7 days in Mali Itinerary

7 days in Mali Itinerary

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7 days in Mali Itinerary

Start: Ouagadougou
Fly:  1 h 30 min
— 2 nights
Drive:  9 h 45 min
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  7 h 30 min
End: Ouagadougou


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.
Bamako is known for nature, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the galleries of Musee National de Bamako, try to win big at Casino De L'amitie, don't miss a visit to Bamako Grand Mosque, and appreciate the history behind Monument de l"Independance.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Bamako trip maker.

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso to Bamako is an approximately 1.5-hour flight. You can also take a bus; or drive. In February, daily temperatures in Bamako can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can go by car to Mopti.

Things to do in Bamako

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Parc national du Mali, Bamako ©
Parc national du Mali, Bamako
Musee National de Bamako ©
Musee National de Bamako
Zoo National du Mali ©
Zoo National du Mali


Mopti ©
Originally a small fishing village, Mopti has become Mali's center of fishing and livestock industries.
Mopti is known for trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hike along Bandiagara Cliffs (Dogon Country) and admire the landmark architecture of Grand Mosque of Mopti.

Plan trip to Mopti with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Bamako to Mopti in 10 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. In February, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 20°C. You'll set off for Djenne on the 11th (Tue).

Things to do in Mopti

Historic Sites Trails Outdoors
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Bandiagara Cliffs (Dogon Country) ©
Bandiagara Cliffs (Dogon Country)
Grand Mosque of Mopti ©
Grand Mosque of Mopti


Djenne ©
Djenné is a town and an urban commune in the Inland Niger Delta region of central Mali. Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Jenne-Jeno and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Great Mosque Of Djenne.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Djenne trip planner.

You can drive from Mopti to Djenne in 2.5 hours. In February in Djenne, expect temperatures between 42°C during the day and 23°C at night. On the 12th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Djenne

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