5 days in Burkina Faso Itinerary

5 days in Burkina Faso Itinerary

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5 days in Burkina Faso Itinerary

Start: Ouagadougou
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h
Bobo Dioulasso
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
— 1 night
Bus + Drive + Fly:  3 h 30 min
End: 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, wildlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Laongo Sculpture Symposium, stop by Village Artisanal de Ouagadougou, stroll around Parc Urbain Bangr-Weoogo, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Ouagadougou.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Ouagadougou itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Ouagadougou. In February, daily temperatures in Ouagadougou can reach 42°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Bobo Dioulasso.

Things to do in Ouagadougou

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Laongo Sculpture Symposium ©
Laongo Sculpture Symposium
Ranch de Nazinga ©
Ranch de Nazinga
Parc Urbain Bangr-Weoogo ©
Parc Urbain Bangr-Weoogo

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 6th (Thu): make a trip to Mare aux Hippopotames, then view the masterpieces at Ma Copine Femmes & Creativite, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque of Bobo-Dioulasso, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre Dame de Lourdes.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Bobo Dioulasso journey app .

You can fly from Ouagadougou to Bobo Dioulasso in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In February, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Banfora.

Things to do in Bobo Dioulasso

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Mosque of Bobo-Dioulasso ©
Mosque of Bobo-Dioulasso
Mare aux Hippopotames ©
Mare aux Hippopotames
Ma Copine Femmes & Creativite ©
Ma Copine Femmes & Creativite


Banfora ©
Banfora is a city in south western Burkina Faso with a population of 93,750 people (2012). Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Les Pics de Sindou, get great views at Domes de Fabedougou, and then identify plant and animal life at Les Cascades de Banfora.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Banfora online tour builder .

Traveling by car from Bobo Dioulasso to Banfora takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In February, daytime highs in Banfora are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Banfora

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Les Cascades de Banfora ©
Les Cascades de Banfora
Les Pics de Sindou ©
Les Pics de Sindou
Domes de Fabedougou ©
Domes de Fabedougou