9 days in Burkina Faso Itinerary

9 days in Burkina Faso Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Burkina Faso journey planner

Make it your trip
— 3 nights
Bobo Dioulasso
— 1 night
— 1 night
Fly to Ouagadougou, Drive to Ouahigouya
— 1 night
Drive to Ouagadougou Airport, Fly to Salt Lake City



— 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: identify plant and animal life at Ranch de Nazinga, look for gifts at Village Artisanal de Ouagadougou, admire the natural beauty at Laongo Sculpture Symposium, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Ouagadougou.

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Salt Lake City, USA to Ouagadougou is an approximately 26-hour flight. Traveling from Salt Lake City to Ouagadougou, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Salt Lake City in April: high temperatures in Ouagadougou hover around 104°F and lows are around 81°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Bobo Dioulasso.

Things to do in Ouagadougou

Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Wildlife
Find places to stay Apr 13 — 16:

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 17th (Fri): admire all the interesting features of Mare aux Hippopotames, stop by Ma Copine Femmes & Creativite, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Bobo-Dioulasso.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Bobo Dioulasso trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Ouagadougou to Bobo Dioulasso takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Ouagadougou in April: highs in Bobo Dioulasso hover around 99°F, while lows dip to 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive to Banfora.

Things to do in Bobo Dioulasso

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 16 — 17:


— 1 night
Banfora is a city in south western Burkina Faso with a population of 93,750 people (2012). Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Les Pics de Sindou, then admire all the interesting features of Domes de Fabedougou, and then identify plant and animal life at Les Cascades de Banfora.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Banfora trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bobo Dioulasso to Banfora takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. 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 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Ouahigouya.

Things to do in Banfora

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Apr 17 — 18:


— 1 night
Ouahigouya is a relatively notable town in northern Burkina Faso. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): get advice or help at BIblioteca OLVIDO.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Ouahigouya route builder.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Banfora to Ouahigouya takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. On the 19th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.
Find places to stay Apr 18 — 19:

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.