Benin, Benin: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Benin, Benin? If you're planning to go to Benin, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Benin, Benin

Based on the climate and weather in Benin, the best time to go is December. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Benin, Benin by month

January

If you vacation in Benin during January, you are likely to find that it is sweltering and very dry with almost no rain.

Temperatures tend to hover around the 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light dresses
  • Sandals
  • Tank tops
  • Skirts
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Sunglasses
  • Light shorts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Thin short sleeve shirts

February

Traveling to Benin in February, you will notice that it is blindingly hot and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the 90s F (mid 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light dresses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Tank tops
  • Sandals
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Light shorts
  • Sunglasses

March

March in Benin is a scorcher. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 90s F (mid 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Skirts
  • Light dresses
  • Tank tops
  • Light shorts
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion

April

If you visit Benin during April, you are likely to find that it is blindingly hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunglasses
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Tank tops
  • Rain coat
  • Skirts
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Light shorts
  • Umbrella
  • Light dresses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear

May

May can be sweltering. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Skirts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts
  • Dresses
  • Sunglasses
  • Rain coat

June

June is constantly hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts

July

If you visit Benin during July, you are likely to find that it is hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Sunglasses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Shorts
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses

August

August is extremely warm and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Light footwear

September

September in Benin is hot and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • Shorts
  • Umbrella
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunglasses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain coat

October

If you visit Benin during October, you are likely to find that it is really hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 60s F (low 20s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Rain coat
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella

November

If you visit Benin during November, you are likely to find that it can be very hot and very dry with almost no rain.

Temperatures tend to hover around the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunglasses
  • Shorts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion

December

If you go to Benin in December, you will notice that it is scorchingly hot and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 90s F (mid 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Tank tops
  • Light dresses
  • Sandals
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Light shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Benin, Benin

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Benin, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types C and E
  • A SIM card that works in Benin
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing
  • Appropriate museum wear

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