouidah Museum of History
Fidjrosse Beach ©
Fidjrosse Beach