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: contemplate the long history of Djinguereber Mosque and admire all the interesting features of Mosque of Sankore.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Timbuktu day trip planning site.

Mexico City, Mexico to Timbuktu is an approximately 39-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 6 hours. On the 17th (Fri), 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 the landmark architecture of Grand Mosque of Mopti.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Mopti trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Timbuktu to Mopti takes 26 hours. September in Mopti sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 28°C at night. You'll set off for Djenne on the 21st (Tue).

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: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Great Mosque Of Djenne and explore the ancient world of Jenne-Jeno.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Djenne driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Mopti to Djenne takes 2.5 hours. In September in Djenne, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 28°C at night. On the 26th (Sun), you'll travel to Bamako.

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: browse the exhibits of Musee National de Bamako, explore and take pictures at Bamako Grand Mosque, browse the eclectic array of goods at Bamako City Centre Market, and explore the striking landscape of Parc national du Mali, Bamako.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Bamako itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Djenne to Bamako takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Bamako are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow 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.