5 days in Senegal Itinerary

5 days in Senegal Itinerary

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5 days in Senegal Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Fly + Drive:  10​h
Goree Island
— Few hours
ferry + foot + bus + Drive:  4​h
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Brussels

Goree Island

Goree Island ©
To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Goree Island road trip app .

Brussels, Belgium to Goree Island is an approximately 10-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Brussels to Goree Island due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Brussels in July: highs in Goree Island hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Somone.

Things to do in Goree Island

Historic Sites
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Paroisse Saint Charles Borromee ©
Paroisse Saint Charles Borromee


Somone ©
A small seaside town that thrives off tourism, Somone offers tropical seaside views from the northwest coast of Africa.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): stroll through Lagune de la Somone, then stroll through Reserve De Bandia, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at L'Elevage d'Oiseaux Exotique.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Somone trip builder website .

You can do a combination of ferry, bus, and car from Goree Island to Somone in 4 hours. In July, daytime highs in Somone are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Dakar.

Things to do in Somone

Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

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


Dakar ©
Situated on the western edge of mainland Africa, the crowded and dynamic city of Dakar offers visitors booming shopping, dining, and entertainment scenes.
On the 23rd (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of the Divinity, steep yourself in history at Les Mamelles Lighthouse, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale du Souvenir Africain de Dakar, and finally see the interesting displays at La Maison des Esclaves. On your second day here, browse for treasures at La Galerie Antenna and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Dakar trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Somone to Dakar by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus. In July, daytime highs in Dakar are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dakar

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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La Maison des Esclaves ©
La Maison des Esclaves
Mosque of the Divinity ©
Mosque of the Divinity
Scuba & Snorkeling