15 days in Kenya Itinerary

15 days in Kenya Itinerary

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15 days in Kenya Itinerary

Start: Malindi
1
Malindi
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h
2
Nairobi
— 6 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
3
Diani Beach
— 5 nights
End: Diani Beach

3
nights
Malindi

Malindi ©
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.
You've added Pathway Safaris, Watamu Beach, Upinde Diving Centre, and other attractions to your itinerary. Malindi Museum and Ndoro Sculpture Garden Malindi will appeal to museum buffs. Get in touch with nature at Local Ocean Conservation and Spiaggia delle Tartarughe. Take a break from Malindi with a short trip to Isola dell'Amore in Watamu, about 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Mangrove Boardwalk Mida Creek.

To find maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Malindi online driving holiday planner .

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airport is Mombasa Moi International Airport. January in Malindi sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Nairobi.

Things to do in Malindi

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Watamu, Mangrove Boardwalk Mida Creek
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Watamu Beach ©
Watamu Beach
Local Ocean Conservation ©
Local Ocean Conservation
Isola dell'Amore ©
Isola dell'Amore

6
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Kenya Expresso Tours and Safaris, Nairobi National Museum, Gracepatt Ecotours Kenya, and other attractions. Do some cultural sightseeing at Karen Blixen Coffee Garden and Cottages and Upepo Photography Gallery. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Karura Forest and Ngong Hills. Take a break from Nairobi with a short trip to Mount Longonot in Maai Mahiu, about 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, get lost in a book at National Archives, stop by Ocean Sole (Flip the Flop), and get interesting insight from Tours.

To find maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Nairobi trip planning tool .

Getting from Malindi to Nairobi by combination of flight and bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Malindi in January, things will get a bit cooler in Nairobi: highs are around 30°C and lows about 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Diani Beach.

Things to do in Nairobi

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Mount Longonot
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Karura Forest ©
Karura Forest

5
nights
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.
Get some cultural insight at Slave Caves and Diani Beach Art Gallery. Step off the beaten path and head to Waterskiing & Jetskiing and Coral Gardens. Get out of town with these interesting Diani Beach side-trips: Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Wasini Island) and Sheldrick Falls (in Kwale). There's still lots to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Sacred Mijikenda Kaya Forests, look for gifts at Sand & Sea Beach Shop, buy something for everyone on your list at Baharini Plaza, and play a few rounds at Leisure Golf Club.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Diani Beach trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Nairobi to Diani Beach takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Nairobi in January, things will get a bit warmer in Diani Beach: highs are around 38°C and lows about 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Diani Beach

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Wasini Island, Gazi Mangrove Boardwalk, Sheldrick Falls, Sacred Mijikenda Kaya Forests, Slave Caves
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Slave Caves ©
Slave Caves
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Coral Gardens ©
Coral Gardens

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