9 days in Burkina Faso Itinerary

9 days in Burkina Faso Itinerary

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9 days in Burkina Faso Itinerary

Start: Tripoli
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Ouagadougou
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h
2
Bobo Dioulasso
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Banfora
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + bus + Fly:  20​h 15​min
End: Tripoli

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, delve into the distant past at The Ruins of Loropeni, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Ouagadougou, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Ouagadougou Markets.

To see more things to do and more tourist information, go to the Ouagadougou journey planner.

Tripoli, Libya to Ouagadougou is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Tripoli in May, you will find days in Ouagadougou are warmer (45°C), and nights are a bit warmer (31°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Bobo Dioulasso.

Things to do in Ouagadougou

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Burkina Faso, Mare aux Crocodiles Sacres de Bazoule
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Laongo Sculpture Symposium ©
Laongo Sculpture Symposium
Parc Urbain Bangr-Weoogo ©
Parc Urbain Bangr-Weoogo
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 5th (Sat): make a trip to Mare aux Hippopotames, then look for gifts at Ma Copine Femmes & Creativite, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Bobo-Dioulasso. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sun): stop by Nenekafle, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre Dame de Lourdes, and then stop by Gafreh.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Bobo Dioulasso travel route site .

Fly from Ouagadougou to Bobo Dioulasso in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. When traveling from Ouagadougou in May, plan for slightly colder days in Bobo Dioulasso, with highs around 41°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Banfora.

Things to do in Bobo Dioulasso

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

2
nights
Banfora

Banfora ©
Banfora is a city in south western Burkina Faso with a population of 93,750 people (2012). Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): 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 8th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Karfiguela Falls.

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Traveling by car from Bobo Dioulasso to Banfora takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Banfora can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

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