19 days in Kenya Itinerary

19 days in Kenya Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kenya route planner
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Fly
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Nairobi
— 3 nights
Fly
2
Maasai Mara National Reserve
— 4 nights
Fly
3
Naivasha
— 1 night
Drive
4
Lake Nakuru National Park
— 1 night
Drive
5
Tsavo National Park East
— 2 nights
Drive
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Malindi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Watamu
— 3 nights
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Drive to Mombasa, Ferry to Likoni, Drive to Diani Beach
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Diani Beach
— 2 nights
Ferry to Mombasa, Fly to Milan

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Nairobi — 3 nights

You're likely to visit Nairobi at least once on a trip to Kenya, as the sprawling city houses the country's international airport and remains the jump-off point for many tours and safaris.
Spend the 10th (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's much more to do: get interesting insight from Tours, stroll through Giraffe Centre, examine the collection at Karen Blixen Museum, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Nairobi trip planner.

Milan, Italy to Nairobi is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to East Africa Time (EAT) is 2 hours. In August, Nairobi is slightly colder than Milan - with highs of 27°C and lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to fly to Maasai Mara National Reserve.
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Maasai Mara National Reserve — 4 nights

Home to the Great Migration and Africa's exceptional wildlife, Maasai Mara is a must on a Kenya itinerary.
Spend the 12th (Fri) surrounded by wildlife at Mara Triangle. Spend the 14th (Sun) surrounded by wildlife at Olare Orok Conservancy. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Maasai Mara National Reserve itinerary planner.

You can fly from Nairobi to Maasai Mara National Reserve in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Naivasha.
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Naivasha — 1 night

Nestled on the shore of the eponymous lake, the market town of Naivasha boasts an enviable location and serves as gateway to several national parks, including Hell's Gate--inspiration for the landscapes of Disney's "The Lion King." Boating among the hippos of the vast, placid lake; camping; and bird-watching top the list of things to do in Naivasha.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Hell's Gate National Park.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Naivasha day trip app.

Traveling by flight from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Naivasha takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle. August in Naivasha sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can go by car to Lake Nakuru National Park.
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Lake Nakuru National Park — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): get a dose of the wild on County Simba Safaris Day Tours and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Nakuru.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Lake Nakuru National Park trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Naivasha to Lake Nakuru National Park takes 2 hours. In August in Lake Nakuru National Park, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to Tsavo National Park East.
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Tsavo National Park East — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Tsavo East. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Epiya Chapeyu Tented Safari Camp.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Tsavo National Park East trip planning site.

You can drive from Lake Nakuru National Park to Tsavo National Park East in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car, flight, and train. You will leave for Malindi on the 19th (Fri).
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Malindi — 2 nights

Offering pristine, palm-lined beaches, all-inclusive resorts, and warm, sunny weather, the port town of Malindi rightly established itself as one of Kenya's prime tourism spots.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Marafa-Hells Kitchen. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Watamu Beach.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Malindi trip maker.

Traveling by car from Tsavo National Park East to Malindi takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car, train, and bus. In August in Malindi, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Watamu.
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Watamu — 3 nights

Hailed for its picturesque scenery and pristine beaches, the village of Watamu on Kenya's Indian Ocean coastline attracts both adventure seekers and those looking for a relaxing seaside holiday.
Spend the 23rd (Tue) exploring nature at Watamu National Marine Park. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Gede Ruins, relax in the rural setting at EAVS Watamu Reptile Centre, explore the activities along Mida Creek, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Watamu trip planning tool.

Drive from Malindi to Watamu in an hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Diani Beach.
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Diani Beach — 2 nights

On a vacation in Diani Beach, a bustling resort town on Kenya's eastern coast, you can take advantage of a pristine sandy shore fringed by a verdant forest.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Diani Beach route website.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Watamu to Diani Beach takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of taxi, bus, ferry, and car. Traveling from Watamu in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Diani Beach, with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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Kenya travel guide

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Nature & Parks · National Parks · Safaris
The savannahs of Kenya contain some of the most iconic sights in Africa, stirred in the minds of many when they think of the continent. Big cats, elephants, and rhinos remain major inhabitants of this vast country, with a number of safari centers running trips across the region's World Heritage-listed national parks. Trips to rural villages, where many travelers choose to join up various volunteer projects, represent some of the most inspiring and enriching things to do in Kenya.
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