7 days in Uganda Itinerary

7 days in Uganda Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Uganda visit planner
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Kampala — 3 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Baha'i Temple and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Change things up with these side-trips from Kampala: Entebbe (Aero Beach, Victoria Mall, &more). There's much more to do: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gaddafi National Mosque, and stop by Good Glass.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Kampala trip planner.

Kigali, Rwanda to Kampala is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kigali to Kampala due to the time zone difference. In October in Kampala, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can catch the shuttle to Jinja.
Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Side Trip

Jinja — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour and then see Off-Road Tours.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Jinja itinerary maker app.

Take a shuttle from Kampala to Jinja in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daily temperatures in Jinja can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Fort Portal.
Outdoors · Tours

Fort Portal — 1 night

A handful of natural parks and reserves, caves, and lakes, welcome you to Fort Portal.
On the 7th (Fri), get the lay of the land with Walking tours and then stroll through Bigodi Wetlands Sanctuary.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Fort Portal road trip planner.

Drive from Jinja to Fort Portal in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In October, daytime highs in Fort Portal are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car to Kabale.
Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Kabale — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): get outside with Lake Bunyonyi.

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You can drive from Fort Portal to Kabale in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Fort Portal in October: high temperatures in Kabale hover around 28°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to drive back home.
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Uganda travel guide

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.