11 days in Kenya Itinerary

11 days in Kenya Itinerary

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Nairobi
— 2 nights
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Malindi
— 3 nights
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Bus to Mombasa, Ferry to Likoni, Drive to Diani Beach
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Diani Beach
— 3 nights
Drive to Likoni, Ferry to Mombasa
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Mombasa
— 2 nights
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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.
Appreciate the collections at Karen Blixen Museum and Nairobi National Museum. Get in touch with nature at Giraffe Centre and David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. There's still lots to do: see Off-Road Tours and contemplate the long history of Karen Blixen Coffee Garden and Cottages.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Nairobi online trip maker.

Cairo, Egypt to Nairobi is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to East Africa Time (EAT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In August, Nairobi is cooler than Cairo - with highs of 27°C and lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Malindi.

Things to do in Nairobi

Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

Malindi

— 3 nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Local Ocean Conservation and Che Shale Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Isola dell'Amore and Yoga at Watamu Treehouse. Get out of town with these interesting Malindi side-trips: Gede Ruins (in Gede) and Bio-Ken Snake Farm (in Watamu). There's more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

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Traveling by flight from Nairobi to Malindi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Nairobi in August, expect Malindi to be somewhat warmer, temps between 32°C and 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Diani Beach.

Things to do in Malindi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Diani Beach

— 3 nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to African Bush & Beach Adventures - Day tours and Colobus Conservation. Visiting Diani Beach and Safaris will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Diani Beach day trip site.

You can do a combination of bus, ferry, and car from Malindi to Diani Beach in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. Traveling from Malindi in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Diani Beach, with lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mombasa.

Things to do in Diani Beach

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): stop by Imani Collective, enjoy the sand and surf at Nyali Beach, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Mombasa trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Diani Beach to Mombasa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi. In August, daytime highs in Mombasa are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Mombasa

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

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.