19 days in Kenya Itinerary

19 days in Kenya Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kenya planner

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Bus to Chicago, Il, Fly to Mombasa
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Mombasa
— 3 nights
Taxi to Mombasa, Fly to Malindi
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Malindi
— 3 nights
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Bus to Mombasa, Ferry to Likoni, Drive to Diani Beach
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Diani Beach
— 3 nights
Ferry to Mombasa, Fly to Maasai Mara National Reserve
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Maasai Mara National Reserve
— 4 nights
Fly
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Nairobi
— 3 nights
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Mombasa

— 3 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.
Fort Jesus Museum and Old Town are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Bombolulu Workshops and Nyali Centre. The adventure continues: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Nyali Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Haller Park, and see Off-Road Tours.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Mombasa online day trip planner.

Indianapolis, USA to Mombasa is an approximately 24-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly. Traveling from Indianapolis to Mombasa, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Indianapolis in February, with highs in Mombasa at 91°F and lows at 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Malindi.

Things to do in Mombasa

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Malindi

— 3 nights
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.
Relax by the water at Che Shale Beach and Spiaggia delle Tartarughe. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Off-Road Tours. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Malindi: Watamu (Yoga at Watamu Treehouse & Local Ocean Conservation). The adventure continues: view the masterpieces at Ndoro Sculpture Garden Malindi.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Malindi online travel planner.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Mombasa to Malindi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. February in Malindi sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 78°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Diani Beach.

Things to do in Malindi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Diani Beach

— 3 nights
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 in touch with nature at Diani Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Colobus Conservation and Safaris. There's still lots to do: surround yourself with nature on African Bush & Beach Adventures - Day tours.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Diani Beach day trip planning website.

Traveling by combination of bus, ferry, and car from Malindi to Diani Beach takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. February in Diani Beach sees daily highs of 91°F and lows of 75°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Diani Beach

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Olare Orok Conservancy and Mara North Conservancy. Get outdoors at Mara Triangle and Safaris. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Musiara Swamp.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Maasai Mara National Reserve online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Diani Beach to Maasai Mara National Reserve takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Diani Beach in February, expect Maasai Mara National Reserve to be colder, temps between 71°F and 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can fly to Nairobi.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Tours

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.
Karen Blixen Museum and Nairobi National Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Get outdoors at Nairobi National Park and Giraffe Centre. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, browse the different shops at The Hub Karen, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Nairobi online trip planner.

Getting from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Nairobi by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Maasai Mara National Reserve in February, expect Nairobi to be a bit warmer, temps between 81°F and 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Nairobi

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Kenya travel guide

4.3
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.