19 days in Kenya & Sternberg Itinerary

19 days in Kenya & Sternberg Itinerary

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19 days in Kenya & Sternberg Itinerary

Start: Nairobi, Kenya
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Nairobi, Kenya
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  17​h 15​min
2
Sternberg, Germany
— 1 day
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  18​h
3
Diani Beach, Kenya
— Few hours
Drive:  45​min
4
Mombasa, Kenya
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h
5
Watamu, Kenya
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
6
Malindi, Kenya
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
7
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
8
Tsavo National Park East, Kenya
— 1 day
+2
Drive + train + Drive:  6​h 30​min
9
Naivasha, Kenya
— 1 day
shuttle:  1​h 30​min
End: Nairobi, Kenya

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Nairobi, Kenya

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.
Spend the 12th (Sun) exploring nature at Nairobi National Park. Spend the 14th (Tue) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: stroll through David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, examine the collection at Nairobi National Museum, browse the different shops at Sarit Centre, and grab your bike and head to Karura Forest.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Nairobi trip planner .

If you are flying in from Kenya, the closest major airport is Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Sternberg.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust ©
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
Giraffe Centre ©
Giraffe Centre
Nairobi National Park ©
Nairobi National Park

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Sternberg, Germany

Sternberg ©
Sternberg is a town in the Ludwigslust-Parchim district of the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.HistoryThe town of Sternberg was founded during the Ostsiedlung by duke Pribislaw I, who chartered the town with German town law in 1248. On the 16th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Mecklenburgisches Kutschenmuseum.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Sternberg journey planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Nairobi to Sternberg. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Nairobi to Sternberg due to the time zone difference. In August, daily temperatures in Sternberg can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. On the 16th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Diani Beach.

Things to do in Sternberg

Museums

Side Trip

Mecklenburgisches Kutschenmuseum
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Mecklenburgisches Kutschenmuseum ©
Mecklenburgisches Kutschenmuseum

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Diani Beach, Kenya

Diani Beach ©
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 17th (Fri): stop by Sand & Sea Beach Shop and then enjoy the sand and surf at Diani Beach.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Diani Beach holiday planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Sternberg to Diani Beach. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Sternberg to Diani Beach due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sternberg in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Diani Beach: highs are around 33°C and lows about 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Mombasa.

Things to do in Diani Beach

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Diani Beach ©
Diani Beach

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Mombasa, Kenya

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.
On the 18th (Sat), stroll through Bamburi Beach and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Old Town, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nyali Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Haller Park.

To find photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Mombasa day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Diani Beach to Mombasa takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Watamu.

Things to do in Mombasa

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Safaris
Nyali Beach ©
Nyali Beach
Old Town ©
Old Town

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Watamu, Kenya

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.
Spend the 22nd (Wed) exploring nature at Watamu National Marine Park. There's lots more to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, stroll through Spiaggia delle Tartarughe, experience rural life at Bio-Ken Snake Farm, and get engrossed in the history at Gede Ruins.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Watamu holiday planner.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Mombasa to Watamu in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In August, daytime highs in Watamu are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Malindi.

Things to do in Watamu

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Gede Ruins
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Spiaggia delle Tartarughe ©
Spiaggia delle Tartarughe
Safaris
Watamu National Marine Park ©
Watamu National Marine Park

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Malindi, Kenya

Malindi ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): kick back and relax at Watamu Beach, pause for some photo ops at Vasco da Gama Pillar, and then look for gifts at Nakumatt Malindi. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Che Shale Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Falconry of Kenya.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Malindi trip planner .

Malindi is just a short distance from Watamu. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Malindi

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Che Shale Beach ©
Che Shale Beach
Watamu Beach ©
Watamu Beach
Falconry of Kenya ©
Falconry of Kenya

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Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

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 25th (Sat) surrounded by wildlife at Olare Orok Conservancy. Spend the 26th (Sun) surrounded by wildlife at Mara Triangle. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Musiara Swamp, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Maasai Mara National Reserve trip planner .

Getting from Malindi to Maasai Mara National Reserve by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Tsavo National Park East.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Olare Orok Conservancy ©
Olare Orok Conservancy
Mara Triangle ©
Mara Triangle
Balloon Rides

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Tsavo National Park East, Kenya

Tsavo National Park East ©
On the 29th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Tsavo East.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Tsavo National Park East road trip planning website .

Do a combination of flight and car from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Tsavo National Park East in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and car; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Tsavo National Park East can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Naivasha.

Things to do in Tsavo National Park East

Parks Wildlife
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Tsavo East ©
Tsavo East

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Naivasha, Kenya

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 30th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hell's Gate National Park.

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You can drive from Tsavo National Park East to Naivasha in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of car, train, and bus. Traveling from Tsavo National Park East in August, things will get little chillier in Naivasha: highs are around 28°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Naivasha

Nature Parks
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Hell's Gate National Park ©
Hell's Gate National Park

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