23 days in Goree Island, La Petite Cote & Dakar Itinerary

23 days in Goree Island, La Petite Cote & Dakar Itinerary

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23 days in Goree Island, La Petite Cote & Dakar Itinerary

Start: Montreal, Quebec
Fly + Drive:  17​h 30​min
Goree Island
— 5 nights
Ferry + Foot + Bus + Drive:  3​h 45​min
— 6 nights
Drive + Bus:  1​h 30​min
— 10 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Montreal, Quebec

Goree Island

Goree Island ©
Goree Island is known for historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Paroisse Saint Charles Borromee.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Goree Island trip planner .

Montreal, Canada to Goree Island is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Montreal to Goree Island. In December, Goree Island is warmer than Montreal - with highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C. You'll set off for Saly on the 14th (Sat).

Things to do in Goree Island

Historic Sites
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Paroisse Saint Charles Borromee ©
Paroisse Saint Charles Borromee


Saly ©
Change things up with these side-trips from Saly: Lagune de la Somone (in Somone), Plage Popenguine (in Popenguine) and Thies (Accrobaobab & Museo de la Tapiceria).

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Saly trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by combination of ferry, bus, and car from Goree Island to Saly takes 4 hours. In December, daytime highs in Saly are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. You will leave for Dakar on the 20th (Fri).

Things to do in Saly

Parks Wildlife Theme Parks

Side Trips

Mbour, Thies, Lagune de la Somone, L'Elevage d'Oiseaux Exotique, Plage Popenguine
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Lagune de la Somone ©
Lagune de la Somone
Reserve De Bandia ©
Reserve De Bandia
Joal Fadiout ©
Joal Fadiout


Dakar ©
Situated on the western edge of mainland Africa, the crowded and dynamic city of Dakar offers visitors booming shopping, dining, and entertainment scenes.
Step out of Dakar to go to Rufisque and see Le Village des Tortues, which is approximately 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at La Maison des Esclaves, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale du Souvenir Africain de Dakar, and find something for the whole family at Accrobaobab Adventure.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Dakar travel route builder .

Traveling by combination of car and bus from Saly to Dakar takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. You will leave for home on the 30th (Mon).

Things to do in Dakar

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Le Village des Tortues
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La Maison des Esclaves ©
La Maison des Esclaves
Lago Rosa ©
Lago Rosa

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