17 days in Burkina Faso Itinerary

17 days in Burkina Faso Itinerary

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17 days in Burkina Faso Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  25​h
1
Ouagadougou
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + bus:  3​h 30​min
2
Banfora
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Loropeni
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  35​h
End: Vancouver

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Musee d'Issouka and Manega Bendrologie Museum. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Parc Animalier and Grande Mosquee de Ouagadougou. There's much more to do: look for gifts at Village Artisanal de Ouagadougou, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ouagadougou Markets, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Ouagadougou, and walk around Parc Urbain Bangr-Weoogo.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Ouagadougou online tour planner .

Vancouver, Canada to Ouagadougou is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Vancouver to Ouagadougou is 8 hours. In June, Ouagadougou is much warmer than Vancouver - with highs of 41°C and lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Banfora.

Things to do in Ouagadougou

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Musee d'Issouka
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Laongo Sculpture Symposium ©
Laongo Sculpture Symposium
Musee De La Bendrologie de Manega ©
Musee De La Bendrologie de Manega
Village Artisanal de Ouagadougou ©

5
nights
Banfora

Banfora ©
Banfora is a city in south western Burkina Faso with a population of 93,750 people (2012). Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ma Copine Femmes & Creativite and Cathedrale Notre Dame de Lourdes. Step out of the city life by going to Les Cascades de Banfora and Domes de Fabedougou. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Banfora: Bobo Dioulasso (Mosque of Bobo-Dioulasso, Gafreh, & more). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Les Pics de Sindou, take in the dramatic scenery at Karfiguela Falls, and get outside with Cascade de Banfora.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Banfora trip tool .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Ouagadougou to Banfora in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Ouagadougou in June, plan for slightly colder days in Banfora, with highs around 38°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Loropeni.

Things to do in Banfora

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Bobo Dioulasso
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Les Cascades de Banfora ©
Les Cascades de Banfora
Domes de Fabedougou ©
Domes de Fabedougou
Mosque of Bobo-Dioulasso ©
Mosque of Bobo-Dioulasso

5
nights
Loropeni

Loropeni ©
Loropéni is a market town in southern Burkina Faso, lying about west of Gaoua. Loropeni is known for historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at The Ruins of Loropeni.

For more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Loropeni travel itinerary planner .

You can drive from Banfora to Loropeni in 3 hours. You'll set off for home on the 21st (Fri).

Things to do in Loropeni

Historic Sites
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The Ruins of Loropeni ©
The Ruins of Loropeni