27 days in Uganda Itinerary

27 days in Uganda Itinerary

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27 days in Uganda Itinerary

Start: Ostend
Fly + Drive:  24​h
1
Jinja
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Masindi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Murchison Falls National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + bus:  2​h 45​min
4
Fort Portal
— 4 nights
bus + Drive:  2​h
5
Queen Elizabeth National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + bus:  3​h 15​min
6
Kabale
— 4 nights
bus + Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + bus:  5​h
8
Kampala
— 8 nights
Drive + Fly:  23​h
End: Ostend

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Source of the Nile - Speke Monument and then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sun): explore the activities along Victoria Nile and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Jinja tour itinerary planning app .

Ostend, Belgium to Jinja is an approximately 24-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Ostend to Jinja due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ostend in December, expect Jinja to be much warmer, temps between 33°C and 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can go by car to Masindi.

Things to do in Jinja

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

2
nights
Masindi

Masindi ©
Masindi is a town in the Western Region of Uganda. On the 16th (Mon), explore the striking landscape of Murchison Falls National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Tue): explore the different monuments and memorials at Polish Cemetery Masindi and then stroll through Rhino Fund Uganda.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Masindi trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Jinja to Masindi by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. December in Masindi sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Murchison Falls National Park.

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
Murchison Falls National Park

Murchison Falls National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Murchison Falls. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Nile Delta Cruises - Murchison Falls.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Murchison Falls National Park trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Masindi to Murchison Falls National Park takes 1.5 hours. December in Murchison Falls National Park sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Fort Portal.

Things to do in Murchison Falls National Park

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

4
nights
Fort Portal

Fort Portal ©
A handful of natural parks and reserves, caves, and lakes, welcome you to Fort Portal.
Change things up with these side-trips from Fort Portal: Kasese (Rwenzori National Park & Kibale National Park). There's lots more to do: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, head outdoors with Kibale Forest National Park, and stroll through Bigodi Wetlands Sanctuary.

To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Fort Portal itinerary builder site .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Murchison Falls National Park to Fort Portal in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and bus. December in Fort Portal sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Things to do in Fort Portal

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Kasese
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Rwenzori National Park ©
Rwenzori National Park
Kibale National Park
Kibale National Park
Walking tours

2
nights
Queen Elizabeth National Park

Queen Elizabeth National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): stroll through Kyambura Game Reserve (Kyambura Gorge), then explore the activities along Kazinga Channel, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Queen's Pavillon. Keep things going the next day: witness a stunning natural landmark at Katic Safaris.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Queen Elizabeth National Park day trip website .

Do a combination of bus and car from Fort Portal to Queen Elizabeth National Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, daytime highs in Queen Elizabeth National Park are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kabale.

Things to do in Queen Elizabeth National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Kazinga Channel ©
Kazinga Channel

4
nights
Kabale

Kabale ©
The sleepy market town of Kabale in Western Uganda, although meagre in sights of its own, boasts close proximity to several national parks, just a couple of miles from the border with Rwanda.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kabale: Mgahinga Gorilla National Park (in Kisoro), Kisiizi Falls (in Rukungiri) and Bugona Tree (in Rubaare). The adventure continues: get outside with Lake Bunyonyi, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, take in the architecture and atmosphere at All Saints Church, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Kabale driving holiday planner .

Getting from Queen Elizabeth National Park to Kabale by combination of car and bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Queen Elizabeth National Park in December, things will get slightly colder in Kabale: highs are around 28°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Things to do in Kabale

Nature Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Bugona Tree, Kisiizi Falls, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
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Mgahinga Gorilla National Park ©
Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
Lake Bunyonyi ©
Lake Bunyonyi
Safaris

2
nights
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. On the 31st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a peaceful walk through Bwindi Inpenetrable Forest.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park road trip site .

You can do a combination of bus and car from Kabale to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in December, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kampala.

Things to do in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Nature Parks
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Bwindi Inpenetrable Forest ©
Bwindi Inpenetrable Forest

8
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kampala: Entebbe (Entebbe Botanic Gardens, Uganda Wildlife Conservation Education Centre, & more) and Munyonyo Martyrs' Shrine (in Munyonyo). The adventure continues: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, steep yourself in history at Kasubi Tombs, don't miss a visit to Uganda Martyrs National Shrine, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Kampala trip planner .

Do a combination of car and bus from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to Kampala in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in December since evenings lows in Kampala dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kampala

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Entebbe, Munyonyo Martyrs' Shrine
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Safaris
Entebbe Botanic Gardens ©
Entebbe Botanic Gardens

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