14 days in Rwanda Itinerary

14 days in Rwanda Itinerary

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Start: Melbourne
Fly + Drive:  31 h
1
Eastern Province
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Kigali
— 5 nights
Bus:  2 h 45 min
3
Butare
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Kibuye
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
5
Ruhengeri
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  32 h
End: Melbourne

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: stroll through Akagera National Park.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Eastern Province road trip planning website.

Melbourne, Australia to Eastern Province is an approximately 32- hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Melbourne to Eastern Province due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in August, things will get warmer in Eastern Province: highs are around 32°C and lows about 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kigali.

Things to do in Eastern Province

Wildlife Nature Parks
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Akagera National Park ©
Akagera National Park

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.
Kigali is known for museums, wildlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Kigali Genocide Memorial, steep yourself in history at Ntarama Church, get engrossed in the history at Campaign Against Genocide Museum, and view the masterpieces at Inema Arts Centre.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Kigali fast, fun, and easy.

You can drive from Eastern Province to Kigali in 2.5 hours. August in Kigali sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Butare.

Things to do in Kigali

Museums Shopping Trails
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Kigali Genocide Memorial ©
Kigali Genocide Memorial
Inema Arts Centre ©
Inema Arts Centre
Niyo Arts Gallery ©
Niyo Arts Gallery

1
night
Butare

Butare ©
Butare is a city in the Southern Province of Rwanda and capital of Huye district. Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nyungwe National Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Butare driving holiday planning site.

Getting from Kigali to Butare by bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. August in Butare sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive to Kibuye.

Things to do in Butare

Wildlife Nature Parks
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Nyungwe National Park ©
Nyungwe National Park

1
night
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. Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Bisesero Genocide Memorial, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kivu, and then get curious at Museum of Environment.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Kibuye tour planning website.

Traveling by car from Butare to Kibuye takes 3.5 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Butare in August: highs in Kibuye hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to drive to Ruhengeri.

Things to do in Kibuye

Nature Museums Childrens Museums
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Lake Kivu ©
Lake Kivu
Museum of Environment ©
Museum of Environment

3
nights
Ruhengeri

Ruhengeri ©
Most tourism in Ruhengeri revolves around the famous national park, which shelters mountain gorillas of the volcanic Virunga range.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Volcanoes National Park and then stop by Umuzabibu Mwiza - Home to Handspun Hope. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Karisoke Research Center - Dian Fossey Camp.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Ruhengeri trip tool.

Getting from Kibuye to Ruhengeri by car takes about 3 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 17°C. On the 16th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ruhengeri

Nature Parks Shopping
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Volcanoes National Park ©
Volcanoes National Park
Karisoke Research Center - Dian Fossey Camp ©
Karisoke Research Center - Dian Fossey Camp
Umuzabibu Mwiza - Home to Handspun Hope ©
Umuzabibu Mwiza - Home to Handspun Hope

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