9 days in Burkina Faso Itinerary

9 days in Burkina Faso Itinerary

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9 days in Burkina Faso Itinerary

Start: Lome
Fly:  1​h 15​min
1
Ouagadougou
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h
2
Bobo Dioulasso
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Banfora
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Lome


3
nights
Ouagadougou

Ouagadougou ©
The capital of Burkina Faso and its economic center, Ouagadougou also serves as the regional center for art and cultural preservation.
Ouagadougou is known for parks, shopping, historic sites, zoos & aquariums, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Laongo Sculpture Symposium, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ouagadougou Markets, stroll through Faso Parc, and stop by Village Artisanal de Ouagadougou.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Ouagadougou trip planning app .

Lome, Togo to Ouagadougou is an approximately 1.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Lome in April: highs in Ouagadougou hover around 47°C, while lows dip to 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Bobo Dioulasso.

Things to do in Ouagadougou

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

The Grand Mosque at Bani, The Ruins of Loropeni
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Laongo Sculpture Symposium ©
Laongo Sculpture Symposium
Parc Urbain Bangr-Weoogo ©
Parc Urbain Bangr-Weoogo
Village Artisanal de Ouagadougou ©
Village Artisanal de Ouagadougou

2
nights
Bobo Dioulasso

Bobo Dioulasso ©
The second-largest city in the country, Bobo-Dioulasso represents both an economical and cultural center.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): don't miss a visit to Mare aux Hippopotames, stop by Ma Copine Femmes & Creativite, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Bobo-Dioulasso. On your second day here, look for gifts at Nenekafle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre Dame de Lourdes, and then look for gifts at Gafreh.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Bobo Dioulasso trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Ouagadougou to Bobo Dioulasso takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Ouagadougou in April, you will find days in Bobo Dioulasso are a bit cooler (43°C), and nights are about the same (30°C). On the 2nd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Banfora.

Things to do in Bobo Dioulasso

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
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Nenekafle ©
Nenekafle
Mosque of Bobo-Dioulasso ©
Mosque of Bobo-Dioulasso
Mare aux Hippopotames ©
Mare aux Hippopotames

3
nights
Banfora

Banfora ©
Banfora is a city in south western Burkina Faso with a population of 93,750 people (2012). On the 3rd (Thu), take in the dramatic natural features at Les Pics de Sindou and then stroll through Les Cascades de Banfora. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Karfiguela Falls.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Banfora trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Bobo Dioulasso to Banfora takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Banfora, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 28°C at night. On the 5th (Sat), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Banfora

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Les Cascades de Banfora ©
Les Cascades de Banfora
Les Pics de Sindou ©
Les Pics de Sindou
Karfiguela Falls ©
Karfiguela Falls