17 days in Burkina Faso Itinerary

17 days in Burkina Faso Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  25 h
1
Ouagadougou
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + Bus:  3 h 30 min
2
Banfora
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Loropeni
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  35 h
End: Vancouver

4
nights
Ouagadougou

Ouagadougou ©
The capital of Burkina Faso and its economic center, Ouagadougou also serves as the regional center for art and cultural preservation.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Musee De La Bendrologie de Manega and Musee d'Issouka. Do your shopping at Village Artisanal de Ouagadougou and Ouagadougou Markets. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Ouagadougou, admire the natural beauty at Laongo Sculpture Symposium, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Parc Animalier, and walk around Parc Urbain Bangr-Weoogo.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Ouagadougou trip website.

Vancouver, Canada to Ouagadougou is an approximately 26- hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Vancouver to Ouagadougou due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Vancouver in June, things will get much hotter in Ouagadougou: highs are around 41°C and lows about 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Banfora.

Things to do in Ouagadougou

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Musee d'Issouka
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Laongo Sculpture Symposium ©
Laongo Sculpture Symposium
Musee De La Bendrologie de Manega ©
Musee De La Bendrologie de Manega
Village Artisanal de Ouagadougou ©
Village Artisanal de Ouagadougou

5
nights
Banfora

Banfora ©
Banfora is a city in south western Burkina Faso with a population of 93,750 people (2012). Get a sense of the local culture at Ma Copine Femmes & Creativite and Cathedrale Notre Dame de Lourdes. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Domes de Fabedougou and Cascade de Banfora. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Banfora: Bobo Dioulasso (Mosque of Bobo-Dioulasso, Gafreh, &more). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Les Cascades de Banfora, take in the dramatic scenery at Karfiguela Falls, and explore the striking landscape at Les Pics de Sindou.

For other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Banfora trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Ouagadougou to Banfora in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Ouagadougou in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Banfora: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Loropeni.

Things to do in Banfora

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Bobo Dioulasso
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Les Cascades de Banfora ©
Les Cascades de Banfora
Domes de Fabedougou ©
Domes de Fabedougou
Ma Copine Femmes & Creativite ©
Ma Copine Femmes & Creativite

5
nights
Loropeni

Loropeni ©
Loropéni is a market town in southern Burkina Faso, lying about west of Gaoua. Loropeni is known for historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of The Ruins of Loropeni.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Loropeni itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Banfora to Loropeni takes 3.5 hours. You will leave for home on the 21st (Fri).

Things to do in Loropeni

Historic Sites
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The Ruins of Loropeni ©
The Ruins of Loropeni