23 days in Senegal Itinerary

23 days in Senegal Itinerary

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23 days in Senegal Itinerary

Start: Barcelona
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Dakar
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Saint-Louis
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Somone
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Foundiougne
— 4 nights
+3
Drive + bus + Drive + ferry:  6​h 15​min
5
Goree Island
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h
End: Barcelona

7
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.
Dakar is known for museums, shopping, nature, historic sites, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at La Maison des Esclaves, get in on the family fun at Accrobaobab Adventure, head off the coast to Ngor Island, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale du Souvenir Africain de Dakar.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Dakar road trip planner.

Barcelona, Spain to Dakar is an approximately 9-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Barcelona to Dakar. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Barcelona in December: high temperatures in Dakar hover around 32°C and lows are around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Saint-Louis.

Things to do in Dakar

Parks Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
La Maison des Esclaves ©
La Maison des Esclaves
Lago Rosa ©
Lago Rosa

4
nights
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.
Go for a jaunt from Saint-Louis to Louga to see Lac des Guiers about 1h 45 min away. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary, see the interesting displays at Le Camee, stop by Rama diaw, and enjoy the sand and surf at Parque Nacional de la Lengua de Barbaria.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Saint-Louis day trip planning website .

Getting from Dakar to Saint-Louis by car takes about 3.5 hours. Traveling from Dakar in December, expect nights in Saint-Louis to be a bit cooler, around 20°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 38°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Somone.

Things to do in Saint-Louis

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Lac des Guiers
Highlights from your plan
Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary ©
Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary
Lac des Guiers ©
Lac des Guiers

4
nights
Somone

Somone ©
A small seaside town that thrives off tourism, Somone offers tropical seaside views from the northwest coast of Africa.
Get out of town with these interesting Somone side-trips: Parc National du Delta du Saloum (in Ndangane), Joal Fadiout (in Joal Fadiouth) and Plage Popenguine (in Popenguine). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lagune de la Somone, get outside with Accrobaobab, pause for some serene contemplation at Grande Mosquee Gandigal-Est, and look for gifts at Village Artisanal de Saly.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Somone holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Saint-Louis to Somone takes 3.5 hours. While traveling from Saint-Louis, expect little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in Somone, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Foundiougne.

Things to do in Somone

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Mbour, Accrobaobab, Reserve De Bandia, Joal Fadiout, Parc National du Delta du Saloum
Highlights from your plan
Lagune de la Somone ©
Lagune de la Somone
Reserve De Bandia ©
Reserve De Bandia
Parc National du Delta du Saloum ©
Parc National du Delta du Saloum

4
nights
Foundiougne

Foundiougne ©
Foundiougne Department is one of the departments of Senegal, located in the Fatick Region.EconomyFoundiougne is a main hub on the Sine-Saloum river in the Fatick Region of Senegal. Change things up with these side-trips from Foundiougne: Musee Mahicao (in Guilor) and Keur Moussa (in Kaolack). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Fathala Reserve and explore the world behind art at Centre D'interpretation de Toubacouta.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Foundiougne vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Somone to Foundiougne in 4 hours. While traveling from Somone, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Foundiougne, ranging from highs of 41°C to lows of 22°C. You will leave for Goree Island on the 29th (Sun).

Things to do in Foundiougne

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Musee Mahicao, Centre D'interpretation de Toubacouta, Keur Moussa
Highlights from your plan
Musee Mahicao ©
Musee Mahicao
Keur Moussa ©
Keur Moussa
Centre D'interpretation de Toubacouta ©

3
nights
Goree Island

Goree Island ©
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): make a trip to Paroisse Saint Charles Borromee.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Goree Island trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of car, bus, and ferry from Foundiougne to Goree Island takes 6.5 hours. While traveling from Foundiougne, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Goree Island, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 24°C. You will leave for home on the 1st (Wed).

Things to do in Goree Island

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Paroisse Saint Charles Borromee ©
Paroisse Saint Charles Borromee

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