60 days in Mali Itinerary

60 days in Mali Itinerary

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Bamako
— 7 nights
2
Kayes
— 7 nights
3
Sikasso
— 7 nights
4
Mopti
— 8 nights
5
Gao
— 7 nights
6
Segou Region
— 8 nights
7
Timbuktu
— 7 nights

7
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 striking landscape of Parc national du Mali, Bamako, don't miss a visit to Bamako Grand Mosque, browse the eclectic array of goods at Bamako City Centre Market, and try to win big at Casino De L'amitie.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Bamako trip itinerary planner.

Kalamazoo, USA to Bamako is an approximately 27-hour flight. Traveling from Kalamazoo to Bamako, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. In November, Bamako is much hotter than Kalamazoo - with highs of 95°F and lows of 64°F. You'll set off for Kayes on the 29th (Fri).

Things to do in Bamako

Historic Sites · Parks · 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

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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: contemplate the long history of Fort de Medine and explore the activities along Chutes de Felou.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Kayes road trip website.

Traveling by car from Bamako to Kayes takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. November in Kayes sees daily highs of 100°F and lows of 69°F at night. You'll set off for Sikasso on the 7th (Sat).

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

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nights
Sikasso

Sikasso
Sikasso is a city in the south of Mali and the capital of the Sikasso Cercle and the Sikasso Region. Sikasso is known for historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosquee du Chateau.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Sikasso road trip site.

Drive from Kayes to Sikasso in 14 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 64°F. You'll set off for Mopti on the 15th (Sun).

Things to do in Sikasso

Historic Sites
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8
nights
Mopti

Mopti ©
Originally a small fishing village, Mopti has become Mali's center of fishing and livestock industries.
Get out of town with these interesting Mopti side-trips: Djenne (Jenne-Jeno & Great Mosque Of Djenne). The adventure continues: make a trip to Bandiagara Cliffs (Dogon Country) and admire the landmark architecture of Grand Mosque of Mopti.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Mopti trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sikasso to Mopti takes 7.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 61°F. You'll set off for Gao on the 24th (Tue).

Things to do in Mopti

Historic Sites · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Djenne
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Bandiagara Cliffs (Dogon Country) ©
Bandiagara Cliffs (Dogon Country)
Great Mosque Of Djenne ©
Great Mosque Of Djenne
Grand Mosque of Mopti ©
Grand Mosque of Mopti

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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: make a trip to Tomb of Askia.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Gao travel site.

Traveling by car from Mopti to Gao takes 9.5 hours. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Mopti in December: highs in Gao hover around 64°F, while lows dip to 64°F. On the 1st (Wed), you'll travel to Segou Region.

Things to do in Gao

Historic Sites
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Tomb of Askia ©
Tomb of Askia
La Dune Rose ©
La Dune Rose

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nights
Segou Region

Segou Region ©
Segou Region is known for classes and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Segou Grand Mosque.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Segou Region sightseeing planning tool.

Traveling by car from Gao to Segou Region takes 16 hours. January in Segou Region sees daily highs of 91°F and lows of 64°F at night. You will leave for Timbuktu on the 10th (Fri).

Things to do in Segou Region

Historic Sites
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Segou Grand Mosque ©
Segou Grand Mosque

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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 in the serene atmosphere at Djinguereber Mosque and make a trip to Mosque of Sankore.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Timbuktu trip planner.

Traveling by car from Segou Region to Timbuktu takes 14.5 hours. On the 18th (Sat), you're off to home.

Things to do in Timbuktu

Historic Sites
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Djinguereber Mosque ©
Djinguereber Mosque