8 days in Burkina Faso Itinerary

8 days in Burkina Faso Itinerary

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Ouagadougou
— 2 nights
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Bobo Dioulasso
— 5 nights
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Ouagadougou

— 2 nights

Ouaga

The capital of Burkina Faso and its economic center, Ouagadougou also serves as the regional center for art and cultural preservation.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): soothe aching muscles at City Sport Fitness Sante, then get engrossed in the history at Musee De La Bendrologie de Manega, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Laongo Sculpture Symposium. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Grande Mosquee de Ouagadougou, don't miss a visit to marche de Sankariare, and then stroll around Faso Parc.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Ouagadougou vacation planning tool.

Oslo, Norway to Ouagadougou is an approximately 17-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Oslo to Ouagadougou due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Oslo, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Ouagadougou, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Bobo Dioulasso.

Things to do in Ouagadougou

Parks · Spas · Museums · Historic Sites
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Bobo Dioulasso

— 5 nights

Bobo

The second-largest city in the country, Bobo-Dioulasso represents both an economical and cultural center.
Step off the beaten path and head to Domes de Fabedougou and Cascade de Banfora. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bobo Dioulasso: Banfora (Les Cascades de Banfora, Karfiguela Falls, &more). The adventure continues: stop by Ma Copine Femmes & Creativite, don't miss a visit to Mare aux Hippopotames, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre Dame de Lourdes, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Bobo-Dioulasso.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Bobo Dioulasso road trip planner.

Fly from Ouagadougou to Bobo Dioulasso in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Bobo Dioulasso can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bobo Dioulasso

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

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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.