15 days in Rwanda Itinerary

15 days in Rwanda Itinerary

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15 days in Rwanda Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Fly + Drive:  23​h
1
Eastern Province
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Ruhengeri
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Butare
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Kibuye
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Kigali
— 5 nights
Fly:  22​h
End: Helsinki

1
night
Eastern Province

Eastern Province ©
Eastern Province is the largest, the most populous and the least densely populated of Rwanda's five provinces. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Akagera National Park.

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Helsinki, Finland to Eastern Province is an approximately 23-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Helsinki in October, expect Eastern Province to be warmer, temps between 32°C and 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Ruhengeri.

Things to do in Eastern Province

Wildlife Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Akagera National Park ©
Akagera National Park

3
nights
Ruhengeri

Ruhengeri ©
Most tourism in Ruhengeri revolves around the famous national park, which shelters mountain gorillas of the volcanic Virunga range.
Ruhengeri is known for nature, adventure, shopping, classes, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Volcanoes National Park, look for gifts at Umuzabibu Mwiza - Home to Handspun Hope, don't miss a visit to Karisoke Research Center - Dian Fossey Camp, and add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Ruhengeri trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Eastern Province to Ruhengeri in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Eastern Province in October; daily highs in Ruhengeri reach 26°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Butare.

Things to do in Ruhengeri

Parks Nature Adventure

Side Trips

Lake Burera and Lake Ruhondo, Iby'iwacu Cultural Village
Highlights from your plan
Volcanoes National Park ©
Volcanoes National Park
Kayaking & Canoeing
Virunga National Park ©
Virunga National Park

2
nights
Butare

Butare ©
Butare is a city in the Southern Province of Rwanda and capital of Huye district. On the 11th (Fri), stroll through Nyungwe National Park. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Murambi Genocide Memorial Center, steep yourself in history at The Palace of King Mutara III Rudahigwa, and then take an in-depth tour of King's Palace Museum.

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Butare itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Ruhengeri to Butare in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Ruhengeri in October, with highs in Butare at 32°C and lows at 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kibuye.

Things to do in Butare

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Kibuye

Kibuye ©
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. On the 13th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Bisesero Genocide Memorial and then take in the dramatic scenery at Les Chutes de Ndaba. Here are some ideas for day two: engage your brain at Museum of Environment and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kivu.

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

Traveling by car from Butare to Kibuye takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. When traveling from Butare in October, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Kibuye: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kigali.

Things to do in Kibuye

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Lake Kivu ©
Lake Kivu
Bisesero Genocide Memorial ©
Bisesero Genocide Memorial
Les Chutes de Ndaba ©
Les Chutes de Ndaba

5
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 17th (Thu) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Kigali Genocide Memorial, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nyamata Church, contemplate the long history of Ntarama Church, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Kimironko Market.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Kigali route planner .

Drive from Kibuye to Kigali in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Kibuye in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Kigali, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kigali

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

The National Art Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Kigali Genocide Memorial ©
Kigali Genocide Memorial
Inema Arts Centre ©
Inema Arts Centre
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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