20 days in Kenya Itinerary

20 days in Kenya Itinerary

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Nairobi
— 2 nights
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Mount Kenya National Park
— 2 nights
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Samburu National Reserve
— 1 night
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Nanyuki Town
— 1 night
Drive
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Nakuru
— 4 nights
Drive
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Maasai Mara National Reserve
— 4 nights
Fly to Amboseli, Drive to Tsavo National Park East
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Nairobi

— 2 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust as well as Utamaduni Craft Centre. There's lots more to do: see Off-Road Tours, tour the pleasant surroundings at Giraffe Centre, browse the exhibits of Karen Blixen Museum, and view the masterpieces at Upepo Photography Gallery.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Nairobi trip itinerary builder tool.

Chicago, USA to Nairobi is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to East Africa Time (EAT) is 9 hours. Traveling from Chicago in June, you will find days in Nairobi are slightly colder (73°F), and nights are about the same (59°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Mount Kenya National Park.

Things to do in Nairobi

Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Shopping

Mount Kenya National Park

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Lewis Glacier and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Kenya.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Mount Kenya National Park road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Nairobi to Mount Kenya National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. June in Mount Kenya National Park sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Samburu National Reserve.

Things to do in Mount Kenya National Park

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Samburu National Reserve

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Shaba National Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Reteti Elephant Santuary.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Samburu National Reserve trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Mount Kenya National Park to Samburu National Reserve takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can go by car to Nanyuki Town.

Things to do in Samburu National Reserve

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Nanyuki Town

— 1 night
You've now added Ol Pejeta Conservancy to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): stroll through Mount Kenya Wildlife Conservancy, then look for all kinds of wild species at Ol Pejeta Conservancy, and then don't miss a visit to Equator Marker.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Nanyuki Town day trip planning app.

You can drive from Samburu National Reserve to Nanyuki Town in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and flight. June in Nanyuki Town sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can drive to Nakuru.

Things to do in Nanyuki Town

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Nakuru

— 4 nights
Nakuru is the fourth-largest city in Kenya, the capital of Nakuru County and former capital of the Rift Valley Province. Change things up with these side-trips from Nakuru: Hell's Gate National Park (in Naivasha), Lake Nakuru (in Lake Nakuru National Park) and Kenana Knitters (in Njoro). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Lake Naivasha, admire the sheer force of Thomson's Falls, and admire the landmark architecture of Lord Egerton Castle.

To find ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Nakuru trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Nanyuki Town to Nakuru takes 3.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Nakuru

Nature · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

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 15th (Mon) surrounded by wildlife at Mara Triangle. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Olare Orok Conservancy, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and stroll through Musiara Swamp.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Maasai Mara National Reserve driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Nakuru to Maasai Mara National Reserve takes 6 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Tsavo National Park East.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Tsavo National Park East

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Tsavo East.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Tsavo National Park East trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Tsavo National Park East in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. You'll set off for home on the 20th (Sat).

Things to do in Tsavo National Park East

Wildlife · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Kenya travel guide

4.3
Nature & Parks · Safaris · National Parks
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.

Samburu District travel guide

4.5
National Parks · Safaris · Nature & Parks