7 days in Senegal Itinerary

7 days in Senegal Itinerary

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7 days in Senegal Itinerary

Start: Milan
Fly + Drive:  20​h 45​min
1
Saint-Louis
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Somone
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Dakar
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h
End: Milan

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 24th (Fri), make a trip to Gandiol, then stop by Rama diaw, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sat): kick back and relax at Parque Nacional de la Lengua de Barbaria.

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Milan, Italy to Saint-Louis is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Milan to Saint-Louis is minus 1 hour. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Milan in May: high temperatures in Saint-Louis hover around 34°C and lows are around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Somone.

Things to do in Saint-Louis

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Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary ©
Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary

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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 26th (Sun): stroll through Lagune de la Somone, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Reserve De Bandia, and then stroll through L'Elevage d'Oiseaux Exotique.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Somone trip planner .

You can drive from Saint-Louis to Somone in 3.5 hours. When traveling from Saint-Louis in May, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Somone: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can go by car to Dakar.

Things to do in Somone

Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

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

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nights
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 27th (Mon): browse the eclectic array of goods at Marche HLM, stroll through Parc Forestier et Zoologique de Hann, then admire nature's extreme beauty at Lompoul Desert, and finally pause for some photo ops at Le Monument de la Renaissance Africaine. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at IFAN Museum (African Arts Museum), then don't miss a visit to Lago Rosa, and then see the interesting displays at La Maison des Esclaves.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Dakar trip planner .

Traveling by car from Somone to Dakar takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in May, and nighttime lows around 24°C. On the 29th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Dakar

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La Maison des Esclaves ©
La Maison des Esclaves
Lago Rosa ©
Lago Rosa