13 days in Uganda Itinerary

13 days in Uganda Itinerary

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13 days in Uganda Itinerary

Amsterdam
Fly:  13​h 15​min
Ssese Islands
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 15​min
Kasese
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  2​h 30​min
Kabale
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
Jinja
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Mbale
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Kampala
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 45​min
Amsterdam

1
day
Ssese Islands

Observe a quaint community in Lake Victoria, where 84 landmasses make up the Ssese Islands.
To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Ssese Islands sightseeing planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Ssese Islands is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern African Time (EAT) is 2 hours. While traveling from Amsterdam, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Ssese Islands, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 22°C. On the 29th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Kasese.

Things to do in Ssese Islands

Parks Nature
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Buggala Island

2
days
Kasese

Kasese is a town in the Western Region of Uganda, lying north of Lake George. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Rwenzori National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Kyambura Game Reserve (Kyambura Gorge).

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Kasese itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Ssese Islands to Kasese takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Kabale.

Things to do in Kasese

Parks Nature Wildlife Areas

Side Trip

Kyambura Game Reserve (Kyambura Gorge)
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Rwenzori National Park

1
day
Kabale

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.
On the 2nd (Tue), head outdoors with Lake Bunyonyi.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Kabale holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Kasese to Kabale takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Jinja.
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Lake Bunyonyi

3
days
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Nile River and Big Game Mini Golf. There's much more to do: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, contemplate the long history of Source of the Nile - Speke Monument, take in the dramatic scenery at Itanda Falls, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Jinja sightseeing planner.

Getting from Kabale to Jinja by combination of car and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or drive. In May in Jinja, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Mbale.

Things to do in Jinja

Tours Parks Nature

Side Trip

Nile River
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Horseback Riding Tours
River Rafting & Tubing

1
day
Mbale

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Sipi Falls.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Mbale holiday planner.

Drive from Jinja to Mbale in 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kampala.

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Sipi Falls

2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kidepo Valley National Park.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kampala vacation builder.

Drive from Mbale to Kampala in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Kampala, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 22°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Kampala

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Kidepo Valley National Park
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Kidepo Valley National Park
Safaris
Maridadi crafts

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