16 days in Mali Itinerary

16 days in Mali Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mali tour planner

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Fly
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Gao
— 5 nights
Drive
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Mopti
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Djenne
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Segou
— 2 nights
Bus
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Bamako
— 4 nights
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Gao

— 5 nights
Gao is a city in Mali and the capital of the Gao Region. Gao is known for historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Tomb of Askia and explore and take pictures at La Dune Rose.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Gao vacation maker app.

Moscow, Russia to Gao is an approximately 26-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Moscow to Gao. Traveling from Moscow in August, expect nights in Gao to be much hotter, around 31°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 31°C. On the 18th (Wed), you're off to Mopti.

Things to do in Gao

Historic Sites
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Mopti

— 2 nights
Originally a small fishing village, Mopti has become Mali's center of fishing and livestock industries.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Grand Mosque of Mopti and then admire all the interesting features of Bandiagara Cliffs (Dogon Country).

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Mopti trip planner.

Drive from Gao to Mopti in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. When traveling from Gao in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Mopti, with highs around 38°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 27°C. On the 20th (Fri), you're off to Djenne.

Things to do in Mopti

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Trails · Parks
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Djenne

— 2 nights
Djenné is a town and an urban commune in the Inland Niger Delta region of central Mali. On the 21st (Sat), explore the ancient world of Jenne-Jeno and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Great Mosque Of Djenne. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Niger River.

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You can drive from Mopti to Djenne in 2.5 hours. In August in Djenne, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Segou.

Things to do in Djenne

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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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 23rd (Mon): admire the striking features of Segou Grand Mosque.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Segou attractions site.

Drive from Djenne to Segou in 5 hours. August in Segou sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 27°C at night. On the 24th (Tue), you're off to Bamako.

Things to do in Segou

Historic Sites
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Bamako

— 4 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, meet the residents at Zoo National du Mali, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parc national du Mali, Bamako.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Bamako travel route planning app.

Traveling by bus from Segou to Bamako takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bamako

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Casinos
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Mali travel guide

3.6
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.