10 days in Rwanda Itinerary

10 days in Rwanda Itinerary

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10 days in Rwanda Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
Kigali
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h 45​min
2
Butare
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Ruhengeri
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Eastern Province
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  19​h
End: London

3
nights
Kigali

Kigali ©
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 15th (Thu) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Spend the 16th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Kigali Genocide Memorial, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nyamata Church, view the masterpieces at Inema Arts Centre, and contemplate the long history of Ntarama Church.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Kigali tour itinerary planner.

London, UK to Kigali is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from London to Kigali, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from London in August; daily highs in Kigali reach 32°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Butare.

Things to do in Kigali

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Kigali Genocide Memorial ©
Kigali Genocide Memorial
Inema Arts Centre ©
Inema Arts Centre
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
Butare

Butare ©
Butare is a city in the Southern Province of Rwanda and capital of Huye district. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Nyungwe National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Murambi Genocide Memorial Center, contemplate the long history of The Palace of King Mutara III Rudahigwa, and then take an in-depth tour of King's Palace Museum.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Butare attractions tool .

Getting from Kigali to Butare by bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Ruhengeri.

Things to do in Butare

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

The Palace of King Mutara III Rudahigwa
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Nyungwe National Park ©
Nyungwe National Park
King's Palace Museum ©
King's Palace Museum
Murambi Genocide Memorial Center ©
Murambi Genocide Memorial Center

2
nights
Ruhengeri

Ruhengeri ©
Most tourism in Ruhengeri revolves around the famous national park, which shelters mountain gorillas of the volcanic Virunga range.
On the 19th (Mon), explore the striking landscape of Volcans National Park and then contemplate the long history of Iby'iwacu Cultural Village. On the 20th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Virunga National Park.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Ruhengeri journey builder tool .

You can drive from Butare to Ruhengeri in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Butare in August: high temperatures in Ruhengeri hover around 26°C and lows are around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Eastern Province.

Things to do in Ruhengeri

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Iby'iwacu Cultural Village
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Volcans National Park ©
Volcans National Park
Virunga National Park ©
Virunga National Park
Iby'iwacu Cultural Village ©
Iby'iwacu Cultural Village

2
nights
Eastern Province

Eastern Province ©
Eastern Province is the largest, the most populous and the least densely populated of Rwanda's five provinces. On the 21st (Wed), stroll through Akagera National Park.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Eastern Province sightseeing planning site .

Drive from Ruhengeri to Eastern Province in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Ruhengeri in August, expect nights in Eastern Province to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Eastern Province

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Akagera National Park ©
Akagera National Park

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