6 days in Burkina Faso Itinerary

6 days in Burkina Faso Itinerary

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6 days in Burkina Faso Itinerary

Start: Bamako
Drive:  8 h
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
Bobo Dioulasso
— 1 night
Fly:  1 h
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
End: Bamako


Banfora ©
Banfora is a city in south western Burkina Faso with a population of 93,750 people (2012). Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Karfiguela Falls, explore the striking landscape at Les Pics de Sindou, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Les Cascades de Banfora.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Banfora road trip site .

Bamako, Mali to Banfora is an approximately 8-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Bobo Dioulasso.

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Les Cascades de Banfora ©
Les Cascades de Banfora
Les Pics de Sindou ©
Les Pics de Sindou
Karfiguela Falls ©
Karfiguela Falls

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 4th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre Dame de Lourdes, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Bobo-Dioulasso, then look for gifts at Ma Copine Femmes & Creativite, and finally make a trip to Mare aux Hippopotames.

For ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Bobo Dioulasso trip planner .

Traveling by car from Banfora to Bobo Dioulasso takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In February, daily temperatures in Bobo Dioulasso can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Ouagadougou.

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


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, shopping, historic sites, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Laongo Sculpture Symposium, hunt for treasures at Ouagadougou Markets, stop by Village Artisanal de Ouagadougou, and walk around Parc Urbain Bangr-Weoogo.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Ouagadougou trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Bobo Dioulasso to Ouagadougou by flight takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or drive. February in Ouagadougou sees daily highs of 42°C and lows of 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

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