30 days in Rwanda Itinerary

30 days in Rwanda Itinerary

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Start: Belgrade
Fly + Drive:  21 h 30 min
1
Eastern Province
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Kinigi
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Gisenyi
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Kibuye
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Muhanga
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Butare
— 4 nights
Bus:  2 h
7
Kigali
— 8 nights
Fly:  20 h 30 min
End: Belgrade

3
nights
Eastern Province

Eastern Province ©
Eastern Province is the largest, the most populous and the least densely populated of Rwanda's five provinces. Spend the 2nd (Fri) exploring nature at Akagera National Park. There's more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Rusumo Falls.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Eastern Province itinerary planner.

Belgrade, Serbia to Eastern Province is an approximately 20- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Central Africa Time (CAT) is 1 hour. Traveling from Belgrade in November, expect Eastern Province to be warmer, temps between 30°C and 19°C. You will leave for Kinigi on the 5th (Mon).

Things to do in Eastern Province

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

3
nights
Kinigi

Kinigi ©
Discover out-of-the-way places like Iby'iwacu Cultural Village and Karisoke Research Center - Dian Fossey Camp. Go for a jaunt from Kinigi to Ruhengeri to see Volcanoes National Park about 32 minutes away.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Kinigi trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Eastern Province to Kinigi takes 3.5 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Eastern Province in November; daily highs in Kinigi reach 26°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Gisenyi.

Things to do in Kinigi

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ruhengeri
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Volcanoes National Park ©
Volcanoes National Park
Karisoke Research Center - Dian Fossey Camp ©
Karisoke Research Center - Dian Fossey Camp

4
nights
Gisenyi

Gisenyi ©
Lakeshore activities, water sports opportunities, private clubs, and an all-around laid-back spirit define Gisenyi.
Gisenyi is known for adventure, trails, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Congo Nile Trail.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Gisenyi trip planning tool.

Drive from Kinigi to Gisenyi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Kinigi in November, expect a bit warmer with lows of 20°C in Gisenyi. You'll set off for Kibuye on the 12th (Mon).

Things to do in Gisenyi

Trails Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Congo Nile Trail
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Congo Nile Trail ©
Congo Nile Trail

2
nights
Kibuye

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. Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Bisesero Genocide Memorial and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kivu.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kibuye trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Gisenyi to Kibuye in 2.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 20°C. You will leave for Muhanga on the 14th (Wed).

Things to do in Kibuye

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Lake Kivu ©
Lake Kivu

3
nights
Muhanga

Muhanga ©
Muhanga is a city in Rwanda, in the Muhanga District, in Southern Province. Muhanga is known for classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Ahazaza Centre.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Muhanga road trip planning website.

Getting from Kibuye to Muhanga by car takes about 2 hours. In November, daytime highs in Muhanga are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. You will leave for Butare on the 17th (Sat).
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Ahazaza Centre ©
Ahazaza Centre

4
nights
Butare

Butare ©
Butare is a city in the Southern Province of Rwanda and capital of Huye district. Discover out-of-the-way places like King's Palace Museum and The Palace of King Mutara III Rudahigwa. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Butare: Our Lady of Kibeho Shrine (in Kibeho) and The Royal Palace (in Nyanza). Spend the 19th (Mon) exploring nature at Nyungwe National Park. There's more to do: examine the collection at Murambi Genocide Memorial Center and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Butare catholic Cathedral.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Butare road trip planning tool.

Getting from Muhanga to Butare by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. November in Butare sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Kigali.

Things to do in Butare

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trips

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

8
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Belgian Peacekeepers Memorial and MAMA Rwanda Hostel. Spend the 28th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: get your bearings at Librarie Ikirezi Bookshop, take a stroll through Muslim Quarter, look for gifts at Abraham Konga Jewelry Collections, and explore the galleries of Inema Arts Centre.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Kigali trip tool.

You can take a bus from Butare to Kigali in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. In November in Kigali, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kigali

Shopping Museums Tours
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Kigali Genocide Memorial ©
Kigali Genocide Memorial
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Belgian Peacekeepers Memorial
Belgian Peacekeepers Memorial

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