21 days in Rwanda Itinerary

21 days in Rwanda Itinerary

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21 days in Rwanda Itinerary

Start: Jerusalem
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  16​h
1
Eastern Province
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Kinigi
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Butare
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Kibuye
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Kigali
— 8 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  15​h 15​min
End: Jerusalem

2
nights
Eastern Province

Eastern Province ©
Eastern Province is the largest, the most populous and the least densely populated of Rwanda's five provinces. Spend the 1st (Thu) exploring nature at Akagera National Park. The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Rusumo Falls.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Eastern Province trip itinerary builder .

Jerusalem, Israel to Eastern Province is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from Jerusalem in August, things will get little chillier in Eastern Province: highs are around 32°C and lows about 20°C. On the 3rd (Sat), you're off toKinigi.

Things to do in Eastern Province

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

3
nights
Kinigi

Kinigi ©
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kinigi: Ruhengeri (Volcans National Park & Kayaking & Canoeing). Spend the 6th (Tue) exploring nature at Virunga National Park.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Kinigi attractions planner .

Getting from Eastern Province to Kinigi by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Eastern Province in August: high temperatures in Kinigi hover around 26°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive to Butare.

Things to do in Kinigi

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Ruhengeri, Lake Burera and Lake Ruhondo
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Volcans National Park ©
Volcans National Park
Kayaking & Canoeing
Virunga National Park ©
Virunga National Park

3
nights
Butare

Butare ©
Butare is a city in the Southern Province of Rwanda and capital of Huye district. Explore Butare's surroundings by going to Nyanza (The Palace of King Mutara III Rudahigwa & The Royal Palace) and Our Lady of Kibeho Shrine (in Kibeho). Spend the 7th (Wed) exploring nature at Nyungwe National Park. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of King's Palace Museum and see the interesting displays at Ethnographic Museum of Rwanda.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Butare road trip site .

You can drive from Kinigi to Butare in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Kinigi in August, you will find days in Butare are somewhat warmer (32°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kibuye.

Things to do in Butare

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Nyanza, Ethnographic Museum of Rwanda, Our Lady of Kibeho Shrine
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Nyungwe National Park ©
Nyungwe National Park
King's Palace Museum ©
King's Palace Museum
Murambi Genocide Memorial Center ©
Murambi Genocide Memorial Center

2
nights
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. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Les Chutes de Ndaba and then steep yourself in history at Bisesero Genocide Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get curious at Museum of Environment and then explore the activities along Lake Kivu.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kibuye online trip builder .

You can drive from Butare to Kibuye in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and car. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Butare in August: highs in Kibuye hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kigali.

Things to do in Kibuye

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Lake Kivu ©
Lake Kivu
Museum of Environment ©
Museum of Environment
Bisesero Genocide Memorial ©
Bisesero Genocide Memorial

8
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.
Do your shopping at Inema Arts Centre and Ivuka Arts Studio. Spend the 13th (Tue) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Spend the 14th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Kigali Genocide Memorial, take in the exciting artwork at Kigali Center for Photography, stop by Abraham Konga Jewelry Collections, and browse the exhibits of Niyo Arts Gallery.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Kigali sightseeing planner.

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. Traveling from Kibuye in August, expect nights in Kigali to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kigali

Shopping Museums Wildlife
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Inema Arts Centre ©
Inema Arts Centre
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Safaris

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