30 days in Senegal Itinerary

30 days in Senegal Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Dakar
— 9 nights
2
Saint-Louis
— 4 nights
3
Somone
— 3 nights
4
Ndangane
— 4 nights
5
Kolda
— 4 nights
6
Goree Island
— 3 nights

9
nights
Dakar

Dakar ©
Situated on the western edge of mainland Africa, the crowded and dynamic city of Dakar offers visitors booming shopping, dining, and entertainment scenes.
La Maison des Esclaves and Mosque of the Divinity are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Cathedrale du Souvenir Africain de Dakar and Dakar Railway Station for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Thies (Accrobaobab & Museo de la Tapiceria) and Le Village des Tortues (in Rufisque). And it doesn't end there: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, brush up on your military savvy at Musee des Forces Armees du Senegal, pause for some photo ops at Le Monument de la Renaissance Africaine, and try to win big at Casino Terrou-Bi.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Dakar tour planning site.

San Francisco, USA to Dakar is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. In April, Dakar is a bit warmer than San Francisco - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Saint-Louis.

Things to do in Dakar

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Thies, Le Village des Tortues
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La Maison des Esclaves ©
La Maison des Esclaves
Scuba & Snorkeling
Mosque of the Divinity ©
Mosque of the Divinity

4
nights
Saint-Louis

Saint-Louis ©
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary and Parque Nacional de la Lengua de Barbaria. Le Camee and Galerie Arte are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: stop by Rama diaw, take in the exciting artwork at Village Artisanal, enjoy some diversion at Ibrahim & Cie, and shop like a local with Galerie Ethiopiques.

Before you visit Saint-Louis, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from Dakar to Saint-Louis in 3.5 hours. While traveling from Dakar, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Saint-Louis, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Somone.

Things to do in Saint-Louis

Shopping Museums Parks
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Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary ©
Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary
Parque Nacional de la Lengua de Barbaria ©
Parque Nacional de la Lengua de Barbaria
Village Artisanal ©
Village Artisanal

3
nights
Somone

Somone ©
A small seaside town that thrives off tourism, Somone offers tropical seaside views from the northwest coast of Africa.
Get in touch with nature at Lagune de la Somone and Plage Popenguine. Discover out-of-the-way places like L'Elevage d'Oiseaux Exotique and Grande Mosquee Gandigal-Est. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Reserve De Bandia.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Somone day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Saint-Louis to Somone takes 3.5 hours. While traveling from Saint-Louis, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Somone, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Ndangane.

Things to do in Somone

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Plage Popenguine, Grande Mosquee Gandigal-Est, Reserve De Bandia, L'Elevage d'Oiseaux Exotique
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Plage Popenguine ©
Plage Popenguine
Lagune de la Somone ©
Lagune de la Somone
Reserve De Bandia ©
Reserve De Bandia

4
nights
Ndangane

Ndangane ©
Get some cultural insight at Parc National du Delta du Saloum and Musee Mahicao. Get out of town with these interesting Ndangane side-trips: Joal Fadiout (in Joal Fadiouth), Fathala Reserve (in Foundiougne) and Centre D'interpretation de Toubacouta (in Toubakouta).

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Ndangane road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Somone to Ndangane takes 2 hours. When traveling from Somone in April, plan for warmer days in Ndangane, with highs around °F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around °F. On the 22nd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kolda.

Things to do in Ndangane

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Joal Fadiout, Musee Mahicao, Fathala Reserve, Centre D'interpretation de Toubacouta
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Parc National du Delta du Saloum ©
Parc National du Delta du Saloum
Musee Mahicao ©
Musee Mahicao
Centre D'interpretation de Toubacouta ©
Centre D'interpretation de Toubacouta

4
nights
Kolda

Kolda ©
Kolda is a city located in southern Senegal. Spend the 23rd (Thu) exploring nature at Parc National du Niokolo-Koba.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kolda trip builder site.

You can fly from Ndangane to Kolda in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, daily temperatures in Kolda can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. On the 26th (Sun), you're off to Goree Island.

Things to do in Kolda

Parks Nature
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Parc National du Niokolo-Koba ©
Parc National du Niokolo-Koba

3
nights
Goree Island

Goree Island ©
On the 27th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Paroisse Saint Charles Borromee.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Goree Island road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Kolda to Goree Island takes 6 hours. When traveling from Kolda in April, plan for much colder days and little chillier nights in Goree Island: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. On the 29th (Wed), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Goree Island

Historic Sites
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Paroisse Saint Charles Borromee ©
Paroisse Saint Charles Borromee

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