15 days in Kenya Itinerary

15 days in Kenya Itinerary

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15 days in Kenya Itinerary

Start: Nairobi
1
Nairobi
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Aberdare National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Naivasha
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Lamu Island
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h
5
Watamu
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  1​h
6
Mombasa
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 45​min
7
Kakamega
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
8
Kisumu
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
End: Nairobi

2
nights
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Karura Forest and David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. Karen Blixen Coffee Garden and Cottages and Kibera are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: stop by Anselm's Kitengela Hot Glass, try to win big at Ngong Racecourse, play a few rounds at Muthaiga Golf Club, and take in the exciting artwork at Fundii Centre for the Arts.

To find maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Nairobi travel route builder .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Nairobi. In December, daily temperatures in Nairobi can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to Aberdare National Park.

Things to do in Nairobi

#Outdoors, #Golf, #Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 19:
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Karura Forest ©
Karura Forest
Karen Blixen Coffee Garden and Cottages ©
Muthaiga Golf Club ©
Muthaiga Golf Club

1
night
Aberdare National Park

Aberdare National Park
See herds of elephants and buffalos and enjoy a view of spectacular waterfalls at Aberdare National Park, encompassing a wide range of landscapes.
On the 20th (Thu), Head underground at Kereita Cave and Waterfall.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Aberdare National Park travel planner.

Drive from Nairobi to Aberdare National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of bus and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Naivasha.

Things to do in Aberdare National Park

#Nature, #Parks
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 20:

2
nights
Naivasha

Naivasha ©
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.
You've now added Hell's Gate National Park to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Hell's Gate National Park.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Naivasha driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Aberdare National Park to Naivasha in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in December, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Lamu Island.

Things to do in Naivasha

#Nature, #Parks
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 22:
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Hell's Gate National Park ©
Hell's Gate National Park

2
nights
Lamu Island

Lamu Island ©
Discover out-of-the-way places like Lamu Old Town and Lamu Mysteries. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Lamu Museum and Siyu Fort.

Make your Lamu Island itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Naivasha to Lamu Island by combination of car and flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or do a combination of car, train, and bus. Traveling from Naivasha in December, expect Lamu Island to be a bit warmer, temps between 38°C and 24°C. You'll set off for Watamu on the 24th (Mon).

Things to do in Lamu Island

#Historic Sites, #Fun & Games, #Museums

Side Trip

Takwa Ruins
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 24:
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Lamu Old Town ©
Lamu Old Town
Lamu Museum ©
Lamu Museum
Takwa Ruins ©
Takwa Ruins

1
night
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.
On the 25th (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Gede Ruins and then kick back and relax at Spiaggia delle Tartarughe.

To see ratings and more tourist information, use the Watamu trip builder site .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Lamu Island to Watamu in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Lamu Island in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Watamu, with lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Mombasa.

Things to do in Watamu

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Gede Ruins
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 25:
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Spiaggia delle Tartarughe ©
Spiaggia delle Tartarughe
Gede Ruins ©
Gede Ruins

2
nights
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.
On the 26th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Jumba la Mtwana and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kikambala Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Shree Cutch Satsang Swaminarayan Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shiva Temple, and then stop by Bombolulu Workshops.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Mombasa road trip site .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Watamu to Mombasa in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Watamu in December since evenings lows in Mombasa dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kakamega.

Things to do in Mombasa

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Kikambala Beach
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Bombolulu Workshops ©
Bombolulu Workshops
Jumba la Mtwana ©
Jumba la Mtwana
Shree Cutch Satsang Swaminarayan Temple ©

1
night
Kakamega

Kakamega ©
Kakamega is a town in western Kenya lying about 30 km north of the Equator. On the 28th (Fri), make a trip to Crying Stone of Ilesi.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kakamega road trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Mombasa to Kakamega takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, flight, and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Mombasa in December, expect Kakamega to be little chillier, temps between 34°C and 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to drive to Kisumu.
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Crying Stone of Ilesi ©
Crying Stone of Ilesi

3
nights
Kisumu

Kisumu ©
Kisumu is a port city in Kisumu County, Kenya. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kisumu Impala Sanctuary and Ndere Island National Park. There's much more to do: make a trip to Kit Mikayi, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Theresa Cathedral, stop by A to Z Ltd., and browse the eclectic array of goods at Masai Craft Market.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Kisumu online vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Kakamega to Kisumu takes an hour. In December, daily temperatures in Kisumu can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kisumu

#Nature, #Parks, #Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Kisumu Impala Sanctuary ©
Kisumu Impala Sanctuary
Ndere Island National Park ©
Ndere Island National Park
Kit Mikayi ©
Kit Mikayi

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