13 days in Kenya Itinerary

13 days in Kenya Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Nairobi
— 2 nights
2
Maasai Mara National Reserve
— 3 nights
3
Diani Beach
— 1 night
4
Mombasa
— 1 night
5
Tsavo National Park East
— 1 night
6
Naivasha
— 2 nights

2
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.
Nairobi is known for parks, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Nairobi National Park, browse the exhibits of Fundii Centre for the Arts, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and stroll through Giraffe Centre.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Nairobi road trip tool.

Sligo, Ireland to Nairobi is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Sligo to Nairobi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sligo in December, you will find days in Nairobi are much warmer (°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife Parks Tours
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Nairobi National Park ©
Nairobi National Park
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust ©
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
Karen Blixen Museum ©
Karen Blixen Museum

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 23rd (Mon) surrounded by wildlife at Mara Triangle. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Olare Orok Conservancy, stroll through Musiara Swamp, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find out how to plan a trip to Maasai Mara National Reserve, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Nairobi to Maasai Mara National Reserve takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Nairobi in December; daily highs in Maasai Mara National Reserve reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Diani Beach.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

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

1
night
Diani Beach

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, thenlook for gifts at Sand & Sea Beach Shop, and finally stroll through Diani Beach.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Diani Beach tour itinerary site.

Getting from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Diani Beach by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Maasai Mara National Reserve in December, with highs in Diani Beach at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Mombasa.

Things to do in Diani Beach

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Diani Beach ©
Diani Beach
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): look for gifts at Imani Collective and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Mombasa tour planner.

You can drive from Diani Beach to Mombasa in 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Mombasa can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Tsavo National Park East.

Things to do in Mombasa

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Safaris

1
night
Tsavo National Park East

Tsavo National Park East ©
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Tsavo East.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Tsavo National Park East trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Mombasa to Tsavo National Park East takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car; or do a combination of flight, train, and car. On the 28th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Naivasha.

Things to do in Tsavo National Park East

Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
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.
On the 29th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Crescent Island Game Park and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hell's Gate National Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Naivasha online travel planner.

You can drive from Tsavo National Park East to Naivasha in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car, train, and shuttle. In December in Naivasha, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. On the 30th (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Naivasha

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

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