18 days in Kenya Itinerary

18 days in Kenya Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kenya trip planner

You are viewing a shared plan.  Customize plan

Route & dates

18 days in Kenya Itinerary

Budapest
Fly:  15​h
Nairobi
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Naivasha
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Nakuru
— 2 nights
Drive:  11​h 15​min
Watamu
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
Mombasa
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 15​min
Amboseli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  10​h 30​min
Maasai Mara National Reserve
— 3 nights
Drive:  11​h 15​min
Tsavo National Park East
— 1 night
Fly:  20​h 45​min
Budapest

2
days
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sat): examine the collection at Karen Blixen Museum, then stroll through Giraffe Centre, then stroll through David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Lewa Wildlife Conservancy.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Nairobi online route planner .

Budapest, Hungary to Nairobi is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern African Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Budapest in March, expect Nairobi to be much warmer, temps between 32°C and 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can drive to Naivasha.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Lewa Wildlife Conservancy
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in Nairobi.
Find places to stay »
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust ©
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
Giraffe Centre ©
Giraffe Centre

2
days
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.
On the 18th (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hell's Gate National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Lake Naivasha, then stroll through Crescent Island Game Park, and then explore the activities along Lake Oloidien.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Naivasha tour itinerary website .

Getting from Nairobi to Naivasha by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle. Traveling from Nairobi in March, expect little chillier with lows of 14°C in Naivasha. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Nakuru.

Things to do in Naivasha

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Lake Naivasha
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in Naivasha.
Find places to stay »
Highlights from your plan
Hell's Gate National Park ©
Hell's Gate National Park
Lake Naivasha ©
Lake Naivasha
Crescent Island Game Park ©
Crescent Island Game Park

1
day
Nakuru

Nakuru ©
Nakuru is the fourth-largest city in Kenya, the capital of Nakuru County and former capital of the Rift Valley Province. Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Baboons & Vervits.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Nakuru vacation planning app .

You can drive from Naivasha to Nakuru in 1.5 hours. In March in Nakuru, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Watamu.

Things to do in Nakuru

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Baboons & Vervits
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in Nakuru.
Find places to stay »
Highlights from your plan
Baboons & Vervits ©
Baboons & Vervits

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): relax in the rural setting at Bio-Ken Snake Farm. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Mida Creek and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Watamu trip itinerary site .

Do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Nakuru to Watamu in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. Plan for much warmer nights when traveling from Nakuru in March since evenings lows in Watamu dip to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Mombasa.

Things to do in Watamu

Parks Nature Wildlife
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in Watamu.
Find places to stay »
Highlights from your plan
Mida Creek ©
Mida Creek
Safaris
Watamu National Marine Park ©
Watamu National Marine Park

2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): stroll through Haller Park, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Nyali Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bamburi Beach.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Mombasa itinerary planning app .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Watamu to Mombasa takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Amboseli National Park.

Things to do in Mombasa

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in Mombasa.
Find places to stay »
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Bamburi Beach ©
Bamburi Beach
Nyali Beach ©
Nyali Beach

1
day
Amboseli National Park

Amboseli National Park ©
On a tour of Amboseli National Park, you can discover Kenya's diverse wildlife while enjoying stunning views of Mount Kilimanjaro in the distance.
On the 26th (Mon), explore the striking landscape of Amboseli National Park.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Amboseli National Park driving holiday planning tool .

Fly from Mombasa to Amboseli National Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Mombasa in March since evenings lows in Amboseli National Park dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Amboseli National Park

Parks Nature
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in Amboseli National Park.
Find places to stay »
Highlights from your plan
Amboseli National Park ©
Amboseli National Park

3
days
Maasai Mara National Reserve

Maasai Mara National Reserve ©
Home to the Great Migration and Africa's exceptional wildlife, Maasai Mara is a must on a Kenya itinerary.
Take a break from the city and head to Mara Triangle and Safaris.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Maasai Mara National Reserve trip maker tool .

Getting from Amboseli National Park to Maasai Mara National Reserve by combination of flight and taxi takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Amboseli National Park in March, expect nights in Maasai Mara National Reserve to be much colder, around 10°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 30°C. You will leave for Tsavo National Park East on the 30th (Fri).

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Wildlife Parks Tours
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in Maasai Mara National Reserve.
Find places to stay »
Highlights from your plan
Mara Triangle ©
Mara Triangle
Safaris

1
day
Tsavo National Park East

Tsavo National Park East ©
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Forbidden Zone and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Tsavo East.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Tsavo National Park East day trip planner .

Getting from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Tsavo National Park East by combination of flight and car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, flight, and car; or drive. Traveling from Maasai Mara National Reserve in March, expect Tsavo National Park East to be somewhat warmer, temps between 36°C and 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tsavo National Park East

Parks Wildlife
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in Tsavo National Park East.
Find places to stay »
Highlights from your plan
Tsavo East ©
Tsavo East

Similar Plans

22 days in Kenya BY A USER FROM CANADA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, museums, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 22 days in Kenya BY A USER FROM GERMANY March, culture, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 20 days in Kenya, Uganda & Rwanda BY A USER FROM TANZANIA February, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 60 days in United States, Canada, Mexico, South America & Africa BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 22 days in Kenya BY A USER FROM KENYA July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Botswana, Seychelles & Kenya BY A USER FROM NIGERIA January, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 25 days in Kenya BY A USER FROM ROMANIA July, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 39 days in Kenya BY A USER FROM SAUDI ARABIA March, kids, beaches, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: March, kids, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Kenya BY A USER FROM KENYA August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Kenya BY A USER FROM SWEDEN December, teens, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, teens, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 22 days in Africa BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS June, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: June, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Kenya BY A USER FROM NIGERIA February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans