32 days in Mali Itinerary

32 days in Mali Itinerary

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32 days in Mali Itinerary

Start: Nashville
Fly:  26​h
1
Bamako
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  9​h
2
Gao
— 3 nights
Drive:  9​h 15​min
3
Mopti
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Djenne
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Segou Region
— 4 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
6
Timbuktu
— 3 nights
Drive:  25​h 15​min
7
Kayes
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  34​h
End: Nashville

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, museums, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Musee National de Bamako, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parc national du Mali, Bamako, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Bamako, and get to know the resident critters at Zoo National du Mali.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Bamako trip planner.

Nashville, USA to Bamako is an approximately 26-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Nashville to Bamako. In August, daytime highs in Bamako are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. You will leave for Gao on the 22nd (Thu).

Things to do in Bamako

Parks Nature Casinos
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Parc national du Mali, Bamako ©
Parc national du Mali, Bamako
Musee National de Bamako ©
Musee National de Bamako
Bamako City Centre Market ©
Bamako City Centre Market

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: contemplate the long history of Tomb of Askia and don't miss a visit to La Dune Rose.

To find more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Gao trip app .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Bamako to Gao takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Bamako in August, you will find days in Gao are little chillier (80°F), and nights are a bit warmer (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: hike along Bandiagara Cliffs (Dogon Country) and admire the landmark architecture of Grand Mosque of Mopti.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Mopti online holiday planner .

Getting from Gao to Mopti by car takes about 9.5 hours. When traveling from Gao in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Mopti, with highs around 90°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 74°F. On the 30th (Fri), you're off toDjenne.

Things to do in Mopti

Historic Sites Trails Parks
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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: take in the spiritual surroundings of Great Mosque Of Djenne and explore the ancient world of Jenne-Jeno.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Djenne road trip planner .

You can drive from Mopti to Djenne in 2.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 74°F. On the 2nd (Mon), you're off toSegou 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: take in the spiritual surroundings of Segou Grand Mosque.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Segou Region vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Djenne to Segou Region takes 6 hours. In September, daytime highs in Segou Region are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 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 is known for historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Djinguereber Mosque and make a trip to Mosque of Sankore.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Timbuktu trip builder site .

You can drive from Segou Region to Timbuktu in 14 hours. You'll set off for Kayes on the 10th (Tue).

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: take some stellar pictures from Fort de Medine and contemplate the waterfront views at Chutes de Felou.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Kayes trip planner .

Traveling by car from Timbuktu to Kayes takes 25.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 92°F, and evening lows to 76°F. On the 16th (Mon), you're off tohome.

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