30 days in Rwanda Itinerary

30 days in Rwanda Itinerary

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30 days in Rwanda Itinerary

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.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Eastern Province road trip site .

Belgrade, Serbia to Eastern Province is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. Traveling from Belgrade to Eastern Province, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Belgrade in November, things will get much warmer in Eastern Province: highs are around 30°C and lows about 19°C. You'll set off for Kinigi on the 5th (Mon).

Things to do in Eastern Province

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

3
nights
Kinigi

Kinigi ©
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Virunga National Park and Iby'iwacu Cultural Village. Take a break from Kinigi with a short trip to Volcans National Park in Ruhengeri, about 30 minutes away.

To see maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Kinigi itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Eastern Province to Kinigi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Eastern Province in November; daily highs in Kinigi reach 25°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

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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: hike along Congo Nile Trail.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Gisenyi online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Kinigi to Gisenyi in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Kinigi in November, plan for a bit warmer nights in Gisenyi, with lows around 19°C. On the 12th (Mon), you're off toKibuye.

Things to do in Gisenyi

Parks Outdoors Trails

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. On the 13th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Bisesero Genocide Memorial and then explore the activities along Lake Kivu.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Kibuye trip builder .

Traveling by car from Gisenyi to Kibuye takes 3 hours. In November in Kibuye, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 19°C at night. On the 14th (Wed), you're off toMuhanga.

Things to do in Kibuye

Parks Nature
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Lake Kivu ©
Lake Kivu

3
nights
Muhanga

Muhanga ©
Muhanga is known for classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Ahazaza Centre.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Muhanga journey planning app .

Drive from Kibuye to Muhanga in 2 hours. Traveling from Kibuye in November, you will find days in Muhanga are a bit warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). On the 17th (Sat), you're off toButare.
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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. Explore hidden gems such as Murambi Genocide Memorial Center and Our Lady of Kibeho Shrine. Venture out of the city with trips to Nyanza (The Royal Palace & The Palace of King Mutara III Rudahigwa). Spend the 19th (Mon) exploring nature at Nyungwe National Park. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Ethnographic Museum of Rwanda, pause for some serene contemplation at Butare catholic Cathedral, and take an in-depth tour of King's Palace Museum.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Butare day trip site .

Traveling by car from Muhanga to Butare takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Kigali.

Things to do in Butare

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

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

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Spas & Wellness and Kimironko Market. Spend the 28th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: take in the exciting artwork at Ivuka Arts Studio, look for gifts at Caplaki Craft Village, get lost in a book at Librarie Ikirezi, and see the interesting displays at Kigali Genocide Memorial.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Kigali trip planner .

You can drive from Butare to Kigali in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time 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
MAMA Rwanda Hostel ©
MAMA Rwanda Hostel

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