10 days in Burkina Faso Itinerary

10 days in Burkina Faso Itinerary

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10 days in Burkina Faso Itinerary

Start: Bouake
Fly:  7​h 15​min
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive + bus:  3​h 30​min
— 4 nights
Drive:  8​h
End: Bamako


Ouagadougou ©
The capital of Burkina Faso and its economic center, Ouagadougou also serves as the regional center for art and cultural preservation.
Go for a jaunt from Ouagadougou to Koudougou to see Musee d'Issouka about 2 hours away. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Laongo Sculpture Symposium, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Ouagadougou, don't miss a visit to marche de Sankariare, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Parc Animalier.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Ouagadougou trip planner .

Bouake, Ivory Coast to Ouagadougou is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. In February, daytime highs in Ouagadougou are 42°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Banfora.

Things to do in Ouagadougou

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Musee d'Issouka
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Parc Urbain Bangr-Weoogo ©
Parc Urbain Bangr-Weoogo
Laongo Sculpture Symposium ©
Laongo Sculpture Symposium
Village Artisanal de Ouagadougou ©
Village Artisanal de Ouagadougou


Banfora ©
Banfora is a city in south western Burkina Faso with a population of 93,750 people (2012). Change things up with these side-trips from Banfora: Bobo Dioulasso (Mare aux Hippopotames, Mosque of Bobo-Dioulasso, & more). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Les Cascades de Banfora, take some stellar pictures from Domes de Fabedougou, head outdoors with Cascade de Banfora, and explore the striking landscape at Les Pics de Sindou.

For reviews and more tourist information, go to the Banfora trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Ouagadougou to Banfora in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February in Banfora, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Banfora

Parks Nature Outdoors

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Bobo Dioulasso
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Les Cascades de Banfora ©
Les Cascades de Banfora
Les Pics de Sindou ©
Les Pics de Sindou
Mosque of Bobo-Dioulasso ©
Mosque of Bobo-Dioulasso