8 days in Senegal Itinerary

8 days in Senegal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Senegal route planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Blaise Diagne International Airport, Drive to Somone
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Somone
— 2 nights
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Dakar
— 3 nights
Drive
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Saint-Louis
— 2 nights
Drive to Blaise Diagne International Airport, Fly to Newark

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Somone

— 2 nights
A small seaside town that thrives off tourism, Somone offers tropical seaside views from the northwest coast of Africa.
On the 22nd (Wed), stroll through L'Elevage d'Oiseaux Exotique, tour the pleasant surroundings at Reserve De Bandia, and then kick back and relax at Plage Popenguine. Keep things going the next day: stop by Village Artisanal de Saly, surround yourself with nature on Youba Tour, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lagune de la Somone.

To find photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Somone itinerary tool.

Newark, USA to Somone is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 5 hours. Traveling from Newark in December, expect Somone to be much hotter, temps between 82°F and 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Dakar.

Things to do in Somone

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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Dakar

— 3 nights
Situated on the western edge of mainland Africa, the crowded and dynamic city of Dakar offers visitors booming shopping, dining, and entertainment scenes.
Change things up with a short trip to Paroisse Saint Charles Borromee in Goree Island (about 56 minutes away). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at La Maison des Esclaves, admire the masterpieces at IFAN Museum (African Arts Museum), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and step off the mainland to explore Island of Goree.

To find traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Dakar tour itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Somone to Dakar in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Dakar can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Saint-Louis.

Things to do in Dakar

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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Saint-Louis

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): look for gifts at Rama diaw and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Saint-Louis holiday maker tool.

Traveling by car from Dakar to Saint-Louis takes 3.5 hours. When traveling from Dakar in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Saint-Louis, with highs around 91°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Saint-Louis

Shopping · Wildlife · 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.