8 days in Kenya Itinerary

8 days in Kenya Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kenya visit planner

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Nairobi
— 2 nights
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Maasai Mara National Reserve
— 2 nights
Fly to Mombasa, Ferry to Diani Beach
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Diani Beach
— 1 night
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Drive to Likoni, Ferry to Mombasa, Bus to Malindi
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Malindi
— 1 night
Fly to Mombasa, Taxi to Mombasa
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Mombasa
— 1 night
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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 23rd (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, then browse the exhibits of Upepo Photography Gallery, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nairobi National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Giraffe Centre, then see the interesting displays at Karen Blixen Museum, and finally look for gifts at Ocean Sole (Flip the Flop).

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Nairobi vacation tool.

Lagos, Nigeria to Nairobi is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Lagos to Nairobi. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Lagos in October: high temperatures in Nairobi hover around 30°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Maasai Mara National Reserve

— 2 nights
Home to the Great Migration and Africa's exceptional wildlife, Maasai Mara is a must on a Kenya itinerary.
Start 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. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Mara Triangle.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Maasai Mara National Reserve trip builder app.

Traveling by flight from Nairobi to Maasai Mara National Reserve takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Nairobi in October: high temperatures in Maasai Mara National Reserve hover around 20°C and lows are around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Diani Beach.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Wildlife · Parks · Nature

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.
On the 27th (Sun), kick back and relax at Diani Beach and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Diani Beach trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Diani Beach takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Maasai Mara National Reserve in October, expect Diani Beach to be much warmer, temps between 35°C and 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Malindi.

Things to do in Diani Beach

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

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 28th (Mon): stroll through Watamu Beach and then get engrossed in the history at Gede Ruins.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Malindi route builder.

You can do a combination of car, ferry, and bus from Diani Beach to Malindi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Mombasa.

Things to do in Malindi

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Mombasa

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): wander the streets of Old Town and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Mombasa online trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Malindi to Mombasa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Malindi in October since evenings lows in Mombasa dip to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Mombasa

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your 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.