8 days in Burkina Faso Itinerary

8 days in Burkina Faso Itinerary

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8 days in Burkina Faso Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  20​h 15​min
— 2 nights
Bobo Dioulasso
— 1 night
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  30​h
End: Toronto


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 Grande Mosquee de Ouagadougou, stroll around Parc Urbain Bangr-Weoogo, and stop by Village Artisanal de Ouagadougou.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Ouagadougou route planning tool .

Toronto, Canada to Ouagadougou is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 5 hours. While traveling from Toronto, expect warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Ouagadougou, ranging from highs of 41°C to lows of 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Bobo Dioulasso.

Things to do in Ouagadougou

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

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 12th (Wed): make a trip to Mare aux Hippopotames, then take in the exciting artwork at Ma Copine Femmes & Creativite, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Bobo-Dioulasso, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre Dame de Lourdes.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Bobo Dioulasso online day trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Ouagadougou to Bobo Dioulasso takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Ouagadougou in June, you will find days in Bobo Dioulasso are a bit cooler (38°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Banfora.

Things to do in Bobo Dioulasso

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


Banfora ©
Banfora is a city in south western Burkina Faso with a population of 93,750 people (2012). On the 13th (Thu), take in the dramatic natural features at Les Pics de Sindou. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Karfiguela Falls, explore and take pictures at Domes de Fabedougou, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Les Cascades de Banfora.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Banfora online road 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 June, daily temperatures in Banfora can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

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