13 days in Kenya, Ethiopia & Seychelles Itinerary

13 days in Kenya, Ethiopia & Seychelles Itinerary

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13 days in Kenya, Ethiopia & Seychelles Itinerary

Start: New York City, United States
Fly:  19​h
1
Nairobi, Kenya
— 1 night
car:  6​h
2
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
— 2 nights
car:  6​h
3
Nairobi, Kenya
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
4
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Victoria, Seychelles
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Praslin Island, Seychelles
— Few hours
Ferry:  15​min
7
La Digue Island, Seychelles
— Few hours
Ferry:  1​h 30​min
8
Victoria, Seychelles
— 1 night
Fly:  20​h 45​min
End: New York City, United States

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night
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.
For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Nairobi sightseeing tool .

New York City, USA to Nairobi is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Nairobi is 8 hours. Traveling from New York City in November, things will get a bit warmer in Nairobi: highs are around 75°F and lows about 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Nairobi

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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2
nights
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

Maasai Mara National Reserve ©
Home to the Great Migration and Africa's exceptional wildlife, Maasai Mara is a must on a Kenya itinerary.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Musiara Swamp.

To see other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Maasai Mara National Reserve trip maker site .

Traveling by flight from Nairobi to Maasai Mara National Reserve takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. On the 14th (Sun), you'll travel to Nairobi.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Musiara Swamp ©
Musiara Swamp

1
night
Nairobi, Kenya

Nairobi
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Traveling by flight from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Nairobi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Maasai Mara National Reserve in November: high temperatures in Nairobi hover around 75°F and lows are around 62°F. You will leave for Addis Ababa on the 25th (Mon).

Things to do in Nairobi

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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2
nights
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Addis Ababa ©
A sprawling metropolis and home to millions of Ethiopians, Addis Ababa houses many international organizations, embassies, and commissions, making it a diplomatic, political, and economic hub of the country.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Medhane Alem Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at National Museum of Ethiopia, and finally see the interesting displays at Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum.

Make your Addis Ababa itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by flight from Nairobi to Addis Ababa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, daily temperatures in Addis Ababa can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Victoria.

Things to do in Addis Ababa

Museums Historic Sites
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National Museum of Ethiopia ©
National Museum of Ethiopia
Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum ©
Holy Trinity Cathedral ©
Holy Trinity Cathedral

3
nights
Victoria, Seychelles

Victoria ©
Victoria is the capital city of Seychelles and is situated on the north-eastern side of Mahé island, the archipelago's main island. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Morne Blanc and Spiaggia Anse Soleil. Step out of the city life by going to Beau Vallon Beach and Sauzier Waterfall. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Anse a la Mouche, view the masterpieces at Michael Adams Paintings Studio, stroll through Anse Aux Pins Beach, and browse the exhibits of Carrefour des Arts.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Victoria tour planner .

Traveling by flight from Addis Ababa to Victoria takes 4 hours. The time zone changes from Eastern African Time (EAT) to Seychelles Time (SCT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Addis Ababa in June, you will find days in Victoria are somewhat warmer (85°F), and nights are warmer (77°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Praslin Island.

Things to do in Victoria

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Mahe Island, Beau Vallon Beach, Sauzier Waterfall, Eglise de Saint Roch
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Morne Blanc ©
Morne Blanc
Spiaggia Anse Soleil ©
Spiaggia Anse Soleil
Beau Vallon Beach ©
Beau Vallon Beach

few
hours
Praslin Island, Seychelles

Praslin Island
Home to some of the Seychelles' finest beaches, Praslin Island offers visitors more than just sand and sea.
To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Praslin Island online trip maker .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Victoria to Praslin Island takes an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July in Praslin Island, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 76°F at night. You will leave for La Digue Island on the 2nd (Thu).

Things to do in Praslin Island

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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hours
La Digue Island, Seychelles

La Digue Island
La Digue Island remains a relatively unknown vacation destination, offering very few tourist facilities and an exotic though largely undeveloped coastline.
To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the La Digue Island travel route builder site .

La Digue Island is very close to Praslin Island. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in June, and nighttime lows around 77°F. On the 20th (Sat), you'll travel to Victoria.

Things to do in La Digue Island

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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night
Victoria, Seychelles

Victoria ©
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception, then make a trip to Victoria Market, then appreciate the history behind Diamond Jubilee Fountain, and finally contemplate the long history of Clock Tower.

To see maps and tourist information, read our Victoria sightseeing planning app .

You can ride a ferry from La Digue Island to Victoria in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Victoria

Historic Sites
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Clock Tower ©
Clock Tower
Diamond Jubilee Fountain ©
Diamond Jubilee Fountain

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