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 30​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.
Spend the 23rd (Mon) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Kigali Genocide Memorial, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, view the masterpieces at Inema Arts Centre, and witness the site of a historic battle at Camp Kigali Memorial.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Kigali trip planning app .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Kigali is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Tel Aviv in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 19°C in Kigali. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Butare.

Things to do in Kigali

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Kigali Genocide Memorial ©
Kigali Genocide Memorial
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Inema Arts Centre ©
Inema Arts Centre

1
night
Butare

Butare ©
Butare is a city in the Southern Province of Rwanda and capital of Huye district. On the 24th (Tue), explore the striking landscape of Nyungwe National Park.

Plan trip to Butare with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can take a bus from Kigali to Butare in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) 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 25th (Wed): 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 26th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Iby'iwacu Cultural Village, then stop by Umuzabibu Mwiza - Home to Handspun Hope, and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Kinigi vacation planner .

Drive from Butare to Kinigi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. In September, Kinigi is little chillier than Butare - with highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to Eastern Province.

Things to do in Kinigi

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Ruhengeri
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Volcanoes National Park ©
Volcanoes National Park
Umuzabibu Mwiza - Home to Handspun Hope ©

2
nights
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 27th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Akagera National Park.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Eastern Province route maker app .

Getting from Kinigi to Eastern Province by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Kinigi in September, with highs in Eastern Province at 32°C and lows at 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can 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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