21 days in Timbuktu, Mopti Region & Bamako Itinerary

21 days in Timbuktu, Mopti Region & Bamako Itinerary

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Timbuktu
— 6 nights
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Mopti
— 3 nights
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Djenne
— 5 nights
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Bamako
— 3 nights
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Timbuktu

— 6 nights
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 trip includes some of its best attractions: admire all the interesting features of Djinguereber Mosque.

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Mexico City, Mexico to Timbuktu is an approximately 39-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Mexico City to Timbuktu due to the time zone difference. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll travel to Mopti.

Things to do in Timbuktu

Historic Sites
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Mopti

— 3 nights
Originally a small fishing village, Mopti has become Mali's center of fishing and livestock industries.
Mopti is known for trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: hike along Bandiagara Cliffs (Dogon Country) and admire all the interesting features of Grand Mosque of Mopti.

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Traveling by car from Timbuktu to Mopti takes 26 hours. December in Mopti sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 19°C at night. You will leave for Djenne on the 26th (Sun).

Things to do in Mopti

Historic Sites · Trails · Outdoors · Parks
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Djenne

— 5 nights
Djenné is a town and an urban commune in the Inland Niger Delta region of central Mali. Djenne is known for historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Great Mosque Of Djenne and explore the ancient world of Jenne-Jeno.

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You can drive from Mopti to Djenne in 2.5 hours. December in Djenne sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 20°C at night. You will leave for Bamako on the 31st (Fri).

Things to do in Djenne

Historic Sites
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Bamako

— 3 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: explore the striking landscape of Parc national du Mali, Bamako, take in the spiritual surroundings of Yacouba Guindo Mosque, browse the eclectic array of goods at Bamako City Centre Market, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Bamako.

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Getting from Djenne to Bamako by car takes about 9 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Bamako are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bamako

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Casinos
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Mopti Region travel guide

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Hiking Trails · Sacred & Religious Sites · Architectural Buildings
A tour of Mopti Region reveals an important commercial crossroad where various ethnic groups live together in harmony. The region's capital serves as an excellent starting point for exploring the rest of the country, appealing to tourists with its river port, mosques, small nearby fishing villages, and bustling traditional markets. The most popular places to visit in Mopti Region include two World Heritage Sites--Great Mosque of Djenne and Bandiagara Escarpment.