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 Musee Honme (Palais Royal) and Ouidah Museum of History. Change things up with a short trip to Pendjari National Park in Tanguieta (about 58 minutes away). The adventure continues: stroll through Fidjrosse Beach, appreciate the history behind Place des Martyrs, and make a trip to Etoile Rouge.

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If you are flying in from Ghana, the closest major airport is Cadjehoun Airport. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in February, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cotonou

#Parks, #Nature, #Museums

Side Trips

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