14 days in Kenya & Cape Town Itinerary

14 days in Kenya & Cape Town Itinerary

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14 days in Kenya & Cape Town Itinerary

Start: Pittsburgh, United States
Fly:  31​h
1
Diani Beach, Kenya
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Nairobi, Kenya
— 4 nights
Fly:  11​h
3
Cape Town, South Africa
— 5 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Pittsburgh, United States

2
nights
Diani Beach, Kenya

Diani Beach ©
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 25th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Diani Beach, then play a few rounds at Leisure Golf Club, and then look for gifts at Sand & Sea Beach Shop.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Diani Beach day trip tool .

Pittsburgh, USA to Diani Beach is an approximately 31-hour flight. Traveling from Pittsburgh to Diani Beach, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Pittsburgh in September: high temperatures in Diani Beach hover around 84°F and lows are around 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Nairobi.

Things to do in Diani Beach

Outdoors Golf Beaches
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Diani Beach ©
Diani Beach
Leisure Golf Club ©
Leisure Golf Club
Sand & Sea Beach Shop ©
Sand & Sea Beach Shop

4
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.
Visiting Nairobi National Park and Giraffe Centre will get you outdoors. For shopping fun, head to Utamaduni Craft Centre or Spinners Web Kenya. Spend the 28th (Fri) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's much more to do: stroll through David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, get your game on at GP Karting, and see the interesting displays at Karen Blixen Museum.

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

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Diani Beach to Nairobi in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, ferry, and flight; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Diani Beach in September: high temperatures in Nairobi hover around 76°F and lows are around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Lewa Wildlife Conservancy
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Nairobi National Park ©
Nairobi National Park
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust ©
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
Safaris

5
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Boulders Beach and Table Mountain National Park. Head to Prins & Prins and Shimansky Jewellersfor some retail therapy. Next up on the itinerary: get great views at Cape of Good Hope, take in the waterfront activity at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, browse the different shops at Cape Quarter Mall, and kick back and relax at Clifton Beaches.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Cape Town travel route planner.

Getting from Nairobi to Cape Town by flight takes about 11 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern African Time (EAT) to South Africa Standard Time (SAST) is minus 1 hour. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Nairobi in September: high temperatures in Cape Town hover around 67°F and lows are around 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Shopping Nature
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Boulders Beach ©
Boulders Beach
Table Mountain National Park ©
Table Mountain National Park
Cape of Good Hope ©
Cape of Good Hope

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