9 days in Uganda Itinerary

9 days in Uganda Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Uganda visit planner

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Drive
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Kampala
— 1 night
Shuttle
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Jinja
— 1 night
Fly to Kihihi, Drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
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Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Queen Elizabeth National Park
— 2 nights
Drive to Kasese, Bus to Fort Portal
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Fort Portal
— 2 nights
Drive
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Masindi
— 1 night
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Kampala

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gaddafi National Mosque, and then look for gifts at Kona. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sun): take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kampala online trip builder.

Entebbe to Kampala is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a shuttle. In August in Kampala, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to take a shuttle to Jinja.

Things to do in Kampala

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites
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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 16th (Mon): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Jinja journey maker website.

You can take a shuttle from Kampala to Jinja in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August in Jinja, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Things to do in Jinja

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours
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Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): stroll through Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park day trip planning website.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Jinja to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and car; or do a combination of car and bus; or drive. Traveling from Jinja in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Things to do in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Queen Elizabeth National Park

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Kazinga Channel. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the natural beauty of Katwe Tourism Information Centre and then stroll through Kyambura Game Reserve (Kyambura Gorge).

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Queen Elizabeth National Park day trip planning website.

You can drive from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to Queen Elizabeth National Park in 6 hours. Traveling from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Queen Elizabeth National Park, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Fort Portal.

Things to do in Queen Elizabeth National Park

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
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Fort Portal

— 2 nights
A handful of natural parks and reserves, caves, and lakes, welcome you to Fort Portal.
You've now added Amabere Caves to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Tooro Botanical Gardens and then explore the fascinating underground world of Amabere Caves. On your second day here, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and then get outside with Kibale Forest National Park.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Fort Portal online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Queen Elizabeth National Park to Fort Portal by combination of car and bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to drive to Masindi.

Things to do in Fort Portal

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours
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Masindi

— 1 night
Masindi is a town in the Western Region of Uganda. On the 22nd (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Murchison Falls National Park.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Masindi trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Fort Portal to Masindi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Fort Portal in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Masindi, with lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Masindi

Parks · Nature
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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.