17 days in Rwanda Itinerary

17 days in Rwanda Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Rwanda journey maker

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Kigali
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nyanza
— 1 night
Drive
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Kibuye
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kigali
— 4 nights
Drive
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Eastern Province
— 1 night
Drive
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Kigali
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rubavu
— 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.
To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Kigali trip builder tool.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Kigali. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in May, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Nyanza.

Things to do in Kigali

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Shopping

Nyanza

— 1 night
You've now added Nyungwe National Park to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): contemplate the long history of The Royal Palace. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nyungwe National Park.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Nyanza trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Kigali to Nyanza takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Nyanza sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can drive to Kibuye.

Things to do in Nyanza

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kibuye

— 2 nights
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. To find other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kibuye tour itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Nyanza to Kibuye in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. In May, daily temperatures in Kibuye can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kigali.

Things to do in Kibuye

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Kigali

— 4 nights
See some other sides of Kigali: see the interesting displays at Kigali Genocide Memorial, look for gifts at Talking Through Art, take in the history at Belgian Peacekeepers Memorial, and take in the exciting artwork at Inema Arts Centre.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Kigali trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Kibuye to Kigali in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and bus. On the 26th (Wed), you'll travel to Eastern Province.

Things to do in Kigali

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Eastern Province

— 1 night
Eastern Province is the largest, the most populous and the least densely populated of Rwanda's five provinces. Akagera National Park has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): stroll through Akagera National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Akagera National Park.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Eastern Province itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Kigali to Eastern Province in 2.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Eastern Province are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kigali.

Things to do in Eastern Province

Wildlife · Parks · Nature

Kigali

— 2 nights
For ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Kigali trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Eastern Province to Kigali in 2.5 hours. You will leave for Rubavu on the 29th (Sat).

Things to do in Kigali

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Shopping

Rubavu

— 2 nights
For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Rubavu trip planner.

You can drive from Kigali to Rubavu in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. In May in Rubavu, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 20°C at night. On the 31st (Mon), you'll travel to Kigali.

Things to do in Rubavu

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Kigali

— 2 nights
To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kigali road trip website.

You can drive from Rubavu to Kigali in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kigali

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Shopping

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.