30 days in Africa Itinerary

30 days in Africa Itinerary

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Niamey, Niger
— 5 nights
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Bamako, Mali
— 2 nights
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Djenne, Mali
— 2 nights
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Mopti, Mali
— 3 nights
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Banfora, Burkina Faso
— 3 nights
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Bobo Dioulasso, Burkina Faso
— 3 nights
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Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
— 4 nights
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Timbuktu, Mali
— 2 nights
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Agadez, Niger
— 1 night
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N'Djamena, Chad
— 1 night

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Niamey, Niger

Niamey ©
The capital and largest city of Niger, Niamey serves as an administrative, cultural, and economic center on the Niger River.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Koure Giraffe Reserve and Air Mountains. There's still lots to do: browse the exhibits of National Museum of Niger (Musee National du Niger), take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosquee Cite Caisse, explore the fascinating landscape at Niger Sahara, and hunt for treasures at Grand Marche.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Niamey trip itinerary planning tool.

Vancouver, Canada to Niamey is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to West Africa Standard Time (WAT), which is usually a 9 hour difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Vancouver in November, with highs in Niamey at 43°C and lows at 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Bamako.

Things to do in Niamey

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Bamako, Mali

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): hunt for treasures at Bamako Artisan Market, get to know the resident critters at Zoo National du Mali, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Bamako, and finally explore the striking landscape of Parc national du Mali, Bamako. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Niger River, then browse the exhibits of Musee National de Bamako, then don't miss a visit to Bamako City Centre Market, and finally don't miss a visit to Bamako Grand Mosque.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Bamako trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by flight from Niamey to Bamako takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from West Africa Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 1 hour. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Niamey in November since evenings lows in Bamako dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Djenne.

Things to do in Bamako

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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2
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Djenne, Mali

Djenne ©
Djenné is a town and an urban commune in the Inland Niger Delta region of central Mali. On the 10th (Sat), delve into the distant past at Jenne-Jeno and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Great Mosque Of Djenne.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Djenne trip planning app.

Getting from Bamako to Djenne by car takes about 9 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Bamako in November since evenings lows in Djenne dip to 24°C. You will leave for Mopti on the 11th (Sun).

Things to do in Djenne

Historic Sites
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Religious Site
Great Mosque Of Djenne
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Ruin
Jenne-Jeno
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3
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Mopti, Mali

Mopti ©
Originally a small fishing village, Mopti has become Mali's center of fishing and livestock industries.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Bandiagara Cliffs (Dogon Country). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Grand Mosque of Mopti.

Before you visit Mopti, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Djenne to Mopti by car takes about 2.5 hours. November in Mopti sees daily highs of 42°C and lows of 22°C at night. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Banfora.

Things to do in Mopti

Historic Sites · Trails · Outdoors · Parks
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World heritage site
Bandiagara Cliffs (Dogon Country)
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Architectural Building
Grand Mosque of Mopti
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Banfora, Burkina Faso

Banfora ©
Banfora is a city in south western Burkina Faso with a population of 93,750 people (2012). Banfora is known for wildlife, nature, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Les Cascades de Banfora, take in the dramatic scenery at Karfiguela Falls, get outside with Cascade de Banfora, and explore the striking landscape at Les Pics de Sindou.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Banfora trip builder tool.

Drive from Mopti to Banfora in 9 hours. November in Banfora sees daily highs of 40°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Bobo Dioulasso.

Things to do in Banfora

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Geologic Formation
Les Pics de Sindou
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Waterfall
Karfiguela Falls
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Bobo Dioulasso, Burkina Faso

Bobo Dioulasso ©

Bobo

The second-largest city in the country, Bobo-Dioulasso represents both an economical and cultural center.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Ma Copine Femmes & Creativite and Cathedrale Notre Dame de Lourdes. It doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque of Bobo-Dioulasso and make a trip to Mare aux Hippopotames.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Bobo Dioulasso trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Banfora to Bobo Dioulasso in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Bobo Dioulasso are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. On the 20th (Tue), you'll travel to Ouagadougou.

Things to do in Bobo Dioulasso

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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Religious Site
Mosque of Bobo-Dioulasso
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Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Ouagadougou ©

Ouaga

The capital of Burkina Faso and its economic center, Ouagadougou also serves as the regional center for art and cultural preservation.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Ruins of Loropeni and Parc Animalier. Take a break from Ouagadougou with a short trip to The Grand Mosque at Bani in Bani, about 3h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Laongo Sculpture Symposium, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Ouagadougou, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ouagadougou Markets, and look for gifts at Village Artisanal de Ouagadougou.

Discover how to plan a Ouagadougou trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Fly from Bobo Dioulasso to Ouagadougou in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Ouagadougou can reach 43°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Timbuktu.

Things to do in Ouagadougou

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping

Side Trips

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Timbuktu, Mali

Timbuktu ©
Timbuktu, also spelled as Tinbuktu, Timbuctoo and Timbuktoo, is an ancient city in Mali, situated 20km north of the Niger River. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): make a trip to Mosque of Sankore and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Djinguereber Mosque.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Timbuktu trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Ouagadougou to Timbuktu takes 12 hours. On the 26th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Agadez.

Things to do in Timbuktu

Historic Sites
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Religious Site
Djinguereber Mosque
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Agadez, Niger

Agadez ©
Agadez, formerly spelled Agades, is the largest city in central Niger, with a population of 118,244 (2012 census). Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grande Mosquee d'Agadez.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Agadez attractions planner.

Drive from Timbuktu to Agadez in 32 hours. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to West Africa Standard Time (WAT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In November in Agadez, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to N'Djamena.

Things to do in Agadez

Historic Sites
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N'Djamena, Chad

N'Djamena ©
Chad's capital and largest city, N'Djamena serves as the main port on the Chari River, and a hub for livestock, grain, and salt.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Tibesti Mountains, explore the activities along Lakes of Ounianga, and then explore the galleries of Musée National du Tchad.

Plan a N'Djamena trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Agadez to N'Djamena takes 20.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In November, daily temperatures in N'Djamena can reach 43°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in N'Djamena

Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 28 — 29:
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World heritage site
Lakes of Ounianga
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Mountain
Tibesti Mountains
4.0

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