34 days in Kenya Itinerary

34 days in Kenya Itinerary

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Nairobi
— 6 nights
2
Maasai Mara National Reserve
— 4 nights
3
Narok
— 1 night
4
Naivasha
— 3 nights
5
Lake Nakuru National Park
— 1 night
6
Mount Kenya National Park
— 1 night
7
Tsavo National Park East
— 1 night
8
Shimoni
— 1 night
9
Diani Beach
— 4 nights
10
Mombasa
— 5 nights
11
Watamu
— 6 nights

6
nights
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.
Spend the 21st (Mon) exploring nature at Nairobi National Park. Spend the 25th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, view the masterpieces at One Off Contemporary Art Gallery, explore the landscape on two wheels at Karura Forest, and examine the collection at Nairobi National Museum.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Nairobi tour itinerary planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Nairobi is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to East Africa Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In December in Nairobi, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 26:
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Nairobi National Park ©
Nairobi National Park
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust ©
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
Karen Blixen Museum ©
Karen Blixen Museum

4
nights
Maasai Mara National Reserve

Maasai Mara National Reserve ©
Home to the Great Migration and Africa's exceptional wildlife, Maasai Mara is a must on a Kenya itinerary.
Spend the 27th (Sun) surrounded by wildlife at Mara Triangle. Spend the 28th (Mon) surrounded by wildlife at Olare Orok Conservancy. It doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mara North Conservancy.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Maasai Mara National Reserve trip itinerary maker website.

Fly from Nairobi to Maasai Mara National Reserve in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Nairobi in December; daily highs in Maasai Mara National Reserve reach 23°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Narok.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 30:
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Olare Orok Conservancy ©
Olare Orok Conservancy
Mara Triangle ©
Mara Triangle
Mara North Conservancy ©
Mara North Conservancy

1
night
Narok

Narok ©
Narok is a town west of Nairobi that supports Kenya's economy in south-west of the country, along the Great Rift Valley. On the 31st (Thu), stroll through Mara Naboisho Conservancy.

To see photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Narok trip planner.

You can drive from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Narok in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. When traveling from Maasai Mara National Reserve in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Narok: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Naivasha.

Things to do in Narok

Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 30 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Mara Naboisho Conservancy ©
Mara Naboisho Conservancy

3
nights
Naivasha

Naivasha ©
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.
Take a break from Naivasha with a short trip to Mount Longonot in Maai Mahiu, about 42 minutes away. Spend the 1st (Fri) exploring nature at Hell's Gate National Park. There's more to do: explore the activities along Lake Naivasha.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Naivasha driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Narok to Naivasha takes 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Lake Nakuru National Park.

Things to do in Naivasha

Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Mount Longonot, Lake Naivasha
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 3:
Highlights from your plan
Hell's Gate National Park ©
Hell's Gate National Park
Mount Longonot ©
Mount Longonot
Lake Naivasha ©
Lake Naivasha

1
night
Lake Nakuru National Park

Lake Nakuru National Park ©
On the 4th (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Nakuru.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Lake Nakuru National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Naivasha to Lake Nakuru National Park takes 2 hours. January in Lake Nakuru National Park sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Mount Kenya National Park.

Things to do in Lake Nakuru National Park

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Lake Nakuru ©
Lake Nakuru

1
night
Mount Kenya National Park

Mount Kenya National Park ©
On the 5th (Tue), take in the awesome beauty at Mount Kenya.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Mount Kenya National Park trip itinerary site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Lake Nakuru National Park to Mount Kenya National Park. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Mount Kenya National Park when traveling from Lake Nakuru National Park in January, with lows around 17°C. On the 5th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Tsavo National Park East.

Things to do in Mount Kenya National Park

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Mount Kenya ©
Mount Kenya

1
night
Tsavo National Park East

Tsavo National Park East ©
On the 6th (Wed), stroll through Tsavo East.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Tsavo National Park East attractions planner.

Traveling by combination of flight, train, and car from Mount Kenya National Park to Tsavo National Park East takes 7.5 hours. On the 6th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Shimoni.

Things to do in Tsavo National Park East

Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Tsavo East ©
Tsavo East

1
night
Shimoni

Shimoni
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): explore and take pictures at Slave Caves, then explore the striking landscape of Kisite-Mpunguti Marine National Park and Reserve, and then explore the striking landscape at Coral Gardens.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Shimoni holiday planning app.

You can do a combination of car, train, and ferry from Tsavo National Park East to Shimoni in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, train, and flight; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Shimoni are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Diani Beach.

Things to do in Shimoni

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Coral Gardens
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 7:
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Coral Gardens ©
Coral Gardens
Slave Caves ©
Slave Caves

4
nights
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.
Spend the 9th (Sat) observing fascinating marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Spend the 10th (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Diani Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Colobus Conservation, view the masterpieces at Diani Beach Art Gallery, and play a few rounds at Leisure Golf Club.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Diani Beach online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Shimoni to Diani Beach takes 1.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Shimoni in January: highs in Diani Beach hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mombasa.

Things to do in Diani Beach

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Diani Beach ©
Diani Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Safaris

5
nights
Mombasa

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 12th (Tue) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Spend the 15th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Haller Park, look for gifts at Imani Collective, enjoy the sand and surf at Bamburi Beach, and take an in-depth tour of Fort Jesus Museum.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Mombasa trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Diani Beach to Mombasa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi. In January, daily temperatures in Mombasa can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Watamu.

Things to do in Mombasa

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Jan 11 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Haller Park ©
Haller Park
Fort Jesus Museum ©
Fort Jesus Museum

6
nights
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.
Spend the 17th (Sun) exploring nature at Watamu National Marine Park. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Watamu Beach, explore and take pictures at Local Ocean Conservation, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and take an in-depth tour of Gede Ruins.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Watamu trip planner.

Drive from Mombasa to Watamu in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in January, and nighttime lows around 29°C. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Watamu

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Gede, Watamu Beach
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Watamu National Marine Park ©
Watamu National Marine Park
Watamu Beach ©
Watamu Beach
Gede Ruins ©
Gede Ruins

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