18 days in Kenya Itinerary

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Fly
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Mombasa
— 2 nights
Ferry to Likoni, Drive to Diani Beach
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Diani Beach
— 1 night
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Drive to Likoni, Ferry to Mombasa, Train to Mtito Andei, Drive to Tsavo National Park East
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Tsavo National Park East
— 1 night
Drive to Kibwezi, Train to Nairobi
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Nairobi
— 5 nights
Fly
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Maasai Mara National Reserve
— 4 nights
Fly
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Naivasha
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lake Nakuru National Park
— 2 nights
Drive to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Fly to Istanbul

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Mombasa — 2 nights

Mombasa rests on the exotic shores of the Indian Ocean and serves as a globally popular vacation destination thanks to its classy hotels and friendly and relaxed atmosphere.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Haller Park, stop by Dazzle Jewellers, and then get engrossed in the history at Fort Jesus Museum.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Mombasa online vacation planner.

Istanbul, Turkey to Mombasa is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Istanbul in June since evenings lows in Mombasa dip to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Diani Beach.
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Diani Beach — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Diani Beach.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Diani Beach visit planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Mombasa to Diani Beach in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight. In June, daily temperatures in Diani Beach can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Tsavo National Park East.
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Tsavo National Park East — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): stroll through Tsavo East.

Plan trip to Tsavo National Park East with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can do a combination of car, ferry, and train from Diani Beach to Tsavo National Park East in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, train, and car. On the 20th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Nairobi.
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Nairobi — 5 nights

Green City in the Sun

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 21st (Wed) exploring nature at Nairobi National Park. Spend the 25th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: stroll through Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, examine the collection at Karen Blixen Museum, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and see Off-Road Tours.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Nairobi trip app.

Do a combination of car and train from Tsavo National Park East to Nairobi in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, daily temperatures in Nairobi can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can catch the flight 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 27th (Tue) surrounded by wildlife at Mara Triangle. Spend the 28th (Wed) surrounded by wildlife at Olare Orok Conservancy. There's more to do: soar above the sights with a balloon tour and stroll through Mara North Conservancy.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Maasai Mara National Reserve road trip website.

You can fly from Nairobi to Maasai Mara National Reserve in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Naivasha.
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Naivasha — 2 nights

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.
On the 30th (Fri), examine the collection at Enashipai Maa Museum, then explore the activities along Lake Naivasha, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Crescent Island Game Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hell's Gate National Park.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Naivasha trip planner.

You can fly from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Naivasha in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle. In June, daytime highs in Naivasha are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can go by car to Lake Nakuru National Park.
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Lake Nakuru National Park — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at County Simba Safaris Day Tours and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Nakuru.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Lake Nakuru National Park road trip tool.

You can drive from Naivasha to Lake Nakuru National Park in 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Lake Nakuru National Park are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) 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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