7 days in Rwanda Itinerary

7 days in Rwanda Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Rwanda itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Drive
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Ruhengeri
— 1 night
Drive
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Nyanza
— 1 night
Drive
3
Kigali
— 4 nights

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Ruhengeri

— 1 night
Most tourism in Ruhengeri revolves around the famous national park, which shelters mountain gorillas of the volcanic Virunga range.
On the 29th (Thu), stop by Umuzabibu Mwiza - Home to Handspun Hope and then steep yourself in history at Iby'iwacu Cultural Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Volcanoes National Park and then make a trip to Karisoke Research Center - Dian Fossey Camp.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Ruhengeri trip builder site.

Kigali to Ruhengeri is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Kigali in July; daily highs in Ruhengeri reach 26°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Nyanza.

Things to do in Ruhengeri

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Nyanza

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): steep yourself in history at The Royal Palace and then contemplate the long history of The Palace of King Mutara III Rudahigwa.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Nyanza trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Ruhengeri to Nyanza in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Ruhengeri in July since evenings lows in Nyanza dip to 25°C. On the 31st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Kigali.

Things to do in Nyanza

Historic Sites

Kigali

— 4 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.
Kigali is known for museums, wildlife, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Kigali Genocide Memorial, contemplate the long history of Ntarama Church, admire the masterpieces at MAMA Rwanda Hostel, and get advice or help at Librarie Ikirezi Bookshop.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Kigali online trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Nyanza to Kigali in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Nyanza in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Kigali, with lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kigali

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · 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.