8 days in Rwanda Itinerary

8 days in Rwanda Itinerary

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8 days in Rwanda Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Kigali
— 3 nights
Bus:  2​h 45​min
2
Butare
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Ruhengeri
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Eastern Province
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: Singapore

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.
Kigali is known for museums, wildlife, historic sites, shopping, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Kigali Genocide Memorial, take in the exciting artwork at Niyo Arts Gallery, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and browse the exhibits of Ivuka Arts Studio.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Kigali road trip planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Kigali is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Singapore to Kigali due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in January, things will get little chillier in Kigali: highs are around 32°C and lows about 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Butare.

Things to do in Kigali

Shopping Museums Tours
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Kigali Genocide Memorial ©
Kigali Genocide Memorial
Inema Arts Centre ©
Inema Arts Centre
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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 26th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Nyungwe National Park.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Butare online attractions planner .

Getting from Kigali to Butare by bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. In January, daytime highs in Butare are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Ruhengeri.

Things to do in Butare

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Nyungwe National Park ©
Nyungwe National Park

1
night
Ruhengeri

Ruhengeri ©
Most tourism in Ruhengeri revolves around the famous national park, which shelters mountain gorillas of the volcanic Virunga range.
On the 27th (Mon), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Volcanoes National Park and then don't miss a visit to Karisoke Research Center - Dian Fossey Camp.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Ruhengeri online route planner .

You can drive from Butare to Ruhengeri in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Butare in January, things will get slightly colder in Ruhengeri: highs are around 27°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Eastern Province.

Things to do in Ruhengeri

Parks Nature
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Volcanoes National Park ©
Volcanoes National Park

1
night
Eastern Province

Eastern Province ©
Eastern Province is the largest, the most populous and the least densely populated of Rwanda's five provinces. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): stroll through Akagera National Park.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Eastern Province itinerary planning tool .

Drive from Ruhengeri to Eastern Province in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Ruhengeri in January, things will get a bit warmer in Eastern Province: highs are around 32°C and lows about 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Eastern Province

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Akagera National Park ©
Akagera National Park

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