15 days in Rwanda Itinerary

15 days in Rwanda Itinerary

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15 days in Rwanda Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Fly + Drive:  13​h 30​min
1
Eastern Province
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Ruhengeri
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Butare
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Kibuye
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Kigali
— 5 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Brussels

2
nights
Eastern Province

Eastern Province ©
Eastern Province is the largest, the most populous and the least densely populated of Rwanda's five provinces. On the 24th (Mon), explore the striking landscape of Akagera National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Rusumo Falls.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Eastern Province tour itinerary app .

Brussels, Belgium to Eastern Province is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Central African Time (CAT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Brussels in June, expect Eastern Province to be somewhat warmer, temps between 30°C and 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive to Ruhengeri.

Things to do in Eastern Province

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Akagera National Park ©
Akagera National Park
Rusumo Falls ©
Rusumo Falls

4
nights
Ruhengeri

Ruhengeri ©
Most tourism in Ruhengeri revolves around the famous national park, which shelters mountain gorillas of the volcanic Virunga range.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kayaking & Canoeing and Karisoke Research Center - Dian Fossey Camp. Escape the urban bustle at Virunga National Park and Volcans National Park. Take a break from Ruhengeri with a short trip to Congo Nile Trail in Rubavu, about 1h 10 min away. There's more to do: contemplate the long history of Iby'iwacu Cultural Village and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Burera and Lake Ruhondo.

Discover how to plan a Ruhengeri trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Eastern Province to Ruhengeri takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. In June, Ruhengeri is little chillier than Eastern Province - with highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Butare.

Things to do in Ruhengeri

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Congo Nile Trail, Lake Burera and Lake Ruhondo, Iby'iwacu Cultural Village
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Volcans National Park ©
Volcans National Park
Virunga National Park ©
Virunga National Park
Kayaking & Canoeing

2
nights
Butare

Butare ©
Butare is a city in the Southern Province of Rwanda and capital of Huye district. On the 30th (Sun), contemplate the long history of The Palace of King Mutara III Rudahigwa, see the interesting displays at Murambi Genocide Memorial Center, and then examine the collection at Ethnographic Museum of Rwanda. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nyungwe National Park.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Butare online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Ruhengeri to Butare takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Ruhengeri in June, expect Butare to be somewhat warmer, temps between 30°C and 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kibuye.

Things to do in Butare

Nature Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Ethnographic Museum of Rwanda, The Palace of King Mutara III Rudahigwa
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Nyungwe National Park ©
Nyungwe National Park
The Palace of King Mutara III Rudahigwa ©
Murambi Genocide Memorial Center ©
Murambi Genocide Memorial Center

1
night
Kibuye

Kibuye ©
Kibuye is a city in Karongi District, and the headquarters of the Western Province in Rwanda.LocationThe city lies on the eastern shores of Lake Kivu, between Gisenyi and Cyangugu, approximately 135km, by road, west of Kigali, the capital and largest city in the country. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): contemplate the long history of Bisesero Genocide Memorial and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kivu.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kibuye vacation planning tool .

Traveling by car from Butare to Kibuye takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Kibuye when traveling from Butare in July, with lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Kigali.

Things to do in Kibuye

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Lake Kivu ©
Lake Kivu
Bisesero Genocide Memorial ©
Bisesero Genocide Memorial

5
nights
Kigali

Kigali ©
A vacation in Kigali, Rwanda's capital city and economic hub, lets you experience the very heart of a landlocked country from a pleasant, safe, and organized base point.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Camp Kigali Memorial and Ivuka Arts Studio. Visiting Mt. Kigali and Nature & Wildlife Tours will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at 1000 Hills Distillery, steep yourself in history at Ntarama Church, and stop by Rwanda Clothing Store.

To find maps and tourist information, you can read our Kigali trip planning site .

You can drive from Kibuye to Kigali in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in July, and nighttime lows around 19°C. On the 7th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kigali

Museums Outdoors Wildlife
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Kigali Genocide Memorial ©
Kigali Genocide Memorial
MAMA Rwanda Hostel ©
MAMA Rwanda Hostel
Camp Kigali Memorial
Camp Kigali Memorial

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