17 days in Rwanda & Bujumbura Itinerary

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Bujumbura, Burundi
— 8 nights
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Kigali, Rwanda
— 2 nights
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Eastern Province, Rwanda
— 2 nights
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Kigali, Rwanda
— 2 nights
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Butare, Rwanda
— 1 night
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Kigali, Rwanda
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Bujumbura, Burundi — 8 nights

Because of its history, Bujumbura reflects a colonial charm which shows through in its buildings, wide boulevards, and carefree way of life.
Spend the 17th (Wed) in the pleasant surroundings of Rusizi National Park.

Before you visit Bujumbura, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Brussels, Belgium to Bujumbura is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Brussels to Bujumbura due to the time zone difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Brussels in November, with highs in Bujumbura at 32°C and lows at 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time for the flight to Kigali.
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Kigali, Rwanda — 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.
To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Kigali online trip builder.

Fly from Bujumbura to Kigali in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Bujumbura in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Kigali, with lows of 19°C. On the 24th (Wed), you're off to Eastern Province.
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Eastern Province, Rwanda — 2 nights

Eastern Province is the largest, the most populous and the least densely populated of Rwanda's five provinces. Akagera National Park has been added to your itinerary. Go for a jaunt from Eastern Province to Kigali to see Kigali Genocide Memorial about 2h 15 min away.

To find traveler tips and other tourist information, refer to the Eastern Province visit site.

You can drive from Kigali to Eastern Province in 2.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Eastern Province are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can drive to Kigali.
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Kigali, Rwanda — 2 nights

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You can drive from Eastern Province to Kigali in 2.5 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Sun) before leaving for Butare.
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Butare, Rwanda — 1 night

Butare is a city in the Southern Province of Rwanda and capital of Huye district. On the 28th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Butare catholic Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Ethnographic Museum of Rwanda, and then steep yourself in history at The Royal Palace. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Nyungwe National Park.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Butare road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kigali to Butare takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. In November in Butare, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can drive to Kigali.
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Kigali, Rwanda

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Kigali trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Butare to Kigali takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. On the 29th (Mon), you're off to home.
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Rwanda travel guide

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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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