19 days in Senegal Itinerary

19 days in Senegal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Senegal attractions planner

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Dakar
— 5 nights
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Saint-Louis
— 5 nights
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Saly
— 4 nights
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Dakar
— 3 nights
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Dakar

— 5 nights
Situated on the western edge of mainland Africa, the crowded and dynamic city of Dakar offers visitors booming shopping, dining, and entertainment scenes.
Take a break from Dakar with a short trip to Le Village des Tortues in Rufisque, about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Grand Mosque of Dakar, stop by Sea Plaza, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Parc Forestier et Zoologique de Hann, and get a sense of history and politics at Presidential Palace.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Dakar online day trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Dakar is an approximately 30-hour flight. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 10 hours traveling from Sydney to Dakar. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in May: high temperatures in Dakar hover around 30°C and lows are around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Saint-Louis.

Things to do in Dakar

Parks · Shopping · Wildlife · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 27 — Jun 1:

Saint-Louis

— 5 nights

Ndar

West Africa's first French settlement, World Heritage-listed Saint-Louis (or Ndar in Wolof) shows off its colonial architectural style with an ambience of tranquility and historical charm.
When in Saint-Louis, make a side trip to see Lac des Guiers in Louga, approximately Louga away. Spend the 6th (Mon) exploring nature at Parque Nacional de la Lengua de Barbaria. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary, view the masterpieces at Galerie Ethiopiques, stop by Rama diaw, and soothe aching muscles at Hotel Mermoz: Le Salon d'Esthetique.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Saint-Louis tour planner.

Traveling by car from Dakar to Saint-Louis takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in June, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Saly.

Things to do in Saint-Louis

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 1 — 6:

Saly

— 4 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 Thies (Museo de la Tapiceria & Accrobaobab), Plage Popenguine (in Popenguine) and Somone (Lagune de la Somone & Youba Tour). There's more to do: stroll through Reserve De Bandia and stop by Village Artisanal de Saly.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Saly sightseeing planner.

Getting from Saint-Louis to Saly by car takes about 3.5 hours. June in Saly sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Dakar.

Things to do in Saly

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 6 — 10:

Dakar

— 3 nights
Change things up with a short trip to Paroisse Saint Charles Borromee in Goree Island (about 56 minutes away). Explore Dakar further: pause for some photo ops at Le Monument de la Renaissance Africaine, enjoy the sea views from Les Mamelles Lighthouse, don't miss a visit to Village des Arts, and take in the exciting artwork at La Galerie Antenna.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Dakar road trip planning tool.

Drive from Saly to Dakar in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Dakar

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 9 — 13:

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.