9 days in Kenya Itinerary

9 days in Kenya Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kenya route planner

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Fly
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Nairobi
— 2 nights
Fly
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Kilifi
— 1 night
Drive
3
Malindi
— 1 night
Fly to Mombasa, Taxi to Mombasa
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Mombasa
— 1 night
Fly
5
Lamu Island
— 1 night
Fly to Mombasa, Ferry to Diani Beach
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Diani Beach
— 2 nights
Ferry to Mombasa, Fly to Cape Town

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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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): stroll through Oloolua Nature Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ngong Hills.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Nairobi trip builder tool.

Cape Town, South Africa to Nairobi is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cape Town to Nairobi. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Cape Town in April since evenings lows in Nairobi dip to 20°C. On the 4th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kilifi.

Things to do in Nairobi

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Wildlife

Kilifi

— 1 night
Kilifi is a town on the coast of Kenya, northeast by road of Mombasa. To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Kilifi holiday planning tool.

Getting from Nairobi to Kilifi by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and car; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Nairobi in April, with highs in Kilifi at 36°C and lows at 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Malindi.

Things to do in Kilifi

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife
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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.
On the 6th (Tue), kick back and relax at Che Shale Beach, stroll through Falconry of Kenya, then relax and rejuvenate at Body and Spirit Fitness Centre, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Malindi visit website.

You can drive from Kilifi to Malindi in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in April, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mombasa.

Things to do in Malindi

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

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 7th (Wed): soothe aching muscles at Fitness For Life GYM, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then see Off-Road Tours.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Mombasa sightseeing app.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Malindi to Mombasa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. April in Mombasa sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can fly to Lamu Island.

Things to do in Mombasa

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Spas

Lamu Island

— 1 night
On the 8th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Lamu Old Town and then explore the galleries of Lamu Museum.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Lamu Island driving holiday planner.

Fly from Mombasa to Lamu Island in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Lamu Island sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 30°C at night. On the 8th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Diani Beach.

Things to do in Lamu Island

Historic Sites · Museums

Diani Beach

— 2 nights
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 9th (Fri), stroll through Colobus Conservation, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at Robert Safaris Adventure Day Excusions.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Diani Beach trip itinerary app.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Lamu Island to Diani Beach takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in April, and nighttime lows around 28°C. On the 10th (Sat), you're off to home.

Things to do in Diani Beach

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Adventure

Side Trip

Kenya travel guide

4.3
Nature & Parks · Safaris · National Parks
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.