16 days in Mali Itinerary

16 days in Mali Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Toronto
Fly:  21 h
1
Bamako
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  9 h
2
Gao
— 2 nights
Drive:  9 h 15 min
3
Mopti
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Djenne
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 45 min
5
Segou Region
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  25 h
End: Toronto

3
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 wealth of natural beauty at Parc national du Mali, Bamako, get to know the resident critters at Zoo National du Mali, try your luck at Casino De L'amitie, and appreciate the history behind Monument de l"Independance.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Bamako online journey planner.

Toronto, Canada to Bamako is an approximately 21- hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Toronto to Bamako due to the time zone difference. In July, Bamako is somewhat warmer than Toronto - with highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C. On the 5th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Gao.

Things to do in Bamako

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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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

2
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 make a trip to La Dune Rose.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Gao online trip maker.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Bamako to Gao in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Bamako in July, Gao is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 38°C. You will leave for Mopti on the 8th (Wed).

Things to do in Gao

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

2
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 striking features of Grand Mosque of Mopti.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Mopti trip planner.

You can drive from Gao to Mopti in 9.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Gao in July since evenings lows in Mopti dip to 28°C. You will leave for Djenne on the 11th (Sat).

Things to do in Mopti

Historic Sites Trails Outdoors
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Bandiagara Cliffs (Dogon Country) ©
Bandiagara Cliffs (Dogon Country)
Grand Mosque of Mopti ©
Grand Mosque of Mopti

2
nights
Djenne

Djenne ©
Djenné is a town and an urban commune in the Inland Niger Delta region of central Mali. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Jenne-Jeno and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Great Mosque Of Djenne.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Djenne road trip planner.

Drive from Mopti to Djenne in 2.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 28°C. You'll set off for Segou Region on the 13th (Mon).

Things to do in Djenne

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

2
nights
Segou Region

Segou Region ©
On the 14th (Tue), admire the striking features of Segou Grand Mosque.

To see maps and more tourist information, use the Segou Region trip planner.

Traveling by car from Djenne to Segou Region takes 5.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. On the 15th (Wed), you're off to home.

Things to do in Segou Region

Historic Sites
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Segou Grand Mosque ©
Segou Grand Mosque