6 days in Kenya Itinerary

6 days in Kenya Itinerary

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6 days in Kenya Itinerary

Lagos
Fly:  12​h 15​min
Diani Beach
— 2 nights
+4
Drive + ferry + Drive + bus + taxi:  2​h 45​min
Watamu
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  2​h 30​min
Nairobi
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
Lagos

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then look for gifts at Sand & Sea Beach Shop, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Diani Beach.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Diani Beach itinerary planning website .

Lagos, Nigeria to Diani Beach is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Western African Time (WAT) to Eastern African Time (EAT) is 2 hours. In January, daytime highs in Diani Beach are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Watamu.

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Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Diani Beach ©
Diani Beach
Safaris

1
day
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.
On the 28th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Gede Ruins and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Watamu Beach.

To find maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Watamu trip itinerary planner .

Do a combination of car, ferry, bus, and taxi from Diani Beach to Watamu in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Nairobi.

Things to do in Watamu

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Watamu Beach, Gede Ruins
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Watamu Beach ©
Watamu Beach
Gede Ruins ©
Gede Ruins

3
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Nairobi National Park and David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. Spend the 31st (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Karen Blixen Museum, get your game on at GP Karting, look for gifts at Utamaduni Craft Centre, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Giraffe Centre.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Nairobi online travel planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Watamu to Nairobi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Watamu in January; daily highs in Nairobi reach 30°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust ©
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
Giraffe Centre ©
Giraffe Centre

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