7 days in Mali Itinerary

7 days in Mali Itinerary

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7 days in Mali Itinerary

Start: Zagreb
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Bamako
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h 45​min
2
Djenne
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Mopti
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  26​h
End: Zagreb

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: see the interesting displays at Musee National de Bamako, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Zoo National du Mali, take in the spiritual surroundings of Yacouba Guindo Mosque, and explore the striking landscape of Parc national du Mali, Bamako.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Bamako online route planner .

Zagreb, Croatia to Bamako is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Traveling from Zagreb to Bamako, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Zagreb in January: high temperatures in Bamako hover around 38°C and lows are around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Djenne.

Things to do in Bamako

Parks Nature Casinos
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

1
day
Djenne

Djenne ©
Djenné is a town and an urban commune in the Inland Niger Delta region of central Mali. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Jenne-Jeno and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Great Mosque Of Djenne.

For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Djenne day trip planning site .

You can drive from Bamako to Djenne in 9 hours. In January in Djenne, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive 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

1
night
Mopti

Mopti ©
Originally a small fishing village, Mopti has become Mali's center of fishing and livestock industries.
On the 10th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Grand Mosque of Mopti and then trek along Bandiagara Cliffs (Dogon Country).

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Mopti trip planner .

You can drive from Djenne to Mopti in 2.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Mopti are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mopti

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