4 days in Kenya Itinerary

4 days in Kenya Itinerary

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4 days in Kenya Itinerary

Start: Mombasa
taxi + Fly:  45​min
1
Lamu Island
— 1 day
Fly:  2​h 15​min
2
Nairobi
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  2​h 15​min
3
Diani Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Shimoni
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  1​h 45​min
End: Mombasa

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Lamu Island

Lamu Island ©
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Takwa Ruins, see the interesting displays at Lamu Museum, then partake in some friendly competition at Lamu Mysteries, and finally steep yourself in history at Lamu Old Town.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Lamu Island trip planning site .

Mombasa to Lamu Island is an approximately 1-hour combination of taxi and flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. In October in Lamu Island, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Nairobi.

Things to do in Lamu Island

#Historic Sites, #Fun & Games, #Museums

Side Trip

Takwa Ruins
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Lamu Old Town ©
Lamu Old Town
Takwa Ruins ©
Takwa Ruins
Lamu Museum ©
Lamu Museum

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): stroll through David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Giraffe Centre, then contemplate the long history of Karen Blixen Coffee Garden and Cottages, and finally see the interesting displays at Karen Blixen Museum.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Nairobi trip builder .

You can fly from Lamu Island to Nairobi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Lamu Island in October: high temperatures in Nairobi hover around 30°C and lows are around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Diani Beach.

Things to do in Nairobi

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Museums
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Karen Blixen Museum ©
Karen Blixen Museum
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust ©
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
Giraffe Centre ©
Giraffe Centre

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night
Diani Beach

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): stroll through Colobus Conservation, tour the pleasant surroundings at Gazi Mangrove Boardwalk, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Diani Beach.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Diani Beach tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Nairobi to Diani Beach takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Nairobi in October; daily highs in Diani Beach reach 35°C and lows reach 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Shimoni.

Things to do in Diani Beach

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Beaches

Side Trip

Gazi Mangrove Boardwalk
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Diani Beach ©
Diani Beach
Colobus Conservation ©
Colobus Conservation

1
night
Shimoni

Shimoni
Shimoni is a port village and tourist destination in southeastern Kenya near the border with Tanzania and directly across from Wasini Island.General InformationThis small town is known for its British colonial ruins and slave caves which are the focus of attraction for several community-based projects. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Kisite-Mpunguti Marine National Park and Reserve.

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Traveling by car from Diani Beach to Shimoni takes 1.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Diani Beach in October: highs in Shimoni hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Shimoni

#Nature, #Parks
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