8 days in Mali Itinerary

8 days in Mali Itinerary

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8 days in Mali Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  19​h 30​min
1
Bamako
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  9​h
2
Gao
— 1 day
Drive:  9​h 15​min
3
Mopti
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Djenne
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  26​h
End: Dubai

2
nights
Bamako

Bamako ©
Mali's capital and the fastest-growing city in Africa, Bamako acts as a major port, as well as a cultural and industrial center.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Casino De L'amitie and Bamako Grand Mosque. Get a sense of the local culture at Musee National de Bamako and Yacouba Guindo Mosque. Next up on the itinerary: hunt for treasures at Bamako city centre, market, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Bamako, admire the sheer force of Dandan waterfalls, and appreciate the history behind Monument de l"Independance.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Bamako road trip app .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Bamako is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 4 hours. In June, Bamako is slightly colder than Dubai - with highs of 40°C and lows of 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Gao.

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Cathedral of Bamako ©
Cathedral of Bamako
Musee National de Bamako ©
Musee National de Bamako
Parc national du Mali, Bamako ©
Parc national du Mali, Bamako

1
day
Gao

Gao ©
Gao is a city in Mali and the capital of the Gao Region. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): make a trip to La Dune Rose and then contemplate the long history of Tomb of Askia.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Gao vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Bamako to Gao takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Bamako in June, expect nights in Gao to be somewhat warmer, around 35°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 35°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can go by car to Mopti.

Things to do in Gao

Historic Sites
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Tomb of Askia ©
Tomb of Askia
La Dune Rose ©
La Dune Rose

1
day
Mopti

Mopti ©
Originally a small fishing village, Mopti has become Mali's center of fishing and livestock industries.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Grand Mosque of Mopti and then hike along Bandiagara Cliffs (Dogon Country).

To find more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Mopti trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Gao to Mopti takes 9.5 hours. When traveling from Gao in June, plan for a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Mopti: temperatures range from 45°C by day to 31°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Djenne.

Things to do in Mopti

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Bandiagara Cliffs (Dogon Country) ©
Bandiagara Cliffs (Dogon Country)
Grand Mosque of Mopti ©
Grand Mosque of Mopti

1
night
Djenne

Djenne ©
Djenné is a town and an urban commune in the Inland Niger Delta region of central Mali. On the 11th (Tue), delve into the distant past at Jenne-Jeno and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Great Mosque Of Djenne.

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Drive from Mopti to Djenne in 2.5 hours. In June in Djenne, expect temperatures between 44°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Djenne

Historic Sites
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Great Mosque Of Djenne ©
Great Mosque Of Djenne
Jenne-Jeno ©
Jenne-Jeno