19 days in Kenya Itinerary

19 days in Kenya Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kenya holiday planner

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Nairobi
— 2 nights
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Maasai Mara National Reserve
— 3 nights
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Wasini Island
— 1 night
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Fly to Mombasa, Drive to Mombasa, Ferry to Likoni, Drive to Diani Beach
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Diani Beach
— 2 nights
Drive to Likoni, Ferry to Mombasa
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Mombasa
— 2 nights
Taxi to Mombasa, Fly to Malindi
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Malindi
— 3 nights
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Lamu Island
— 1 night
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Nairobi
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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 3rd (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Samburu National Reserve, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, then take in the exciting artwork at Fundii Centre for the Arts, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Nairobi War Cemetery. On the 4th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Ocean Sole (Flip the Flop), then contemplate the long history of Karen Blixen Coffee Garden and Cottages, and then examine the collection at Aero Club of East Africa (ACEA).

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Nairobi vacation planner.

Chicago, USA to Nairobi is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Nairobi is 9 hours. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Chicago in February; daily highs in Nairobi reach 81°F and lows reach 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Nairobi

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Maasai Mara National Reserve

— 3 nights
Home to the Great Migration and Africa's exceptional wildlife, Maasai Mara is a must on a Kenya itinerary.
Step off the beaten path and head to Olare Orok Conservancy and Musiara Swamp. There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Ol Kinyei Conservancy and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mara North Conservancy.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Maasai Mara National Reserve trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Nairobi to Maasai Mara National Reserve takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Nairobi in February, things will get little chillier in Maasai Mara National Reserve: highs are around 71°F and lows about 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Wasini Island.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Wildlife · Parks

Wasini Island

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): explore the fascinating underground world of Slave Caves and then take in the dramatic natural features at Coral Gardens. Keep things going the next day: deepen your appreciation for local ecosystems through Wasini's Blue Whale Boat Operators.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Wasini Island trip itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Wasini Island in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Maasai Mara National Reserve in February, expect nights in Wasini Island to be warmer, around 81°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 82°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Diani Beach.

Things to do in Wasini Island

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Diani Beach

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): kick back and relax at Diani Beach and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at Robert Safaris Adventure Day Excusions. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: cast your line with a fishing tour and then take in the exciting artwork at Diani Beach Art Gallery.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Diani Beach trip maker app.

You can do a combination of flight, car, and ferry from Wasini Island to Diani Beach in 4 hours. When traveling from Wasini Island in February, plan for a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Diani Beach: temperatures range from 91°F by day to 75°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Mombasa.

Things to do in Diani Beach

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Nguuni Nature Sanctuary, then see the interesting displays at Rabai Museum, and then stop by Dazzle Jewellers. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shree Cutch Satsang Swaminarayan Temple and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shiva Temple.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Mombasa online journey planner.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Diani Beach to Mombasa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi. In February, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Malindi.

Things to do in Mombasa

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Scuba & Snorkeling and Mangrove Boardwalk Mida Creek. Change things up with these side-trips from Malindi: Watamu (Local Ocean Conservation, Yoga at Watamu Treehouse, &more). There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Falconry of Kenya and view the masterpieces at Ndoro Sculpture Garden Malindi.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Malindi journey planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Mombasa to Malindi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Lamu Island.

Things to do in Malindi

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lamu Island

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): examine the collection at Lamu Museum and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Siyu Fort.

Before you visit Lamu Island, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can fly from Malindi to Lamu Island in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. February in Lamu Island sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Nairobi.

Things to do in Lamu Island

Historic Sites · Museums

Nairobi

— 1 night

Green City in the Sun

Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): stroll through Samburu National Reserve, browse the exhibits of Upepo Photography Gallery, and then examine the collection at Aero Club of East Africa (ACEA).

For ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Nairobi trip tool.

You can fly from Lamu Island to Nairobi in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In February, Nairobi is slightly colder than Lamu Island - with highs of 81°F and lows of 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nairobi

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Shopping

Kenya travel guide

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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.