12 days in Burkina Faso Itinerary

12 days in Burkina Faso Itinerary

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12 days in Burkina Faso Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  15​h 30​min
— 4 nights
Bobo Dioulasso
— 3 nights
— 2 nights
Fly:  23​h
End: London


Ouagadougou ©
The capital of Burkina Faso and its economic center, Ouagadougou also serves as the regional center for art and cultural preservation.
Get some cultural insight at Cathedral of Ouagadougou and The Ruins of Loropeni. Step out of Ouagadougou with an excursion to Musee d'Issouka in Koudougou--about 2 hours away. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Laongo Sculpture Symposium, hunt for treasures at Ouagadougou Markets, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Parc Animalier, and get outside with Mare aux Crocodiles Sacres de Bazoule.

To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Ouagadougou day trip planning site .

London, UK to Ouagadougou is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from London in March; daily highs in Ouagadougou reach 47°C and lows reach 28°C. On the 6th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Bobo Dioulasso.

Things to do in Ouagadougou

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

The Grand Mosque at Bani, The Ruins of Loropeni
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Laongo Sculpture Symposium ©
Laongo Sculpture Symposium
Cathedral of Ouagadougou ©
Cathedral of Ouagadougou
The Grand Mosque at Bani ©
The Grand Mosque at Bani

Bobo Dioulasso

Bobo Dioulasso ©
The second-largest city in the country, Bobo-Dioulasso represents both an economical and cultural center.
Bobo Dioulasso is known for historic sites and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque of Bobo-Dioulasso, look for gifts at Gafreh, make a trip to Mare aux Hippopotames, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre Dame de Lourdes.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Bobo Dioulasso vacation maker website .

Getting from Ouagadougou to Bobo Dioulasso by flight takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or drive. March in Bobo Dioulasso sees daily highs of 44°C and lows of 29°C at night. On the 9th (Fri), you'll travel to Banfora.

Things to do in Bobo Dioulasso

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
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Nenekafle ©
Mosque of Bobo-Dioulasso ©
Mosque of Bobo-Dioulasso
Cathedrale Notre Dame de Lourdes ©
Cathedrale Notre Dame de Lourdes


Banfora ©
Banfora is a city in south western Burkina Faso with a population of 93,750 people (2012). Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Les Pics de Sindou and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Les Cascades de Banfora. On the 11th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Karfiguela Falls.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Banfora trip planner .

You can drive from Bobo Dioulasso to Banfora in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 44°C in March, and nighttime lows around 29°C. On the 11th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Banfora

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Les Cascades de Banfora ©
Les Cascades de Banfora
Les Pics de Sindou ©
Les Pics de Sindou
Karfiguela Falls ©
Karfiguela Falls