15 days in Gambia Itinerary

15 days in Gambia Itinerary

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15 days in Gambia Itinerary

Start: Warsaw
Fly + Drive:  15​h 45​min
1
Serekunda
— 1 night
Drive:  15​min
2
Kotu
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
3
Bakau
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
4
Banjul
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
5
Sanyang
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
6
Kartong
— 2 nights
Drive:  13​h 15​min
7
North Bank Division
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Serekunda
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Warsaw

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Serekunda

Serekunda ©
Serekunda hugs the Atlantic Ocean on one side and faces the Gambia River on the other, both of which provide an escape from the heat when temperatures rise.
Serekunda is known for wildlife, shopping, parks, historic sites, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Makasutu Culture Forest, look for gifts at Senegambia Craft Market, try your luck at Kololi Casino, and pause for some photo ops at Youth Monument.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Serekunda trip itinerary site .

Warsaw, Poland to Serekunda is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Warsaw in October, with highs in Serekunda at 39°C and lows at 27°C. You'll set off for Kotu on the 2nd (Sat).

Things to do in Serekunda

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games
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Makasutu Culture Forest ©
Makasutu Culture Forest

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hours
Kotu

Kotu ©
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kotu Beach.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kotu online route maker .

Kotu is very close to Serekunda. In October, daily temperatures in Kotu can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bakau.

Things to do in Kotu

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Kotu Beach ©
Kotu Beach

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Bakau

Bakau ©
Nestled at the meeting point of the Gambia River and the Atlantic, the small resort town of Bakau draws visitors with its palm-lined beaches, lively marketplaces, and friendly, welcoming local community.
On the 31st (Thu), admire the natural beauty at Bakau's Botanical Gardens, browse the eclectic array of goods at Bakau Fish Market, and then stop by Bakau Craft Market - Sand Art Shop.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Bakau trip planner .

Bakau is just a stone's throw from Kotu. In October in Bakau, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 27°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Banjul.

Things to do in Bakau

Shopping Parks
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Bakau Fish Market ©
Bakau Fish Market
Bakau's Botanical Gardens ©
Bakau's Botanical Gardens

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night
Banjul

Banjul
Banjul, officially the City of Banjul and formerly known as Bathurst, is the capital of The Gambia and is in a division of the same name. To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Banjul holiday site .

Banjul is just a short distance from Bakau. November in Banjul sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can drive to North Bank Division.

Things to do in Banjul

Parks Wildlife Shopping
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Bijilo Forest Park
Bijilo Forest Park
Abuko Nature Reserve ©
Abuko Nature Reserve
Albert Market ©
Albert Market

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Sanyang

Sanyang ©
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): browse the eclectic array of goods at Brikama Craft Market, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanyang Main Mosque, and then see the interesting displays at Tanje Village Museum.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Sanyang trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from North Bank Division to Sanyang in 12 hours. When traveling from North Bank Division in November, plan for little chillier days in Sanyang, with highs around 39°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. You'll set off for Kartong on the 7th (Thu).

Things to do in Sanyang

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tanje Village Museum, Brikama Craft Market
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Tanje Village Museum ©
Tanje Village Museum
Brikama Craft Market ©
Brikama Craft Market

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Kartong

Kartong
A multi-ethnic village community formed by several tribes, Kartung lies on the far-southern coast of the Atlantic Ocean and provides some of Gambia's most secluded and picturesque bays and beaches.
Kartong is known for parks and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn more about the world around you at Gunjur Village Museum, experience rural life at The Reptile Farm, stroll through Sifoe Kafo Farm, and view the masterpieces at Lemonfish Art Gallery.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kartong trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Sanyang to Kartong takes an hour. In November, daily temperatures in Kartong can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kartong

Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Sifoe Kafo Farm
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North Bank Division

North Bank Division ©
North Bank was one of the five administrative divisions of the Gambia. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): steep yourself in history at Jufureh, then contemplate the long history of Fort James Island, and then steep yourself in history at Fort Bullen.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the North Bank Division online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Banjul to North Bank Division in 2 hours. Traveling from Banjul in November, you will find days in North Bank Division are a bit warmer (43°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). On the 4th (Mon), you'll travel to Sanyang.

Things to do in North Bank Division

Historic Sites
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Fort James Island ©
Fort James Island
Fort Bullen ©
Fort Bullen
Jufureh ©
Jufureh

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Serekunda

Serekunda
On the 10th (Sun), take in the exciting artwork at TOP-SHOP Gambia.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Serekunda trip planner.

Traveling by car from North Bank Division to Serekunda takes 2.5 hours. When traveling from North Bank Division in November, plan for a bit cooler days in Serekunda, with highs around 39°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. You'll set off for home on the 11th (Mon).

Things to do in Serekunda

Museums Shopping
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