16 days in Burkina Faso Itinerary

16 days in Burkina Faso Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Burkina Faso route planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Tamale, Drive to Tiebele
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Tiebele
— 4 nights
Bus to Ouagadougou, Fly to Banfora
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Banfora
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bobo Dioulasso
— 2 nights
Fly
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Ouagadougou
— 6 nights
Fly to La Guardia Airport, Drive to New York City

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Tiebele

— 4 nights
Tiebele is known for . Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore and take pictures at Royal Palace of Tiebele.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Tiebele holiday maker app.

New York City, USA to Tiebele is an approximately 20-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Tiebele is 5 hours. On the 10th (Sun), you'll travel to Banfora.
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Highlights from your trip

Banfora

— 2 nights
Banfora is a city in south western Burkina Faso with a population of 93,750 people (2012). On the 11th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Les Cascades de Banfora. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Les Pics de Sindou, then take some stellar pictures from Domes de Fabedougou, then take in the dramatic scenery at Karfiguela Falls, and finally get outside with Cascade de Banfora.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Banfora trip maker app.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Tiebele to Banfora in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Banfora are 92°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to drive to Bobo Dioulasso.

Things to do in Banfora

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 12:

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 13th (Wed): explore the galleries of Ma Copine Femmes & Creativite, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque of Bobo-Dioulasso, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre Dame de Lourdes, and finally explore and take pictures at Mare aux Hippopotames.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Bobo Dioulasso trip planner.

You can drive from Banfora to Bobo Dioulasso in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Bobo Dioulasso are 92°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. You will leave for Ouagadougou on the 14th (Thu).

Things to do in Bobo Dioulasso

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 14:

Ouagadougou

— 6 nights

Ouaga

The capital of Burkina Faso and its economic center, Ouagadougou also serves as the regional center for art and cultural preservation.
Go for a jaunt from Ouagadougou to Koudougou to see Musee d'Issouka about 1h 55 min away. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Laongo Sculpture Symposium, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Ouagadougou, look for all kinds of wild species at Ranch de Nazinga, and stop by Village Artisanal de Ouagadougou.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Ouagadougou trip app.

Getting from Bobo Dioulasso to Ouagadougou by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Ouagadougou are 97°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ouagadougou

Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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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.