6 days in Mali Itinerary

6 days in Mali Itinerary

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6 days in Mali Itinerary

Start: Ouagadougou
Fly + Drive:  7 h 30 min
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
— 1 night
Drive:  9 h 45 min
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
End: Ouagadougou


Djenne ©
Djenné is a town and an urban commune in the Inland Niger Delta region of central Mali. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Jenne-Jeno and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Great Mosque Of Djenne.

To find reviews and more tourist information, you can read our Djenne holiday maker app .

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso to Djenne is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. In February, daily temperatures in Djenne can reach 42°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Mopti.

Things to do in Djenne

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


Mopti ©
Originally a small fishing village, Mopti has become Mali's center of fishing and livestock industries.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Grand Mosque of Mopti and then admire all the interesting features of Bandiagara Cliffs (Dogon Country).

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Mopti trip builder.

Getting from Djenne to Mopti by car takes about 2.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Mopti are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can drive to Bamako.

Things to do in Mopti

Historic Sites Trails Parks
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Bandiagara Cliffs (Dogon Country) ©
Bandiagara Cliffs (Dogon Country)
Grand Mosque of Mopti ©
Grand Mosque of Mopti


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: browse the exhibits of Musee National de Bamako, hunt for treasures at Bamako City Centre Market, meet the residents at Zoo National du Mali, and don't miss a visit to Bamako Grand Mosque.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Bamako route app .

Drive from Mopti to Bamako in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In February in Bamako, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bamako

Parks Nature Fun & Games
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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