22 days in Mali Itinerary

22 days in Mali Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Bamako
— 4 nights
2
Gao
— 2 nights
3
Mopti
— 4 nights
4
Djenne
— 2 nights
5
Segou
— 3 nights
6
Timbuktu
— 2 nights
7
Kayes Region
— 2 nights

4
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.
Musee National de Bamako and Cathedral of Bamako are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get in touch with nature at Parc national du Mali, Bamako and Dandan waterfalls. The adventure continues: try to win big at Casino De L'amitie, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoo National du Mali, appreciate the history behind Monument de l"Independance, and explore the activities along Niger River.

Plan a trip to Bamako easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiport is Modibo Keita International Airport. In April, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. You'll set off for Gao on the 5th (Sun).

Things to do in Bamako

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Niger River
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Parc national du Mali, Bamako ©
Parc national du Mali, Bamako
Musee National de Bamako ©
Musee National de Bamako
Cathedral of Bamako ©
Cathedral of Bamako

2
nights
Gao

Gao ©
Gao is a city in Mali and the capital of the Gao Region. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to La Dune Rose and then contemplate the long history of Tomb of Askia.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Gao travel route planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Bamako to Gao takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 8th (Wed), you'll travel to Mopti.

Things to do in Gao

Historic Sites
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Tomb of Askia ©
Tomb of Askia
La Dune Rose ©
La Dune Rose

4
nights
Mopti

Mopti ©
Originally a small fishing village, Mopti has become Mali's center of fishing and livestock industries.
Get a sense of the local culture at Bandiagara Cliffs (Dogon Country) and Grand Mosque of Mopti.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Mopti holiday builder app.

You can drive from Gao to Mopti in 9.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °F in April, and nighttime lows around °F. You will leave for Djenne on the 12th (Sun).

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

2
nights
Djenne

Djenne ©
Djenné is a town and an urban commune in the Inland Niger Delta region of central Mali. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Jenne-Jeno and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Great Mosque Of Djenne.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Djenne online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Mopti to Djenne takes 2.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Djenne are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. You'll set off for Segou on the 14th (Tue).

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
Segou

Segou ©
Nestled along the Niger River, Segou has established itself as a major port and key player in Mali's cultural development.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): admire the striking features of Segou Grand Mosque.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Segou trip planner.

Traveling by car from Djenne to Segou takes 5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Segou can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. On the 17th (Fri), you'll travel to Timbuktu.

Things to do in Segou

Historic Sites
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Segou Grand Mosque ©
Segou Grand Mosque

2
nights
Timbuktu

Timbuktu ©
Timbuktu, also spelled as Tinbuktu, Timbuctoo and Timbuktoo, is an ancient city in Mali, situated 20km north of the Niger River. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): make a trip to Mosque of Sankore and then contemplate the long history of Djinguereber Mosque.

To see photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Timbuktu trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Segou to Timbuktu takes 19.5 hours. On the 19th (Sun), you'll travel to Kayes Region.

Things to do in Timbuktu

Historic Sites
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Djinguereber Mosque ©
Djinguereber Mosque

2
nights
Kayes Region

Kayes Region ©
Kayes Region is known for historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the different monuments and memorials at Fort de Medine.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Kayes Region tour builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Timbuktu to Kayes Region. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Kayes Region

Historic Sites
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Highlights from your plan
Fort de Medine ©
Fort de Medine