30 days in Burkina Faso & Romania Itinerary

30 days in Burkina Faso & Romania Itinerary

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Start: Nassau, Bahamas
Fly + Drive:  33 h
1
Banfora, Burkina Faso
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Bobo Dioulasso, Burkina Faso
— 1 night
Fly:  1 h
3
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
— 4 nights
Fly:  17 h 15 min
4
Bucharest, Romania
— 6 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
5
Brasov, Romania
— 5 nights
Bus:  2 h
6
Sibiu, Romania
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
7
Cluj-Napoca, Romania
— 5 nights
+2
Train + Foot + Fly:  17 h 45 min
End: Nassau, Bahamas

1
night
Banfora, Burkina Faso

Banfora ©
Banfora is a city in south western Burkina Faso with a population of 93,750 people (2012). On the 3rd (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Les Cascades de Banfora, take some stellar pictures from Domes de Fabedougou, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Les Pics de Sindou.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Banfora holiday site.

Nassau, Bahamas to Banfora is an approximately 33- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a 5 hour difference. When traveling from Nassau in November, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Banfora: temperatures range from 40°C by day to 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Bobo Dioulasso.

Things to do in Banfora

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Les Pics de Sindou ©
Les Pics de Sindou
Domes de Fabedougou ©
Domes de Fabedougou
Les Cascades de Banfora ©
Les Cascades de Banfora

1
night
Bobo Dioulasso, Burkina Faso

Bobo Dioulasso ©
The second-largest city in the country, Bobo-Dioulasso represents both an economical and cultural center.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre Dame de Lourdes, view the masterpieces at Ma Copine Femmes & Creativite, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Bobo-Dioulasso, and finally don't miss a visit to Mare aux Hippopotames.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Bobo Dioulasso online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Banfora to Bobo Dioulasso takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in November, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Ouagadougou.

Things to do in Bobo Dioulasso

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Cathedrale Notre Dame de Lourdes ©
Cathedrale Notre Dame de Lourdes
Ma Copine Femmes & Creativite ©
Ma Copine Femmes & Creativite
Mare aux Hippopotames ©
Mare aux Hippopotames

4
nights
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

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, wildlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Parc Urbain Bangr-Weoogo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Ouagadougou, pause for some photo ops at statue of Sembene Ousmane, and don't miss a visit to marche de Sankariare.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Ouagadougou trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Bobo Dioulasso to Ouagadougou takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Ouagadougou can reach 43°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Bucharest.

Things to do in Ouagadougou

Parks Historic Sites Shopping
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Parc Urbain Bangr-Weoogo ©
Parc Urbain Bangr-Weoogo
Cathedral of Ouagadougou ©
Cathedral of Ouagadougou
Village Artisanal de Ouagadougou ©
Village Artisanal de Ouagadougou

6
nights
Bucharest, Romania

Bucharest ©
The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bucharest: Targoviste (Muzeul de Arta & Chindiei Tower (Sunset Tower)). There's much more to do: get a sense of history and politics at Palace of Parliament, visit Old Town, stroll around Cismigiu Gardens, and get engrossed in the history at Museum of History of the Jewish Community.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Bucharest online trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Ouagadougou to Bucharest with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Ouagadougou to Bucharest. In November, Bucharest is cooler than Ouagadougou - with highs of 12°C and lows of 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Brasov.

Things to do in Bucharest

Historic Sites Fun & Games Museums

Side Trips

Targoviste, Dacian Fortresses of the Orastie Mountains
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Palace of Parliament ©
Palace of Parliament
Muzeul National al Satului
Muzeul National al Satului "Dimitrie Gusti"
Walking tours

5
nights
Brasov, Romania

Brasov ©
With the dramatic Carpathian Mountains as backdrop, Brasov is the largest city in a region of mountain resorts.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brasov: Muzeul Etnografic Rupea (in Rupea), Mountain Postavarul (in Poiana Brasov) and Viscri Fortified Church (in Viscri). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle), make a trip to Council Square, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Tampa, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Season Hill.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Brasov online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Bucharest to Brasov by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to catch the bus to Sibiu.

Things to do in Brasov

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Sinaia, Poiana Brasov, Bran, Odorheiu Secuiesc, Rasnov Citadel
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Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) ©
Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
Peles Castle ©
Peles Castle
Black Church (Biserica Neagra) ©
Black Church (Biserica Neagra)

5
nights
Sibiu, Romania

Sibiu ©
Reminiscent of the height of the bourgeoisie and retaining much of its medieval architecture, Sibiu is Romania's cultural gem.
Change things up with these side-trips from Sibiu: Sighisoara (Sighisoara Historic Center, Art & Crafts, &more), Arboretumul Simeria (in Simeria) and Alba Iulia (St Michael's Roman Catholic Cathedral, Citadel of Alba Iulia, &more). And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Moldoveanu Peak, head outdoors with Transfagarasan Highway, pause for some serene contemplation at Biserica Sfanta Treime, and wander the streets of Passage of Stairs.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Sibiu day trip tool.

Traveling by bus from Brasov to Sibiu takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November in Sibiu, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Cluj-Napoca.

Things to do in Sibiu

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Sighisoara, Alba Iulia, Hunedoara, Moldoveanu Peak, Arboretumul Simeria
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Art & Crafts ©
Art & Crafts
Moldoveanu Peak ©
Moldoveanu Peak
Castelul Corvinilor ©
Castelul Corvinilor

5
nights
Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Cluj-Napoca ©
The multicultural Cluj-Napoca is the capital of the historic region of Transylvania.
Get out of town with these interesting Cluj-Napoca side-trips: Szekelyko (in Rimetea), Coltesti Castle Ruins (in Coltesti) and Adrenalin Park (in Casele Micesti). There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Muntele Mare, explore the world behind art at Museum of Art, appreciate the history behind King Matthias Corvin Statue, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Reformed Church of Cluj-Napoca.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Cluj-Napoca trip planning app.

You can drive from Sibiu to Cluj-Napoca in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November in Cluj-Napoca, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cluj-Napoca

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Szekelyko, Coltesti Castle Ruins, Adrenalin Park
Find places to stay Nov 25 — 30:
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Muntele Mare ©
Muntele Mare
Museum of Art ©
Museum of Art
Coltesti Castle Ruins ©
Coltesti Castle Ruins

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