10 days in Rwanda Itinerary

10 days in Rwanda Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Rwanda travel planner

Make it your trip
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Kigali
— 2 nights
Drive
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Butare
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kinigi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kigali
— 2 nights
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Kigali

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): get a taste of the local shopping with Niyo Arts Gallery, then see the interesting displays at Kigali Genocide Memorial, and then view the masterpieces at Inema Arts Centre.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kigali road trip planning tool.

London, UK to Kigali is an approximately 14-hour flight. Traveling from London to Kigali, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from London in April, with highs in Kigali at 30°C and lows at 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Butare.

Things to do in Kigali

Museums · Shopping

Butare

— 2 nights
Butare is a city in the Southern Province of Rwanda and capital of Huye district. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Nyungwe National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of The Palace of King Mutara III Rudahigwa, take an in-depth tour of King's Palace Museum, and then steep yourself in history at The Royal Palace.

To see maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Butare trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kigali to Butare in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and car. In April, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Kinigi.

Things to do in Butare

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kinigi

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Volcanoes National Park and then make a trip to Karisoke Research Center - Dian Fossey Camp. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Iby'iwacu Cultural Village.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Kinigi trip builder app.

You can drive from Butare to Kinigi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. When traveling from Butare in April, plan for little chillier days in Kinigi, with highs around 25°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kigali.

Things to do in Kinigi

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kigali

— 2 nights
Enjoy Kigali some more: take in the spiritual surroundings of Nyamata Church, browse the eclectic array of goods at Kimironko Market, stroll the grounds of Belgian Peacekeepers Memorial, and steep yourself in history at Ntarama Church.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Kigali online trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Kinigi to Kigali in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. While traveling from Kinigi, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Kigali, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 19°C. On the 18th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Kigali

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Rwanda travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Nature & Parks · Art Galleries
Land of a Thousand Hills
Tourism in Rwanda experienced a serious boost in the recent years largely thanks to the country's large population of mountain gorillas. One of only two nations in which the enigmatic, critically endangered gorillas can be tracked, Rwanda appeals to adventurous travelers interested in hiking the hills and equatorial jungles inhabited by the endemic species. The people of Rwanda remain positive about their future, and the political stability that has taken hold since the horrors of the 1994 genocide allows a growing number of international tourists to share in the optimism.