22 days in Nairobi, Istanbul & Sofia Itinerary

22 days in Nairobi, Istanbul & Sofia Itinerary

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Nairobi, Kenya
— 5 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 8 nights
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Sofia, Bulgaria
— 7 nights
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Nairobi, Kenya

— 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 17th (Thu) exploring nature at Nairobi National Park. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, see Off-Road Tours, admire the landmark architecture of African Heritage House, and stop by Matbronze Wildlife Art.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Nairobi trip maker app.

If you are flying in from Singapore, the closest major aiport is Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. In June in Nairobi, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to fly to Istanbul.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Istanbul, Turkey

— 8 nights

Queen of Cities

A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia Mosque, explore the activities along Bosphorus Strait, explore the galleries of Galata Tower, and hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Istanbul trip maker site.

Traveling by flight from Nairobi to Istanbul takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Nairobi in June, expect nights in Istanbul to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Sofia.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Tours

Sofia, Bulgaria

— 7 nights
Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Get out of town with these interesting Sofia side-trips: The Big Drinking Fountain (in Samokov) and Borovets (Yanakiev Ski and Snowboard School, Borovets Ski Resort, &more). Next up on the itinerary: see the top attractions with Sightseeing Tours, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church St. George Rotunda, examine the collection at National Museum of History, and get a taste of the local shopping with Vitosha Boulevard.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Sofia trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Sofia takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Turkey Time (TRT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Istanbul in June, Sofia is slightly colder at night with lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Sofia

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips