22 days in Kenya Itinerary

22 days in Kenya Itinerary

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Naivasha
— 1 night
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Lamu Island
— 1 night
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Malindi
— 2 nights
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Mombasa
— 4 nights
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Diani Beach
— 3 nights
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Maasai Mara National Reserve
— 4 nights
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Nairobi
— 5 nights

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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 11th (Sun), explore the activities along Lake Oloidien. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hell's Gate National Park.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Naivasha planner.

Kabul, Afghanistan to Naivasha is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Kabul to Naivasha, you'll gain 1.5 hours due to the time zone difference. October in Naivasha sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lamu Island.

Things to do in Naivasha

Parks · Nature
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Hell's Gate National Park ©
Hell's Gate National Park
Lake Oloidien ©
Lake Oloidien

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Lamu Island

Lamu Island ©
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Lamu Museum and then steep yourself in history at Lamu Old Town.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Lamu Island trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Naivasha to Lamu Island takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, train, and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Naivasha in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Lamu Island, with highs around 36°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Malindi.

Things to do in Lamu Island

Historic Sites · Museums
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Lamu Old Town ©
Lamu Old Town
Lamu Museum ©
Lamu Museum

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Malindi

Malindi ©
Offering pristine, palm-lined beaches, all-inclusive resorts, and warm, sunny weather, the port town of Malindi rightly established itself as one of Kenya's prime tourism spots.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): kick back and relax at Che Shale Beach and then get interesting insight from Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Thu): head outdoors with Isola dell'Amore and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Local Ocean Conservation.

For where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Malindi holiday tool.

Traveling by flight from Lamu Island to Malindi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Malindi are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Mombasa.

Things to do in Malindi

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Che Shale Beach ©
Che Shale Beach
Local Ocean Conservation ©
Local Ocean Conservation
Isola dell'Amore ©
Isola dell'Amore

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Scuba & Snorkeling and Off-Road Tours. Get in touch with nature at Safaris and Nyali Beach. There's still lots to do: stroll through Haller Park and wander the streets of Old Town.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Mombasa driving holiday planner.

Getting from Malindi to Mombasa by combination of flight and taxi takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Malindi in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of 25°C in Mombasa. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Diani Beach.

Things to do in Mombasa

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Off-Road Tours

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Swim with Dolphins and Safaris. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Diani Beach and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Snake Park.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Diani Beach trip planning tool.

Do a combination of ferry and car from Mombasa to Diani Beach in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight. In October, daytime highs in Diani Beach are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Diani Beach

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

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Swim with Dolphins
Diani Beach ©
Diani Beach
Safaris

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Olare Orok Conservancy and Ol Kinyei Conservancy. Step out of the city life by going to Mara Triangle and Musiara Swamp. The adventure continues: take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Maasai Mara National Reserve itinerary builder site.

Getting from Diani Beach to Maasai Mara National Reserve by combination of ferry and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Diani Beach in October; daily highs in Maasai Mara National Reserve reach 20°C and lows reach 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Nairobi.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors
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Mara Triangle ©
Mara Triangle
Olare Orok Conservancy ©
Olare Orok Conservancy
Musiara Swamp ©
Musiara Swamp

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Nairobi

Nairobi ©

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.
Get some cultural insight at Karen Blixen Museum and Nairobi War Cemetery. Visiting Nairobi National Park and Giraffe Centre will get you outdoors. Spend the 29th (Thu) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Spend the 30th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Nairobi trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Nairobi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Maasai Mara National Reserve in October, things will get a bit warmer in Nairobi: highs are around 30°C and lows about 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
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Nairobi National Park ©
Nairobi National Park
Safaris
Giraffe Centre ©
Giraffe Centre

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