31 days in Mali Itinerary

31 days in Mali Itinerary

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Bamako
— 5 nights
Bus
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Segou
— 5 nights
Drive
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Djenne
— 5 nights
Drive
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Mopti
— 5 nights
Drive
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Gao
— 6 nights
Fly
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Kayes
— 3 nights
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Bamako — 5 nights

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parc national du Mali, Bamako, take in the spiritual surroundings of Yacouba Guindo Mosque, appreciate the history behind Monument de l"Independance, and try to win big at Casino De L'amitie.

To see ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Bamako tour itinerary planner.

Stockholm, Sweden to Bamako is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 1 hour. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Stockholm in May, with highs in Bamako at 44°C and lows at 29°C. On the 20th (Fri), you're off to Segou.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Fun & Games · Casinos
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Segou — 5 nights

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, nightlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Segou Grand Mosque.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Segou online route builder.

You can take a bus from Bamako to Segou in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, daytime highs in Segou are 47°C, while nighttime lows are 32°C. You'll set off for Djenne on the 25th (Wed).
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Historic Sites
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Djenne — 5 nights

Djenné is a town and an urban commune in the Inland Niger Delta region of central Mali. Djenne is known for historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Great Mosque Of Djenne, explore the ancient world of Jenne-Jeno, and explore the activities along Niger River.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Djenne travel planner.

Getting from Segou to Djenne by car takes about 5 hours. In May in Djenne, expect temperatures between 47°C during the day and 32°C at night. On the 30th (Mon), you'll travel to Mopti.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Side Trip
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Mopti — 5 nights

Originally a small fishing village, Mopti has become Mali's center of fishing and livestock industries.
Mopti is known for trails and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire all the interesting features of Bandiagara Cliffs (Dogon Country) and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grand Mosque of Mopti.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Mopti travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Djenne to Mopti in 2.5 hours. May in Mopti sees daily highs of 48°C and lows of 32°C at night. You will leave for Gao on the 4th (Sat).
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Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Trails
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Gao — 6 nights

Gao is a city in Mali and the capital of the Gao Region. Gao is known for historic sites and sightseeing. Your trip 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 photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Gao road trip tool.

Drive from Mopti to Gao in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. When traveling from Mopti in June, plan for a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in Gao: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 35°C at night. You will leave for Kayes on the 10th (Fri).
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Historic Sites
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Kayes — 3 nights

Kayes is a city in western Mali on the Sénégal River, with a population of 127,368 at the 2009 census. Kayes is known for nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll the grounds of Fort de Medine and admire the sheer force of Chutes de Felou.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kayes journey planning site.

Explore your travel options from Gao to Kayes with the Route module. Traveling from Gao in June, you will find days in Kayes are a bit warmer (47°C), and nights are about the same (34°C). On the 13th (Mon), you'll travel back home.
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Parks · Historic Sites · Nature
Side Trip
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Mali travel guide

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National Parks · Flea Markets · Museums
Lively, cultured, and colorful Mali allows visitors to get familiar with African traditions and witness contemporary African art and lifestyles. Ancient empires built cities along the Niger River, leaving behind them knowledge, beliefs, and traditions, even as the architecture crumbled. Today, the country's world-renowned musical heritage has become central to tourism in Mali, with live performances of ngoni and kora music a highlight for many tourists exploring this west African nation.
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