56 days in Mali Itinerary

56 days in Mali Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Timbuktu
— 6 nights
2
Kayes Region
— 6 nights
3
Segou
— 6 nights
4
Sikasso
— 7 nights
5
Mopti
— 5 nights
6
Gao
— 6 nights
7
Bamako
— 11 nights

6
nights
Timbuktu

Timbuktu ©
Timbuktu, also spelled as Tinbuktu, Timbuctoo and Timbuktoo, is an ancient city in Mali, situated 20km north of the Niger River. Step off the beaten path and head to Djinguereber Mosque and Mosque of Sankore.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Timbuktu itinerary planner.

Port Hardy, Canada to Timbuktu is an approximately 144-hour travel. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually an 8 hour difference. You'll set off for Kayes Region on the 8th (Mon).

Things to do in Timbuktu

Historic Sites
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Djinguereber Mosque ©
Djinguereber Mosque

6
nights
Kayes Region

Kayes Region ©
Kayes Region is known for historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the different monuments and memorials at Fort de Medine.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Kayes Region vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Explore your travel options from Timbuktu to Kayes Region with the Route module. You'll set off for Segou on the 15th (Mon).

Things to do in Kayes Region

Historic Sites
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Fort de Medine ©
Fort de Medine

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 striking features of Segou Grand Mosque.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Segou trip planner.

Getting from Kayes Region to Segou by car takes about 10.5 hours. In July in Segou, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. You'll set off for Sikasso on the 22nd (Mon).

Things to do in Segou

Historic Sites
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Segou Grand Mosque ©
Segou Grand Mosque

7
nights
Sikasso

Sikasso
Sikasso is a city in the south of Mali and the capital of the Sikasso Cercle and the Sikasso Region. Sikasso is known for historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosquee du Chateau.

To find ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Sikasso holiday builder website.

Traveling by car from Segou to Sikasso takes 4.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Sikasso can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. You'll set off for Mopti on the 29th (Mon).

Things to do in Sikasso

Historic Sites
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5
nights
Mopti

Mopti ©
Originally a small fishing village, Mopti has become Mali's center of fishing and livestock industries.
Explore hidden gems such as Grand Mosque of Mopti and Jenne-Jeno. Change things up with a short trip to Great Mosque Of Djenne in Djenne (about 1h 40 min away). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Bandiagara Cliffs (Dogon Country).

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Mopti travel planner.

Traveling by car from Sikasso to Mopti takes 7.5 hours. Traveling from Sikasso in July, expect nights in Mopti to be about the same, around °C, while days are a bit warmer, around °C. You will leave for Gao on the 4th (Sun).

Things to do in Mopti

Historic Sites Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Djenne
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Bandiagara Cliffs (Dogon Country) ©
Bandiagara Cliffs (Dogon Country)
Grand Mosque of Mopti ©
Grand Mosque of Mopti
Great Mosque Of Djenne ©
Great Mosque Of Djenne

6
nights
Gao

Gao ©
Gao is a city in Mali and the capital of the Gao Region. Discover out-of-the-way places like Tomb of Askia and La Dune Rose.

For reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Gao trip planner.

Traveling by car from Mopti to Gao takes 9.5 hours. Traveling from Mopti in August, expect nights in Gao to be a bit warmer, around °C, while days are a bit cooler, around °C. You will leave for Bamako on the 11th (Sun).

Things to do in Gao

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

11
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bamako Grand Mosque and Yacouba Guindo Mosque. The adventure continues: browse the eclectic array of goods at Bamako City Centre Market, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoo National du Mali, try your luck at Casino De L'amitie, and explore the galleries of Musee National de Bamako.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Bamako trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Gao to Bamako in 11.5 hours. Another option is to drive. When traveling from Gao in August, plan for a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Bamako: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. You will leave for home on the 23rd (Fri).

Things to do in Bamako

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Parc national du Mali, Bamako ©
Parc national du Mali, Bamako
Bamako City Centre Market ©
Bamako City Centre Market
Bamako Grand Mosque ©
Bamako Grand Mosque