39 days in Uganda Itinerary

39 days in Uganda Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Uganda planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Entebbe
— 7 nights
Drive
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Masindi
— 2 nights
Drive to Kigumba, Bus to Kitgum
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Kitgum
— 1 night
Bus
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Murchison Falls National Park
— 2 nights
Fly
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Fort Portal
— 4 nights
Bus to Kasese, Drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park
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Queen Elizabeth National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mbarara
— 1 night
Drive
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Kabale
— 2 nights
Bus to Kisoro, Drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
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Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
— 2 nights
Drive to Kihihi, Fly to Jinja
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Jinja
— 3 nights
Shuttle
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Kampala
— 12 nights
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Entebbe

— 7 nights
Nestled on Lake Victoria Peninsula, the laid-back town of Entebbe once served as seat of the colonial government, yet remains widely known as the scene of the 1976 Israeli rescue of hostages kidnapped by Palestinian and German plane hijackers.
Johnnie Uganda Safaris has been added to your itinerary. Shop till you drop at Kampala Fair (in Entebbe) and Victoria Mall. Get outdoors at Off-Road Tours and Ssese Islands. Step out of Entebbe with an excursion to Buggala Island in Ssese Islands--about 1h 35 min away. Spend the 20th (Sun) in the pleasant surroundings of Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary. There's still lots to do: get to know the resident critters at Uganda Wildlife Conservation Education Centre, tee off at Entebbe Golf Club, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Reptile village in Entebbe, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Victoria.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Entebbe trip planner.

Cairo, Egypt to Entebbe is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Cairo to Entebbe is 1 hour. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Cairo in June; daily highs in Entebbe reach 30°C and lows reach 22°C. On the 26th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Masindi.

Things to do in Entebbe

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Masindi

— 2 nights
Masindi is a town in the Western Region of Uganda. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Murchison Falls National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Mon): explore the different monuments and memorials at Polish Cemetery Masindi and then stroll through Budongo Central Forest Reserve.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Masindi tour itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Entebbe to Masindi in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of flight and car. In June, daily temperatures in Masindi can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kitgum.

Things to do in Masindi

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kitgum

— 1 night
On the 29th (Tue), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kidepo Valley National Park.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Kitgum vacation planning site.

You can do a combination of car and bus from Masindi to Kitgum in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Murchison Falls National Park.

Things to do in Kitgum

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Murchison Falls National Park

— 2 nights
On the 30th (Wed), admire the sheer force of Murchison Falls and then see what you can catch with G&C Tours Ltd. On the next day, stroll through Dream Balloons Uganda.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Murchison Falls National Park driving holiday planner.

Traveling by bus from Kitgum to Murchison Falls National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to Fort Portal.

Things to do in Murchison Falls National Park

Wildlife · Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Fort Portal

— 4 nights
A handful of natural parks and reserves, caves, and lakes, welcome you to Fort Portal.
Get outdoors at Rwenzori National Park and Lake Nkuruba Nature Reserve. Take a break from Fort Portal with a short trip to Rwenzori Art Centre in Kasese, about 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Kibale Forest National Park, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, stroll through Bigodi Wetlands Sanctuary, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Nkuruba.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Fort Portal route planner.

Traveling by flight from Murchison Falls National Park to Fort Portal takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or take a bus. July in Fort Portal sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Things to do in Fort Portal

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Queen Elizabeth National Park

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): stroll through Kyambura Game Reserve (Kyambura Gorge) and then appreciate the views at Katwe Tourism Information Centre. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Queen's Pavillon, contemplate the waterfront views at Kazinga Channel, and then take in the natural beauty of Katic Safaris.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Queen Elizabeth National Park online trip planner.

Getting from Fort Portal to Queen Elizabeth National Park by combination of bus and car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Queen Elizabeth National Park are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Mbarara.

Things to do in Queen Elizabeth National Park

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

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.
On the 8th (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lake Mburo National Park.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Mbarara travel route builder.

Traveling by flight from Queen Elizabeth National Park to Mbarara takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Queen Elizabeth National Park in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 19°C in Mbarara. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kabale.

Things to do in Mbarara

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Kabale

— 2 nights
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.
On the 9th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Kwanzi Guest House & Museum - by Grace Villa. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Lake Bunyonyi.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Kabale visit website.

Drive from Mbarara to Kabale in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, Kabale is little chillier than Mbarara - with highs of 28°C and lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Things to do in Kabale

Outdoors · Museums

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. On the next day, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park road trip tool.

Traveling by combination of bus and car from Kabale to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Jinja.

Things to do in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Jinja

— 3 nights

Adventure Capital of East Africa

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.
Step out of the city life by going to River Rafting & Tubing and Itanda Falls. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Victoria Nile, contemplate the long history of Source of the Nile - Speke Monument, take an in-depth tour of Source of the Nile Museum, and soothe aching muscles at The Woody Option Club.

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

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to Jinja takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and flight; or do a combination of car and bus; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in July since evenings lows in Jinja dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can catch the shuttle to Kampala.

Things to do in Jinja

Outdoors · Tours · Nature · Parks

Kampala

— 12 nights
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 outdoors at Safaris and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Appreciate the collections at Uganda Museum and Umoja. There's still lots to do: explore the galleries of Social Innovation Museum, view the masterpieces at Afriart Gallery, explore the activities along StarMount Safaris, and let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Kampala driving holiday tool.

Traveling by shuttle from Jinja to Kampala takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daily temperatures in Kampala can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. On the 27th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Kampala

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Uganda travel guide

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Nature & Parks · River Rafting & Tubing · National Parks
Pearl of Africa
Though small in area, Uganda represents one of the most populated landlocked countries in the world. You can feel this in the lakeside capital, but so much of the country remains untamed and untamable, with great lakes and towering mountains chief among the wilder sights. A recent troubled past delayed the growth of tourism in Uganda, but visitors now arrive in larger numbers, primarily drawn by the diverse wildlife that inhabits the country's mountains and forests. Notably, Uganda houses half of the world's population of mountain gorillas.