11 days in Senegal Itinerary

11 days in Senegal Itinerary

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11 days in Senegal Itinerary

Start: Milan
Drive + Fly:  10​h
1
Dakar
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Saint-Louis
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Joal Fadiouth
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Saly
— 2 nights
Drive + bus:  1​h 30​min
5
Dakar
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  10​h
End: Milan

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then step off the mainland to explore Ngor Island. On the 11th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the eclectic array of goods at Marche Sandaga and then step off the mainland to explore Goreia Island.

For reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Dakar travel itinerary planner .

Milan, Italy to Dakar is an approximately 10-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Milan to Dakar due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Dakar when traveling from Milan in August, with lows around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Saint-Louis.

Things to do in Dakar

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Ngor Island ©
Ngor Island
Island of Goree ©
Island of Goree
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
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 12th (Mon), make a trip to Gandiol, examine the collection at Le Camee, then explore the striking landscape of Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary, and finally stop by Rama diaw.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Saint-Louis day trip app .

You can drive from Dakar to Saint-Louis in 3.5 hours. August in Saint-Louis sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to drive to Joal Fadiouth.

Things to do in Saint-Louis

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

2
nights
Joal Fadiouth

Joal Fadiouth ©
On the 13th (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Musee Mahicao and then make a trip to Joal Fadiout. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Parc National du Delta du Saloum.

For reviews and tourist information, you can read our Joal Fadiouth day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Saint-Louis to Joal Fadiouth takes 4 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car to Saly.

Things to do in Joal Fadiouth

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Musee Mahicao, Parc National du Delta du Saloum
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Parc National du Delta du Saloum ©
Parc National du Delta du Saloum
Joal Fadiout ©
Joal Fadiout
Musee Mahicao ©
Musee Mahicao

2
nights
Saly

Saly ©
On the 15th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at L'Elevage d'Oiseaux Exotique and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lagune de la Somone. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Accrobaobab, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Reserve De Bandia, and then kick back and relax at Plage Popenguine.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Saly day trip website .

Getting from Joal Fadiouth to Saly by car takes about an hour. While traveling from Joal Fadiouth, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Saly, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Dakar.

Things to do in Saly

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Accrobaobab, Lagune de la Somone, L'Elevage d'Oiseaux Exotique, Plage Popenguine
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Lagune de la Somone ©
Lagune de la Somone
Reserve De Bandia ©
Reserve De Bandia
Plage Popenguine ©
Plage Popenguine

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nights
Dakar

Dakar ©
Enjoy Dakar some more: examine the collection at La Maison des Esclaves, admire the striking features of Presidential Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque of the Divinity, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale du Souvenir Africain de Dakar.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Dakar driving holiday planner .

Getting from Saly to Dakar by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dakar

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites
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La Maison des Esclaves ©
La Maison des Esclaves
Le Monument de la Renaissance Africaine ©
Lago Rosa ©
Lago Rosa