8 days in Burkina Faso Itinerary

8 days in Burkina Faso Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Burkina Faso planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Ouagadougou
— 2 nights
Fly
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Bobo Dioulasso
— 2 nights
Drive
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Banfora
— 1 night
Fly
4
Koudougou
— 2 nights
Drive to Ouagadougou Airport, Fly to Kraków John Paul II International Airport

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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.
On the 16th (Wed), stroll around Parc Urbain Bangr-Weoogo, take in nature's colorful creations at Laongo Sculpture Symposium, and then hunt for treasures at Ouagadougou Markets. Keep things going the next day: get to know the resident critters at Parc Animalier, stop by Village Artisanal de Ouagadougou, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Grande Mosquee de Ouagadougou, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Ouagadougou.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Ouagadougou travel itinerary planner.

Krakow, Poland to Ouagadougou is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Krakow to Ouagadougou. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Krakow in December: high temperatures in Ouagadougou hover around 39°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Bobo Dioulasso.

Things to do in Ouagadougou

Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 17:

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 18th (Fri): browse the exhibits of Ma Copine Femmes & Creativite, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque of Bobo-Dioulasso, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre Dame de Lourdes. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Mare aux Hippopotames.

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Fly from Ouagadougou to Bobo Dioulasso in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Bobo Dioulasso, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Banfora.

Things to do in Bobo Dioulasso

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 19:

Banfora

— 1 night
Banfora is a city in south western Burkina Faso with a population of 93,750 people (2012). Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Les Pics de Sindou, take some stellar pictures from Domes de Fabedougou, and then identify plant and animal life at Les Cascades de Banfora.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Banfora online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Bobo Dioulasso to Banfora takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Koudougou.

Things to do in Banfora

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 20:

Koudougou

— 2 nights
On the 21st (Mon), examine the collection at Musee d'Issouka.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Koudougou trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Banfora to Koudougou takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. On the 22nd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Koudougou

Museums
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 22:

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.