31 days in Guinea & Rwanda Itinerary

31 days in Guinea & Rwanda Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Nassau, Bahamas
Fly:  26 h
1
Conakry, Guinea
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  13 h 45 min
2
Eastern Province, Rwanda
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Huye, Rwanda
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Kibuye, Rwanda
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h
5
Ruhengeri, Rwanda
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Kigali, Rwanda
— 8 nights
Fly:  23 h 30 min
End: Nassau, Bahamas


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5
nights
Conakry, Guinea

Conakry ©
Guinea's capital and largest city, Conakry acts as the nation's economic and cultural center, containing nearly a quarter of the population.
Take a break from Conakry with a short trip to Le Voile de la Mariee in Kindia, about 1h 55 min away. Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Iles de Los, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sante Marie Cathedral, enjoy some diversion at CanalOlympia Kaloum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Conakry Grand Mosque.

To find reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Conakry trip maker app.

Nassau, Bahamas to Conakry is an approximately 26- hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Nassau in March: high temperatures in Conakry hover around 37°C and lows are around 28°C. You'll set off for Eastern Province on the 7th (Sat).

Things to do in Conakry

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Le Voile de la Mariee
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Conakry Grand Mosque ©
Conakry Grand Mosque
Iles de Los ©
Iles de Los
National Museum (Musee National) ©
National Museum (Musee National)

3
nights
Eastern Province, Rwanda

Eastern Province ©
Eastern Province is the largest, the most populous and the least densely populated of Rwanda's five provinces. Spend the 9th (Mon) exploring nature at Akagera National Park. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Rusumo Falls.

For where to stay and other tourist information, go to the Eastern Province trip builder app.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Conakry to Eastern Province in 14.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Conakry to Eastern Province is 2 hours. Traveling from Conakry in March, things will get a bit cooler in Eastern Province: highs are around 31°C and lows about 19°C. You will leave for Huye on the 11th (Wed).

Things to do in Eastern Province

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Akagera National Park ©
Akagera National Park
Rusumo Falls ©
Rusumo Falls

4
nights
Huye, Rwanda

Huye ©
Change things up with these side-trips from Huye: Butare (Murambi Genocide Memorial Center & King's Palace Museum), Our Lady of Kibeho Shrine (in Kibeho) and Nyanza (The Royal Palace & The Palace of King Mutara III Rudahigwa).

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Huye road trip app.

Traveling by car from Eastern Province to Huye takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. On the 15th (Sun), you're off to Kibuye.

Things to do in Huye

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Butare, Nyanza, Our Lady of Kibeho Shrine
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King's Palace Museum ©
King's Palace Museum
Our Lady of Kibeho Shrine ©
Our Lady of Kibeho Shrine
Ethnographic Museum of Rwanda ©
Ethnographic Museum of Rwanda

4
nights
Kibuye, Rwanda

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. Step out of Kibuye to go to Butare and see Nyungwe National Park, which is approximately 2h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kivu, take in the dramatic scenery at Les Chutes de Ndaba, get curious at Museum of Environment, and steep yourself in history at Bisesero Genocide Memorial.

For traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Kibuye online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Huye to Kibuye takes 3.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 19°C. On the 19th (Thu), you'll travel to Ruhengeri.

Things to do in Kibuye

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Nyungwe National Park
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Nyungwe National Park ©
Nyungwe National Park
Lake Kivu ©
Lake Kivu
Museum of Environment ©
Museum of Environment

4
nights
Ruhengeri, Rwanda

Ruhengeri ©
Most tourism in Ruhengeri revolves around the famous national park, which shelters mountain gorillas of the volcanic Virunga range.
When in Ruhengeri, make a side trip to see Congo Nile Trail in Rubavu, approximately Rubavu away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape of Volcanoes National Park, steep yourself in history at Iby'iwacu Cultural Village, don't miss a visit to Karisoke Research Center - Dian Fossey Camp, and stop by Umuzabibu Mwiza - Home to Handspun Hope.

For more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Ruhengeri trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Kibuye to Ruhengeri in 3 hours. Traveling from Kibuye in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Ruhengeri, with lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kigali.

Things to do in Ruhengeri

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lake Burera and Lake Ruhondo, Congo Nile Trail, Iby'iwacu Cultural Village
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Volcanoes National Park ©
Volcanoes National Park
Congo Nile Trail ©
Congo Nile Trail
Umuzabibu Mwiza - Home to Handspun Hope ©
Umuzabibu Mwiza - Home to Handspun Hope

8
nights
Kigali, Rwanda

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Ahazaza Centre in Muhanga (about 1h 20 min away). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Kigali Genocide Memorial, take in the exciting artwork at Abien Arts Center, browse the eclectic array of goods at Kimironko Market, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Kigali attractions planner.

Drive from Ruhengeri to Kigali in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Ruhengeri in March; daily highs in Kigali reach 31°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kigali

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ahazaza Centre
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Kigali Genocide Memorial ©
Kigali Genocide Memorial
Inema Arts Centre ©
Inema Arts Centre
Niyo Arts Gallery ©
Niyo Arts Gallery

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