13 days in Rwanda Itinerary

Created using Klarna Trips Rwanda sightseeing planner
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Kigali
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rusumo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ruhengeri
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kibuye
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kigali
— 2 nights
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Kigali — 2 nights

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Kigali Genocide Memorial, then view the masterpieces at Ivuka Arts Studio, and then explore the galleries of Inema Arts Centre.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kigali trip planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Kigali is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Tel Aviv in January: high temperatures in Kigali hover around 32°C and lows are around 19°C. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Sun) before leaving for Rusumo.
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Rusumo — 2 nights

Spend the 9th (Mon) exploring nature at Akagera National Park.

For maps and other tourist information, use the Rusumo journey planning website.

Drive from Kigali to Rusumo in 3.5 hours. January in Rusumo sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ruhengeri.
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Ruhengeri — 4 nights

Most tourism in Ruhengeri revolves around the famous national park, which shelters mountain gorillas of the volcanic Virunga range.
Ruhengeri is known for nature, sightseeing, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Volcanoes National Park, stop by Umuzabibu Mwiza - Home to Handspun Hope, and don't miss a visit to Karisoke Research Center - Dian Fossey Camp.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Ruhengeri online driving holiday planner.

Drive from Rusumo to Ruhengeri in 5.5 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Rusumo in January: high temperatures in Ruhengeri hover around 27°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can go by car to Kibuye.
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Kibuye — 2 nights

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. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kivu.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Kibuye attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Ruhengeri to Kibuye takes 3 hours. Traveling from Ruhengeri in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Kibuye, with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Kigali.
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Kigali — 2 nights

On the 17th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the eclectic array of goods at Kimironko Market and then learn and have fun at Nyamirambo Women's Center.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Kigali trip planning website.

You can drive from Kibuye to Kigali in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and bus. When traveling from Kibuye in January, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Kigali: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Wed) to allow time for the flight back home.
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Rwanda travel guide

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Specialty Museums · National Parks · Art Galleries
Land of a Thousand Hills
Tourism in Rwanda experienced a serious boost in the recent years largely thanks to the country's large population of mountain gorillas. One of only two nations in which the enigmatic, critically endangered gorillas can be tracked, Rwanda appeals to adventurous travelers interested in hiking the hills and equatorial jungles inhabited by the endemic species. The people of Rwanda remain positive about their future, and the political stability that has taken hold since the horrors of the 1994 genocide allows a growing number of international tourists to share in the optimism.
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