30 days in Mali Itinerary

30 days in Mali Itinerary

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30 days in Mali Itinerary

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 wealth of natural beauty at Parc national du Mali, Bamako, explore the activities along Niger River, admire the sheer force of Dandan waterfalls, and get to know the resident critters at Zoo National du Mali.

To see traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Bamako trip maker app.

Winnipeg, Canada to Bamako is an approximately 25- hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. In March, Bamako is much hotter than Winnipeg - with highs of 45°C and lows of 26°C. On the 6th (Fri), you'll travel to Gao.

Things to do in Bamako

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

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 don't miss a visit to La Dune Rose.

For maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Gao trip itinerary website.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Bamako to Gao takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Bamako in March, expect Gao to be slightly colder, temps between 36°C and 13°C. On the 12th (Thu), you'll travel to Mopti.

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: explore and take pictures at Bandiagara Cliffs (Dogon Country) and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grand Mosque of Mopti.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Mopti tour itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Gao to Mopti takes 9.5 hours. In March, Mopti is somewhat warmer than Gao - with highs of 45°C and lows of 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: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Great Mosque Of Djenne and explore the ancient world of Jenne-Jeno.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Djenne vacation maker app.

Traveling by car from Mopti to Djenne takes 2.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Djenne can reach 47°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll travel 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 striking features of Segou Grand Mosque.

To find maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Segou trip planner.

Getting from Djenne to Segou by car takes about 5.5 hours. March in Segou sees daily highs of 46°C and lows of 28°C at night. On the 28th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Segou

Historic Sites
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Segou Grand Mosque ©
Segou Grand Mosque