6 days in Mali Itinerary

6 days in Mali Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mali visit planner

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Bamako
— 1 day
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Djenne
— 1 day
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Mopti
— 1 night
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Bamako

— 1 day
Mali's capital and the fastest-growing city in Africa, Bamako acts as a major port, as well as a cultural and industrial center.
On the 2nd (Wed), explore the striking landscape of Parc national du Mali, Bamako, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Zoo National du Mali, then browse the exhibits of Musee National de Bamako, and finally hunt for treasures at Bamako City Centre Market.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Bamako attractions planner.

Chennai, India to Bamako is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Chennai to Bamako is minus 5.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Bamako when traveling from Chennai in January, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Djenne.

Things to do in Bamako

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums
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Djenne

— 1 day
Djenné is a town and an urban commune in the Inland Niger Delta region of central Mali. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): explore the ancient world of Jenne-Jeno and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Great Mosque Of Djenne.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Djenne trip planner.

You can drive from Bamako to Djenne in 9 hours. In January, daytime highs in Djenne are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Mopti.

Things to do in Djenne

Historic Sites
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Mopti

— 1 night
Originally a small fishing village, Mopti has become Mali's center of fishing and livestock industries.
On the 4th (Fri), admire the striking features of Grand Mosque of Mopti and then trek along Bandiagara Cliffs (Dogon Country).

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Mopti itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Djenne to Mopti takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in January, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mopti

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Trails
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Mali travel guide

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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.