31 days in Kenya & Dubai Itinerary

31 days in Kenya & Dubai Itinerary

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 1 day
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Nairobi, Kenya
— 3 nights
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Nanyuki Town, Kenya
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nakuru, Kenya
— 2 nights
Drive
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Naivasha, Kenya
— 1 night
Drive
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Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
— 3 nights
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Nairobi, Kenya
— 2 nights
Drive
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Amboseli National Park, Kenya
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tsavo National Park West, Kenya
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tsavo National Park East, Kenya
— 2 nights
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Mombasa, Kenya
— 5 nights
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Nairobi, Kenya
— 3 nights
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates

— 1 day

City of Gold

Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Bastakia Quarter, take an in-depth tour of Al Fahidi Fort, then get engrossed in the history at Etihad Museum, then examine the collection at Maritime Museum, and finally stroll through Al Mamzar Beach Park.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Dubai trip itinerary site.

Funchal, Portugal to Dubai is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Funchal to Dubai. Traveling from Funchal in February, expect Dubai to be a bit warmer, temps between 30°C and 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Nairobi.

Things to do in Dubai

Museums · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Nairobi, Kenya

— 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Karura Forest and Kereita Forest. Step off the beaten path and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Aero Club of East Africa (ACEA). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Samburu National Reserve, stroll the grounds of Nairobi War Cemetery, take in the exciting artwork at Fundii Centre for the Arts, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at All Saints Cathedral.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Nairobi road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Dubai to Nairobi takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to East Africa Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In February in Nairobi, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. On the 6th (Sun), you'll travel to Nanyuki Town.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Nanyuki Town, Kenya

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Kenya Wildlife Conservancy, make a trip to Equator Marker, and then identify plant and animal life at Ol Pejeta Conservancy. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Solio Game Reserve and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ol Jogi Wildlife Conservancy.

To see where to stay and tourist information, read Nanyuki Town online tour itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Nairobi to Nanyuki Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Nairobi in February, Nanyuki Town is a bit cooler at night with lows of 16°C. You will leave for Nakuru on the 8th (Tue).

Things to do in Nanyuki Town

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Nakuru, Kenya

— 2 nights
Nakuru is the fourth-largest city in Kenya, the capital of Nakuru County and former capital of the Rift Valley Province. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): see exotic creatures in open habitats at Hisia Safaris. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Wed): examine the collection at Kariandusi Museum, then look for gifts at Kenana Knitters, and then steep yourself in history at Hyrax Hill Prehistoric Site.

For photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Nakuru trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nanyuki Town to Nakuru takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Nanyuki Town in February, expect slightly colder with lows of 13°C in Nakuru. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Naivasha.

Things to do in Nakuru

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Naivasha, Kenya

— 1 night
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 10th (Thu): explore the activities along Lake Oloidien, then stroll through Crater Lake Game Sanctuary, and then take an in-depth tour of Enashipai Maa Museum.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Naivasha visit planning site.

Traveling by car from Nakuru to Naivasha takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in February, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Naivasha

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

— 3 nights
Home to the Great Migration and Africa's exceptional wildlife, Maasai Mara is a must on a Kenya itinerary.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mara Triangle and Safaris. Get outdoors at Ol Kinyei Conservancy and Mara North Conservancy. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Musiara Swamp.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Maasai Mara National Reserve trip planning app.

Fly from Naivasha to Maasai Mara National Reserve in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and car. When traveling from Naivasha in February, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Maasai Mara National Reserve: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 11°C at night. On the 14th (Mon), you're off to Nairobi.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Nairobi, Kenya

— 2 nights

Green City in the Sun

Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): take a peaceful walk through Kereita Forest and then examine the collection at Aero Club of East Africa (ACEA). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at All Saints Cathedral, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Nairobi War Cemetery, then wander the streets of Kibera, and finally stroll through Samburu National Reserve.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Nairobi journey builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Nairobi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Maasai Mara National Reserve in February, expect Nairobi to be somewhat warmer, temps between 32°C and 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Amboseli National Park.

Things to do in Nairobi

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Amboseli National Park, Kenya

— 2 nights
On a tour of Amboseli National Park, you can discover Kenya's diverse wildlife while enjoying stunning views of Mount Kilimanjaro in the distance.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): take in panoramic vistas at Observation Hill and then stroll through Selenkay Conservancy.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Amboseli National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Nairobi to Amboseli National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. When traveling from Nairobi in February, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Amboseli National Park: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 22°C at night. On the 18th (Fri), you'll travel to Tsavo National Park West.

Things to do in Amboseli National Park

Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Tsavo National Park West, Kenya

— 2 nights
On the 18th (Fri), explore the striking landscape at Roaring Rocks. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary and then stroll through LUMO Community Wildlife Sanctuary.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Tsavo National Park West trip website.

Traveling by car from Amboseli National Park to Tsavo National Park West takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In February, daytime highs in Tsavo National Park West are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Tsavo National Park East.

Things to do in Tsavo National Park West

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Tsavo National Park East, Kenya

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): stroll through Tsavo East.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Tsavo National Park East travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Tsavo National Park West to Tsavo National Park East by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive. On the 22nd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Mombasa.

Things to do in Tsavo National Park East

Parks · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip

Mombasa, Kenya

— 5 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 a sense of the local culture at Old Town and Shiva Temple. Escape the urban bustle at Diani Beach and Aqua Paradise Safaris Day Tours. Change things up with these side-trips from Mombasa: Sheldrick Falls (in Kwale) and Waterskiing & Jetskiing (in Diani Beach). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Fort Jesus Museum, buy something for everyone on your list at Nyali Centre, stroll through Nguuni Nature Sanctuary, and stop by Akamba Handicraft.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Mombasa visit planner.

Traveling by combination of car and train from Tsavo National Park East to Mombasa takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, train, and flight. In February in Mombasa, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Nairobi.

Things to do in Mombasa

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Nairobi, Kenya

— 3 nights

Green City in the Sun

Appreciate the collections at Karen Village and Aero Club of East Africa (ACEA). Take a break from the city and head to Karura Forest and Silole Sanctuary. See even more of Nairobi: stroll through Samburu National Reserve, explore the different monuments and memorials at Nairobi War Cemetery, pause for some serene contemplation at All Saints Cathedral, and take in the awesome beauty at Elephant Hill.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Nairobi itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Mombasa to Nairobi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Mombasa in February; daily highs in Nairobi reach 32°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can fly to Dubai.

Things to do in Nairobi

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

City of Gold

Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): try your luck at Meydan Racecourse.

For reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Dubai day trip site.

Fly from Nairobi to Dubai in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nairobi to Dubai. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Nairobi in March since evenings lows in Dubai dip to 24°C. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Dubai

Casinos · Fun & Games
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.