30 days in Mali Itinerary

30 days in Mali Itinerary

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Bamako
— 4 nights
Fly to Niamey, Drive to Gao
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Gao
— 3 nights
Drive
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Mopti
— 3 nights
Drive
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Djenne
— 3 nights
Drive
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Segou
— 3 nights
Drive
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Timbuktu
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kayes Region
— 4 nights
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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, appreciate the history behind Monument de l"Independance, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoo National du Mali, and make a trip to Bamako Grand Mosque.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, 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 · Casinos

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 2 — 6:

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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 maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Gao trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and car from Bamako to Gao in 11.5 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
Find places to stay Jun 6 — 10:

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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.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, 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 · Outdoors · Parks · Trails
Find places to stay Jun 10 — 14:

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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, 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
Find places to stay Jun 14 — 17:

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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 find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Segou visit planner.

Traveling by car from Djenne to Segou takes 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
Find places to stay Jun 17 — 20:
Highlights from your trip

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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.

For reviews, maps, ratings, 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
Find places to stay Jun 21 — 24:
Highlights from your trip

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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 photos, more things to do, traveler tips, 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
Find places to stay Jun 24 — 29:
Highlights from your trip

Mali travel guide

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National Parks · Flea Markets · Museums
Lively, cultured, and colorful Mali allows visitors to get familiar with African traditions and witness contemporary African art and lifestyles. Ancient empires built cities along the Niger River, leaving behind them knowledge, beliefs, and traditions, even as the architecture crumbled. Today, the country's world-renowned musical heritage has become central to tourism in Mali, with live performances of ngoni and kora music a highlight for many tourists exploring this west African nation.