31 days in Kenya Itinerary

31 days in Kenya Itinerary

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Nairobi
— 7 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
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Tsavo National Park East
— 1 night
Drive
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Amboseli National Park
— 1 night
Fly
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Malindi
— 4 nights
Fly to Mombasa, Taxi to Mombasa
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Mombasa
— 5 nights
Ferry to Likoni, Drive to Diani Beach
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Diani Beach
— 5 nights
Ferry to Mombasa, Fly to New Delhi

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Nairobi

— 7 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. Spend the 7th (Mon) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Karen Blixen Museum, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, stroll through David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, and steep yourself in history at Karen Blixen Coffee Garden and Cottages.

To see maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Nairobi holiday planning tool.

New Delhi, India to Nairobi is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New Delhi to Nairobi is minus 2.5 hours. 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 8th (Tue) early enough 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 11th (Fri) surrounded by wildlife at Mara Triangle. It doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Ol Kinyei Conservancy and tour the pleasant surroundings at Musiara Swamp.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Maasai Mara National Reserve road trip planning app.

Getting from Nairobi to Maasai Mara National Reserve by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Lake Nakuru National Park.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Wildlife · Parks · Nature

Lake Nakuru National Park

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Hyrax Hill Prehistoric Site and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Nakuru.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Lake Nakuru National Park travel route planning tool.

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, daytime highs in Lake Nakuru National Park are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Naivasha.

Things to do in Lake Nakuru National Park

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

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 14th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hell's Gate National Park. On the 15th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Lake Naivasha and then stroll through Crescent Island Game Park.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Naivasha trip planner.

You can drive from Lake Nakuru National Park to Naivasha in 2 hours. June in Naivasha sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to 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 16th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Tsavo East.

To see ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Tsavo National Park East road trip planning app.

Drive from Naivasha to Tsavo National Park East in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and car; or do a combination of shuttle, train, and car. On the 16th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Amboseli National Park.

Things to do in Tsavo National Park East

Wildlife · Parks
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 17th (Thu): enjoy breathtaking views from Observation Hill.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Amboseli National Park attractions planner.

Getting from Tsavo National Park East to Amboseli National Park by car takes about 5.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Amboseli National Park can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Thu) to allow time for the flight 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Malindi: Watamu (Local Ocean Conservation, Yoga at Watamu Treehouse, &more) and Gede Ruins (in Gede). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Marafa-Hells Kitchen, take a peaceful walk through Arabuko-Sokoke Forest, and kick back and relax at Watamu Beach.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Malindi online trip planner.

Fly from Amboseli National Park to Malindi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, train, and bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Malindi when traveling from Amboseli National Park in June, with lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Mombasa.

Things to do in Malindi

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Mombasa

— 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.
Spend the 23rd (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Spend the 25th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: stroll through Haller Park, see Off-Road Tours, take a stroll through Old Town, and get engrossed in the history at Fort Jesus Museum.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Mombasa trip tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Malindi to Mombasa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Malindi in June, plan for slightly colder nights in Mombasa, with lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Diani Beach.

Things to do in Mombasa

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Diani Beach

— 5 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Shimoni (Slave Caves & Kisite-Mpunguti Marine National Park and Reserve). Spend the 28th (Mon) observing fascinating marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Spend the 30th (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's more to do: kick back and relax at Diani Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Colobus Conservation.

For where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Diani Beach day trip planning tool.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Mombasa to Diani Beach takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight. In June, daytime highs in Diani Beach are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Diani Beach

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side 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.