13 days in Kenya Itinerary

13 days in Kenya Itinerary

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Fly
1
Nairobi
— 3 nights
Fly
2
Maasai Mara National Reserve
— 2 nights
Fly to Mombasa, Ferry to Likoni
3
Diani Beach
— 1 night
Drive to Likoni, Ferry to Mombasa
4
Mombasa
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Watamu
— 2 nights
Fly

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Nairobi

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Karen Blixen Museum and Karen Blixen Coffee Garden and Cottages. Explore hidden gems such as Upepo Photography Gallery and GP Karting. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Giraffe Centre, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, look for gifts at Penny Winter Boutique, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nairobi National Park.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Nairobi visit planning site.

Louisville, USA to Nairobi is an approximately 28-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Louisville to Nairobi due to the time zone difference. In August, Nairobi is little chillier than Louisville - with highs of 74°F and lows of 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

2
nights
Maasai Mara National Reserve

Home to the Great Migration and Africa's exceptional wildlife, Maasai Mara is a must on a Kenya itinerary.
On the 22nd (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Mara North Conservancy and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun): stroll through Musiara Swamp and then identify plant and animal life at Olare Orok Conservancy.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Maasai Mara National Reserve planner.

Fly from Nairobi to Maasai Mara National Reserve in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Diani Beach.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

1
night
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.
On the 24th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Colobus Conservation, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then stroll through Diani Beach.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Diani Beach sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Diani Beach takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Diani Beach can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mombasa.

Things to do in Diani Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Bombolulu Workshops and then kick back and relax at Nyali Beach.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Mombasa online itinerary planner.

Getting from Diani Beach to Mombasa by combination of car and ferry takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi. In August in Mombasa, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can drive to Watamu.

Things to do in Mombasa

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Beaches

2
nights
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.
On the 27th (Thu), stroll through Local Ocean Conservation and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Watamu National Marine Park. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Gede Ruins and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Watamu day trip app.

Traveling by car from Mombasa to Watamu takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In August in Watamu, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 74°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Watamu

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Kenya travel guide

4.2
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.