19 days in Western Region Itinerary

19 days in Western Region Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western Region trip maker

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Fort Portal
— 3 nights
Bus to Kasese, Drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park
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Queen Elizabeth National Park
— 4 nights
Fly
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Mbarara
— 1 night
Bus to Kisoro, Drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
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Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kisoro
— 4 nights
Bus to Mbarara, Fly to Murchison Falls National Park
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Murchison Falls National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Masindi
— 2 nights
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Fort Portal

— 3 nights
A handful of natural parks and reserves, caves, and lakes, welcome you to Fort Portal.
When in Fort Portal, make a side trip to see Rwenzori National Park in Kasese, approximately Kasese away. There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Kibale Forest National Park, stroll through Lake Nkuruba Nature Reserve, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and admire the natural beauty at Tooro Botanical Gardens.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Fort Portal road trip planning app.

Entebbe to Fort Portal is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Things to do in Fort Portal

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Queen Elizabeth National Park

— 4 nights
Spend the 23rd (Tue) exploring nature at Queen's Pavillon.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Queen Elizabeth National Park journey website.

Traveling by combination of bus and car from Fort Portal to Queen Elizabeth National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Mbarara.

Things to do in Queen Elizabeth National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Mbarara

— 1 night
One of Mbarara's popular attractions--Lake Mburo National Park--lies in close proximity to the city, just a short ride away.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Lake Mburo National Park.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Mbarara vacation planner.

You can fly from Queen Elizabeth National Park to Mbarara in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Queen Elizabeth National Park in November: highs in Mbarara hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Things to do in Mbarara

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

— 2 nights
On the 25th (Thu), stroll through Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. On your second day here, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park route maker.

Traveling by combination of bus and car from Mbarara to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Mbarara in November, expect little chillier with lows of 16°C in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kisoro.

Things to do in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Kisoro

— 4 nights
Natural wonders define Kisoro.
Get out of town with these interesting Kisoro side-trips: Mgahinga Gorilla National Park (Lake Mutanda & Mount Sabinyo) and Lake Bunyonyi (in Kabale). Spend the 27th (Sat) exploring nature at Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. Next up on the itinerary: take an exotic tour of a safari tour and hike along Batwa Trail.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kisoro trip website.

You can drive from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to Kisoro in 1.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Kisoro are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Murchison Falls National Park.

Things to do in Kisoro

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Murchison Falls National Park

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nile Delta Cruises - Murchison Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu): admire the sheer force of Murchison Falls.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Murchison Falls National Park online trip builder.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Kisoro to Murchison Falls National Park in 6.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Kisoro in November, expect Murchison Falls National Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between 32°C and 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Masindi.

Things to do in Murchison Falls National Park

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Masindi

— 2 nights
Masindi is a town in the Western Region of Uganda. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Murchison Falls National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the different monuments and memorials at Polish Cemetery Masindi.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Masindi tour itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Murchison Falls National Park to Masindi takes 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Masindi are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Masindi

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Western Region travel guide

4.3
Nature & Parks · National Parks · Waterfalls
Hands down the highlight of any Western Region holiday is its colony of 300-plus mountain gorillas--nearly half the world's population. Delve into the one of Uganda's oldest and most diverse rainforests, hike to waterfalls and lakes, and expand your tour with game viewing for buffaloes, elephants, hippos, and more. Abundant national parks preserve the majority of Ugandan species and provide a range of outdoor activities like climbing, hiking, and bike riding, as well as camping.