17 days in Senegal Itinerary

17 days in Senegal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Senegal trip planner

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

17 days in Senegal Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly + Drive:  27​h
1
Mbour
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Saint-Louis
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Dakar
— 7 nights
Fly:  21​h 30​min
End: Chicago

4
nights
Mbour

Mbour ©
One of Senegal's fastest-growing cities, Mbour offers proximity to the capital as well as a taste of the culture of Senegal.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mbour: Lagune de la Somone (in Somone), Plage Popenguine (in Popenguine) and Parc National du Delta du Saloum (in Ndangane). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Reserve De Bandia, don't miss a visit to Joal Fadiout, take an in-depth tour of Musee Mahicao, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Grande Mosquee Gandigal-Est.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Mbour online road trip planner .

Chicago, USA to Mbour is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 6 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Chicago in September, with highs in Mbour at 87°F and lows at 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can drive to Saint-Louis.

Things to do in Mbour

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Lagune de la Somone, Reserve De Bandia, Joal Fadiout, L'Elevage d'Oiseaux Exotique, Parc National du Delta du Saloum
Find places to stay Sep 28 — Oct 2:
Highlights from your plan
Lagune de la Somone ©
Lagune de la Somone
Reserve De Bandia ©
Reserve De Bandia
Parc National du Delta du Saloum ©
Parc National du Delta du Saloum

4
nights
Saint-Louis

Saint-Louis ©
West Africa's first French settlement, World Heritage-listed Saint-Louis (or Ndar in Wolof) shows off its colonial architectural style with an ambience of tranquility and historical charm.
Take a break from Saint-Louis with a short trip to Lac des Guiers in Louga, about 1h 45 min away. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary, stop by Rama diaw, view the masterpieces at Village Artisanal, and see the interesting displays at Le Camee.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Saint-Louis online tour planner .

Getting from Mbour to Saint-Louis by car takes about 3.5 hours. Traveling from Mbour in October, expect nights in Saint-Louis to be about the same, around 75°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 94°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can drive to Dakar.

Things to do in Saint-Louis

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Lac des Guiers
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary ©
Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary
Lac des Guiers ©
Lac des Guiers

7
nights
Dakar

Dakar ©
Situated on the western edge of mainland Africa, the crowded and dynamic city of Dakar offers visitors booming shopping, dining, and entertainment scenes.
Go for a jaunt from Dakar to Goree Island to see Paroisse Saint Charles Borromee about 56 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at La Maison des Esclaves, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque of the Divinity, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale du Souvenir Africain de Dakar, and explore the world behind art at IFAN Museum (African Arts Museum).

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Dakar day trip app .

Traveling by car from Saint-Louis to Dakar takes 3.5 hours. While traveling from Saint-Louis, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Dakar, ranging from highs of 88°F to lows of 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dakar

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Paroisse Saint Charles Borromee
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
La Maison des Esclaves ©
La Maison des Esclaves
Lago Rosa ©
Lago Rosa