20 days in Kenya Itinerary

20 days in Kenya Itinerary

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Nairobi
— 3 nights
2
Tsavo National Park East
— 1 night
3
Naivasha
— 2 nights
4
Lake Nakuru National Park
— 1 night
5
Mount Kenya National Park
— 1 night
6
Maasai Mara National Reserve
— 3 nights
7
Watamu
— 2 nights
8
Mombasa
— 4 nights

3
nights
Nairobi

Nairobi ©
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Nairobi National Park and Nairobi National Museum. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, cool off at Maji Magic, admire the landmark architecture of African Heritage House, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Nairobi online driving holiday planner.

New York City, USA to Nairobi is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to East Africa Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from New York City in December: high temperatures in Nairobi hover around 76°F and lows are around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Tsavo National Park East.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife · Parks · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Nairobi National Park ©
Nairobi National Park
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust ©
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
Giraffe Centre ©
Giraffe Centre

1
night
Tsavo National Park East

Tsavo National Park East ©
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): stroll through Tsavo East.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Tsavo National Park East trip planning tool.

Getting from Nairobi to Tsavo National Park East by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and car. On the 31st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Naivasha.

Things to do in Tsavo National Park East

Parks · Wildlife
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Tsavo East ©
Tsavo East

2
nights
Naivasha

Naivasha ©
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 1st (Wed): stroll through Crescent Island Game Park and then explore the striking landscape of Hell's Gate National Park. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Enashipai Maa Museum and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Longonot.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Naivasha vacation maker tool.

You can drive from Tsavo National Park East to Naivasha in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car, train, and shuttle. In December, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Lake Nakuru National Park.

Things to do in Naivasha

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Mount Longonot
Highlights from your plan
Hell's Gate National Park ©
Hell's Gate National Park
Mount Longonot ©
Mount Longonot
Enashipai Maa Museum ©
Enashipai Maa Museum

1
night
Lake Nakuru National Park

Lake Nakuru National Park ©
On the 3rd (Fri), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Nakuru.

For photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Lake Nakuru National Park trip planner.

Getting from Naivasha to Lake Nakuru National Park by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in January, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Mount Kenya National Park.

Things to do in Lake Nakuru National Park

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Lake Nakuru ©
Lake Nakuru

1
night
Mount Kenya National Park

Mount Kenya National Park ©
On the 4th (Sat), explore the striking landscape at Lewis Glacier and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Kenya.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Mount Kenya National Park trip tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lake Nakuru National Park to Mount Kenya National Park. Traveling from Lake Nakuru National Park in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Mount Kenya National Park, with lows of 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Mount Kenya National Park

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Lewis Glacier
Highlights from your plan
Mount Kenya ©
Mount Kenya
Lewis Glacier
Lewis Glacier

3
nights
Maasai Mara National Reserve

Maasai Mara National Reserve ©
Home to the Great Migration and Africa's exceptional wildlife, Maasai Mara is a must on a Kenya itinerary.
Spend the 6th (Mon) surrounded by wildlife at Mara Triangle. There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Olare Orok Conservancy and tour the pleasant surroundings at Musiara Swamp.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Maasai Mara National Reserve online attractions planner.

You can fly from Mount Kenya National Park to Maasai Mara National Reserve in 6 hours. In January, Maasai Mara National Reserve is a bit cooler than Mount Kenya National Park - with highs of 73°F and lows of 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Watamu.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Olare Orok Conservancy ©
Olare Orok Conservancy
Mara Triangle ©
Mara Triangle
Musiara Swamp ©
Musiara Swamp

2
nights
Watamu

Watamu ©
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.
On the 8th (Wed), contemplate the waterfront views at Mida Creek and then explore the striking landscape of Watamu National Marine Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Local Ocean Conservation, take a peaceful walk through Arabuko-Sokoke Forest, and then get engrossed in the history at Gede Ruins.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Watamu trip maker website.

Traveling by flight from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Watamu takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Maasai Mara National Reserve in January, expect nights in Watamu to be warmer, around 77°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 87°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car to Mombasa.

Things to do in Watamu

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Gede
Highlights from your plan
Watamu National Marine Park ©
Watamu National Marine Park
Mida Creek ©
Mida Creek
Gede Ruins ©
Gede Ruins

4
nights
Mombasa

Mombasa ©
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.
Bring the kids along to Diani Beach and Safaris. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Haller Park, kick back and relax at Nyali Beach, look for gifts at Imani Collective, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find more things to do and other tourist information, read Mombasa tour itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Watamu to Mombasa in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Mombasa can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mombasa

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Diani Beach
Highlights from your plan
Diani Beach ©
Diani Beach
Safaris
Haller Park ©
Haller Park

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