9 days in Kenya Itinerary

9 days in Kenya Itinerary

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9 days in Kenya Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly + Drive:  11​h 15​min
1
Diani Beach
— 1 day
+2
ferry + Drive + Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Lamu Island
— 1 night
Fly:  45​min
3
Malindi
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h
4
Nairobi
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Dubai

1
day
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 12th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Diani Beach and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Diani Beach trip planner .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Diani Beach is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Traveling from Dubai to Diani Beach, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Dubai, expect cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Diani Beach, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Lamu Island.

Things to do in Diani Beach

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Safaris
Diani Beach ©
Diani Beach

1
night
Lamu Island

Lamu Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): examine the collection at Lamu Museum, put a fun spin on your tour with Lamu Mysteries, and then contemplate the long history of Lamu Old Town.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Lamu Island road trip tool .

Getting from Diani Beach to Lamu Island by combination of ferry and flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in June, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Malindi.

Things to do in Lamu Island

Fun & Games Museums Historic Sites
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Lamu Museum ©
Lamu Museum
Lamu Old Town ©
Lamu Old Town

3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Safaris and Gede Ruins. Escape the urban bustle at Watamu Beach and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Venture out of the city with trips to Watamu (Spiaggia delle Tartarughe & Mida Creek). It doesn't end there: stop by Nakumatt Malindi.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Malindi route builder site .

Fly from Lamu Island to Malindi in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In June, daytime highs in Malindi are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Nairobi.

Things to do in Malindi

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Watamu, Gede Ruins
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Watamu Beach ©
Watamu Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Safaris

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Nairobi National Park and David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. Spend the 17th (Mon) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Giraffe Centre.

For other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Nairobi sightseeing planning site .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Malindi to Nairobi in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Malindi in June, things will get little chillier in Nairobi: highs are around 26°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Nairobi

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

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