7 days in Nairobi & Kochi (Cochin) Itinerary

7 days in Nairobi & Kochi (Cochin) Itinerary

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7 days in Nairobi & Kochi (Cochin) Itinerary

Start: Chennai, India
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Nairobi, Kenya
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
2
Kochi (Cochin), India
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: Chennai, India

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, view the masterpieces at Upepo Photography Gallery, and then stroll through Nairobi National Park. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Giraffe Centre, then see the interesting displays at Karen Blixen Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Nairobi National Museum.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Nairobi online vacation maker .

Chennai, India to Nairobi is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Chennai to Nairobi. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Chennai in December, with highs in Nairobi at 28°C and lows at 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Nairobi

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

3
nights
Kochi (Cochin), India

Kochi (Cochin) ©
A flourishing port city and magnet for the spice trade since the 15th century, Kochi (Cochin) proudly bears its distinct international influence and local Keralan culture.
Step out of Kochi (Cochin) with an excursion to Marari Beach in Mararikulam--about 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, take a stroll through Jew Town, admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Kochi (Cochin) trip planning app .

You can fly from Nairobi to Kochi (Cochin) in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern African Time (EAT) to India Standard Time (IST) is 2 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Nairobi in December: high temperatures in Kochi (Cochin) hover around 37°C and lows are around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Marari Beach
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue

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