8 days in Benin Itinerary

8 days in Benin Itinerary

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8 days in Benin Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  31​h
1
Abomey
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Ouidah
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Porto-Novo
— 2 nights
Fly:  30​h
End: Sydney

1
night
Abomey

Abomey ©
Abomey is a city in the Zou Department of Benin. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): explore the fascinating underground world of Village Souterrain d'Agongointo, stop by Tout Va Bien, and then don't miss a visit to Royal Palaces of Abomey.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Abomey tour itinerary maker website .

Sydney, Australia to Abomey is an approximately 31-hour flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Abomey due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Sydney in June; daily highs in Abomey reach 36°C and lows reach 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can drive to Ouidah.

Things to do in Abomey

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trip

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Village Souterrain d'Agongointo ©
Village Souterrain d'Agongointo
Royal Palaces of Abomey ©
Royal Palaces of Abomey

1
night
Ouidah

Ouidah ©
Ouidah, historically also called Whydah, Juda, Juida by the French and Ajudá by the Portuguese, formally the Kingdom of Whydah (so named for the Whydah Bird of Paradise), is a city on the coast of the Republic of Benin. On the 27th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Porte du non retour, see the interesting displays at Ouidah Museum of History, and then don't miss a visit to Temple des Pythons.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Ouidah trip planner .

You can drive from Abomey to Ouidah in 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Porto-Novo.

Things to do in Ouidah

Museums Historic Sites
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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

2
nights
Porto-Novo

Porto-Novo ©
Porto-Novo is the capital of Benin, and was the capital of French Dahomey. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Porto-Novo: Lac Nokoue (in Ganvie) and Cotonou (Fidjrosse Beach, Artisanal Center, & more). Spend the 28th (Thu) exploring nature at Parc National de la Pendjari. It doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Musee Honme (Palais Royal).

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Porto-Novo trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Ouidah to Porto-Novo in 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Porto-Novo can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Porto-Novo

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Cotonou, Lac Nokoue, Pendjari National Park
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Pendjari National Park ©
Pendjari National Park
Fondation Zinsou ©
Fondation Zinsou
Fidjrosse Beach ©
Fidjrosse Beach