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Best time to visit Benin

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The best time to visit Benin is September-October

When’s the best time to visit Benin, you ask? Based on a number of factors like the weather and climate, cost of flights and hotels, peak travel seasons and much more, the best time to go to Benin is September-October.

The warmest month of the year in Porto-Novo, one of the most popular travel destinations in Benin, is January, where the average maximum temperature gets to around 34℃ (93℉). Temperatures can reach as high as 36℃ (97℉) on the hottest days in summer. In the winter, temperatures can get down to 23℃ (73℉) around August-time. In other areas of Benin, temperatures might differ so be sure to compare other destinations below.

If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Benin, or you’re just afraid of the dark, the days in December are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset. To stay dry, avoid travelling to Benin in July – It’s the wettest month of the year.

Below you’ll find loads more detailed information about when to travel to Benin, including a monthly climate breakdown for the top destinations and loads of tools and recommendations to help you find flights and accommodation to suit your budget.

Warmest month

March

Least rainfall

December

Most daylight

December

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Benin seasons

Before you plan your trip, it’s important to know when the seasons are as they may be different to yours depending on where you’re travelling from. Benin is in the Northern hemisphere, so the seasons fall on:

SeasonMonths
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Best time to visit the top destinations in Benin

We’ve put together a breakdown of the average minimum and maximum temperatures by month, as well as the best times to visit for each. To learn more about these destinations including detailed climate breakdowns and much more, click or tap the city/destination name below.

CityBest time to visitJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Porto-NovoSeptember-October
34℃
24℃
34℃
26℃
34℃
27℃
34℃
27℃
33℃
26℃
30℃
25℃
29℃
24℃
29℃
23℃
30℃
24℃
31℃
25℃
32℃
25℃
34℃
25℃
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Top FAQs

Check out these guides for the top must-see destinations in Benin:

The warmest month of the year in Porto-Novo, one of the most popular places to visit in Benin, is March.
The driest month of the year in Porto-Novo, Benin, is usually around December each year.

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