21 days in Burkina Faso Itinerary

21 days in Burkina Faso Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Burkina Faso vacation planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Ouagadougou
— 5 nights
Drive
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Koudougou
— 4 nights
Drive
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Loropeni
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bobo Dioulasso
— 6 nights
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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cathedral of Ouagadougou and Grande Mosquee de Ouagadougou. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Ranch de Nazinga, admire the natural beauty at Laongo Sculpture Symposium, take an in-depth tour of Musee De La Bendrologie de Manega, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parc Animalier.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Ouagadougou trip maker.

Santiago, Chile to Ouagadougou is an approximately 30-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Santiago to Ouagadougou. In January, daytime highs in Ouagadougou are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Koudougou.

Things to do in Ouagadougou

Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums
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Koudougou

— 4 nights
Koudougou is known for museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Musee d'Issouka.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Koudougou tour planner.

Getting from Ouagadougou to Koudougou by car takes about 2 hours. On the 20th (Wed), you're off to Loropeni.

Things to do in Koudougou

Museums
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Loropeni

— 3 nights
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 find ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Loropeni journey planner.

You can drive from Koudougou to Loropeni in 5.5 hours. You will leave for Bobo Dioulasso on the 23rd (Sat).

Things to do in Loropeni

Historic Sites
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Highlights from your trip

Bobo Dioulasso

— 6 nights

Bobo

The second-largest city in the country, Bobo-Dioulasso represents both an economical and cultural center.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Mosque of Bobo-Dioulasso and Cathedrale Notre Dame de Lourdes. Change things up with these side-trips from Bobo Dioulasso: Banfora (Les Cascades de Banfora, Domes de Fabedougou, &more). There's more to do: look for gifts at Ma Copine Femmes & Creativite and make a trip to Mare aux Hippopotames.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Bobo Dioulasso trip planner.

Getting from Loropeni to Bobo Dioulasso by car takes about 4 hours. January in Bobo Dioulasso sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 22°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 29th (Fri).

Things to do in Bobo Dioulasso

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Burkina Faso travel guide

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Wildlife Areas · Gardens · Sacred & Religious Sites
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.