15 days in Rwanda Itinerary

15 days in Rwanda Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Rwanda Trip Planner
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Kigali
— 1 night
Drive
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Eastern Province
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kigali
— 1 night
Drive
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Ruhengeri
— 1 night
Drive
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Gisenyi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kibuye
— 1 night
Drive
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Southern Province
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kigali
— 3 nights

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Kigali — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): stroll the grounds of Belgian Peacekeepers Memorial and then look for gifts at Umutako Iwacu.

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The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Kigali. In October, daytime highs in Kigali are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. On the 2nd (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Eastern Province.
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Shopping · Historic Sites

Eastern Province — 2 nights

Eastern Province is the largest, the most populous and the least densely populated of Rwanda's five provinces. Your day by day itinerary now includes Rusumo Falls as well as Akagera National Park.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Eastern Province online travel route builder.

Getting from Kigali to Eastern Province by car takes about 2.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Eastern Province are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. On the 4th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kigali.
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Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Kigali — 1 night

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kigali trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Eastern Province to Kigali in 2.5 hours. On the 5th (Thu), you're off to Ruhengeri.
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Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Shopping

Ruhengeri — 1 night

Most tourism in Ruhengeri revolves around the famous national park, which shelters mountain gorillas of the volcanic Virunga range.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Volcanoes National Park, Red Rocks Rwanda and Kayaking & Canoeing. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Volcanoes National Park, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then paddle through the water with Red Rocks Rwanda, and finally don't miss a visit to Karisoke Research Center - Dian Fossey Camp.

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You can drive from Kigali to Ruhengeri in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October, Ruhengeri is little chillier than Kigali - with highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Gisenyi.
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Parks · Nature · Adventure · Wildlife

Gisenyi — 3 nights

Lakeshore activities, water sports opportunities, private clubs, and an all-around laid-back spirit define Gisenyi.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Go Gisenyi Tours.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Gisenyi travel route planner.

You can drive from Ruhengeri to Gisenyi in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Gisenyi when traveling from Ruhengeri in October, with lows around 19°C. You'll set off for Kibuye on the 9th (Mon).
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Kibuye — 1 night

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. To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Kibuye journey website.

Traveling by car from Gisenyi to Kibuye takes 2.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Kibuye can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. On the 10th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Southern Province.
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Southern Province — 2 nights

Rwanda's Southern Province remains best known for its lush mountainous rainforest, a national park hailed for its well-preserved state and biodiversity.
On the 11th (Wed), explore the striking landscape of Nyungwe National Park. On the next day, steep yourself in history at The Palace of King Mutara III Rudahigwa, examine the collection at Ethnographic Museum of Rwanda, and then take an in-depth tour of King's Palace Museum.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Southern Province travel route planner.

You can drive from Kibuye to Southern Province in 4 hours. October in Southern Province sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kigali.
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Kigali — 3 nights

Do your shopping at Inema Arts Centre and Marembo Rehabilitation Center for Girls. Kigali Genocide Memorial and Niyo Arts Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Spend the 15th (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Explore Kigali further: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nyamata Church, take a stroll through Muslim Quarter, and contemplate the long history of Ntarama Church.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Kigali journey planner.

Drive from Southern Province to Kigali in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Southern Province in October, you will find days in Kigali are a bit warmer (32°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.
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Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

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.
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