32 days in Mali Itinerary

32 days in Mali Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Bamako
— 4 nights
2
Gao
— 3 nights
3
Mopti
— 3 nights
4
Djenne
— 3 nights
5
Segou Region
— 4 nights
6
Timbuktu
— 3 nights
7
Kayes
— 5 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.
Bamako is known for nature, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the galleries of Musee National de Bamako, take in the spiritual surroundings of Yacouba Guindo Mosque, don't miss a visit to Bamako Grand Mosque, and try to win big at Casino De L'amitie.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Bamako day trip site.

Nashville, USA to Bamako is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a 6 hour difference. In August in Bamako, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 71°F at night. You will leave for Gao on the 22nd (Thu).

Things to do in Bamako

Parks · Casinos · Fun & Games
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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

3
nights
Gao

Gao ©
Gao is a city in Mali and the capital of the Gao Region. Gao is known for historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Tomb of Askia and make a trip to La Dune Rose.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Gao trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Bamako to Gao in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Bamako, expect slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Gao, ranging from highs of 80°F to lows of 80°F. On the 26th (Mon), 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

3
nights
Mopti

Mopti ©
Originally a small fishing village, Mopti has become Mali's center of fishing and livestock industries.
Mopti is known for trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: trek along Bandiagara Cliffs (Dogon Country) and admire the landmark architecture of Grand Mosque of Mopti.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Mopti route builder.

Drive from Gao to Mopti in 9.5 hours. Traveling from Gao in August, expect nights in Mopti to be little chillier, around 74°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 90°F. On the 30th (Fri), you'll travel to Djenne.

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

3
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.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Djenne travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Mopti to Djenne takes 2.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Djenne can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. On the 2nd (Mon), you're off to Segou Region.

Things to do in Djenne

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

4
nights
Segou Region

Segou Region ©
Segou Region is known for classes and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Segou Grand Mosque.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Segou Region trip planner.

You can drive from Djenne to Segou Region in 5.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Segou Region can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. On the 6th (Fri), you'll travel to Timbuktu.

Things to do in Segou Region

Historic Sites
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Segou Grand Mosque ©
Segou Grand Mosque

3
nights
Timbuktu

Timbuktu ©
Timbuktu, also spelled as Tinbuktu, Timbuctoo and Timbuktoo, is an ancient city in Mali, situated 20km north of the Niger River. Timbuktu is known for historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Djinguereber Mosque and make a trip to Mosque of Sankore.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Timbuktu online trip maker.

Drive from Segou Region to Timbuktu in 14.5 hours. On the 10th (Tue), you'll travel to Kayes.

Things to do in Timbuktu

Historic Sites
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Djinguereber Mosque ©
Djinguereber Mosque

5
nights
Kayes

Kayes ©
Kayes is a city in western Mali on the Sénégal River, with a population of 127,368 at the 2009 census. Kayes is known for nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll the grounds of Fort de Medine and explore the activities along Chutes de Felou.

You can plan Kayes trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

You can drive from Timbuktu to Kayes in 26 hours. September in Kayes sees daily highs of 92°F and lows of 76°F at night. On the 16th (Mon), you're off to home.

Things to do in Kayes

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Fort de Medine
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Fort de Medine ©
Fort de Medine
Chutes de Felou ©
Chutes de Felou