15 days in Burundi Itinerary

15 days in Burundi Itinerary

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15 days in Burundi Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly + Drive:  31 h
1
Gitega
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Bujumbura
— 8 nights
Fly:  30 h
End: Chicago

3
nights
Gitega

Gitega ©
Gitega is the second largest city in Burundi, lying east of Bujumbura.OverviewIt is the capital of Gitega Province, one of the 17 provinces of Burundi. Gitega is known for museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Gishora Drum Sanctuary and take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Gitega.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Gitega day trip tool .

Chicago, USA to Gitega is an approximately 31-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Gitega is 8 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Chicago in June since evenings lows in Gitega dip to 73°F. You will leave for Bujumbura on the 10th (Mon).

Things to do in Gitega

Museums
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National Museum of Gitega ©
National Museum of Gitega
Gishora Drum Sanctuary ©
Gishora Drum Sanctuary

8
nights
Bujumbura

Bujumbura ©
Because of its history, Bujumbura reflects a colonial charm which shows through in its buildings, wide boulevards, and carefree way of life.
On the 11th (Tue), spend a day ambling around Rusizi National Park. There's much more to do: appreciate the history behind Livingstone-Stanley Monument, engage your brain at Geological Museum of Burundi, tour the pleasant surroundings at Reptile Park (Parc des Reptiles), and contemplate the long history of Musee Vivant.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Bujumbura travel planner.

You can drive from Gitega to Bujumbura in 2.5 hours. June in Bujumbura sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 73°F at night. On the 18th (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Bujumbura

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Karera Waterfalls
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Rusizi National Park ©
Rusizi National Park
Livingstone-Stanley Monument ©
Livingstone-Stanley Monument
Musee Vivant ©
Musee Vivant