5 days in Kenya Itinerary

5 days in Kenya Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kenya holiday planner

Make it your trip
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Watamu
— 1 night
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Drive to Mombasa, Ferry to Likoni, Drive to Diani Beach
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Diani Beach
— 1 night
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Nairobi
— 2 nights
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Watamu

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): stroll through Local Ocean Conservation, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mida Creek, and then get engrossed in the history at Gede Ruins.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Watamu trip builder.

Lagos, Nigeria to Watamu is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from West Africa Standard Time (WAT) to East Africa Time (EAT), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Lagos in December, expect nights in Watamu to be about the same, around 30°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Diani Beach.

Things to do in Watamu

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Diani Beach

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): kick back and relax at Diani Beach and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Diani Beach trip planner.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Watamu to Diani Beach in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of taxi, bus, ferry, and car. Traveling from Watamu in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Diani Beach, with lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Nairobi.

Things to do in Diani Beach

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Nairobi

— 2 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.
On the 19th (Thu), stroll through David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, then take in the exciting artwork at Upepo Photography Gallery, and then explore the striking landscape of Nairobi National Park. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Giraffe Centre, see the interesting displays at Karen Blixen Museum, and then examine the collection at Nairobi National Museum.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Nairobi travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Diani Beach to Nairobi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Diani Beach in December; daily highs in Nairobi reach 28°C and lows reach 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Nature

Kenya travel guide

4.3
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.