16 days in Burkina Faso Itinerary

16 days in Burkina Faso Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Burkina Faso tour planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Ouagadougou Airport, Drive to Koudougou
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Koudougou
— 2 nights
Drive
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Loropeni
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bobo Dioulasso
— 3 nights
Drive
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Banfora
— 3 nights
Fly
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Ouagadougou
— 5 nights
Fly

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Koudougou

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): browse the exhibits of Musee d'Issouka.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Koudougou online vacation planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Koudougou is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Brussels to Koudougou is minus 1 hour. On the 15th (Wed), you'll travel to Loropeni.

Things to do in Koudougou

Museums
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 15:

Loropeni

— 2 nights
Loropéni is a market town in southern Burkina Faso, lying about west of Gaoua. Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): explore the ancient world of The Ruins of Loropeni.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Loropeni online travel route builder.

Drive from Koudougou to Loropeni in 5.5 hours. On the 17th (Fri), you'll travel to Bobo Dioulasso.

Things to do in Loropeni

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 17:
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Bobo Dioulasso

— 3 nights

Bobo

The second-largest city in the country, Bobo-Dioulasso represents both an economical and cultural center.
Get some cultural insight at Mosque of Bobo-Dioulasso and Cathedrale Notre Dame de Lourdes. It doesn't end there: explore the galleries of Ma Copine Femmes & Creativite and explore and take pictures at Mare aux Hippopotames.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Bobo Dioulasso online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Loropeni to Bobo Dioulasso takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September in Bobo Dioulasso, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 25°C at night. You'll set off for Banfora on the 20th (Mon).

Things to do in Bobo Dioulasso

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 20:

Banfora

— 3 nights
Banfora is a city in south western Burkina Faso with a population of 93,750 people (2012). Take a break from the city and head to Les Cascades de Banfora and Domes de Fabedougou. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cascade de Banfora and Karfiguela Falls. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Les Pics de Sindou.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Banfora trip planner.

You can drive from Bobo Dioulasso to Banfora in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Banfora are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. On the 23rd (Thu), you're off to Ouagadougou.

Things to do in Banfora

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 23:

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 off the beaten path and head to Musee De La Bendrologie de Manega and City Sport Fitness Sante. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cathedral of Ouagadougou and Grande Mosquee de Ouagadougou. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Ranch de Nazinga, walk around Faso Parc, meet the residents at Parc Animalier, and admire the natural beauty at Laongo Sculpture Symposium.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Ouagadougou trip planner.

Getting from Banfora to Ouagadougou by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in September, and nighttime lows around 26°C. On the 28th (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Ouagadougou

Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 28:

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.