6 days in Benin, Togo & Accra Itinerary

6 days in Benin, Togo & Accra Itinerary

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6 days in Benin, Togo & Accra Itinerary

Start: Lagos, Nigeria
Drive:  45​min
1
Cotonou, Benin
— 1 day
Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
2
Tanguieta, Benin
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Kara, Togo
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
4
Lome, Togo
— 1 day
Fly:  45​min
5
Accra, Ghana
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
End: Lagos, Nigeria


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1
day
Cotonou, Benin

Cotonou ©
Benin's largest city and its seat of government, bustling Cotonou also has one of the largest ports in West Africa.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): kick back and relax at Fidjrosse Beach, admire the striking features of Palais des Congres, and then head outdoors with Bab's Dock.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Cotonou online trip itinerary builder .

Lagos, Nigeria to Cotonou is an approximately 1-hour combination of taxi and flight. You can also drive. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Tanguieta.

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Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Bab's Dock ©
Bab's Dock
Fidjrosse Beach ©
Fidjrosse Beach
Palais des Congres ©
Palais des Congres

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day
Tanguieta, Benin

Tanguieta ©
Tanguiéta is a town, arrondissement and commune located in the Atakora Department of Benin.The commune covers an area of 5465 square kilometres and as of 2002 had a population of 54,719 people. On the 3rd (Mon), explore the striking landscape of Pendjari National Park.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Tanguieta trip app .

Getting from Cotonou to Tanguieta by car takes about 9.5 hours. Traveling from Cotonou in September, Tanguieta is a bit cooler at night with lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Kara.

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Nature Parks
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Pendjari National Park ©
Pendjari National Park

1
night
Kara, Togo

Kara ©
Kara is a city in northern Togo, situated in Kara Region, 413 km north of the capital Lomé. On the 4th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Koutammakou.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Kara online trip maker .

You can drive from Tanguieta to Kara in 3 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tanguieta to Kara. September in Kara sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Tue) before leaving for Lome.

Things to do in Kara

Historic Sites
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Koutammakou ©
Koutammakou

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Lome, Togo

Lome ©
Sometimes called the Pearl of West Africa, Lome contains a cheerful spirit shown through its bustling street markets where both locals and visitors meet on a regular basis.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): pause for some photo ops at Monument de l'Independance, take an in-depth tour of National Museum, kick back and relax at Lome Beach(Plage de sable fin de Lome), then contemplate the long history of Tamberma Villages, then pause for some serene contemplation at Lome Cathedral, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Grand Marche.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Lome trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Kara to Lome takes 6.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Lome when traveling from Kara in September, with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can fly to Accra.

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Historic Sites Shopping Beaches
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Tamberma Villages ©
Tamberma Villages
Lome Cathedral ©
Lome Cathedral
National Museum ©
National Museum

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nights
Accra, Ghana

Accra ©
On a tour of Accra, you can experience the vivacious and dynamic atmosphere of Ghana's sprawling capital city, a commercial and tourist hub of the region.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): see BlasTours - Day Tours. On the 7th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Bojo Beach, pause for some photo ops at Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park, then contemplate the long history of Black Star Gate, and finally kick back and relax at Labadi Pleasure Beach.

For ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Accra trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Lome to Accra by flight takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and bus. September in Accra sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Accra

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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BlasTours ©
BlasTours
Black Star Gate ©
Black Star Gate
Labadi Pleasure Beach ©
Labadi Pleasure Beach

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