20 days in Burkina Faso Itinerary

20 days in Burkina Faso Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Burkina Faso tour itinerary builder

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Ouagadougou
— 6 nights
Fly
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Bobo Dioulasso
— 2 nights
Drive
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Banfora
— 4 nights
Bus
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Loropeni
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Tiebele
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ouagadougou
— 2 nights
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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Musee De La Bendrologie de Manega and Musee d'Issouka. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Ranch de Nazinga, walk around Faso Parc, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ouagadougou Markets, and meet the residents at Parc Animalier.

For maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Ouagadougou day trip site.

Stockholm, Sweden to Ouagadougou is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Stockholm in June, expect Ouagadougou to be much hotter, temps between 41°C and 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Bobo Dioulasso.

Things to do in Ouagadougou

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

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Bobo Dioulasso

— 2 nights

Bobo

The second-largest city in the country, Bobo-Dioulasso represents both an economical and cultural center.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Bobo-Dioulasso and then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre Dame de Lourdes. On the next day, admire all the interesting features of Mare aux Hippopotames.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Bobo Dioulasso trip planner.

Getting from Ouagadougou to Bobo Dioulasso by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Ouagadougou in June: highs in Bobo Dioulasso hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Banfora.

Things to do in Bobo Dioulasso

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 7 — 9:

Banfora

— 4 nights
Banfora is a city in south western Burkina Faso with a population of 93,750 people (2012). You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Domes de Fabedougou and Karfiguela Falls. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Les Cascades de Banfora, take in the dramatic natural features at Les Pics de Sindou, and get outside with Cascade de Banfora.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Banfora day trip site.

Getting from Bobo Dioulasso to Banfora by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow time for the bus ride to Loropeni.

Things to do in Banfora

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 9 — 13:

Loropeni

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

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Loropeni trip planner.

You can take a bus from Banfora to Loropeni in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll set off for Tiebele on the 16th (Wed).

Things to do in Loropeni

Historic Sites
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Tiebele

— 2 nights
On the 17th (Thu), admire the striking features of Royal Palace of Tiebele.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Tiebele route builder app.

Traveling by car from Loropeni to Tiebele takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or take a bus. On the 18th (Fri), you'll travel to Ouagadougou.
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Ouagadougou

— 2 nights

Ouaga

Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): admire all the interesting features of marche de Sankariare.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Ouagadougou journey planning tool.

Getting from Tiebele to Ouagadougou by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.
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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.