31 days in Kenya Itinerary

31 days in Kenya Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kenya trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
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Nairobi
— 9 nights
Fly
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Maasai Mara National Reserve
— 4 nights
Drive
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Lake Nakuru National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Naivasha
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Tsavo National Park East
— 1 night
Drive
6
Amboseli National Park
— 1 night
Fly
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Malindi
— 4 nights
Fly to Mombasa, Taxi to Mombasa
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Mombasa
— 4 nights
Ferry to Likoni, Drive to Diani Beach
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Diani Beach
— 4 nights
Ferry to Mombasa, Fly to New Delhi

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Nairobi

— 9 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 2nd (Wed) exploring nature at Nairobi National Park. Make the 6th (Sun) a memorable day with a climbing tour. There's lots more to do: browse the exhibits of Karen Blixen Museum, stroll through David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, contemplate the long history of Karen Blixen Coffee Garden and Cottages, and see Off-Road Tours.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Nairobi travel planning website.

New Delhi, India to Nairobi is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to East Africa Time, which is usually a -2.5 hour difference. In June, Nairobi is much colder than New Delhi - with highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Nairobi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · 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 13th (Sun) surrounded by wildlife at Mara Triangle. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Ol Kinyei Conservancy and stroll through Olypunyata Swamp.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Maasai Mara National Reserve trip planner.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to drive to Lake Nakuru National Park.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Lake Nakuru National Park

— 1 night
On the 15th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Hyrax Hill Prehistoric Site and then explore the activities along Lake Nakuru.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Lake Nakuru National Park online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Lake Nakuru National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In June, daily temperatures in Lake Nakuru National Park can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Naivasha.

Things to do in Lake Nakuru National Park

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

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.
On the 16th (Wed), explore the striking landscape of Hell's Gate National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Lake Naivasha and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Crescent Island Game Park.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Naivasha online tour itinerary maker.

You can drive from Lake Nakuru National Park to Naivasha in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in June, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Tsavo National Park East.

Things to do in Naivasha

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Tsavo National Park East

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Tsavo East.

For where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Tsavo National Park East road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Naivasha to Tsavo National Park East takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and car; or do a combination of shuttle, train, and car. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Amboseli National Park.

Things to do in Tsavo National Park East

Parks · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip

Amboseli National Park

— 1 night
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 19th (Sat): enjoy breathtaking views from Observation Hill.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Amboseli National Park attractions website.

You can drive from Tsavo National Park East to Amboseli National Park in 5.5 hours. June in Amboseli National Park sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Malindi.
Highlights from your trip

Malindi

— 4 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Malindi side-trips: Watamu (Yoga at Watamu Treehouse, Local Ocean Conservation, &more) and Gede Ruins (in Gede). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Marafa-Hells Kitchen, kick back and relax at Watamu Beach, and take a peaceful walk through Arabuko-Sokoke Forest.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Malindi route builder tool.

You can fly from Amboseli National Park to Malindi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, train, and bus. Traveling from Amboseli National Park in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of 28°C in Malindi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Mombasa.

Things to do in Malindi

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Mombasa

— 4 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 25th (Fri) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Spend the 27th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Haller Park, look for gifts at Imani Collective, get engrossed in the history at Fort Jesus Museum, and take a stroll through Old Town.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Mombasa tour itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Malindi to Mombasa in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Malindi in June since evenings lows in Mombasa dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Diani Beach.

Things to do in Mombasa

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Neighborhoods

Diani Beach

— 4 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.
Spend the 29th (Tue) observing fascinating marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Spend the 30th (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Diani Beach.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Diani Beach online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Mombasa to Diani Beach by combination of ferry and car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in June, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Diani Beach

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Kenya travel guide

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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.