15 days in Burkina Faso Itinerary

15 days in Burkina Faso Itinerary

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15 days in Burkina Faso Itinerary

Start: Saint Louis
Fly:  26​h
1
Ouagadougou
— 4 nights
2
Bobo Dioulasso
— 2 nights
3
Banfora
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Loropeni
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h
5
Bani
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  30​h
End: Saint Louis

4
nights
Ouagadougou

Ouagadougou ©
The capital of Burkina Faso and its economic center, Ouagadougou also serves as the regional center for art and cultural preservation.
Get a sense of the local culture at Cathedral of Ouagadougou and Manega Bendrologie Museum. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Laongo Sculpture Symposium, stop by Village Artisanal de Ouagadougou, hunt for treasures at Ouagadougou Markets, and meet the residents at Parc Animalier.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Ouagadougou tour itinerary planner.

Saint Louis, USA to Ouagadougou is an approximately 26-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Saint Louis to Ouagadougou due to the time zone difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Saint Louis in February, with highs in Ouagadougou at 98°F and lows at 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Bobo Dioulasso.

Things to do in Ouagadougou

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Shopping
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Laongo Sculpture Symposium ©
Laongo Sculpture Symposium
Cathedral of Ouagadougou ©
Cathedral of Ouagadougou
Grande Mosquee de Ouagadougou ©
Grande Mosquee de Ouagadougou

2
nights
Bobo Dioulasso

Bobo Dioulasso ©
The second-largest city in the country, Bobo-Dioulasso represents both an economical and cultural center.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at Ma Copine Femmes & Creativite. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Bobo-Dioulasso, then stop by Gafreh, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre Dame de Lourdes, and finally don't miss a visit to Mare aux Hippopotames.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Bobo Dioulasso route builder tool .

Fly from Ouagadougou to Bobo Dioulasso in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In February, daytime highs in Bobo Dioulasso are 96°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Banfora.

Things to do in Bobo Dioulasso

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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Mosque of Bobo-Dioulasso ©
Mosque of Bobo-Dioulasso
Cathedrale Notre Dame de Lourdes ©
Cathedrale Notre Dame de Lourdes
Mare aux Hippopotames ©
Mare aux Hippopotames

2
nights
Banfora

Banfora ©
Banfora is a city in south western Burkina Faso with a population of 93,750 people (2012). Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Les Pics de Sindou and then stroll through Les Cascades de Banfora. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take some stellar pictures from Domes de Fabedougou and then admire the sheer force of Karfiguela Falls.

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Getting from Bobo Dioulasso to Banfora by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Banfora can reach 100°F, while at night they dip to 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Loropeni.

Things to do in Banfora

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Les Cascades de Banfora ©
Les Cascades de Banfora
Les Pics de Sindou ©
Les Pics de Sindou
Karfiguela Falls ©
Karfiguela Falls

2
nights
Loropeni

Loropeni ©
Loropéni is a market town in southern Burkina Faso, lying about west of Gaoua. Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): delve into the distant past at The Ruins of Loropeni.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Loropeni road trip planning site .

Getting from Banfora to Loropeni by car takes about 3 hours. You will leave for Bani on the 6th (Wed).

Things to do in Loropeni

Historic Sites
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The Ruins of Loropeni ©
The Ruins of Loropeni

1
night
Bani

Bani ©
On the 7th (Thu), admire the landmark architecture of The Grand Mosque at Bani.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Bani trip planner .

You can drive from Loropeni to Bani in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. You'll set off for home on the 8th (Fri).

Things to do in Bani

Historic Sites
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The Grand Mosque at Bani ©
The Grand Mosque at Bani

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