5 days in Kenya Itinerary

5 days in Kenya Itinerary

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5 days in Kenya Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  8 h 30 min
1
Nairobi
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 15 min
2
Diani Beach
— 1 night
+4
Drive + Ferry + Drive + Fly + Taxi:  2 h 30 min
3
Watamu
— 1 night
Fly:  8 h 30 min
End: Dubai

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at All Saints Cathedral. On your second day here, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Nairobi online trip itinerary planner .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Nairobi is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Eastern African Time (EAT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Dubai in May; daily highs in Nairobi reach 28°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Diani Beach.

Things to do in Nairobi

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

1
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.
On the 3rd (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Diani Beach, stop by Sand & Sea Beach Shop, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Diani Beach travel planner .

You can fly from Nairobi to Diani Beach in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Nairobi in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Diani Beach: highs are around 34°C and lows about 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Watamu.

Things to do in Diani Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Diani Beach ©
Diani Beach
Fishing Charters & Tours

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Mangrove Boardwalk Mida Creek and then get engrossed in the history at Gede Ruins.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Watamu trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Diani Beach to Watamu in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In June, daytime highs in Watamu are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. On the 4th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Watamu

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Mangrove Boardwalk Mida Creek, Gede Ruins
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Gede Ruins ©
Gede Ruins

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