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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kibera and Muthaiga Golf Club. Do some cultural sightseeing at Karen Blixen Museum and Upepo Photography Gallery. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape of Nairobi National Park, get your game on at GP Karting, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and stroll through Giraffe Centre.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Nairobi trip itinerary website.

Jerusalem, Israel to Nairobi is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Israel Standard Time (IST) to East Africa Time (EAT) is 1 hour. In July, daily temperatures in Nairobi can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Tsavo National Park East.

Things to do in Nairobi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

1
night
Tsavo National Park East

Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): stroll through Tsavo East.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Tsavo National Park East online travel route planner.

You can drive from Nairobi to Tsavo National Park East in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Naivasha.

Things to do in Tsavo National Park East

Wildlife · Parks
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 Crater Lake Game Sanctuary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Soysambu Conservancy and Lake Oloidien. There's more to do: get engrossed in the history at Enashipai Maa Museum and tour the pleasant surroundings at Crescent Island Game Park.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Naivasha online holiday planner.

You can drive from Tsavo National Park East to Naivasha in 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 in Naivasha, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 13°C at night. 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

Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Hyrax Hill Prehistoric Site and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Baboons & Vervits.

To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Lake Nakuru National Park trip itinerary tool.

Drive from Naivasha to Lake Nakuru National Park in 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Lake Nakuru National Park can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Mount Kenya National Park.

Things to do in Lake Nakuru National Park

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

1
night
Mount Kenya National Park

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

To find maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Mount Kenya National Park tour itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Lake Nakuru National Park to Mount Kenya National Park with the Route module. July in Mount Kenya National Park sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 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

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

5
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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 discover tucked-away gems like Olare Orok Conservancy and Ol Kinyei Conservancy. Step out of the city life by going to Mara Triangle and Mara North Conservancy. The adventure continues: stroll through Musiara Swamp and enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Maasai Mara National Reserve itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Mount Kenya National Park to Maasai Mara National Reserve takes 6 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Diani Beach.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Tours

4
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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.
Slave Caves and Diani Beach Art Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Colobus Conservation and Safaris. Go for a jaunt from Diani Beach to Wasini Island to see Coral Gardens 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.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Diani Beach online itinerary planner.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Diani Beach in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and ferry. July in Diani Beach sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Watamu.

Things to do in Diani Beach

Wildlife · Outdoors · 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 outdoors at Local Ocean Conservation and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Discover out-of-the-way places like Isola dell'Amore and Spiaggia delle Tartarughe. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Gede Ruins, contemplate the waterfront views at Mida Creek, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Watamu National Marine Park.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Watamu trip 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 July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Watamu, with lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can go by car to Mombasa.

Things to do in Watamu

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Safaris and Bamburi Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Old Town and Shree Cutch Satsang Swaminarayan Temple. Spend the 30th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Haller Park, look for gifts at Imani Collective, get to know the resident critters at Mombasa Butterfly House, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Mombasa trip planner.

Traveling by car from Watamu to Mombasa takes 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, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Mombasa, with lows of 24°C. On the 31st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can 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.