8 days in Mali Itinerary

8 days in Mali Itinerary

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8 days in Mali Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  19 h 15 min
— 2 nights
Drive:  8 h 45 min
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h 15 min
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  28 h
End: Dubai


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 galleries of Musee National de Bamako, take in the spiritual surroundings of Yacouba Guindo Mosque, try to win big at Casino De L'amitie, and admire the sheer force of Dandan waterfalls.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Bamako online road trip planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Bamako is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Traveling from Dubai to Bamako, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dubai in July, you will find days in Bamako are slightly colder (37°C), and nights are colder (26°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Djenne.

Things to do in Bamako

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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


Djenne ©
Djenné is a town and an urban commune in the Inland Niger Delta region of central Mali. On the 5th (Sun), delve into the distant past at Jenne-Jeno and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Great Mosque Of Djenne.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Djenne day trip planner.

Getting from Bamako to Djenne by car takes about 9 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Djenne can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Mopti.

Things to do in Djenne

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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 6th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Grand Mosque of Mopti and then trek along Bandiagara Cliffs (Dogon Country).

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Mopti trip planner.

Getting from Djenne to Mopti by car takes about 2.5 hours. In July in Mopti, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 28°C at night. On the 7th (Tue), you're off to home.

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Bandiagara Cliffs (Dogon Country) ©
Bandiagara Cliffs (Dogon Country)
Grand Mosque of Mopti ©
Grand Mosque of Mopti