9 days in Rwanda Itinerary

9 days in Rwanda Itinerary

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9 days in Rwanda Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
Kigali
— 3 nights
Bus:  2​h 45​min
2
Butare
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Kinigi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Eastern Province
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Tel Aviv

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, browse the exhibits of Niyo Arts Gallery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nyamata Church, and view the masterpieces at Ivuka Arts Studio.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Kigali online journey maker .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Kigali is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Tel Aviv in January, with highs in Kigali at 32°C and lows at 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Butare.

Things to do in Kigali

Shopping Museums Outdoors
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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. On the 10th (Fri), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nyungwe National Park.

To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Butare trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by bus from Kigali to Butare takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in January, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Kinigi.

Things to do in Butare

Nature Wildlife Parks
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Nyungwe National Park ©
Nyungwe National Park

2
nights
Kinigi

Kinigi ©
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Volcanoes National Park and then make a trip to Karisoke Research Center - Dian Fossey Camp. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Iby'iwacu Cultural Village and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Virunga National Park.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Kinigi journey maker tool .

Getting from Butare to Kinigi by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car. In January, Kinigi is a bit cooler than Butare - with highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Eastern Province.

Things to do in Kinigi

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ruhengeri
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Volcanoes National Park ©
Volcanoes National Park
Virunga National Park ©
Virunga National Park

2
nights
Eastern Province

Eastern Province ©
Eastern Province is the largest, the most populous and the least densely populated of Rwanda's five provinces. On the 13th (Mon), explore the striking landscape of Akagera National Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Eastern Province road trip tool .

You can drive from Kinigi to Eastern Province in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Kinigi in January, expect Eastern Province to be somewhat warmer, temps between 32°C and 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Eastern Province

Nature Wildlife Parks
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Akagera National Park ©
Akagera National Park

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