5 days in Rwanda Itinerary

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Kigali
— 1 night
Drive
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Nyanza
— 1 night
Drive
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Kinigi
— 1 night
Drive
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Eastern Province
— 1 night
Drive to Kigali, Fly to Kampala

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Kigali — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): take in the exciting artwork at Niyo Arts Gallery, stroll the grounds of Belgian Peacekeepers Memorial, examine the collection at Kigali Genocide Memorial, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint-Famille Church, and finally take a stroll through Muslim Quarter. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the galleries of Inema Arts Centre, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then steep yourself in history at Ntarama Church, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Nyamata Church.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Kigali trip itinerary maker tool.

Kampala, Uganda to Kigali is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kampala to Kigali. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Nyanza.
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Nyanza — 1 night

On the 3rd (Sat), contemplate the long history of The Royal Palace and then contemplate the long history of The Palace of King Mutara III Rudahigwa.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Nyanza road trip site.

Drive from Kigali to Nyanza in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Nyanza, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Kinigi.
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Kinigi — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Volcanoes National Park and then contemplate the long history of Iby'iwacu Cultural Village.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Kinigi trip builder tool.

Drive from Nyanza to Kinigi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Nyanza in September, expect Kinigi to be little chillier, temps between 26°C and 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can go by car to Eastern Province.
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Eastern Province — 1 night

Eastern Province is the largest, the most populous and the least densely populated of Rwanda's five provinces. Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Akagera National Park.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Eastern Province tour planning app.

Traveling by car from Kinigi to Eastern Province takes 3.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Kinigi in September; daily highs in Eastern Province reach 32°C and lows reach 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel 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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