7 days in Burkina Faso Itinerary

7 days in Burkina Faso Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Burkina Faso holiday planner

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— 3 nights
Bobo Dioulasso
— 1 night
— 2 nights
Drive to Bobo Dioulasso Airport, Fly to Paris



— 3 nights


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 trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Laongo Sculpture Symposium, look for gifts at Village Artisanal de Ouagadougou, explore and take pictures at Cathedral of Ouagadougou, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Ouagadougou Markets.

Plan my day in Ouagadougou using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Paris, France to Ouagadougou is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Paris to Ouagadougou is minus 1 hour. In February, Ouagadougou is much hotter than Paris - with highs of 42°C and lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can fly to Bobo Dioulasso.

Things to do in Ouagadougou

Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Wildlife
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Bobo Dioulasso

— 1 night


The second-largest city in the country, Bobo-Dioulasso represents both an economical and cultural center.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre Dame de Lourdes, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Bobo-Dioulasso, and then browse the exhibits of Ma Copine Femmes & Creativite.

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Traveling by flight from Ouagadougou to Bobo Dioulasso takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Bobo Dioulasso can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Banfora.

Things to do in Bobo Dioulasso

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums
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— 2 nights
Banfora is a city in south western Burkina Faso with a population of 93,750 people (2012). Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Karfiguela Falls, then explore the striking landscape at Les Pics de Sindou, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Les Cascades de Banfora.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Banfora route app.

Traveling by car from Bobo Dioulasso to Banfora takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In February in Banfora, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Banfora

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
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Burkina Faso travel guide

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.