9 days in Mali Itinerary

9 days in Mali Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mali trip planner

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Bamako
— 2 nights
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Mopti
— 2 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Musee National de Bamako and Cathedral of Bamako. Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parc national du Mali, Bamako, make a trip to Bamako Grand Mosque, try your luck at Casino De L'amitie, and hunt for treasures at Bamako City Centre Market.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Bamako trip planning tool.

Chennai, India to Bamako is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 5.5 hours. Traveling from Chennai in January, Bamako is a bit cooler at night with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Mopti.

Things to do in Bamako

Historic Sites · Parks · Fun & Games · Casinos
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Mopti

— 2 nights
Originally a small fishing village, Mopti has become Mali's center of fishing and livestock industries.
On the 25th (Sat), admire the striking features of Grand Mosque of Mopti and then steep yourself in history at Bandiagara Cliffs (Dogon Country).

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Mopti itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Bamako to Mopti takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Mopti sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 17°C at night. On the 27th (Mon), you're off to 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.