8 days in Kenya Itinerary

8 days in Kenya Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kenya visit planner

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

8 days in Kenya Itinerary

Start: Lagos
Fly:  6​h
1
Nairobi
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Maasai Mara National Reserve
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Diani Beach
— 1 night
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  1​h 15​min
4
Malindi
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  30​min
5
Mombasa
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Lagos

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.
On the 23rd (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, then take in the exciting artwork at Upepo Photography Gallery, and then explore the striking landscape of Nairobi National Park. Keep things going the next day: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then stroll through Giraffe Centre, then examine the collection at Karen Blixen Museum, and finally look for gifts at Ocean Sole (Flip the Flop).

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Nairobi online trip maker .

Lagos, Nigeria to Nairobi is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Lagos to Nairobi is 2 hours. In October, Nairobi is little chillier than Lagos - with highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Nairobi National Park ©
Nairobi National Park
Giraffe Centre ©
Giraffe Centre
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust ©
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

2
nights
Maasai Mara National Reserve

Maasai Mara National Reserve ©
Home to the Great Migration and Africa's exceptional wildlife, Maasai Mara is a must on a Kenya itinerary.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Musiara Swamp and then identify plant and animal life at Olare Orok Conservancy. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Mara Triangle.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Maasai Mara National Reserve tour planner.

You can fly from Nairobi to Maasai Mara National Reserve in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. In October, Maasai Mara National Reserve is little chillier than Nairobi - with highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Diani Beach.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Wildlife Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Olare Orok Conservancy ©
Olare Orok Conservancy
Mara Triangle ©
Mara Triangle
Musiara Swamp ©
Musiara Swamp

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Diani Beach and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Diani Beach holiday maker website .

Fly from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Diani Beach in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Maasai Mara National Reserve in October; daily highs in Diani Beach reach 35°C and lows reach 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Malindi.

Things to do in Diani Beach

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Diani Beach ©
Diani Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
night
Malindi

Malindi ©
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.
On the 28th (Mon), kick back and relax at Watamu Beach and then get engrossed in the history at Gede Ruins.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Malindi itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Diani Beach to Malindi in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and bus; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mombasa.

Things to do in Malindi

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Gede Ruins
Highlights from your plan
Watamu Beach ©
Watamu Beach
Gede Ruins ©
Gede Ruins

1
night
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.
On the 29th (Tue), wander the streets of Old Town and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Mombasa tour itinerary maker .

Mombasa is just a stone's throw from Malindi. Traveling from Malindi in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Mombasa, with lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mombasa

Wildlife Outdoors Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Old Town ©
Old Town

Similar Plans

10 days in Kenya BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, teens, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: November, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 10 days in Kenya BY A USER FROM TURKEY September, popular sights PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 11 days in Kenya BY A USER FROM QATAR August, popular sights PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 12 days in Kenya BY A USER FROM TURKEY September, popular sights PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 12 days in Kenya BY A USER FROM EGYPT July, popular sights PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 12 days in Kenya BY A USER FROM POLAND September, outdoors, romantic, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, outdoors, romantic, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 6 days in Kenya BY A USER FROM CZECH REPUBLIC October, teens, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: October, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 10 days in Kenya, Tanzania & Zanzibar Island BY A USER FROM JORDAN December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 10 days in Kenya & Tanzania BY A USER FROM JORDAN December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 11 days in Kenya BY A USER FROM MEXICO November, relaxing, romantic, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: November, relaxing, romantic, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 14 days in Kenya BY A USER FROM INDIA December, culture, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 20 days in Kenya BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans