31 days in Rwanda Itinerary

31 days in Rwanda Itinerary

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Butare
— 2 nights
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Kibuye
— 4 nights
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Muhanga
— 4 nights
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Ruhengeri
— 5 nights
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Byumba
— 4 nights
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Eastern Province
— 4 nights
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Kigali
— 7 nights

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Butare

— 2 nights
Butare is a city in the Southern Province of Rwanda and capital of Huye district. Venture out of the city with trips to The Palace of King Mutara III Rudahigwa (in Nyanza) and Our Lady of Kibeho Shrine (in Kibeho). Spend the 1st (Fri) in the pleasant surroundings of Nyungwe National Park. It doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of King's Palace Museum and examine the collection at Ethnographic Museum of Rwanda.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Butare online sightseeing planner.

Kigali to Butare is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and car. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in May, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kibuye.

Things to do in Butare

Wildlife · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Kibuye

— 4 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. Kibuye is known for nature, historic sites, and childrens museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake Kivu and contemplate the long history of Bisesero Genocide Memorial.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kibuye trip planner.

Traveling by car from Butare to Kibuye takes 3.5 hours. In June in Kibuye, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 19°C at night. On the 6th (Wed), you're off to Muhanga.

Things to do in Kibuye

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
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Muhanga

— 4 nights
Muhanga is a city in Rwanda, in the Muhanga District, in Southern Province. Muhanga is known for classes. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Ahazaza Centre.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Muhanga online trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Kibuye to Muhanga in 2 hours. June in Muhanga sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C at night. You'll set off for Ruhengeri on the 10th (Sun).
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Ruhengeri

— 5 nights
Most tourism in Ruhengeri revolves around the famous national park, which shelters mountain gorillas of the volcanic Virunga range.
Step out of Ruhengeri to go to Rubavu and see Congo Nile Trail, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: stroll through Volcanoes National Park, steep yourself in history at Iby'iwacu Cultural Village, and don't miss a visit to Karisoke Research Center - Dian Fossey Camp.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Ruhengeri trip tool.

You can drive from Muhanga to Ruhengeri in 2 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Muhanga in June; daily highs in Ruhengeri reach 26°C and lows reach 15°C. You'll set off for Byumba on the 15th (Fri).

Things to do in Ruhengeri

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Byumba

— 4 nights
Byumba is a city in northern Rwanda, and is the capital of Gicumbi District. Byumba is known for historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Byumba Cathedral.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Byumba holiday site.

Traveling by car from Ruhengeri to Byumba takes 2.5 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Ruhengeri in June: high temperatures in Byumba hover around 30°C and lows are around 19°C. You'll set off for Eastern Province on the 19th (Tue).

Things to do in Byumba

Historic Sites

Eastern Province

— 4 nights
Eastern Province is the largest, the most populous and the least densely populated of Rwanda's five provinces. Spend the 20th (Wed) in the pleasant surroundings of Akagera National Park. There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Rusumo Falls.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Eastern Province trip itinerary site.

Drive from Byumba to Eastern Province in 2.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Eastern Province can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. On the 23rd (Sat), you're off to Kigali.

Things to do in Eastern Province

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Kigali

— 7 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.
Spend the 25th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Kigali Genocide Memorial, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, get advice or help at Librarie Ikirezi Bookshop, and hunt for treasures at Kimironko Market.

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Traveling by car from Eastern Province to Kigali takes 2.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kigali

Shopping · Wildlife · Museums · Outdoors

Rwanda travel guide

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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.