30 days in Mali Itinerary

30 days in Mali Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Winnipeg
Fly:  25 h
1
Bamako
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  9 h
2
Gao
— 5 nights
Drive:  9 h 15 min
3
Mopti
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Djenne
— 5 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
5
Segou
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  28 h
End: Winnipeg

5
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 striking landscape of Parc national du Mali, Bamako, appreciate the history behind Monument de l"Independance, hunt for treasures at Bamako City Centre Market, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Bamako.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Bamako holiday maker.

Winnipeg, Canada to Bamako is an approximately 25- hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Winnipeg to Bamako due to the time zone difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Winnipeg in March, with highs in Bamako at 45°C and lows at 26°C. You will leave for Gao on the 6th (Fri).

Things to do in Bamako

Parks Nature Historic Sites

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Niger River
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Parc national du Mali, Bamako ©
Parc national du Mali, Bamako
Niger River ©
Niger River
Musee National de Bamako ©
Musee National de Bamako

5
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: contemplate the long history of Tomb of Askia and make a trip to La Dune Rose.

Start your trip to Gao by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Bamako to Gao takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Bamako in March: high temperatures in Gao hover around 36°C and lows are around 13°C. You will leave for Mopti on the 12th (Thu).

Things to do in Gao

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

4
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: hike along Bandiagara Cliffs (Dogon Country) and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grand Mosque of Mopti.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Mopti day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Gao to Mopti takes 9.5 hours. Traveling from Gao in March, things will get somewhat warmer in Mopti: highs are around 45°C and lows about 24°C. On the 17th (Tue), you're off 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

5
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 delve into the distant past at Jenne-Jeno.

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

Drive from Mopti to Djenne in 2.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 47°C, and evening lows to 27°C. On the 22nd (Sun), you're off to Segou.

Things to do in Djenne

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

6
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 landmark architecture of Segou Grand Mosque.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Segou online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Djenne to Segou takes 5.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Segou are 46°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. You'll set off for home on the 28th (Sat).

Things to do in Segou

Historic Sites
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Segou Grand Mosque ©
Segou Grand Mosque