8 days in Burkina Faso Itinerary

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Fly
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Ouagadougou
— 3 nights
Fly
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Bobo Dioulasso
— 1 night
Drive
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Banfora
— 2 nights
Fly
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Koudougou
— 1 night
Drive to Ouagadougou Airport, Fly to Belfast

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Ouagadougou — 3 nights

Ouaga

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, make a trip to marche de Sankariare, stop by Village Artisanal de Ouagadougou, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parc Animalier.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Ouagadougou road trip planning website.

Belfast, UK to Ouagadougou is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. While traveling from Belfast, expect much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Ouagadougou, ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Bobo Dioulasso.
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Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites · Spas
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Bobo Dioulasso — 1 night

Bobo

The second-largest city in the country, Bobo-Dioulasso represents both an economical and cultural center.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): stop by Nenekafle, make a trip to Mare aux Hippopotames, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre Dame de Lourdes, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Bobo-Dioulasso.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Bobo Dioulasso trip planner.

Fly from Ouagadougou to Bobo Dioulasso in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can drive to Banfora.
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Historic Sites · Shopping
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Banfora — 2 nights

Banfora is a city in south western Burkina Faso with a population of 93,750 people (2012). Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): head outdoors with Cascade de Banfora, then take in the dramatic scenery at Karfiguela Falls, then get great views at Domes de Fabedougou, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Les Pics de Sindou. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Les Cascades de Banfora.

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Traveling by car from Bobo Dioulasso to Banfora takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Banfora sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 25°C at night. On the 9th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Koudougou.
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Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Koudougou — 1 night

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Koudougou online holiday builder.

You can fly from Banfora to Koudougou in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. You will leave for home on the 10th (Wed).
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Burkina Faso travel guide

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Wildlife Areas · Gift & Specialty Shops · Gardens
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.
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