19 days in Rwanda Itinerary

19 days in Rwanda Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Rwanda travel route builder

Make it your trip
Fly
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Kigali
— 10 nights
Drive
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Butare
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kinigi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Eastern Province
— 3 nights
Drive to Kigali International Airport, Fly to Muscat

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Kigali

— 10 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.
Head to Inema Arts Centre and Kimironko Marketfor plenty of shopping. You'll explore and learn at Kigali Genocide Memorial and Campaign Against Genocide Museum. Spend the 7th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: visit Muslim Quarter, view the masterpieces at Abien Arts Center, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint-Famille Church, and get a taste of the local shopping with Kigali Arts Center.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Kigali itinerary site.

Muscat, Oman to Kigali is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Muscat to Kigali. Traveling from Muscat in July, you will find days in Kigali are slightly colder (32°C), and nights are much colder (19°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Butare.

Things to do in Kigali

Museums · Shopping · Wildlife · Outdoors

Butare

— 3 nights
Butare is a city in the Southern Province of Rwanda and capital of Huye district. Museum-lovers will appreciate King's Palace Museum and Murambi Genocide Memorial Center. Get some historical perspective at The Palace of King Mutara III Rudahigwa and The Royal Palace. Spend the 16th (Thu) in the pleasant surroundings of Nyungwe National Park. There's more to do: examine the collection at Ethnographic Museum of Rwanda.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Butare road trip planning tool.

Drive from Kigali to Butare in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Kigali in July since evenings lows in Butare dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Kinigi.

Things to do in Butare

Museums · Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Kinigi

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): stop by Umuzabibu Mwiza - Home to Handspun Hope. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Iby'iwacu Cultural Village.

To see maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Kinigi trip builder website.

You can drive from Butare to Kinigi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Butare in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Kinigi, with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Eastern Province.

Things to do in Kinigi

Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Eastern Province

— 3 nights
Eastern Province is the largest, the most populous and the least densely populated of Rwanda's five provinces. On the 21st (Tue), stroll through Akagera National Park. On your second day here, admire the sheer force of Rusumo Falls.

To find photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Eastern Province day trip site.

Traveling by car from Kinigi to Eastern Province takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Kinigi in July, you will find days in Eastern Province are somewhat warmer (32°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Eastern Province

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

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.