22 days in Kenya Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kenya travel planner
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Fly
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Mombasa
— 2 nights
Ferry to Likoni, Drive to Diani Beach
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Diani Beach
— 2 nights
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Drive to Likoni, Ferry to Mombasa, Drive to Watamu
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Watamu
— 4 nights
Drive
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Tsavo National Park East
— 1 night
Drive to Kibwezi, Train to Nairobi
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Nairobi
— 4 nights
Fly
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Maasai Mara National Reserve
— 5 nights
Fly
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Naivasha
— 1 night
Drive
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Lake Nakuru National Park
— 2 nights
Drive to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Fly to Amsterdam

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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 1st (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Fort Jesus Museum, look for gifts at Dazzle Jewellers, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Haller Park.

For reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Mombasa online sightseeing planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Mombasa is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to East Africa Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in September, expect Mombasa to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Diani Beach.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Diani Beach and then take a memorable tour with African Bush & Beach Adventures - Day tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Wed): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Diani Beach online road trip planner.

Getting from Mombasa to Diani Beach by combination of ferry and car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight. In October, daytime highs in Diani Beach are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Watamu.
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Watamu — 4 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.
Spend the 6th (Fri) exploring nature at Watamu National Marine Park. And it doesn't end there: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Mida Creek, stroll through Local Ocean Conservation, and take an in-depth tour of Gede Ruins.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Watamu journey planning site.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Diani Beach to Watamu in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of car, ferry, bus, and taxi. October in Watamu sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Tsavo National Park East.
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Tsavo National Park East — 1 night

On the 9th (Mon), stroll through Tsavo East.

To find reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Tsavo National Park East trip planner.

You can drive from Watamu to Tsavo National Park East in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of taxi, bus, train, and car. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Nairobi.
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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.
Spend the 10th (Tue) exploring nature at Nairobi National Park. Spend the 13th (Fri) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Next up on the itinerary: see Off-Road Tours, buy something for everyone on your list at The Hub Karen, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and see the interesting displays at Nairobi National Museum.

For where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Nairobi day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and train from Tsavo National Park East to Nairobi takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in October, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to fly to Maasai Mara National Reserve.
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Maasai Mara National Reserve — 5 nights

Home to the Great Migration and Africa's exceptional wildlife, Maasai Mara is a must on a Kenya itinerary.
Spend the 14th (Sat) surrounded by wildlife at Mara Triangle. Spend the 15th (Sun) surrounded by wildlife at Olare Orok Conservancy. And it doesn't end there: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Musiara Swamp.

For photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Maasai Mara National Reserve sightseeing tool.

Getting from Nairobi to Maasai Mara National Reserve by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Nairobi in October; daily highs in Maasai Mara National Reserve reach 20°C and lows reach 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Naivasha.
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Naivasha — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hell's Gate National Park.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Naivasha trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Naivasha by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle. While traveling from Maasai Mara National Reserve, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Naivasha, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can go by car to Lake Nakuru National Park.
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Lake Nakuru National Park — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at County Simba Safaris Day Tours and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Nakuru.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Lake Nakuru National Park day trip app.

Getting from Naivasha to Lake Nakuru National Park by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in October, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back 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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