10 days in Mali Itinerary

10 days in Mali Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mali holiday planner

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Bamako
— 2 nights
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Mopti
— 4 nights
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Bamako

— 2 nights
Mali's capital and the fastest-growing city in Africa, Bamako acts as a major port, as well as a cultural and industrial center.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Musee National de Bamako and Cathedral of Bamako. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape of Parc national du Mali, Bamako, don't miss a visit to Bamako Grand Mosque, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yacouba Guindo Mosque, and appreciate the history behind Monument de l"Independance.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Bamako trip itinerary planner.

Chennai, India to Bamako is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -5.5 hour difference. Traveling from Chennai in December, expect slightly colder with lows of 19°C in Bamako. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Mopti.

Things to do in Bamako

Historic Sites · Parks · Fun & Games · Casinos
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Mopti

— 4 nights
Originally a small fishing village, Mopti has become Mali's center of fishing and livestock industries.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Bandiagara Cliffs (Dogon Country) and Great Mosque Of Djenne. Step out of Mopti with an excursion to Jenne-Jeno in Djenne--about 2h 15 min away. There's more to do: admire the striking features of Grand Mosque of Mopti.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Mopti itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Bamako to Mopti in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Mopti are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. On the 25th (Wed), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Mopti

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

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Mali travel guide

3.6
National Parks · Flea Markets · Museums
Lively, cultured, and colorful Mali allows visitors to get familiar with African traditions and witness contemporary African art and lifestyles. Ancient empires built cities along the Niger River, leaving behind them knowledge, beliefs, and traditions, even as the architecture crumbled. Today, the country's world-renowned musical heritage has become central to tourism in Mali, with live performances of ngoni and kora music a highlight for many tourists exploring this west African nation.