27 days in Uganda Itinerary

27 days in Uganda Itinerary

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Route & dates

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
+3
Drive + 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
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.
On the 14th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Source of the Nile - Speke Monument and then find your balance on the water with categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_best_stand_up_paddleboarding_in_the_area. On the next day, explore the activities along Victoria Nile and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find out how to plan a trip to Jinja, use our trip itinerary maker.

Ostend, Belgium to Jinja is an approximately 28- hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Ostend to Jinja due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Ostend in December: high temperatures in Jinja hover around 33°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to Masindi.

Things to do in Jinja

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

2
nights
Masindi

Masindi ©
Masindi is a town in the Western Region of Uganda. Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Murchison Falls National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll the grounds of Polish Cemetery Masindi and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rhino Fund Uganda ( Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary).

To see maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Masindi day trip site.

Traveling by car from Jinja to Masindi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in December, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to 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
Rhino Fund Uganda ( Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary) ©
Rhino Fund Uganda ( Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary)

2
nights
Murchison Falls National Park

Murchison Falls National Park ©
On the 18th (Wed), admire the sheer force of Murchison Falls. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Nile Delta Cruises - Murchison Falls.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Murchison Falls National Park trip planner.

Drive from Masindi to Murchison Falls National Park in 1.5 hours. December in Murchison Falls National Park sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to 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 ©
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.
Step out of Fort Portal to go to Kasese and see Rwenzori National Park, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Kibale Forest National Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bigodi Wetlands Sanctuary, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see ratings and more tourist information, you can read our Fort Portal trip planning tool.

You can do a combination of car, 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. In December, daytime highs in Fort Portal are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Things to do in Fort Portal

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Rwenzori National Park
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Rwenzori National Park ©
Rwenzori National Park
Kibale Forest National Park ©
Kibale Forest National Park
Bigodi Wetlands Sanctuary ©
Bigodi Wetlands Sanctuary

2
nights
Queen Elizabeth National Park

Queen Elizabeth National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kyambura Game Reserve (Kyambura Gorge), contemplate the waterfront views at Kazinga Channel, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Queen's Pavillon. On the next day, take in the natural beauty of Katic Safaris.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Queen Elizabeth National Park road trip website.

Traveling by combination of bus and car from Fort Portal to Queen Elizabeth National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, daily temperatures in Queen Elizabeth National Park can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kabale: Mgahinga Gorilla National Park (in Kisoro), Bugona Tree (in Rubaare) and Kisiizi Falls (in Rukungiri). And it doesn't end there: get outside with Lake Bunyonyi, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and pause for some serene contemplation at All Saints Church.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Kabale trip planning app.

Traveling by combination of car and bus from Queen Elizabeth National Park to Kabale takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Queen Elizabeth National Park in December: high temperatures in Kabale hover around 28°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Things to do in Kabale

Nature Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Bugona Tree, Kisiizi Falls
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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
For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Bwindi Impenetrable National Park itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Kabale to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in 3 hours. In December in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. You will leave for Kampala on the 31st (Tue).

Things to do in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Kampala side-trips: Entebbe (Entebbe Botanic Gardens, Uganda Wildlife Conservation Education Centre, &more). There's lots more to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and contemplate the long history of Kasubi Tombs.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Kampala trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by combination of car and bus from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to Kampala takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in December, Kampala is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kampala

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Entebbe, Munyonyo Martyrs' Shrine
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Safaris
Walking tours
Uganda Wildlife Conservation Education Centre ©

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