12 days in Burkina Faso Itinerary

12 days in Burkina Faso Itinerary

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12 days in Burkina Faso Itinerary

Start: Homer
Fly + Drive:  31​h
1
Koudougou
— 1 day
+3
Drive + Fly + Drive + bus:  5​h 15​min
2
Banfora
— 1 night
3
Bobo Dioulasso
— 2 nights
4
Ouagadougou
— 4 nights
Fly:  29​h
End: Homer

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day
Koudougou

Koudougou
Koudougou is a city in Burkina Faso's Boulkiemdé Province. On the 5th (Tue), examine the collection at Musee d'Issouka.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Koudougou journey planner .

Homer, USA to Koudougou is an approximately 31-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Alaska Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 9 hours. On the 5th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Banfora.

Things to do in Koudougou

Museums
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1
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Banfora

Banfora ©
Banfora is a city in south western Burkina Faso with a population of 93,750 people (2012). On the 6th (Wed), explore the striking landscape at Les Pics de Sindou and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Les Cascades de Banfora. On the 7th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get great views at Domes de Fabedougou and then take in the dramatic scenery at Karfiguela Falls.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Banfora tour itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of car, flight, and bus from Koudougou to Banfora in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect a daytime high around 100°F in March, and nighttime lows around 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can drive to Bobo Dioulasso.

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

2
nights
Bobo Dioulasso

Bobo Dioulasso ©
The second-largest city in the country, Bobo-Dioulasso represents both an economical and cultural center.
On the 8th (Fri), look for gifts at Gafreh, don't miss a visit to Mare aux Hippopotames, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Bobo-Dioulasso, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre Dame de Lourdes, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Ma Copine Femmes & Creativite.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Bobo Dioulasso trip builder .

You can drive from Banfora to Bobo Dioulasso in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 100°F in March, and nighttime lows around 77°F. You will leave for Ouagadougou on the 9th (Sat).

Things to do in Bobo Dioulasso

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Mosque of Bobo-Dioulasso ©
Mosque of Bobo-Dioulasso
Mare aux Hippopotames ©
Mare aux Hippopotames
Cathedrale Notre Dame de Lourdes ©

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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 museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Laongo Sculpture Symposium, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Ouagadougou, take an in-depth tour of Manega Bendrologie Museum, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Ouagadougou Markets.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Ouagadougou trip site .

Fly from Bobo Dioulasso to Ouagadougou in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 103°F in March, and nighttime lows around 75°F. On the 13th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ouagadougou

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Shopping
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Grande Mosquee de Ouagadougou ©
Grande Mosquee de Ouagadougou
Laongo Sculpture Symposium ©
Laongo Sculpture Symposium
Parc Urbain Bangr-Weoogo ©
Parc Urbain Bangr-Weoogo