60 days in Nairobi & Cape Town Itinerary

60 days in Nairobi & Cape Town Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London, United Kingdom
Train + Fly:  12 h 45 min
1
Nairobi, Kenya
— 31 nights
Fly:  9 h 15 min
2
Cape Town, South Africa
— 26 nights
Fly + Train:  14 h 30 min
End: London, United Kingdom

31
nights
Nairobi, Kenya

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Safaris and Photography Tours. Explore Nairobi's surroundings by going to Machakos (Maanzoni Sanctuary & Machakos People's Park), Mount Longonot (in Maai Mahiu) and The Forest (in Kimende Town). Spend the 2nd (Sat) exploring nature at Nairobi National Park. On the 25th (Mon), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Karura Forest, admire the landmark architecture of African Heritage House, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Central Island National Park, and shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Nairobi online trip planner.

London, UK to Nairobi is an approximately 11.5- hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to East Africa Time (EAT), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from London in November, with highs in Nairobi at 28°C and lows at 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Nairobi

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Machakos, Sigona Golf Club, Mugie Ranch, The Forest, Limuru Country Club
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Nairobi National Park ©
Nairobi National Park
Safaris
Karura Forest ©
Karura Forest

26
nights
Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Hermanus Cliff Path and Stony Point Penguin Colony. Change things up with these side-trips from Cape Town: Stellenbosch (Wine Tours & Tastings, Stellenbosch University Botanical Garden, &more), West Coast National Park (in West Coast National Park) and Hermanus (Kwaaiwater, Originals Gallery, &more). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Point, enjoy the sand and surf at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, hike along Platteklip Gorge, and take in the awesome beauty at Twelve Apostles.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Cape Town vacation maker.

You can fly from Nairobi to Cape Town in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Nairobi to Cape Town. In December, daily temperatures in Cape Town can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Wineries

Side Trips

Stellenbosch, Hermanus, Franschhoek, Betty's Bay, Paarl
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Hermanus Cliff Path ©
Hermanus Cliff Path
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden

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