17 days in Burkina Faso Itinerary

17 days in Burkina Faso Itinerary

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17 days in Burkina Faso Itinerary

Start: Salt Lake City
Fly:  27​h
1
Ouagadougou
— 3 nights
2
Bobo Dioulasso
— 3 nights
3
Banfora
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
4
Koudougou
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Ouahigouya
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  30​h
End: Salt Lake City

3
nights
Ouagadougou

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 museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Laongo Sculpture Symposium, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Ouagadougou, tour the pleasant surroundings at Faso Parc, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Parc Animalier.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Ouagadougou trip itinerary site .

Salt Lake City, USA to Ouagadougou is an approximately 27-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Salt Lake City to Ouagadougou. Traveling from Salt Lake City in January, things will get much warmer in Ouagadougou: highs are around 92°F and lows about 63°F. On the 5th (Sat), you're off toBobo Dioulasso.

Things to do in Ouagadougou

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Shopping
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Laongo Sculpture Symposium ©
Laongo Sculpture Symposium
Parc Urbain Bangr-Weoogo ©
Parc Urbain Bangr-Weoogo
Village Artisanal de Ouagadougou ©

3
nights
Bobo Dioulasso

Bobo Dioulasso ©
The second-largest city in the country, Bobo-Dioulasso represents both an economical and cultural center.
Bobo Dioulasso is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque of Bobo-Dioulasso, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre Dame de Lourdes, don't miss a visit to Mare aux Hippopotames, and take in the exciting artwork at Ma Copine Femmes & Creativite.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Bobo Dioulasso trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by flight from Ouagadougou to Bobo Dioulasso takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 91°F in January, and nighttime lows around 67°F. You'll set off for Banfora on the 8th (Tue).

Things to do in Bobo Dioulasso

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

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 9th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Les Pics de Sindou and then stroll through Les Cascades de Banfora. On the 10th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take some stellar pictures from Domes de Fabedougou and then take in the dramatic scenery at Karfiguela Falls.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Banfora road trip website .

You can drive from Bobo Dioulasso to Banfora in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Ouahigouya.

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

1
day
Koudougou

Koudougou
Koudougou is a city in Burkina Faso's Boulkiemdé Province. For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Koudougou trip builder website .

Getting from Banfora to Koudougou by combination of bus, flight, and car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car. You will leave for Ouahigouya on the 11th (Fri).

Things to do in Koudougou

Museums
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4
nights
Ouahigouya

Ouahigouya
Ouahigouya is a relatively notable town in northern Burkina Faso. Ouahigouya is known for . Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get lost in a book at BIblioteca OLVIDO.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Ouahigouya online travel planner .

You can drive from Koudougou to Ouahigouya in 4.5 hours. On the 15th (Tue), you'll travel back home.
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