30 days in Kenya Itinerary

30 days in Kenya Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kenya travel route planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Nairobi
— 5 nights
Fly
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Diani Beach
— 3 nights
Drive to Likoni, Ferry to Mombasa
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Mombasa
— 4 nights
Fly
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Maasai Mara National Reserve
— 5 nights
Fly
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Amboseli National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Tsavo National Park East
— 1 night
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Drive to Kibwezi, Train to Nairobi, Fly to Samburu National Reserve
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Samburu National Reserve
— 2 nights
Fly
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Mount Kenya National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Nanyuki Town
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lake Nakuru National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Naivasha
— 2 nights
Drive to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Fly to Dallas

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Nairobi

— 5 nights

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.
Spend the 10th (Wed) exploring nature at Nairobi National Park. Spend the 13th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: explore the galleries of Karen Blixen Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, tour the pleasant surroundings at David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, and buy something for everyone on your list at The Hub Karen.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Nairobi visit planner.

Dallas, USA to Nairobi is an approximately 24-hour flight. Traveling from Dallas to Nairobi, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Dallas in November; daily highs in Nairobi reach 28°C and lows reach 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Diani Beach.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 9 — 14:

Diani Beach

— 3 nights
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.
Spend the 15th (Mon) observing fascinating marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Diani Beach, browse the exhibits of Diani Beach Art Gallery, get a dose of the wild on African Bush & Beach Adventures - Day tours, and stroll through Colobus Conservation.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Diani Beach trip maker app.

Traveling by flight from Nairobi to Diani Beach takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or drive. Traveling from Nairobi in November, expect Diani Beach to be a bit warmer, temps between 36°C and 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mombasa.

Things to do in Diani Beach

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 14 — 17:

Mombasa

— 4 nights
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.
Spend the 18th (Thu) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Spend the 19th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: stroll through Haller Park, soothe aching muscles at Fitness For Life GYM, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and get engrossed in the history at Fort Jesus Museum.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Mombasa trip builder tool.

Getting from Diani Beach to Mombasa by combination of car and ferry takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi. November in Mombasa sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Mombasa

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Nov 17 — 21:

Maasai Mara National Reserve

— 5 nights
Home to the Great Migration and Africa's exceptional wildlife, Maasai Mara is a must on a Kenya itinerary.
Spend the 24th (Wed) surrounded by wildlife at Olare Orok Conservancy. Spend the 25th (Thu) surrounded by wildlife at Mara Triangle. There's still lots to do: get outside with Outdoor Activities and stroll through Mara North Conservancy.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Maasai Mara National Reserve online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Mombasa to Maasai Mara National Reserve by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car. When traveling from Mombasa in November, plan for little chillier days in Maasai Mara National Reserve, with highs around 23°C, while nights are colder with lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Amboseli National Park.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 21 — 26:

Amboseli National Park

— 1 night
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 27th (Sat), take in panoramic vistas at Observation Hill.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Amboseli National Park itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Amboseli National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Maasai Mara National Reserve in November, expect Amboseli National Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Tsavo National Park East.
Find places to stay Nov 26 — 27:
Highlights from your trip

Tsavo National Park East

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Tsavo East.

To see maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Tsavo National Park East road trip website.

Traveling by car from Amboseli National Park to Tsavo National Park East takes 5.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Samburu National Reserve.

Things to do in Tsavo National Park East

Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Nov 27 — 28:
Highlights from your trip

Samburu National Reserve

— 2 nights
On the 29th (Mon), stroll through Reteti Elephant Santuary and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at Elephant Watch Camp & Safaris. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Shaba National Reserve.

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Traveling by combination of car, train, and flight from Tsavo National Park East to Samburu National Reserve takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, train, and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to fly to Mount Kenya National Park.

Things to do in Samburu National Reserve

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 28 — 30:

Mount Kenya National Park

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Kenya.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Mount Kenya National Park trip tool.

Getting from Samburu National Reserve to Mount Kenya National Park by flight takes about 2.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Mount Kenya National Park are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow time for travel to Nanyuki Town.

Things to do in Mount Kenya National Park

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 1:
Highlights from your trip

Nanyuki Town

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): stroll through Mount Kenya Wildlife Conservancy, stroll through Ol Pejeta Conservancy, and then make a trip to Equator Marker. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ol Jogi Wildlife Conservancy.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Nanyuki Town day trip planning app.

Explore your travel options from Mount Kenya National Park to Nanyuki Town with the Route module. In December, daily temperatures in Nanyuki Town can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Lake Nakuru National Park.

Things to do in Nanyuki Town

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 1 — 3:

Lake Nakuru National Park

— 1 night
On the 4th (Sat), explore the activities along Lake Nakuru.

Start your trip to Lake Nakuru National Park by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Getting from Nanyuki Town to Lake Nakuru National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, bus, and car. Traveling from Nanyuki Town in December, you will find days in Lake Nakuru National Park are a bit warmer (30°C), and nights are little chillier (12°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to drive to Naivasha.

Things to do in Lake Nakuru National Park

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 3 — 4:
Highlights from your trip

Naivasha

— 2 nights
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 5th (Sun), explore the striking landscape of Hell's Gate National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Lake Naivasha, stroll through Crescent Island Game Park, and then take an in-depth tour of Enashipai Maa Museum.

To find traveler tips and other tourist information, refer to the Naivasha holiday website.

You can drive from Lake Nakuru National Park to Naivasha in 2 hours. In December in Naivasha, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Naivasha

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 4 — 6:

Kenya travel guide

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Nature & Parks · Safaris · National Parks
The savannahs of Kenya contain some of the most iconic sights in Africa, stirred in the minds of many when they think of the continent. Big cats, elephants, and rhinos remain major inhabitants of this vast country, with a number of safari centers running trips across the region's World Heritage-listed national parks. Trips to rural villages, where many travelers choose to join up various volunteer projects, represent some of the most inspiring and enriching things to do in Kenya.