16 days in Burkina Faso Itinerary

16 days in Burkina Faso Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Burkina Faso travel planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Ouagadougou
— 3 nights
Fly
2
Bobo Dioulasso
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Banfora
— 2 nights
Bus
4
Loropeni
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Tiebele
— 1 night
Drive
6
Bani
— 2 nights
Drive

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Ouagadougou

— 3 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 Grande Mosquee de Ouagadougou. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Ranch de Nazinga, stop by Village Artisanal de Ouagadougou, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Ouagadougou, and walk around Parc Urbain Bangr-Weoogo.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Ouagadougou trip builder site.

Cape Town, South Africa to Ouagadougou is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -2 hour difference. While traveling from Cape Town, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Ouagadougou, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can fly to Bobo Dioulasso.

Things to do in Ouagadougou

Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 24 — 28:

Bobo Dioulasso

— 2 nights

Bobo

The second-largest city in the country, Bobo-Dioulasso represents both an economical and cultural center.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre Dame de Lourdes, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Bobo-Dioulasso, and then browse the exhibits of Ma Copine Femmes & Creativite. Here are some ideas for day two: explore and take pictures at Mare aux Hippopotames.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Bobo Dioulasso trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Ouagadougou to Bobo Dioulasso takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in January, and nighttime lows around 22°C. On the 30th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Banfora.

Things to do in Bobo Dioulasso

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 28 — 30:

Banfora

— 2 nights
Banfora is a city in south western Burkina Faso with a population of 93,750 people (2012). Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): head outdoors with Cascade de Banfora and then take in the dramatic natural features at Les Pics de Sindou. On the next day, take in the dramatic scenery at Karfiguela Falls, take in the dramatic natural features at Domes de Fabedougou, and then identify plant and animal life at Les Cascades de Banfora.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Banfora journey builder website.

Traveling by car from Bobo Dioulasso to Banfora takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Banfora are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can take a bus to Loropeni.

Things to do in Banfora

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 1:

Loropeni

— 2 nights
Loropéni is a market town in southern Burkina Faso, lying about west of Gaoua. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): delve into the distant past at The Ruins of Loropeni.

Make your Loropeni itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by bus from Banfora to Loropeni takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll travel to Tiebele.

Things to do in Loropeni

Historic Sites
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Tiebele

— 1 night
On the 4th (Thu), admire the striking features of Royal Palace of Tiebele.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Tiebele day trip site.

Getting from Loropeni to Tiebele by car takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or take a bus. On the 5th (Fri), you'll travel to Bani.
Find places to stay Feb 3 — 5:
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Bani

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): admire the striking features of The Grand Mosque at Bani.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Bani online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Tiebele to Bani takes 7 hours. On the 7th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Bani

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 5 — 7:
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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.