60 days in Rwanda Itinerary

60 days in Rwanda Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Rwanda vacation planner
Make it your trip
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Kigali
— 19 nights
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Ruhengeri
— 9 nights
Drive
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Gisenyi
— 9 nights
Drive
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Kibuye
— 5 nights
Drive
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Huye
— 7 nights
Drive
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Eastern Province
— 10 nights
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Kigali — 19 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.
Step out of Kigali with an excursion to Ahazaza Centre in Muhanga--about 1h 25 min away. Spend the 3rd (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Kigali Genocide Memorial, stroll the grounds of Belgian Peacekeepers Memorial, let your taste buds guide you at Go Kigali Tours, and take in the exciting artwork at Mama Rwanda Village.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Kigali trip itinerary planner.

Dublin, Ireland to Kigali is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Dublin to Kigali, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dublin in July, expect Kigali to be a bit warmer, temps between 32°C and 19°C. On the 20th (Tue), you'll travel to Ruhengeri.
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Ruhengeri — 9 nights

Most tourism in Ruhengeri revolves around the famous national park, which shelters mountain gorillas of the volcanic Virunga range.
Spend the 21st (Wed) exploring nature at Volcanoes National Park. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Iby'iwacu Cultural Village, look for gifts at Umuzabibu Mwiza - Home to Handspun Hope, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Burera and Lake Ruhondo, and paddle through the water with Red Rocks Rwanda.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Ruhengeri online trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Kigali to Ruhengeri in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Kigali in July; daily highs in Ruhengeri reach 26°C and lows reach 15°C. You'll set off for Gisenyi on the 29th (Thu).
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Gisenyi — 9 nights

Lakeshore activities, water sports opportunities, private clubs, and an all-around laid-back spirit define Gisenyi.
Gisenyi is known for trails and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: trek along Congo Nile Trail, shake up your sightseeing with Nyiragongo Expedition, and see the top attractions with Ames Boat Tours.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Gisenyi trip planner.

You can drive from Ruhengeri to Gisenyi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Gisenyi are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. On the 7th (Sat), you'll travel to Kibuye.
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Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Trails
Side Trip

Kibuye — 5 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, take in the dramatic scenery at Les Chutes de Ndaba, deepen your understanding at Bisesero Genocide Memorial, and engage your brain at Museum of Environment.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Kibuye day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Gisenyi to Kibuye takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 19°C. On the 12th (Thu), you'll travel to Huye.
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Huye — 7 nights

You'll find plenty of places to visit near Huye: Nyanza (The Palace of King Mutara III Rudahigwa & The Royal Palace), Butare (Nyungwe National Park, King's Palace Museum, &more) and Our Lady of Kibeho Shrine (in Kibeho).

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Huye online itinerary planner.

Getting from Kibuye to Huye by car takes about 3.5 hours. On the 19th (Thu), you'll travel to Eastern Province.
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Eastern Province — 10 nights

Eastern Province is the largest, the most populous and the least densely populated of Rwanda's five provinces. Eastern Province is known for nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Rusumo Falls.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Eastern Province trip site.

Traveling by car from Huye to Eastern Province takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 20°C. You'll set off for home on the 29th (Sun).
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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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