31 days in Kenya Itinerary

31 days in Kenya Itinerary

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Fly
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Nairobi
— 6 nights
Drive
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Tsavo National Park East
— 1 night
Drive
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Naivasha
— 3 nights
Drive
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Lake Nakuru National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Mount Kenya National Park
— 1 night
Fly
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Maasai Mara National Reserve
— 5 nights
Fly to Mombasa, Ferry to Likoni
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Diani Beach
— 4 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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Mombasa
— 5 nights
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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Karen Blixen Museum and Kibera. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Upepo Photography Gallery and Spas. There's much more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nairobi National Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and grab your bike and head to Karura Forest.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Nairobi travel route planner.

Jerusalem, Israel to Nairobi is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Jerusalem to Nairobi. In July, daytime highs in Nairobi are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. On the 7th (Tue), you're off to Tsavo National Park East.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

1
night
Tsavo National Park East

Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Tsavo East.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Tsavo National Park East day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nairobi to Tsavo National Park East takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car. On the 8th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Naivasha.

Things to do in Tsavo National Park East

Parks · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip

3
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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.
Get outdoors at Hell's Gate National Park and Crescent Island Game Park. Step off the beaten path and head to Crater Lake Game Sanctuary and Lake Oloidien. Step out of Naivasha to go to Lake Elementaita and see Soysambu Conservancy, which is approximately 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Enashipai Maa Museum.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Naivasha road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Tsavo National Park East to Naivasha takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, train, and taxi; or do a combination of car, train, and shuttle. In July, daily temperatures in Naivasha can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Lake Nakuru National Park.

Things to do in Naivasha

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

1
night
Lake Nakuru National Park

On the 12th (Sun), delve into the distant past at Hyrax Hill Prehistoric Site and then explore the striking landscape of Baboons & Vervits.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Lake Nakuru National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Naivasha to Lake Nakuru National Park takes 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Mount Kenya National Park.

Things to do in Lake Nakuru National Park

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

1
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Mount Kenya National Park

Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Kenya.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Mount Kenya National Park road trip planning website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Lake Nakuru National Park to Mount Kenya National Park. In July in Mount Kenya National Park, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Mount Kenya National Park

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

5
nights
Maasai Mara National Reserve

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 Olare Orok Conservancy and Mara North Conservancy. Escape the urban bustle at Mara Triangle and Ol Kinyei Conservancy. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Musiara Swamp and enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Maasai Mara National Reserve trip itinerary planning tool.

Fly from Mount Kenya National Park to Maasai Mara National Reserve in 6 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Diani Beach.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Slave Caves and Diani Beach Art Gallery. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Colobus Conservation and Safaris. Change things up with a short trip to Coral Gardens in Wasini Island (about 1h 50 min away). There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Diani Beach and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Diani Beach travel route planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Diani Beach takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in July, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Watamu.

Things to do in Diani Beach

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

4
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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.
Get in touch with nature at Local Ocean Conservation and Watamu National Marine Park. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Isola dell'Amore and Spiaggia delle Tartarughe. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Gede Ruins, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and stroll through Mida Creek.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Watamu vacation planning app.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Diani Beach to Watamu in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of car, ferry, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Diani Beach in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Watamu, with lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Mombasa.

Things to do in Watamu

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

5
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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Old Town and Shree Cutch Satsang Swaminarayan Temple. Step out of the city life by going to Safaris and Nature & Wildlife Tours. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Haller Park, kick back and relax at Bamburi Beach, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Mombasa Butterfly House, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Mombasa trip planner.

You can drive from Watamu to Mombasa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Watamu in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Mombasa, with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Mombasa

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

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.