5 days in Kenya Itinerary

5 days in Kenya Itinerary

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5 days in Kenya Itinerary

Start: Lagos
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Watamu
— 1 night
+4
taxi + Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Diani Beach
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 30​min
3
Nairobi
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Lagos

1
night
Watamu

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.
On the 17th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Local Ocean Conservation, then contemplate the waterfront views at Mida Creek, and then get engrossed in the history at Gede Ruins.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Watamu road trip planner.

Lagos, Nigeria to Watamu is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Western African Time to Eastern African Time is 2 hours. While traveling from Lagos, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Watamu, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Diani Beach.

Things to do in Watamu

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Gede Ruins
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Mida Creek ©
Mida Creek
Gede Ruins ©
Gede Ruins
Local Ocean Conservation ©
Local Ocean Conservation

1
night
Diani Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Diani Beach and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Diani Beach journey maker .

Do a combination of taxi, flight, ferry, and car from Watamu to Diani Beach in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Watamu in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Diani Beach, with lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Nairobi.

Things to do in Diani Beach

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Diani Beach ©
Diani Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
Nairobi

Nairobi ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): stroll through David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, then browse the exhibits of Upepo Photography Gallery, and then stroll through Nairobi National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Giraffe Centre, see the interesting displays at Karen Blixen Museum, and then examine the collection at Nairobi National Museum.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Nairobi travel route planner .

Traveling by flight from Diani Beach to Nairobi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Diani Beach in December: high temperatures in Nairobi hover around 28°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Nairobi National Park ©
Nairobi National Park
Giraffe Centre ©
Giraffe Centre
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust ©
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

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