10 days in Rwanda Itinerary

10 days in Rwanda Itinerary

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Kigali
— 4 nights
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Butare
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kibuye
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kigali
— 1 night
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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.
Spend the 6th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Kigali Genocide Memorial, get a taste of the local shopping with Niyo Arts Gallery, take in the exciting artwork at Ivuka Arts Studio, and steep yourself in history at Ntarama Church.

To find ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Kigali trip planner.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Kigali is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Copenhagen to Kigali is 1 hour. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Copenhagen in February: high temperatures in Kigali hover around 32°C and lows are around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Butare.
Tours · Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife

Butare — 2 nights

Butare is a city in the Southern Province of Rwanda and capital of Huye district. Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Ethnographic Museum of Rwanda and then see the interesting displays at Murambi Genocide Memorial Center. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to The Royal Palace and then take an in-depth tour of King's Palace Museum.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Butare vacation planner.

Getting from Kigali to Butare by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car. In February, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kibuye.
Museums · Historic Sites
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. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): get curious at Museum of Environment and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kivu. On the 11th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Bisesero Genocide Memorial and then take in the dramatic scenery at Les Chutes de Ndaba.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Kibuye trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Butare to Kibuye by car takes about 3.5 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Butare in February: highs in Kibuye hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kigali.
Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Kigali — 1 night

On the 12th (Sat), look for gifts at Marembo Rehabilitation Center for Girls, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Belgian Peacekeepers Memorial.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Kigali online road trip planner.

Drive from Kibuye to Kigali in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. When traveling from Kibuye in February, plan for a bit warmer days in Kigali, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.
Spas · Historic Sites · Shopping

Rwanda travel guide

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Specialty Museums · National 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.