15 days in Kenya Itinerary

15 days in Kenya Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kenya tour planner

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Fly to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Drive to Naivasha
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Naivasha
— 1 day
Drive
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Lake Nakuru National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Maasai Mara National Reserve
— 3 nights
Fly
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Watamu
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mombasa
— 3 nights
Train to Mtito Andei, Drive to Tsavo National Park East
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Tsavo National Park East
— 1 night
Drive to Kibwezi, Train to Nairobi
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Nairobi
— 3 nights
Fly

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Naivasha

— 1 day
Nestled on the shore of the eponymous lake, the market town of Naivasha boasts an enviable location and serves as gateway to several national parks, including Hell's Gate--inspiration for the landscapes of Disney's "The Lion King." Boating among the hippos of the vast, placid lake; camping; and bird-watching top the list of things to do in Naivasha.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Hell's Gate National Park.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Naivasha journey maker.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Naivasha is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to Naivasha is 2 hours. While traveling from Amsterdam, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Naivasha, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Lake Nakuru National Park.

Things to do in Naivasha

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 25:
Highlights from your trip

Lake Nakuru National Park

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Nakuru.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Lake Nakuru National Park attractions planner.

You can drive from Naivasha to Lake Nakuru National Park in 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Lake Nakuru National Park are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can drive to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Lake Nakuru National Park

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 26:
Highlights from your trip

Maasai Mara National Reserve

— 3 nights
Home to the Great Migration and Africa's exceptional wildlife, Maasai Mara is a must on a Kenya itinerary.
Spend the 28th (Mon) surrounded by wildlife at Mara Triangle. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Olare Orok Conservancy and tour the pleasant surroundings at Musiara Swamp.

To see reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Maasai Mara National Reserve journey tool.

Getting from Lake Nakuru National Park to Maasai Mara National Reserve by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Lake Nakuru National Park in October, you will find days in Maasai Mara National Reserve are a bit cooler (20°C), and nights are about the same (10°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Watamu.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Wildlife · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 29:

Watamu

— 2 nights
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 30th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Watamu National Marine Park and then stroll through Mida Creek. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Local Ocean Conservation, get engrossed in the history at Gede Ruins, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Arabuko-Sokoke Forest.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Watamu trip builder.

Getting from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Watamu by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Maasai Mara National Reserve in October, things will get much warmer in Watamu: highs are around 34°C and lows about 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can drive to Mombasa.

Things to do in Watamu

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 29 — 31:

Mombasa

— 3 nights
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.
Explore Mombasa's surroundings by going to Diani Beach (Stand-Up Paddleboarding & Diani Beach). There's lots more to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get engrossed in the history at Fort Jesus Museum, and stroll through Haller Park.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Mombasa journey planner.

Traveling by car from Watamu to Mombasa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Watamu in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of 25°C in Mombasa. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Tsavo National Park East.

Things to do in Mombasa

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 3:

Tsavo National Park East

— 1 night
On the 4th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Tsavo East.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Tsavo National Park East driving holiday planning website.

You can do a combination of train and car from Mombasa to Tsavo National Park East in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, train, and car. On the 4th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Nairobi.

Things to do in Tsavo National Park East

Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 3 — 4:
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Nairobi

— 3 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.
Nairobi is known for parks, museums, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nairobi National Park, look for gifts at Penny Winter Boutique, stroll through David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, and browse the exhibits of Karen Blixen Museum.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Nairobi itinerary maker.

Getting from Tsavo National Park East to Nairobi by combination of car and train takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive. In November, daily temperatures in Nairobi can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 4 — 7:

Kenya travel guide

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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.