19 days in Mali Itinerary

19 days in Mali Itinerary

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19 days in Mali Itinerary

Start: Hammamet
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  27​h
1
Timbuktu
— 2 nights
Drive:  11​h 30​min
2
Kayes
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h 45​min
3
Djenne
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Mopti
— 3 nights
Drive:  9​h 15​min
5
Gao
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h
6
Bamako
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 30​min
End: Hammamet

2
nights
Timbuktu

Timbuktu ©
Timbuktu is known for historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Djinguereber Mosque and don't miss a visit to Mosque of Sankore.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Timbuktu itinerary maker website .

Hammamet, Tunisia to Timbuktu is an approximately 59.5-hour car ride. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. On the 17th (Sun), you'll travel to Kayes.

Things to do in Timbuktu

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Djinguereber Mosque ©
Djinguereber Mosque
Mosque of Sankore ©
Mosque of Sankore

2
nights
Kayes

Kayes ©
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 plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Fort de Medine and explore the activities along Chutes de Felou.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Kayes trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Timbuktu to Kayes in 26 hours. In March in Kayes, expect temperatures between 47°C during the day and 28°C at night. You'll set off for Djenne on the 20th (Wed).

Things to do in Kayes

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Fort de Medine
Highlights from your plan
Fort de Medine ©
Fort de Medine
Chutes de Felou ©
Chutes de Felou

2
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 more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Djenne route tool .

You can drive from Kayes to Djenne in 16.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 47°C, and evening lows to 27°C. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll travel to Mopti.

Things to do in Djenne

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Great Mosque Of Djenne ©
Great Mosque Of Djenne
Jenne-Jeno ©
Jenne-Jeno

3
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: trek along Bandiagara Cliffs (Dogon Country) and take in the spiritual surroundings of Grand Mosque of Mopti.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Mopti trip planner .

You can drive from Djenne to Mopti in 2.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Mopti can reach 45°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. On the 26th (Tue), you'll travel to Gao.

Things to do in Mopti

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Bandiagara Cliffs (Dogon Country) ©
Bandiagara Cliffs (Dogon Country)
Grand Mosque of Mopti ©
Grand Mosque of Mopti

2
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 make a trip to La Dune Rose.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Gao sightseeing planner.

Drive from Mopti to Gao in 9.5 hours. Traveling from Mopti in March, expect Gao to be slightly colder, temps between 36°C and 13°C. On the 29th (Fri), you're off toBamako.

Things to do in Gao

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Tomb of Askia ©
Tomb of Askia
La Dune Rose ©
La Dune Rose

2
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, museums, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parc national du Mali, Bamako, tour the pleasant surroundings at Zoo National du Mali, appreciate the history behind Monument de l"Independance, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Bamako city centre, market.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Bamako trip simple and quick.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Gao to Bamako in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Gao in March, expect Bamako to be a bit warmer, temps between 45°C and 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Bamako

Parks Nature Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Parc national du Mali, Bamako ©
Parc national du Mali, Bamako
Musee National de Bamako ©
Musee National de Bamako
Bamako City Centre Market ©
Bamako City Centre Market