22 days in Kenya Itinerary

22 days in Kenya Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kenya trip itinerary planner

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Drive to Friedrichshafen Airport, Fly to Nairobi
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Nairobi
— 4 nights
Fly
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Maasai Mara National Reserve
— 4 nights
Fly
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Mombasa
— 3 nights
Ferry to Likoni, Drive to Diani Beach
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Diani Beach
— 2 nights
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Drive to Likoni, Ferry to Mombasa, Drive to Watamu
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Watamu
— 4 nights
Drive
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Tsavo National Park East
— 1 night
Drive
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Lake Nakuru National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Naivasha
— 2 nights
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Drive to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Fly to Friedrichshafen Airport, Drive to Memmingen

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Nairobi

— 4 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.
Spend the 5th (Sun) exploring nature at Nairobi National Park. Spend the 8th (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's lots more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, tour the pleasant surroundings at David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, examine the collection at Karen Blixen Museum, and buy something for everyone on your list at The Hub Karen.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Nairobi day trip app.

Memmingen, Germany to Nairobi is an approximately 26-hour combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Memmingen to Nairobi. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Memmingen in September: high temperatures in Nairobi hover around 29°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

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.
Spend the 9th (Thu) surrounded by wildlife at Mara Triangle. Spend the 10th (Fri) surrounded by wildlife at Olare Orok Conservancy. The adventure continues: soar above the sights with a balloon tour and tour the pleasant surroundings at Musiara Swamp.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Maasai Mara National Reserve trip builder site.

Traveling by flight from Nairobi to Maasai Mara National Reserve takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Nairobi in September; daily highs in Maasai Mara National Reserve reach 17°C and lows reach 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Mombasa.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

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.
Spend the 13th (Mon) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Haller Park, look for gifts at Imani Collective, get engrossed in the history at Fort Jesus Museum, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Mombasa sightseeing app.

Getting from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Mombasa by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Maasai Mara National Reserve in September, expect Mombasa to be much warmer, temps between 34°C and 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Diani Beach.

Things to do in Mombasa

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums

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.
On the 16th (Thu), stroll through Diani Beach and then get a dose of the wild on African Bush & Beach Adventures - Day tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get interesting insight from Tours.

For other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Diani Beach trip planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Mombasa to Diani Beach in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight. September in Diani Beach sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Watamu.

Things to do in Diani Beach

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Watamu

— 4 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.
Step out of Watamu to go to Kilifi and see 3 Degrees South, which is approximately 56 minutes away. Spend the 18th (Sat) exploring nature at Watamu National Marine Park. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Mida Creek, delve into the lush surroundings at Arabuko-Sokoke Forest, admire all the interesting features of Local Ocean Conservation, and relax and rejuvenate at Yoga at Watamu Treehouse.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Watamu day trip planning tool.

Getting from Diani Beach to Watamu by combination of car and ferry takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of car, ferry, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Diani Beach in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Watamu, with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to Tsavo National Park East.

Things to do in Watamu

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Tsavo National Park East

— 1 night
On the 22nd (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Tsavo East.

To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Tsavo National Park East trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Watamu to Tsavo National Park East takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of taxi, bus, train, and car. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Lake Nakuru National Park.

Things to do in Tsavo National Park East

Parks · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip

Lake Nakuru National Park

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): take an exotic tour of County Simba Safaris Day Tours and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lake Nakuru.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Lake Nakuru National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tsavo National Park East to Lake Nakuru National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car, train, and flight. In September, daily temperatures in Lake Nakuru National Park can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Naivasha.

Things to do in Lake Nakuru National Park

Nature · Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors

Naivasha

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Hell's Gate National Park.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Naivasha trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Lake Nakuru National Park to Naivasha in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Naivasha

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

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.