13 days in Kenya Itinerary

13 days in Kenya Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kenya trip itinerary maker

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Fly
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Nairobi
— 2 nights
Fly
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Maasai Mara National Reserve
— 4 nights
Fly to Mombasa, Ferry to Diani Beach
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Diani Beach
— 1 night
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Drive to Likoni, Ferry to Mombasa, Drive to Watamu
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Watamu
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tsavo National Park East
— 1 night
Drive
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Naivasha
— 2 nights
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Drive to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Fly to Larnaca International Airport, Drive to Ayia Napa

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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.
On the 8th (Sun), wander the streets of Kibera, tour the pleasant surroundings at David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, stroll through Giraffe Centre, see the interesting displays at Karen Blixen Museum, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Nairobi War Cemetery, and finally see Off-Road Tours. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Nairobi National Park.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Nairobi road trip planner.

Ayia Napa, Cyprus to Nairobi is an approximately 11-hour flight. Traveling from Ayia Napa to Nairobi, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Ayia Napa in August; daily highs in Nairobi reach 27°C and lows reach 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Tours

Maasai Mara National Reserve

— 4 nights
Home to the Great Migration and Africa's exceptional wildlife, Maasai Mara is a must on a Kenya itinerary.
Get outdoors at Mara Triangle and Balloon Rides. Spend the 12th (Thu) surrounded by wildlife at Olare Orok Conservancy. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Musiara Swamp.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Maasai Mara National Reserve trip maker.

You can fly from Nairobi to Maasai Mara National Reserve in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Diani Beach.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Tours

Diani Beach

— 1 night
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 13th (Fri): stroll through Colobus Conservation, explore the galleries of Diani Beach Art Gallery, then kick back and relax at Diani Beach, and finally get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Diani Beach day trip app.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Diani Beach in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Diani Beach can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Watamu.

Things to do in Diani Beach

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Watamu

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): kick back and relax at Spiaggia delle Tartarughe, explore the activities along Mida Creek, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and finally take a peaceful walk through Arabuko-Sokoke Forest. On the next day, head outdoors with 3 Degrees South, delve into the distant past at Mnarani Ruins (Museum), then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally soothe aching muscles at Yoga at Watamu Treehouse.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Watamu travel route website.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Diani Beach to Watamu in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of car, ferry, bus, and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in August, and nighttime lows around 27°C. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Mon) before leaving for Tsavo National Park East.

Things to do in Watamu

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Tsavo National Park East

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): stroll through Tsavo East.

Plan my day in Tsavo National Park East using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Watamu to Tsavo National Park East by car takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of taxi, bus, train, and car. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Naivasha.

Things to do in Tsavo National Park East

Wildlife · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Naivasha

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hell's Gate National Park.

To find ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Naivasha trip site.

Drive from Tsavo National Park East to Naivasha in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, train, and taxi; or do a combination of car, train, and shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. On the 19th (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Naivasha

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Kenya travel guide

4.3
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.