24 days in Dakar & Goree Island Itinerary

24 days in Dakar & Goree Island Itinerary

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24 days in Dakar & Goree Island Itinerary

Start: Montreal, Quebec
Fly:  17​h 15​min
— 13 nights
Bus + Foot + Ferry:  2​h
Goree Island
— 9 nights
Drive + Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Montreal, Quebec


Dakar ©
Situated on the western edge of mainland Africa, the crowded and dynamic city of Dakar offers visitors booming shopping, dining, and entertainment scenes.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dakar: Plage Popenguine (in Popenguine), Lagune de la Somone (in Somone) and Reserve De Bandia (in Saly). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at La Maison des Esclaves, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, appreciate the history behind Le Monument de la Renaissance Africaine, and look for gifts at Village Artisanal de Saly.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Dakar trip planner .

Montreal, Canada to Dakar is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Traveling from Montreal to Dakar, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Montreal in December; daily highs in Dakar reach 32°C and lows reach 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Goree Island.

Things to do in Dakar

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Thies, Lagune de la Somone, Village Artisanal de Saly, L'Elevage d'Oiseaux Exotique, Plage Popenguine
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La Maison des Esclaves ©
La Maison des Esclaves
Lagune de la Somone ©
Lagune de la Somone
Lago Rosa ©
Lago Rosa

Goree Island

Goree Island ©
Goree Island is known for historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Paroisse Saint Charles Borromee.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Goree Island online holiday planner .

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Dakar to Goree Island in 2 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Goree Island can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. On the 31st (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Goree Island

Historic Sites
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Paroisse Saint Charles Borromee ©
Paroisse Saint Charles Borromee