14 days in Mali Itinerary

14 days in Mali Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mali holiday planner

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Fly to Bamako, Drive to Segou
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Segou
— 2 nights
Drive
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Djenne
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mopti
— 2 nights
Drive
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Gao
— 2 nights
Fly
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Bamako
— 5 nights
Fly to Cotonou, Drive to Lagos

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Segou

— 2 nights
Nestled along the Niger River, Segou has established itself as a major port and key player in Mali's cultural development.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): admire the striking features of Segou Grand Mosque.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Segou sightseeing planner.

Lagos, Nigeria to Segou is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Lagos to Segou, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Lagos, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Segou, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 27°C. On the 11th (Wed), you'll travel to Djenne.

Things to do in Segou

Historic Sites
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Highlights from your trip

Djenne

— 2 nights
Djenné is a town and an urban commune in the Inland Niger Delta region of central Mali. Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Jenne-Jeno and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Great Mosque Of Djenne. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Niger River.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Djenne online itinerary builder.

Getting from Segou to Djenne by car takes about 5 hours. In August in Djenne, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 27°C at night. On the 13th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Mopti.

Things to do in Djenne

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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Mopti

— 2 nights
Originally a small fishing village, Mopti has become Mali's center of fishing and livestock industries.
On the 14th (Sat), admire the landmark architecture of Grand Mosque of Mopti and then head outdoors with Bandiagara Cliffs (Dogon Country).

For other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Mopti trip planner.

Traveling by car from Djenne to Mopti takes 2.5 hours. August in Mopti sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 27°C at night. You will leave for Gao on the 15th (Sun).

Things to do in Mopti

Historic Sites · Trails · Outdoors · Parks
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Gao

— 2 nights
Gao is a city in Mali and the capital of the Gao Region. On the 16th (Mon), explore and take pictures at La Dune Rose and then explore and take pictures at Tomb of Askia.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Gao online trip planner.

Drive from Mopti to Gao in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Mopti in August, you will find days in Gao are slightly colder (31°C), and nights are a bit warmer (31°C). You will leave for Bamako on the 17th (Tue).

Things to do in Gao

Historic Sites
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Bamako

— 5 nights
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 trip includes some of its best attractions: browse the exhibits of Musee National de Bamako, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Bamako, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yacouba Guindo Mosque, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoo National du Mali.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Bamako online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Gao to Bamako by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Gao, expect a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Bamako, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 25°C. You'll set off for home on the 22nd (Sun).

Things to do in Bamako

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Casinos
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Mali travel guide

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National Parks · Flea Markets · Museums
Lively, cultured, and colorful Mali allows visitors to get familiar with African traditions and witness contemporary African art and lifestyles. Ancient empires built cities along the Niger River, leaving behind them knowledge, beliefs, and traditions, even as the architecture crumbled. Today, the country's world-renowned musical heritage has become central to tourism in Mali, with live performances of ngoni and kora music a highlight for many tourists exploring this west African nation.