20 days in Kenya Itinerary

20 days in Kenya Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kenya sightseeing planner
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Mombasa
— 4 nights
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Watamu
— 5 nights
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Maasai Mara National Reserve
— 3 nights
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Nairobi
— 5 nights
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Mombasa — 4 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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Mombasa: Diani Beach (Waterskiing & Jetskiing, Safaris, &more) and Baracuda Diving Kenya (in Tiwi). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, look for gifts at Akamba Handicraft, get a new perspective on things with Vumbi Jeep Safaris, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shree Cutch Satsang Swaminarayan Temple.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Mombasa trip itinerary app.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Mombasa is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Traveling from Jakarta to Mombasa, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Jakarta in July: high temperatures in Mombasa hover around 33°C and lows are around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Watamu.
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Watamu — 5 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Malindi (Marafa-Hells Kitchen & Mamasavana) and Kilifi (3 Degrees South & Jawamu Tours and Safaris). And it doesn't end there: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia delle Tartarughe, and soothe aching muscles at Yoga at Watamu Treehouse.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Watamu day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Mombasa to Watamu in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Mombasa in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Watamu, with lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to fly to Maasai Mara National Reserve.
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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 14th (Thu) surrounded by wildlife at Olare Orok Conservancy. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Mara Triangle and stroll through Musiara Swamp.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Maasai Mara National Reserve journey planner.

You can fly from Watamu to Maasai Mara National Reserve in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Nairobi.
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Nairobi — 5 nights

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.
Step out of Nairobi to go to Limuru and see Kiambethu Farm, which is approximately 52 minutes away. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, look for gifts at Matbronze Wildlife Art, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Nairobi itinerary planner.

Getting from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Nairobi by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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Kenya travel guide

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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.
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