12 days in Uganda Itinerary

12 days in Uganda Itinerary

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12 days in Uganda Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly + Drive:  36​h
1
Kampala
— 3 nights
+3
Drive + Fly + Drive + bus:  4​h 30​min
2
Fort Portal
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Masindi
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Jinja
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  37​h
End: Auckland

3
nights
Kampala

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 a sense of the local culture at Uganda Museum and Gaddafi National Mosque. Your inner history buff will appreciate Kasubi Tombs and Baha'i Temple. Change things up with these side-trips from Kampala: Entebbe (Entebbe Botanic Gardens & Uganda Wildlife Conservation Education Centre). Spend the 20th (Thu) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, stop by Kampala Fair, and appreciate the views at Katwe Tourism Information Centre.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Kampala tour itinerary planner .

Auckland, New Zealand to Kampala is an approximately 36-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time to Eastern African Time is minus 9 hours. When traveling from Auckland in June, plan for much hotter days in Kampala, with highs around 30°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Fort Portal.

Things to do in Kampala

Tours Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Entebbe, Katwe Tourism Information Centre, Walking tours
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Safaris
Katwe Tourism Information Centre ©
Katwe Tourism Information Centre
Gaddafi National Mosque ©
Gaddafi National Mosque

1
night
Fort Portal

Fort Portal ©
A handful of natural parks and reserves, caves, and lakes, welcome you to Fort Portal.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): head outdoors with Kibale Forest National Park and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bigodi Wetlands Sanctuary.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Fort Portal route planner .

Do a combination of car, flight, and bus from Kampala to Fort Portal in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Fort Portal can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Masindi.

Things to do in Fort Portal

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Bigodi Wetlands Sanctuary ©
Bigodi Wetlands Sanctuary
Kibale Forest National Park ©
Kibale Forest National Park

2
nights
Masindi

Masindi ©
Masindi is a town in the Western Region of Uganda. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Murchison Falls National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll the grounds of Polish Cemetery Masindi and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rhino Fund Uganda.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Masindi visit planner.

Traveling by car from Fort Portal to Masindi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Jinja.

Things to do in Masindi

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Rhino Fund Uganda
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Rhino Fund Uganda ©
Rhino Fund Uganda
Murchison Falls National Park ©
Murchison Falls National Park

2
nights
Jinja

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 27th (Thu): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour and then steep yourself in history at Source of the Nile - Speke Monument. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the exhibits of Cuupa Arts Gallery, then get engrossed in the history at Source of the Nile Museum, and then choose your vessel at Kayak the Nile.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Jinja online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Masindi to Jinja by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in June, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Jinja

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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River Rafting & Tubing
Source of the Nile - Speke Monument ©
Kayak the Nile ©
Kayak the Nile

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