9 days in Burkina Faso Itinerary

9 days in Burkina Faso Itinerary

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9 days in Burkina Faso Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  25​h
— 4 nights
Bobo Dioulasso
— 1 night
— 1 night
Fly:  33​h
End: New York City


Ouagadougou ©
The capital of Burkina Faso and its economic center, Ouagadougou also serves as the regional center for art and cultural preservation.
Ouagadougou is known for parks, shopping, historic sites, zoos & aquariums, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Laongo Sculpture Symposium, stroll through Parc Urbain Bangr-Weoogo, hunt for treasures at Ouagadougou Markets, and delve into the distant past at The Ruins of Loropeni.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Ouagadougou trip planner.

New York City, USA to Ouagadougou is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from New York City in April; daily highs in Ouagadougou reach 104°F and lows reach 81°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Bobo Dioulasso.

Things to do in Ouagadougou

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

The Ruins of Loropeni, The Grand Mosque at Bani
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Laongo Sculpture Symposium ©
Laongo Sculpture Symposium
Parc Urbain Bangr-Weoogo ©
Parc Urbain Bangr-Weoogo
Village Artisanal de Ouagadougou ©
Village Artisanal de Ouagadougou

Bobo Dioulasso

Bobo Dioulasso ©
The second-largest city in the country, Bobo-Dioulasso represents both an economical and cultural center.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): make a trip to Mare aux Hippopotames, then look for gifts at Ma Copine Femmes & Creativite, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Bobo-Dioulasso.

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

Traveling by flight from Ouagadougou to Bobo Dioulasso takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. When traveling from Ouagadougou in April, plan for slightly colder days in Bobo Dioulasso, with highs around 99°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Banfora.

Things to do in Bobo Dioulasso

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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Mosque of Bobo-Dioulasso ©
Mosque of Bobo-Dioulasso
Mare aux Hippopotames ©
Mare aux Hippopotames


Banfora ©
Banfora is a city in south western Burkina Faso with a population of 93,750 people (2012). Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): stroll through Les Cascades de Banfora. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Karfiguela Falls and then take in the dramatic natural features at Les Pics de Sindou.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Banfora planning site .

Drive from Bobo Dioulasso to Banfora in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Banfora can reach 99°F, while at night they dip to 78°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) 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