15 days in Burkina Faso Itinerary

15 days in Burkina Faso Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Burkina Faso travel planner

Make it your trip
Drive to La Guardia Airport, Fly to Ouagadougou
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Ouagadougou
— 5 nights
Fly
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Bobo Dioulasso
— 3 nights
Drive
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Banfora
— 3 nights
Fly to Ouagadougou, Bus to Tiebele
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Tiebele
— 2 nights
Drive to Tamale, Fly to New York City

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Ouagadougou

— 5 nights

Ouaga

The capital of Burkina Faso and its economic center, Ouagadougou also serves as the regional center for art and cultural preservation.
Step out of Ouagadougou to go to Koudougou and see Musee d'Issouka, which is approximately 1h 55 min away. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Ranch de Nazinga, admire the natural beauty at Laongo Sculpture Symposium, explore and take pictures at marche de Sankariare, and look for gifts at Village Artisanal de Ouagadougou.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Ouagadougou trip planner.

New York City, USA to Ouagadougou is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of car and flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from New York City to Ouagadougou due to the time zone difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from New York City in November: high temperatures in Ouagadougou hover around 98°F and lows are around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Bobo Dioulasso.

Things to do in Ouagadougou

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 27 — Dec 3:

Bobo Dioulasso

— 3 nights

Bobo

The second-largest city in the country, Bobo-Dioulasso represents both an economical and cultural center.
Bobo Dioulasso is known for historic sites and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Bobo-Dioulasso, admire all the interesting features of Mare aux Hippopotames, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre Dame de Lourdes, and view the masterpieces at Ma Copine Femmes & Creativite.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Bobo Dioulasso route planner.

You can fly from Ouagadougou to Bobo Dioulasso in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 67°F. You'll set off for Banfora on the 6th (Sun).

Things to do in Bobo Dioulasso

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 3 — 6:

Banfora

— 3 nights
Banfora is a city in south western Burkina Faso with a population of 93,750 people (2012). Banfora is known for wildlife, nature, and outdoors. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Les Cascades de Banfora, take in the dramatic natural features at Les Pics de Sindou, admire all the interesting features of Domes de Fabedougou, and get outside with Cascade de Banfora.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Banfora day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Bobo Dioulasso to Banfora takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 91°F in December, and nighttime lows around 67°F. On the 9th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Tiebele.

Things to do in Banfora

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 6 — 9:

Tiebele

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace of Tiebele.

To find out how to plan a trip to Tiebele, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Banfora to Tiebele in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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Highlights from your trip

Burkina Faso travel guide

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Wildlife Areas · Gardens · Gift & Specialty Shops
Land of Upright People
Landlocked Burkina Faso offers a welcoming atmosphere, varied landscape, and rich cultural heritage. One of the poorest countries in the world, the country features largely undeveloped towns boasting lively music scenes and interesting markets filled with stalls selling handcrafted goods. Tourism in Burkina Faso remains a struggling industry, and with a largely undeveloped infrastructure, most travelers stick to the big cities and arrange short day trips into the wilder areas. The natural areas of the country remain known more for their topography than wildlife, with grassy sloping hills, Precambrian massifs, and rugged sandstone peaks dominating the terrain.