21 days in Kenya Itinerary

21 days in Kenya Itinerary

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Nairobi
— 3 nights
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Naivasha
— 1 night
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Lake Nakuru National Park
— 1 night
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Isiolo
— 2 nights
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Tsavo National Park East
— 1 night
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Watamu
— 3 nights
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Diani Beach
— 2 nights
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Mombasa
— 3 nights
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Maasai Mara National Reserve
— 4 nights

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Nairobi

Nairobi ©

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.
Spend the 10th (Sat) exploring nature at Nairobi National Park. Spend the 13th (Tue) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. And it doesn't end there: stroll through David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, get interesting insight from Tours, examine the collection at Karen Blixen Museum, and buy something for everyone on your list at The Hub Karen.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Nairobi itinerary planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Nairobi. In October, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to take a shuttle to Naivasha.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours
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Nairobi National Park ©
Nairobi National Park
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust ©
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
Giraffe Centre ©
Giraffe Centre

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Naivasha

Naivasha ©
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.
On the 14th (Wed), explore the striking landscape of Hell's Gate National Park.

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

You can take a shuttle from Nairobi to Naivasha in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Nairobi in October since evenings lows in Naivasha dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Lake Nakuru National Park.

Things to do in Naivasha

Nature · Parks
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Hell's Gate National Park ©
Hell's Gate National Park

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Lake Nakuru National Park

Lake Nakuru National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): surround yourself with nature on County Simba Safaris Day Tours and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lake Nakuru.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Lake Nakuru National Park day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Naivasha to Lake Nakuru National Park takes 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Lake Nakuru National Park are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Isiolo.

Things to do in Lake Nakuru National Park

Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks
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Lake Nakuru ©
Lake Nakuru
County Simba Safaris Day Tours ©
County Simba Safaris Day Tours

2
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Isiolo

Isiolo ©
Isiolo is a town in the former Eastern Province, Kenya. On the 16th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Lewa Wildlife Conservation and then stroll through Lewa Wildlife Conservancy. Here are some ideas for day two: take an exotic tour of Elephant Watch Camp & Safaris.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Isiolo trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Lake Nakuru National Park to Isiolo takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Lake Nakuru National Park in October since evenings lows in Isiolo dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Tsavo National Park East.

Things to do in Isiolo

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy ©
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy

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Tsavo National Park East

Tsavo National Park East ©
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): stroll through Tsavo East.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Tsavo National Park East trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Isiolo to Tsavo National Park East takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and car; or do a combination of car, flight, and train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Watamu.

Things to do in Tsavo National Park East

Wildlife · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Tsavo East ©
Tsavo East

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Watamu

Watamu ©
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.
Spend the 19th (Mon) exploring nature at Watamu National Marine Park. There's still lots to do: stroll through Mida Creek, get engrossed in the history at Gede Ruins, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and delve into the lush surroundings at Arabuko-Sokoke Forest.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Watamu trip planner.

Drive from Tsavo National Park East to Watamu in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car, train, bus, and taxi. In October, daily temperatures in Watamu can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Diani Beach.

Things to do in Watamu

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Watamu National Marine Park ©
Watamu National Marine Park
Mida Creek ©
Mida Creek
Gede Ruins ©
Gede Ruins

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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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): kick back and relax at Diani Beach and then get interesting insight from Tours. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see Marco Polo Safaris and then cross one thing off your bucket list with Skydive Diani.

To find ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Diani Beach trip planner.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Watamu to Diani Beach in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of taxi, bus, ferry, and car. Traveling from Watamu in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Diani Beach, with lows around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Mombasa.

Things to do in Diani Beach

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Diani Beach ©
Diani Beach
Skydive Diani ©
Skydive Diani
Marco Polo Safaris ©
Marco Polo Safaris

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Mombasa

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.
Spend the 24th (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Haller Park, browse the different shops at Nyali Centre, take an in-depth tour of Fort Jesus Museum, and see Off-Road Tours.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Mombasa vacation planner.

You can 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 October, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Mombasa

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Haller Park ©
Haller Park
Fort Jesus Museum ©
Fort Jesus Museum

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Maasai Mara National Reserve

Maasai Mara National Reserve ©
Home to the Great Migration and Africa's exceptional wildlife, Maasai Mara is a must on a Kenya itinerary.
Spend the 27th (Tue) surrounded by wildlife at Olare Orok Conservancy. Spend the 29th (Thu) surrounded by wildlife at Mara Triangle. It doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Ol Kinyei Conservancy and enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Maasai Mara National Reserve trip planner.

You can fly from Mombasa to Maasai Mara National Reserve in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Mombasa in October, expect Maasai Mara National Reserve to be cooler, temps between 20°C and 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Olare Orok Conservancy ©
Olare Orok Conservancy
Mara Triangle ©
Mara Triangle
Balloon Rides

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