10 days in Mali Itinerary

10 days in Mali Itinerary

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10 days in Mali Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Bamako
— 3 nights
Drive:  8 h 45 min
2
Djenne
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Mopti
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  18 h 15 min
End: Paris

3
nights
Bamako

Bamako ©
Mali's capital and the fastest-growing city in Africa, Bamako acts as a major port, as well as a cultural and industrial center.
Bamako is known for nature, shopping, museums, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the galleries of Musee National de Bamako, take in the dramatic scenery at Dandan waterfalls, get to know the resident critters at Zoo National du Mali, and appreciate the history behind Monument de l"Independance.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Bamako attractions planner .

Paris, France to Bamako is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Paris in November; daily highs in Bamako reach 41°C and lows reach 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to drive to Djenne.

Things to do in Bamako

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Parc national du Mali, Bamako ©
Parc national du Mali, Bamako
Musee National de Bamako ©
Musee National de Bamako
Zoo National du Mali ©
Zoo National du Mali

2
nights
Djenne

Djenne ©
Djenné is a town and an urban commune in the Inland Niger Delta region of central Mali. Djenne is known for historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Great Mosque Of Djenne and delve into the distant past at Jenne-Jeno.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Djenne road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Bamako to Djenne takes 9 hours. Traveling from Bamako in November, expect a bit warmer with lows of 24°C in Djenne. On the 19th (Tue), you'll travel to Mopti.

Things to do in Djenne

Historic Sites
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Great Mosque Of Djenne ©
Great Mosque Of Djenne
Jenne-Jeno ©
Jenne-Jeno

3
nights
Mopti

Mopti ©
Originally a small fishing village, Mopti has become Mali's center of fishing and livestock industries.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): admire the striking features of Grand Mosque of Mopti and then trek along Bandiagara Cliffs (Dogon Country).

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Mopti itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Djenne to Mopti takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 42°C in November, and nighttime lows around 22°C. You'll set off for home on the 22nd (Fri).

Things to do in Mopti

Historic Sites Outdoors Trails
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Bandiagara Cliffs (Dogon Country) ©
Bandiagara Cliffs (Dogon Country)
Grand Mosque of Mopti ©
Grand Mosque of Mopti