16 days in Kenya Itinerary

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Nairobi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Naivasha
— 2 nights
Fly
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Mount Kenya National Park
— 2 nights
Fly
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Watamu
— 2 nights
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Watamu
— 2 nights
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Drive to Mombasa, Ferry to Likoni, Drive to Diani Beach
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Diani Beach
— 3 nights
Fly
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Nairobi
— 2 nights

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Nairobi — 2 nights

Green City in the Sun

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Nairobi National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, tour the pleasant surroundings at Giraffe Centre, then see the interesting displays at Karen Blixen Museum, and finally browse the different shops at The Hub Karen.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Nairobi online trip itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from Somalia, the closest major aiport is Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. In May, daytime highs in Nairobi are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can go by car to Naivasha.
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Naivasha — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Hell's Gate National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Lake Naivasha, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Naivasha, and then stroll through Crescent Island Game Park.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Naivasha day trip website.

Traveling by car from Nairobi to Naivasha takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Traveling from Nairobi in May, Naivasha is little chillier at night with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can fly to Mount Kenya National Park.
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Mount Kenya National Park — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Mount Kenya. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Kenya.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Mount Kenya National Park road trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Naivasha to Mount Kenya National Park takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 17°C. On the 9th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Watamu.
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Watamu — 2 nights

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.
On the 9th (Tue), take a peaceful walk through Arabuko-Sokoke Forest and then see Off-Road Tours. Keep things going the next day: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then relax and rejuvenate at Yoga at Watamu Treehouse.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Watamu route planning website.

Getting from Mount Kenya National Park to Watamu by flight takes about 3.5 hours. In May, Watamu is a bit warmer than Mount Kenya National Park - with highs of 34°C and lows of 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Watamu.
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Watamu — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Watamu National Marine Park. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Local Ocean Conservation, contemplate the waterfront views at Mida Creek, and then take an in-depth tour of Gede Ruins.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Watamu tour itinerary maker.

Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Diani Beach.
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Diani Beach — 3 nights

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 13th (Sat) observing fascinating marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Spend the 14th (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. It doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Diani Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Colobus Conservation.

To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Diani Beach travel planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Watamu to Diani Beach takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of taxi, bus, ferry, and car. In May in Diani Beach, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Nairobi.
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Nairobi — 2 nights

Green City in the Sun

Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): stroll through Nairobi National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: get a bird's-eye view with Air Tours, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, tour the pleasant surroundings at Giraffe Centre, then see the interesting displays at Karen Blixen Museum, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at The Hub Karen.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Nairobi tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Diani Beach to Nairobi in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Diani Beach in May, with highs in Nairobi at 28°C and lows at 19°C. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Thu) before leaving for home.
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Kenya travel guide

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Nature & Parks · National Parks · Safaris
The savannahs of Kenya contain some of the most iconic sights in Africa, stirred in the minds of many when they think of the continent. Big cats, elephants, and rhinos remain major inhabitants of this vast country, with a number of safari centers running trips across the region's World Heritage-listed national parks. Trips to rural villages, where many travelers choose to join up various volunteer projects, represent some of the most inspiring and enriching things to do in Kenya.
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