8 days in Senegal Itinerary

8 days in Senegal Itinerary

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8 days in Senegal Itinerary

Start: Dakar
1
Dakar
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Somone
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Saint-Louis
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Louga
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
End: Dakar

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): pause for some photo ops at Le Monument de la Renaissance Africaine, explore the world behind art at IFAN Museum (African Arts Museum), then don't miss a visit to Lago Rosa, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale du Souvenir Africain de Dakar. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: ponder the world of politics at Presidential Palace, head off the coast to Island of Goree, then pause for some serene contemplation at Paroisse Saint Charles Borromee, and finally see the interesting displays at La Maison des Esclaves.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Dakar day trip tool .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Dakar. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to drive to Somone.

Things to do in Dakar

Museums Parks Nature

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Paroisse Saint Charles Borromee
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La Maison des Esclaves ©
La Maison des Esclaves
Lago Rosa ©
Lago Rosa

1
night
Somone

Somone ©
A small seaside town that thrives off tourism, Somone offers tropical seaside views from the northwest coast of Africa.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Lagune de la Somone, then stroll through Reserve De Bandia, and then stop by Village Artisanal de Saly.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Somone journey planner .

Drive from Dakar to Somone in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. In September, daytime highs in Somone are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can go by car to Saint-Louis.

Things to do in Somone

Wildlife Parks Shopping

Side Trips

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

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): stroll through Parque Nacional de la Lengua de Barbaria, then see the interesting displays at Le Camee, then take in the exciting artwork at Galerie Ethiopiques, and finally stop by Rama diaw. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Wed): view the masterpieces at Galerie Arte, explore the striking landscape of Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary, and then enjoy some diversion at Ibrahim & Cie.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Saint-Louis itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Somone to Saint-Louis takes 3.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Saint-Louis can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. On the 12th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Louga.

Things to do in Saint-Louis

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary ©
Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary

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nights
Louga

Louga ©
Louga is a town in northwestern Senegal. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lac des Guiers. On the next day, contemplate the waterfront views at Lac des Guiers.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Louga day trip planning app .

You can drive from Saint-Louis to Louga in an hour. September in Louga sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C at night. On the 14th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Louga

Parks Nature
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Lac des Guiers ©
Lac des Guiers

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