15 days in Kenya Itinerary

15 days in Kenya Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kenya trip planner

Make it your trip
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Mombasa
— 2 nights
Drive
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Watamu
— 2 nights
Fly
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Maasai Mara National Reserve
— 4 nights
Fly
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Nairobi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Lake Nakuru National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Naivasha
— 1 night
Drive
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Tsavo National Park East
— 1 night
Drive to Mtito Andei, Train to Mombasa

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Mombasa: Diani Beach (Stand-Up Paddleboarding & Diani Beach). Spend the 12th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. It doesn't end there: take an exotic tour of a safari tour and tour the pleasant surroundings at Haller Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Mombasa online driving holiday planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Mombasa. In October, daily temperatures in Mombasa can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can drive to Watamu.

Things to do in Mombasa

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Watamu National Marine Park and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mida Creek. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Local Ocean Conservation, then take an in-depth tour of Gede Ruins, and then take a peaceful walk through Arabuko-Sokoke Forest.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Watamu trip itinerary website.

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. October in Watamu sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Watamu

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

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.
Spend the 16th (Wed) surrounded by wildlife at Mara Triangle. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Olare Orok Conservancy, stroll through Musiara Swamp, and soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Maasai Mara National Reserve online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Watamu to Maasai Mara National Reserve takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. In October, Maasai Mara National Reserve is much colder than Watamu - with highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can fly to Nairobi.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Nairobi

— 3 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.
Nairobi is known for parks, museums, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Nairobi National Park, have some family-friendly fun at GP Karting, hike along Karura Forest, and browse the exhibits of Karen Blixen Museum.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Nairobi trip itinerary maker tool.

Fly from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Nairobi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Maasai Mara National Reserve in October, expect Nairobi to be somewhat warmer, temps between 30°C and 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can go by car to Lake Nakuru National Park.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Lake Nakuru National Park

— 1 night
On the 22nd (Tue), explore the striking landscape of Lake Nakuru.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Lake Nakuru National Park travel route website.

Traveling by car from Nairobi to Lake Nakuru National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and taxi. Traveling from Nairobi in October, plan for little chillier nights in Lake Nakuru National Park, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Naivasha.

Things to do in Lake Nakuru National Park

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Naivasha

— 1 night
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 23rd (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hell's Gate National Park.

To see traveler tips and more tourist information, read our Naivasha online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Lake Nakuru National Park to Naivasha in 2 hours. In October in Naivasha, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can drive to Tsavo National Park East.

Things to do in Naivasha

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Tsavo National Park East

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): stroll through Tsavo East.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Tsavo National Park East trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Naivasha to Tsavo National Park East takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and car; or do a combination of shuttle, train, and car. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tsavo National Park East

Wildlife · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Kenya travel guide

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Nature & Parks · Safaris · National Parks
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.