7 days in Kenya Itinerary

7 days in Kenya Itinerary

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7 days in Kenya Itinerary

Start: Rome
Fly:  10​h 15​min
1
Mombasa
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  30​min
2
Malindi
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  3​h
3
Nairobi
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Rome

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Mombasa visit planning site .

Rome, Italy to Mombasa is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Rome to Mombasa is 2 hours. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Rome in January, with highs in Mombasa at 38°C and lows at 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Malindi.

Things to do in Mombasa

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
Malindi

Malindi ©
Offering pristine, palm-lined beaches, all-inclusive resorts, and warm, sunny weather, the port town of Malindi rightly established itself as one of Kenya's prime tourism spots.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Watamu Beach and then kick back and relax at Che Shale Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Gede Ruins and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Malindi road trip planning app .

Malindi is just a stone's throw from Mombasa. In January, daytime highs in Malindi are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Nairobi.

Things to do in Malindi

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Gede Ruins, Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Watamu Beach ©
Watamu Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Che Shale Beach ©
Che Shale Beach

3
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 5th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Swaminarayan Mandir and then stroll through Nairobi National Park. On your second day here, stop by Ocean Sole (Flip the Flop), then examine the collection at Karen Blixen Museum, then contemplate the long history of Karen Blixen Coffee Garden and Cottages, and finally stroll through David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.

For other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Nairobi travel app .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Malindi to Nairobi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Malindi in January: high temperatures in Nairobi hover around 30°C and lows are around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nairobi

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Nairobi National Park ©
Nairobi National Park
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust ©
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
Giraffe Centre ©
Giraffe Centre

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