18 days in Uganda Itinerary

18 days in Uganda Itinerary

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18 days in Uganda Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly + Drive:  31​h
1
Kampala
— 4 nights
bus + Drive:  5​h
2
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Queen Elizabeth National Park
— 1 night
Drive + bus:  2​h
4
Fort Portal
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Drive + Fly:  2​h 45​min
5
Murchison Falls National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Masindi
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
7
Jinja
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  33​h
End: Auckland

4
nights
Kampala

Kampala enjoys the reputation of a modern city with a buzzing atmosphere--it also serves as a good base point for exploring the surrounding area.
Explore Kampala's surroundings by going to Entebbe (Uganda Wildlife Conservation Education Centre, Entebbe Botanic Gardens, & more). There's much more to do: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, buy something for everyone on your list at The Acacia Mall, and view the masterpieces at Afriart Gallery.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Kampala day trip planning tool .

Auckland, New Zealand to Kampala is an approximately 31-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Auckland to Kampala, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Auckland in March, expect nights in Kampala to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 31°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Things to do in Kampala

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trip

Entebbe
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Safaris
Entebbe Botanic Gardens ©
Entebbe Botanic Gardens
Walking tours

1
night
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): take a peaceful walk through Bwindi Inpenetrable Forest.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Bwindi Impenetrable National Park road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and car from Kampala to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Kampala in March, expect Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 28°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Things to do in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Parks Nature
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Bwindi Inpenetrable Forest ©
Bwindi Inpenetrable Forest

1
night
Queen Elizabeth National Park

Queen Elizabeth National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kyambura Game Reserve (Kyambura Gorge), explore the activities along Kazinga Channel, and then explore the striking landscape of Queen's Pavillon.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Queen Elizabeth National Park trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to Queen Elizabeth National Park by combination of car and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. In March, Queen Elizabeth National Park is somewhat warmer than Bwindi Impenetrable National Park - with highs of 33°C and lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Fort Portal.

Things to do in Queen Elizabeth National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Kazinga Channel ©
Kazinga Channel

2
nights
Fort Portal

A handful of natural parks and reserves, caves, and lakes, welcome you to Fort Portal.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Kibale National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Fort Portal itinerary website .

Do a combination of car and bus from Queen Elizabeth National Park to Fort Portal in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Murchison Falls National Park.

Things to do in Fort Portal

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Kibale National Park
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Walking tours
Kibale National Park
Kibale National Park

2
nights
Murchison Falls National Park

Murchison Falls National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Murchison Falls. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nile Delta Cruises - Murchison Falls.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Murchison Falls National Park trip itinerary tool .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Fort Portal to Murchison Falls National Park in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Fort Portal in March, expect a bit cooler with lows of 22°C in Murchison Falls National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to drive to Masindi.

Things to do in Murchison Falls National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Murchison Falls ©
Murchison Falls
Nile Delta Cruises - Murchison Falls ©

2
nights
Masindi

Masindi ©
Masindi is a town in the Western Region of Uganda. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Murchison Falls National Park. On your second day here, stroll through Rhino Fund Uganda ( Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary).

For traveler tips and more tourist information, use the Masindi planning website .

Traveling by car from Murchison Falls National Park to Masindi takes 1.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Masindi are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Jinja.

Things to do in Masindi

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Rhino Fund Uganda ( Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary)
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Murchison Falls National Park ©
Murchison Falls National Park

2
nights
Jinja

Travelers looking for an adrenaline boost flock to Jinja, a bustling town on the shores of Lake Victoria, known as the source of the White Nile.
On the 1st (Wed), explore the galleries of Cuupa Arts Gallery, then steep yourself in history at Source of the Nile - Speke Monument, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Victoria Nile and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Jinja vacation site .

Getting from Masindi to Jinja by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Jinja are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Jinja

Adventure Tours Outdoors
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River Rafting & Tubing
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Source of the Nile - Speke Monument ©

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