8 days in Senegal Itinerary

8 days in Senegal Itinerary

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8 days in Senegal Itinerary

Start: Glasgow
Fly + Drive:  16​h 15​min
1
Goree Island
— 1 day
+3
ferry + foot + bus + Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Popenguine
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Saint-Louis
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Dakar
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Glasgow

1
day
Goree Island

Goree Island ©
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Paroisse Saint Charles Borromee.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Goree Island trip planning tool .

Glasgow, UK to Goree Island is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Glasgow in July, expect nights in Goree Island to be much hotter, around 29°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 35°C. On the 8th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Popenguine.

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Historic Sites
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Paroisse Saint Charles Borromee ©
Paroisse Saint Charles Borromee

1
night
Popenguine

Popenguine ©
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): stroll through Reserve De Bandia and then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage Popenguine.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Popenguine day trip planning app .

Do a combination of ferry, bus, and car from Goree Island to Popenguine in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Popenguine can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Saint-Louis.

Things to do in Popenguine

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Reserve De Bandia
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Plage Popenguine ©
Plage Popenguine
Reserve De Bandia ©
Reserve De Bandia

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nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): explore the galleries of Galerie Arte, examine the collection at Le Camee, then explore the striking landscape of Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary, and finally stop by Rama diaw. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional de la Lengua de Barbaria.

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You can drive from Popenguine to Saint-Louis in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Dakar.

Things to do in Saint-Louis

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

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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.
On the 12th (Fri), appreciate the history behind Le Monument de la Renaissance Africaine, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of the Divinity, 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. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at L'esprit des lieux, view the masterpieces at Loman Art House - Art Gallery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grand Mosque of Dakar, then browse for treasures at La Galerie Antenna, and finally explore the galleries of Galerie Arte.

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You can drive from Saint-Louis to Dakar in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

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La Maison des Esclaves ©
La Maison des Esclaves
Mosque of the Divinity ©
Mosque of the Divinity