11 days in Kenya Itinerary

11 days in Kenya Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kenya itinerary maker

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Fly
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Nairobi
— 2 nights
Fly
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Lamu Island
— 1 night
Fly
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Malindi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kilifi
— 1 night
Drive
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Mombasa
— 2 nights
Ferry to Likoni, Drive to Diani Beach
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Diani Beach
— 2 nights
Drive to Mombasa Moi International Airport, Fly to Alama Iqbal International Airport

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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.
Spend the 15th (Fri) exploring nature at Nairobi National Park. There's much more to do: stroll through David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, see the interesting displays at Karen Blixen Museum, and browse the different shops at The Hub Karen.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Nairobi online road trip planner.

Lahore, Pakistan to Nairobi is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Lahore to Nairobi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lahore in January, things will get a bit warmer in Nairobi: highs are around 30°C and lows about 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Lamu Island.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 16:

Lamu Island

— 1 night
On the 17th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Lamu Museum and then contemplate the long history of Lamu Old Town.

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Getting from Nairobi to Lamu Island by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Nairobi in January; daily highs in Lamu Island reach 36°C and lows reach 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Malindi.

Things to do in Lamu Island

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 17:

Malindi

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): gain insight at Local Ocean Conservation, kick back and relax at Watamu Beach, and then take an in-depth tour of Gede Ruins. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Watamu National Marine Park.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Malindi itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Lamu Island to Malindi by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Lamu Island in January, Malindi is a bit warmer at night with lows of 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kilifi.

Things to do in Malindi

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 17 — 19:

Kilifi

— 1 night
Kilifi is a town on the coast of Kenya, northeast by road of Mombasa. On the 20th (Wed), take an exotic tour of Jawamu Tours and Safaris and then head outdoors with 3 Degrees South.

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Drive from Malindi to Kilifi in an hour. In January, daytime highs in Kilifi are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Mombasa.

Things to do in Kilifi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 20:
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Mombasa

— 2 nights
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.
On the 21st (Thu), relax and rejuvenate at Fitness For Life GYM, tour the pleasant surroundings at Haller Park, and then kick back and relax at Bamburi Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Mombasa trip planning app.

Getting from Kilifi to Mombasa by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in January, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Diani Beach.

Things to do in Mombasa

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 22:

Diani Beach

— 2 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.
On the 23rd (Sat), stroll through Diani Beach, tee off at Leisure Golf Club, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Diani Beach trip planner.

Do a combination of ferry and car from Mombasa to Diani Beach in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in January, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Diani Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Golf
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 24:

Kenya travel guide

4.3
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.