24 days in Saint-Louis, Dakar & Goree Island Itinerary

24 days in Saint-Louis, Dakar & Goree Island Itinerary

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24 days in Saint-Louis, Dakar & Goree Island Itinerary

Start: Montreal, Quebec
Fly + Drive:  25​h
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
— 9 nights
Bus + Foot + Ferry:  2​h
Goree Island
— 7 nights
Drive + Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Montreal, Quebec


Saint-Louis ©
West Africa's first French settlement, World Heritage-listed Saint-Louis (or Ndar in Wolof) shows off its colonial architectural style with an ambience of tranquility and historical charm.
Go for a jaunt from Saint-Louis to Louga to see Lac des Guiers about 1h 45 min away. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary, enjoy the sand and surf at Parque Nacional de la Lengua de Barbaria, examine the collection at Le Camee, and make a trip to Gandiol.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Saint-Louis trip itinerary planner .

Montreal, Canada to Saint-Louis is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Montreal in December, with highs in Saint-Louis at 38°C and lows at 20°C. On the 15th (Sun), you'll travel to Dakar.

Things to do in Saint-Louis

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Lac des Guiers
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Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary ©
Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary
Lac des Guiers ©
Lac des Guiers


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 Dakar's surroundings by going to Plage Popenguine (in Popenguine), Lagune de la Somone (in Somone) and Museo de la Tapiceria (in Thies). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at La Maison des Esclaves, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, make a trip to Joal Fadiout, and get in on the family fun at Accrobaobab Adventure.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Dakar online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Saint-Louis to Dakar in 3.5 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Saint-Louis in December: highs in Dakar hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Goree Island.

Things to do in Dakar

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Museo de la Tapiceria, Plage Popenguine, Reserve De Bandia, Lagune de la Somone, Village Artisanal de Saly
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Lagune de la Somone ©
Lagune de la Somone
La Maison des Esclaves ©
La Maison des Esclaves
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.

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You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Dakar to Goree Island in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 24°C. You will leave for home on the 31st (Tue).

Things to do in Goree Island

Historic Sites
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Paroisse Saint Charles Borromee ©
Paroisse Saint Charles Borromee