30 days in Mali Itinerary

30 days in Mali Itinerary

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Start: Nassau, New Providence Island
Fly:  27 h
1
Bamako
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  9 h
2
Gao
— 3 nights
Drive:  9 h 15 min
3
Mopti
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Djenne
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
5
Segou
— 3 nights
Drive:  19 h 30 min
6
Timbuktu
— 3 nights
Drive:  10 h
7
Kayes Region
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  32 h
End: Nassau, New Providence Island

4
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, contemplate the waterfront views at Niger River, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoo National du Mali, and make a trip to Bamako Grand Mosque.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Bamako trip maker app.

Nassau, Bahamas to Bamako is an approximately 25- hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 5 hours. June in Bamako sees daily highs of 40°C and lows of 27°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Gao.

Things to do in Bamako

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Niger River
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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

3
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: steep yourself in history at Tomb of Askia and don't miss a visit to La Dune Rose.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Gao trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and car from Bamako to Gao in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Bamako in June: highs in Gao hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 35°C. On the 10th (Wed), you're off to Mopti.

Things to do in Gao

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

3
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: trek along Bandiagara Cliffs (Dogon Country) and admire the striking features of Grand Mosque of Mopti.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Mopti trip planner.

Drive from Gao to Mopti in 9.5 hours. Traveling from Gao in June, you will find days in Mopti are somewhat warmer (45°C), and nights are slightly colder (31°C). On the 14th (Sun), you'll travel to Djenne.

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

3
nights
Djenne

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

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Djenne trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Mopti to Djenne in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 44°C in June, and nighttime lows around 30°C. You will leave for Segou on the 17th (Wed).

Things to do in Djenne

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

3
nights
Segou

Segou ©
Nestled along the Niger River, Segou has established itself as a major port and key player in Mali's cultural development.
Segou is known for classes and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Segou Grand Mosque.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Segou visit planner.

Traveling by car from Djenne to Segou takes 5.5 hours. In June in Segou, expect temperatures between 43°C during the day and 31°C at night. You'll set off for Timbuktu on the 20th (Sat).

Things to do in Segou

Historic Sites
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Segou Grand Mosque ©
Segou Grand Mosque

3
nights
Timbuktu

Timbuktu ©
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 plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Djinguereber Mosque and make a trip to Mosque of Sankore.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Timbuktu driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Segou to Timbuktu in 19.5 hours. You will leave for Kayes Region on the 24th (Wed).

Things to do in Timbuktu

Historic Sites
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Djinguereber Mosque ©
Djinguereber Mosque

4
nights
Kayes Region

Kayes Region ©
Kayes Region is known for historic sites and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Fort de Medine.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Kayes Region sightseeing planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Timbuktu to Kayes Region. On the 29th (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Kayes Region

Historic Sites
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Fort de Medine ©
Fort de Medine