59 days in Uganda Itinerary

59 days in Uganda Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Uganda trip itinerary planner
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Fly
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Kampala
— 17 nights
Shuttle
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Jinja
— 5 nights
Drive
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Mbale
— 5 nights
Drive
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Kitgum
— 3 nights
Bus
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Murchison Falls National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Masindi
— 5 nights
Drive
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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
— 4 nights
Fly
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Mbarara
— 3 nights
Bus to Kisoro, Drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
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Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
— 2 nights
Drive to Savannah Airstrip, Fly to Honolulu

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Kampala — 17 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.
Attractions like Safaris and Entebbe Botanic Gardens make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Kampala: Entebbe (Uganda Wildlife Conservation Education Centre, Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary, &more). Spend the 5th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Spend the 11th (Fri) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. There's still lots to do: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, take an unorthodox tour of Kasubi Tombs, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Kampala trip itinerary planning tool.

Honolulu, USA to Kampala is an approximately 32-hour flight. Traveling from Honolulu to Kampala, you'll lose 13 hours due to the time zone difference. In February, daytime highs in Kampala are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to Jinja.
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Jinja — 5 nights

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.
When in Jinja, make a side trip to see Our Lady of Peace Cathedral in Lugazi, approximately Lugazi away. There's still lots to do: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, take in the dramatic scenery at Griffin Falls, explore the activities along Victoria Nile, and get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Jinja travel route app.

Traveling by shuttle from Kampala to Jinja takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In February, daytime highs in Jinja are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can go by car to Mbale.
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Mbale — 5 nights

Mbale is the type of town which many may pass on their way to the other parts of Uganda, but its low-rise buildings and bustling streets provide a glimpse into local daily life.
Step out of Mbale with an excursion to Sipi Falls in Kapchorwa--about 56 minutes away. Spend the 25th (Fri) exploring the gorgeous surroundings at Explore Sipi Falls. Spend the 26th (Sat) exploring nature at Mount Elgon National Park. There's more to do: contemplate the long history of Nyero Rock Paintings and admire the sheer force of Sisiyi Falls.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Mbale visit planning app.

Getting from Jinja to Mbale by car takes about 2.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Mbale are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kitgum.
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Kitgum — 3 nights

Take a break from Kitgum with a short trip to Aruu Falls Camspite in Pader, about 1h 30 min away. Spend the 4th (Fri) exploring nature at Kidepo Valley National Park.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Kitgum online tour itinerary maker.

Drive from Mbale to Kitgum in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to take a bus to Murchison Falls National Park.
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Murchison Falls National Park — 4 nights

Spend the 6th (Sun) exploring nature at Nile Delta Cruises - Murchison Falls. Spend the 7th (Mon) exploring the gorgeous surroundings at Dream Balloons Uganda.

For photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Murchison Falls National Park trip planning site.

Getting from Kitgum to Murchison Falls National Park by bus takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive. In March in Murchison Falls National Park, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 67°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Masindi.
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Masindi — 5 nights

Masindi is a town in the Western Region of Uganda. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Masindi: Rhino Fund Uganda (in Nakitoma) and Budongo Central Forest Reserve (in Budongo). Spend the 9th (Wed) exploring nature at Murchison Falls National Park. Next up on the itinerary: stroll the grounds of Polish Cemetery Masindi and take a peaceful walk through Royal Mile Budongo Forest.

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Traveling by car from Murchison Falls National Park to Masindi takes 1.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Fort Portal.
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Fort Portal — 4 nights

A handful of natural parks and reserves, caves, and lakes, welcome you to Fort Portal.
Get out of town with these interesting Fort Portal side-trips: Kasese (Rwenzori National Park & Rwenzori Mountains). The adventure continues: stroll through Kibale Forest National Park and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Fort Portal trip planner.

You can drive from Masindi to Fort Portal in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Queen Elizabeth National Park.
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Queen Elizabeth National Park — 4 nights

Queen Elizabeth National Park is known for nature and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Kazinga Channel, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Katwe Tourism Information Centre, tour the pleasant surroundings at Queen's Pavillon, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Katic Safaris.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Queen Elizabeth National Park itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus and car from Fort Portal to Queen Elizabeth National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to fly to Mbarara.
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Mbarara — 3 nights

One of Mbarara's popular attractions--Lake Mburo National Park--lies in close proximity to the city, just a short ride away.
Change things up with a short trip to Bugona Tree in Rubaare (about 1h 25 min away). Spend the 24th (Thu) exploring nature at Lake Mburo National Park. There's still lots to do: catch a movie at Country Cinema.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Mbarara online trip planner.

Fly from Queen Elizabeth National Park to Mbarara in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Queen Elizabeth National Park in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Mbarara, with lows of 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
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Bwindi Impenetrable National Park — 4 nights

Change things up with these side-trips from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park: Kisoro (Mgahinga Gorilla National Park & Safaris). Spend the 25th (Fri) in the pleasant surroundings of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Bwindi Impenetrable National Park trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and car from Mbarara to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Mbarara in March, with highs in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park at 75°F and lows at 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can drive to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.
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Mgahinga Gorilla National Park — 2 nights

On the 29th (Tue), explore the activities along Lake Mutanda and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Sabinyo. On the next day, hike along Batwa Trail and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Gahinga.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Mgahinga Gorilla National Park visit planner.

Getting from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park by car takes about 2 hours. March in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.
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Uganda travel guide

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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.
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