26 days in Kenya, Seychelles & Cape Town Itinerary

26 days in Kenya, Seychelles & Cape Town Itinerary

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26 days in Kenya, Seychelles & Cape Town Itinerary

Start: Chicago, United States
Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
Nairobi, Kenya
— 7 nights
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Mahe Island, Seychelles
— 9 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h 45​min
3
Cape Town, South Africa
— 7 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Chicago, United States


7
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.
You've added Masai Mara Eco System, Africa Unike Adventures & Safaris, Overland Travel Adventures - Private Day Tours, and other attractions to your itinerary. Spend the 4th (Sat) exploring nature at Mount Longonot. On the 5th (Sun), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, see the interesting displays at Aero Club of East Africa, stop by Penny Winter Boutique, and admire the natural beauty at Nairobi Arboretum.

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Chicago, USA to Nairobi is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Chicago to Nairobi. In August, Nairobi is little chillier than Chicago - with highs of 73°F and lows of 57°F. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Mahe Island.

Things to do in Nairobi

Tours Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary, Mount Longonot
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Africa Unike Adventures & Safaris ©
Africa Unike Adventures & Safaris
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust ©
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
Giraffe Centre ©
Giraffe Centre

9
nights
Mahe Island, Seychelles

Mahe Island ©
Mahe Island, the largest in its archipelago, serves as a buzzing tourism hub, teeming with resorts, picturesque beaches, and verdant forest trails.
Visit Anse Intendance and Beau Vallon Beach for some beach relaxation. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Petite Anse, head outdoors with Spiaggia Anse Soleil, take in the waterfront activity at Spiaggia di Port Launay, and head off the coast to Moyenne Island.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Mahe Island trip planning website .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Nairobi to Mahe Island in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone difference moving from Eastern African Time (EAT) to Seychelles Time (SCT) is 1 hour. In August, Mahe Island is a bit warmer than Nairobi - with highs of 84°F and lows of 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Mahe Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Beau Vallon Beach ©
Beau Vallon Beach
Anse Intendance ©
Anse Intendance
Seychelles National Botanical Gardens ©

7
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.
You've now added Table Mountain National Park to your itinerary. Victoria & Alfred Waterfront and Robben Island are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Relax by the water at Boulders Beach and Fish Hoek Beach. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape of Good Hope, browse the eclectic array of goods at Old Biscuit Mill, do a tasting at Constantia Uitsig Wine Estate, and enjoy the sand and surf at Camp's Bay Beach.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Cape Town trip planner.

You can fly from Mahe Island to Cape Town in 10 hours. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Mahe Island to Cape Town due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Mahe Island in August, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in Cape Town: temperatures range from 65°F by day to 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Dorp Street
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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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