28 days in Rwanda Itinerary

28 days in Rwanda Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Rwanda sightseeing planner

Make it your trip
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Kigali
— 16 nights
Drive
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Ruhengeri
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kibuye
— 2 nights
Drive
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Huye
— 4 nights
Drive
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Eastern Province
— 3 nights
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Kigali

— 16 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kigali: Byumba Cathedral (in Byumba) and Ahazaza Centre (in Muhanga). Spend the 6th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Kigali Genocide Memorial, stop by Talking Through Art, view the masterpieces at Abien Arts Center, and brush up on your military savvy at Campaign Against Genocide Museum.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Kigali driving holiday planning site.

Athens, Greece to Kigali is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Athens in August, with highs in Kigali at 32°C and lows at 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Ruhengeri.

Things to do in Kigali

Museums · Shopping · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ruhengeri

— 2 nights
Most tourism in Ruhengeri revolves around the famous national park, which shelters mountain gorillas of the volcanic Virunga range.
On the 21st (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Volcanoes National Park and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Burera and Lake Ruhondo. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then don't miss a visit to Karisoke Research Center - Dian Fossey Camp, and then steep yourself in history at Iby'iwacu Cultural Village.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Ruhengeri vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Kigali to Ruhengeri takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Kigali in August: high temperatures in Ruhengeri hover around 26°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Kibuye.

Things to do in Ruhengeri

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

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. On the 23rd (Mon), don't miss a visit to Bisesero Genocide Memorial, explore the activities along Lake Kivu, and then get curious at Museum of Environment. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Les Chutes de Ndaba.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kibuye travel website.

Drive from Ruhengeri to Kibuye in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 19°C. On the 24th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Huye.

Things to do in Kibuye

Parks · Nature · Childrens Museums · Museums

Huye

— 4 nights
Get out of town with these interesting Huye side-trips: Butare (Nyungwe National Park, King's Palace Museum, &more), Our Lady of Kibeho Shrine (in Kibeho) and Nyanza (The Palace of King Mutara III Rudahigwa & The Royal Palace).

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Huye day trip website.

Getting from Kibuye to Huye by car takes about 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to Eastern Province.

Things to do in Huye

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Eastern Province

— 3 nights
Eastern Province is the largest, the most populous and the least densely populated of Rwanda's five provinces. On the 29th (Sun), admire the sheer force of Rusumo Falls.

For other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Eastern Province online tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Huye to Eastern Province in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. In August, daily temperatures in Eastern Province can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. You'll set off for home on the 31st (Tue).

Things to do in Eastern Province

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

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.