6 days in Kenya Itinerary

6 days in Kenya Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kenya trip planner

Make it your trip
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Nairobi
— 1 night
Fly
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Diani Beach
— 1 night
Drive
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Malindi Marine National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Malindi
— 1 night
Drive
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Watamu
— 1 night
Fly

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Nairobi

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Nairobi National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, tour the pleasant surroundings at Giraffe Centre, then examine the collection at Karen Blixen Museum, and finally browse the different shops at The Hub Karen.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Nairobi road trip planning website.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Nairobi. In April, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Diani Beach.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Museums

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience and then kick back and relax at Diani Beach.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Diani Beach tour planner.

Getting from Nairobi to Diani Beach by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or drive. In April, Diani Beach is somewhat warmer than Nairobi - with highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Malindi Marine National Park.

Things to do in Diani Beach

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Beaches
Highlights from your trip

Malindi Marine National Park

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Mangrove Boardwalk Mida Creek.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Malindi Marine National Park trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Diani Beach to Malindi Marine National Park in 4 hours. In April in Malindi Marine National Park, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Malindi.

Things to do in Malindi Marine National Park

Historic Sites

Malindi

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then explore the striking landscape at Marafa-Hells Kitchen.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Malindi route builder tool.

Malindi is just a stone's throw from Malindi Marine National Park. In April in Malindi, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can go by car to Watamu.

Things to do in Malindi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

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 6th (Tue): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then take an in-depth tour of Gede Ruins.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Watamu day trip planning website.

You can drive from Malindi to Watamu in an hour. In April, daytime highs in Watamu are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Watamu

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

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.