19 days in Kenya Itinerary

19 days in Kenya Itinerary

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Nairobi
— 3 nights
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Nakuru
— 2 nights
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Kisumu
— 2 nights
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Maasai Mara National Reserve
— 2 nights
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Mombasa
— 3 nights
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Watamu
— 3 nights
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Nairobi
— 1 night
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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.
Visiting Nairobi National Park and Off-Road Tours will get you outdoors. You'll explore and learn at Karen Blixen Museum and Nairobi National Museum. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and explore the different monuments and memorials at Nairobi War Cemetery.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Nairobi trip planner.

Indianapolis, USA to Nairobi is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to East Africa Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Indianapolis in February, with highs in Nairobi at 81°F and lows at 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Nakuru.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Museums

Nakuru

— 2 nights
Nakuru is the fourth-largest city in Kenya, the capital of Nakuru County and former capital of the Rift Valley Province. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Baboons & Vervits. On the 7th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Kenana Knitters and then take an exotic tour of Hisia Safaris.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Nakuru vacation planning site.

Getting from Nairobi to Nakuru by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Nairobi in February, plan for a bit cooler nights in Nakuru, with lows around 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kisumu.

Things to do in Nakuru

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Kisumu

— 2 nights
Kisumu is a port city in Kisumu County, Kenya. Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Kisumu Impala Sanctuary. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by A to Z Ltd., then browse the exhibits of Kisumu museum, and then steep yourself in history at Thimlich Ohinga.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Kisumu trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Nakuru to Kisumu takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of taxi, shuttle, and bus. Traveling from Nakuru in February, Kisumu is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Kisumu

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Maasai Mara National Reserve

— 2 nights
Home to the Great Migration and Africa's exceptional wildlife, Maasai Mara is a must on a Kenya itinerary.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mara Triangle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Olare Orok Conservancy.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Maasai Mara National Reserve planning tool.

Fly from Kisumu to Maasai Mara National Reserve in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In February, Maasai Mara National Reserve is slightly colder than Kisumu - with highs of 71°F and lows of 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Mombasa.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Wildlife · Parks · Nature

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.
Get in touch with nature at Diani Beach and Haller Park. Spend the 13th (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Old Town, get engrossed in the history at Fort Jesus Museum, and look for gifts at Imani Collective.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Mombasa trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Mombasa takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Maasai Mara National Reserve in February, expect nights in Mombasa to be much warmer, around 75°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 91°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Watamu.

Things to do in Mombasa

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Watamu

— 3 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.
On the 15th (Tue), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Watamu National Marine Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Wed): admire all the interesting features of Local Ocean Conservation, stroll through Spiaggia delle Tartarughe, and then take an in-depth tour of Gede Ruins.

For photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Watamu holiday planner.

Drive from Mombasa to Watamu in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In February, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to fly to Nairobi.

Things to do in Watamu

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Nairobi

— 1 night

Green City in the Sun

Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Nairobi trip planner.

You can fly from Watamu to Nairobi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Watamu in February, with highs in Nairobi at 81°F and lows at 62°F. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Shopping
Highlights from your trip

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.