7 days in Rwanda Itinerary

7 days in Rwanda Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Rwanda route planner
Make it your trip
Fly
1
Kigali
— 1 night
Drive
2
Butare
— 1 night
Drive
3
Ruhengeri
— 1 night
Drive
4
Eastern Province
— 1 night
Drive to Kigali, Fly to Hammamet

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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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at Inema Arts Centre, see the interesting displays at Kigali Genocide Memorial, then steep yourself in history at Ntarama Church, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nyamata Church. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Kigali vacation maker site.

Hammamet, Tunisia to Kigali is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Hammamet to Kigali, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Hammamet in December: high temperatures in Kigali hover around 31°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Butare.
Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Museums

Butare — 1 night

Butare is a city in the Southern Province of Rwanda and capital of Huye district. Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nyungwe National Park.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Butare online holiday maker.

You can drive from Kigali to Butare in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and car. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in December, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to drive to Ruhengeri.
Wildlife · Nature · Parks
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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 31st (Fri), explore the striking landscape of Volcanoes National Park.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Ruhengeri tour builder.

Traveling by car from Butare to Ruhengeri takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Butare in December; daily highs in Ruhengeri reach 26°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can go by car to Eastern Province.
Nature · Parks
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Eastern Province — 1 night

Eastern Province is the largest, the most populous and the least densely populated of Rwanda's five provinces. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Akagera National Park.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Eastern Province online trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Ruhengeri to Eastern Province in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Ruhengeri in December, with highs in Eastern Province at 31°C and lows at 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel back home.
Wildlife · Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

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.