14 days in Rwanda Itinerary

14 days in Rwanda Itinerary

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14 days in Rwanda Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly + Drive:  14​h 45​min
1
Eastern Province
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Ruhengeri
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Butare
— 3 nights
Bus:  2​h 45​min
4
Kigali
— 6 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: New Delhi

1
night
Eastern Province

Eastern Province ©
Eastern Province is the largest, the most populous and the least densely populated of Rwanda's five provinces. On the 5th (Mon), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Akagera National Park.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Eastern Province holiday planner.

New Delhi, India to Eastern Province is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from New Delhi to Eastern Province, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from New Delhi in August; daily highs in Eastern Province reach 32°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can go by car to Ruhengeri.

Things to do in Eastern Province

Nature Parks Wildlife
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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 striking landscape of Volcanoes National Park, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, steep yourself in history at Iby'iwacu Cultural Village, and look for gifts at Umuzabibu Mwiza - Home to Handspun Hope.

To find ratings and more tourist information, you can read our Ruhengeri trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Eastern Province to Ruhengeri takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Eastern Province in August; daily highs in Ruhengeri reach 26°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car to Butare.

Things to do in Ruhengeri

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lake Burera and Lake Ruhondo, Iby'iwacu Cultural Village
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Volcanoes National Park ©
Volcanoes National Park
Virunga National Park ©
Virunga National Park

3
nights
Butare

Butare ©
Butare is a city in the Southern Province of Rwanda and capital of Huye district. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Butare: Our Lady of Kibeho Shrine (in Kibeho) and Nyanza (The Palace of King Mutara III Rudahigwa & The Royal Palace). Spend the 9th (Fri) exploring nature at Nyungwe National Park. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of King's Palace Museum and examine the collection at Ethnographic Museum of Rwanda.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Butare tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Ruhengeri to Butare takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. When traveling from Ruhengeri in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Butare, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kigali.

Things to do in Butare

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Nyanza, Our Lady of Kibeho Shrine, Ethnographic Museum of Rwanda
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King's Palace Museum ©
King's Palace Museum
Nyungwe National Park ©
Nyungwe National Park
Murambi Genocide Memorial Center ©
Murambi Genocide Memorial Center

6
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 14th (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Kigali Genocide Memorial, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and steep yourself in history at Ntarama Church.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Kigali travel route planner .

Take a bus from Butare to Kigali in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daily temperatures in Kigali can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kigali

Museums Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

The National Art Gallery
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Kigali Genocide Memorial ©
Kigali Genocide Memorial
Inema Arts Centre ©
Inema Arts Centre
Nature & Wildlife Tours