15 days in Kenya Itinerary

15 days in Kenya Itinerary

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15 days in Kenya Itinerary

Austin
Fly:  30​h
Mombasa
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h
Watamu
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h
Lamu Island
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 15​min
Nairobi
— 4 nights
Fly:  27​h
Austin

3
days
Mombasa

Mombasa ©
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Old Town and Fort Jesus Museum. We've included these beaches for you: Diani Beach and Bamburi Beach. Step out of Mombasa to go to Diani Beach and see Sand & Sea Beach Shop, which is approximately 1 hour away. It doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and stroll through Nyali Beach.

To find maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Mombasa road trip planner.

Austin, USA to Mombasa is an approximately 30-hour flight. Traveling from Austin to Mombasa, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Austin in July, expect Mombasa to be slightly colder, temps between 83°F and 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Watamu.

Things to do in Mombasa

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trip

Diani Beach
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Diani Beach ©
Diani Beach
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Nyali Beach ©
Nyali Beach

4
days
Watamu

Watamu ©
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Safaris and Arabuko-Sokoke Forest. Gede Ruins and Mnarani Ruins (Museum) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Spend the 3rd (Sat) exploring nature at Watamu National Marine Park. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Mida Creek, don't miss a visit to Malindi, and enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia delle Tartarughe.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Watamu itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Mombasa to Watamu takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Mombasa in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Watamu, with lows around 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Lamu Island.

Things to do in Watamu

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Gede, Mnarani Ruins (Museum)
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Spiaggia delle Tartarughe ©
Spiaggia delle Tartarughe
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Gede Ruins ©
Gede Ruins

1
day
Lamu Island

Lamu Island ©
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): examine the collection at Lamu Museum, then partake in some friendly competition at Lamu Mysteries, and then contemplate the long history of Lamu Old Town.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Lamu Island trip itinerary planning tool .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Watamu to Lamu Island in an hour. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Nairobi.

Things to do in Lamu Island

#Fun & Games, #Museums, #Historic Sites
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Lamu Museum ©
Lamu Museum
Lamu Old Town ©
Lamu Old Town

4
days
Nairobi

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.
Karen Blixen Museum and Nairobi National Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of the city life by going to Nairobi National Park and David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. Spend the 7th (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Giraffe Centre, bet on your favorite at GP Karting, stop by Noorjehan Collections Ltd, and contemplate the long history of Karen Blixen Coffee Garden and Cottages.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Nairobi tour itinerary maker site .

Getting from Lamu Island to Nairobi by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Lamu Island in August, with highs in Nairobi at 73°F and lows at 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nairobi

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trip

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

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