16 days in Kenya Itinerary

16 days in Kenya Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kenya trip planner

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Fly to Nairobi, Train to Kibwezi, Drive to Tsavo National Park East
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Tsavo National Park East
— 2 nights
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Drive to Mtito Andei, Train to Mombasa, Ferry to Likoni, Drive to Diani Beach
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Diani Beach
— 1 day
Drive to Likoni, Ferry to Mombasa
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Mombasa
— 2 nights
Taxi to Mombasa, Fly to Malindi
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Malindi
— 2 nights
Fly
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Lamu Island
— 1 night
Fly
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Maasai Mara National Reserve
— 2 nights
Fly
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Nairobi
— 4 nights
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Tsavo National Park East

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Tsavo East.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Tsavo National Park East itinerary tool.

Barcelona, Spain to Tsavo National Park East is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight, train, and car. You can also do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Barcelona to Tsavo National Park East is 2 hours. On the 24th (Wed), you'll travel to Diani Beach.

Things to do in Tsavo National Park East

Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 24:
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Diani Beach

— 1 day
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 24th (Wed): kick back and relax at Diani Beach and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Diani Beach trip itinerary builder site.

Do a combination of car, train, and ferry from Tsavo National Park East to Diani Beach in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, train, and flight. In July, daytime highs in Diani Beach are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mombasa.

Things to do in Diani Beach

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 25:
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Mombasa

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Mombasa online itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Diani Beach to Mombasa in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and taxi. In July in Mombasa, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Malindi.

Things to do in Mombasa

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 26:

Malindi

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Mangrove Boardwalk Mida Creek, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then take an in-depth tour of Gede Ruins. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Spiaggia delle Tartarughe and then kick back and relax at Che Shale Beach.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Malindi trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Mombasa to Malindi by combination of taxi and flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Mombasa in July since evenings lows in Malindi dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Lamu Island.

Things to do in Malindi

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 26 — 28:

Lamu Island

— 1 night
On the 29th (Mon), get to know the fascinating history of Siyu Fort, explore the galleries of Lamu Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Lamu Old Town.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Lamu Island day trip planner.

You can fly from Malindi to Lamu Island in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Lamu Island, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to fly to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Lamu Island

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 28 — 29:

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.
On the 30th (Tue), stroll through Musiara Swamp and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Mara Triangle.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Maasai Mara National Reserve trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Lamu Island to Maasai Mara National Reserve takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Nairobi.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 29 — 31:

Nairobi

— 4 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.
Get in touch with nature at Nairobi National Park and Karura Forest. Get a sense of the local culture at Aero Club of East Africa (ACEA) and Karen Blixen Coffee Garden and Cottages. Spend the 1st (Thu) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Spend the 4th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. It doesn't end there: stroll through David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.

Plan my day in Nairobi using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Fly from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Nairobi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Nairobi can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 4:

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.