14 days in Senegal, Moscow & Serekunda Itinerary

14 days in Senegal, Moscow & Serekunda Itinerary

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Moscow, Russia
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Dakar, Senegal
— 2 nights
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Saly, Senegal
— 3 nights
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Serekunda, Gambia
— 5 nights
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Dakar, Senegal
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Moscow, Russia

Third Rome

Russia's political, economic, and cultural center, Moscow remains the most populous inland city in the world, famed for its colorful history and rich architectural heritage.
For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Moscow road trip website.

If you are flying in from Russia, the closest major aiports are Sheremetyevo International Airport, Domodedovo International Airport, Vnukovo International Airport, Zhukovsky International Airport and Ostafyevo International Airport. In January, daily temperatures in Moscow can reach -7°C, while at night they dip to -12°C. You'll set off for Dakar on the 2nd (Sun).

Things to do in Moscow

Historic Sites · Museums · Nightlife · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 3:

Dakar, Senegal

— 2 nights
Situated on the western edge of mainland Africa, the crowded and dynamic city of Dakar offers visitors booming shopping, dining, and entertainment scenes.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): make a trip to Lago Rosa, then head off the coast to Island of Goree, and then make a trip to Village des Arts. On the next day, appreciate the history behind Le Monument de la Renaissance Africaine, then admire the masterpieces at IFAN Museum (African Arts Museum), then steep yourself in history at Dakar Railway Station, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Les Mamelles Lighthouse.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Dakar trip planning website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Moscow to Dakar. The time zone difference when traveling from Moscow to Dakar is minus 3 hours. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Moscow in January; daily highs in Dakar reach 30°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to Saly.

Things to do in Dakar

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums
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Saly, Senegal

— 3 nights
Saly is a seaside resort area in Thiès Region on the Petite Côte of Senegal, south of Dakar. Venture out of the city with trips to Accrobaobab (in Thies), Plage Popenguine (in Popenguine) and Somone (Lagune de la Somone & Youba Tour). Spend the 7th (Fri) exploring nature at Parc National du Delta du Saloum. The adventure continues: stroll through Reserve De Bandia, don't miss a visit to Joal Fadiout, and look for gifts at Village Artisanal de Saly.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Saly road trip site.

Getting from Dakar to Saly by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car. January in Saly sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Serekunda.

Things to do in Saly

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

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Serekunda, Gambia

— 5 nights
Serekunda hugs the Atlantic Ocean on one side and faces the Gambia River on the other, both of which provide an escape from the heat when temperatures rise.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Serekunda: The Reptile Farm (in Kartong) and Abuko Nature Reserve (in Banjul). There's much more to do: take an exotic tour of Black and White Safari - Day Tours, kick back and relax at Kotu Beach, stroll through Katchikally Crocodile Pool, and stop by Senegambia Craft Market.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Serekunda travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Saly to Serekunda takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or drive. Traveling from Saly in January, expect nights in Serekunda to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 39°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can fly to Dakar.

Things to do in Serekunda

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 8 — 13:

Dakar, Senegal

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): pick up a one of a kind souvenir at La Galerie Antenna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale du Souvenir Africain de Dakar, and then examine the collection at La Maison des Esclaves. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque of the Divinity and then step off the mainland to explore Ngor Island.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Dakar online trip maker.

You can fly from Serekunda to Dakar in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. When traveling from Serekunda in January, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Dakar: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Dakar

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
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Senegal travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nature & Parks · Landmarks
Generous Country
Senegal boasts plenty of natural and cultural attractions to make it attractive to an international audience. The buzz surrounding the Senegalese music scene is justified, with mbalax dance music particularly popular and influential internationally. Street markets in the main towns, overlooked by the minarets of attractive old mosques, remain among top attractions in Senegal--they're ideal spots to get to know the local culture and eat and shop like a native. The wide river deltas rich in wildlife provide an alternative for visitors looking to escape city life and discover the country's natural charms.

Banjul Division travel guide

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Nature & Parks · Beaches · Flea Markets