12 days in Senegal Itinerary

12 days in Senegal Itinerary

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12 days in Senegal Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + Drive:  14​h 30​min
1
Goree Island
— 1 day
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
2
Saint-Louis
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Touba
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Ngaparou
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Dakar
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: London

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Goree Island

Goree Island ©
On the 9th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Paroisse Saint Charles Borromee.

To find more things to do and tourist information, read Goree Island trip itinerary maker website .

London, UK to Goree Island is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from London in December, things will get much hotter in Goree Island: highs are around 32°C and lows about 24°C. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Saint-Louis.

Things to do in Goree Island

Historic Sites
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Paroisse Saint Charles Borromee ©
Paroisse Saint Charles Borromee

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night
Saint-Louis

Saint-Louis ©
West Africa's first French settlement, World Heritage-listed Saint-Louis (or Ndar in Wolof) shows off its colonial architectural style with an ambience of tranquility and historical charm.
On the 10th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Gandiol, view the masterpieces at Galerie Arte, then examine the collection at Le Camee, then enjoy some diversion at Ibrahim & Cie, and finally stop by Rama diaw. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Parque Nacional de la Lengua de Barbaria.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Saint-Louis trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Goree Island to Saint-Louis with the Route module. Traveling from Goree Island in December, you will find days in Saint-Louis are a bit warmer (38°C), and nights are slightly colder (20°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Touba.

Things to do in Saint-Louis

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Touba

Touba ©
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Great Mosque.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Touba online holiday planner .

You can drive from Saint-Louis to Touba in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in December, and nighttime lows around 21°C. On the 12th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Ngaparou.

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Historic Sites
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Great Mosque ©
Great Mosque

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nights
Ngaparou

Ngaparou ©
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage Popenguine, then stroll through Reserve De Bandia, and then look for gifts at Village Artisanal de Saly. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Lagune de la Somone and then stroll through L'Elevage d'Oiseaux Exotique.

To find maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Ngaparou trip planner.

Getting from Touba to Ngaparou by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Touba in December, you will find days in Ngaparou are little chillier (32°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Dakar.

Things to do in Ngaparou

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trips

Plage Popenguine, Village Artisanal de Saly, Reserve De Bandia, Lagune de la Somone
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Plage Popenguine ©
Plage Popenguine
Lagune de la Somone ©
Lagune de la Somone
Reserve De Bandia ©
Reserve De Bandia

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nights
Dakar

Dakar ©
Situated on the western edge of mainland Africa, the crowded and dynamic city of Dakar offers visitors booming shopping, dining, and entertainment scenes.
Step off the beaten path and head to Parc National du Delta du Saloum and Plage du Virage. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of the Divinity, get a taste of the local shopping with La Galerie Antenna, join in the after-dark buzz at Les Mamelles Lighthouse, and get in on the family fun at Accrobaobab Adventure.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Dakar route app .

You can drive from Ngaparou to Dakar in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. In December in Dakar, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dakar

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trip

Parc National du Delta du Saloum
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Parc National du Delta du Saloum ©
Parc National du Delta du Saloum
Plage du Virage ©
Plage du Virage
Mosque of the Divinity ©
Mosque of the Divinity