13 days in Uganda Itinerary

13 days in Uganda Itinerary

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13 days in Uganda Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly + Drive:  27​h
1
Kampala
— 3 nights
bus + Drive:  5​h
2
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Queen Elizabeth National Park
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Masindi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Murchison Falls National Park
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Drive + bus:  5​h 15​min
6
Jinja
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  29​h
End: Seattle

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Entebbe (Uganda Wildlife Conservation Education Centre & Entebbe Botanic Gardens). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, stroll through Great Adventures Uganda, steep yourself in history at Kasubi Tombs, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gaddafi National Mosque.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kampala attractions planner .

Seattle, USA to Kampala is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 11 hours traveling from Seattle to Kampala. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Seattle in January: high temperatures in Kampala hover around 81°F and lows are around 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Things to do in Kampala

Tours Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Entebbe
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Safaris
Walking tours

1
night
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): stroll around Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and then delve into the lush surroundings at Bwindi Inpenetrable Forest.

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Do a combination of bus and car from Kampala to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Kampala in January, things will get slightly colder in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park: highs are around 76°F and lows about 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Things to do in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
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Bwindi Inpenetrable Forest ©
Bwindi Inpenetrable Forest
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park ©
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

1
night
Queen Elizabeth National Park

Queen Elizabeth National Park ©
On the 31st (Fri), stroll through Kyambura Game Reserve (Kyambura Gorge), then don't miss a visit to Kazinga Channel, and then stroll through Queen's Pavillon.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Queen Elizabeth National Park travel route planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to Queen Elizabeth National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Queen Elizabeth National Park: highs are around 86°F and lows about 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to Masindi.

Things to do in Queen Elizabeth National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Kazinga Channel ©
Kazinga Channel

2
nights
Masindi

Masindi ©
Masindi is a town in the Western Region of Uganda. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Murchison Falls National Park. Keep things going the next day: stroll the grounds of Polish Cemetery Masindi and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rhino Fund Uganda.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Masindi travel planning app .

Do a combination of flight and car from Queen Elizabeth National Park to Masindi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Murchison Falls National Park.

Things to do in Masindi

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

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

1
night
Murchison Falls National Park

Murchison Falls National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Murchison Falls.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Murchison Falls National Park trip planner .

Traveling by car from Masindi to Murchison Falls National Park takes 1.5 hours. February in Murchison Falls National Park sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time for travel to Jinja.

Things to do in Murchison Falls National Park

Nature Parks
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Murchison Falls ©
Murchison Falls

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): stop by Jinja Art Studio, steep yourself in history at Source of the Nile - Speke Monument, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Victoria Nile and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Jinja online driving holiday planner .

You can do a combination of flight, car, and bus from Murchison Falls National Park to Jinja in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and bus. In February, daytime highs in Jinja are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Jinja

Adventure Outdoors Tours
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River Rafting & Tubing
Source of the Nile - Speke Monument ©
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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