12 days in Kenya Itinerary

12 days in Kenya Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kenya vacation maker

Make it your trip
Fly
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Nairobi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Tsavo National Park East
— 1 night
Drive
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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
— 2 nights
Drive to Likoni, Ferry to Mombasa
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Mombasa
— 1 night
Fly

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Nairobi

— 3 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 19th (Fri) exploring nature at Nairobi National Park. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, see the interesting displays at Nairobi National Museum, see Off-Road Tours, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Karura Forest.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Nairobi day trip tool.

Houston, USA to Nairobi is an approximately 26-hour flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Houston to Nairobi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Houston in February, expect Nairobi to be somewhat warmer, temps between 81°F and 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to drive to Tsavo National Park East.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay Feb 18 — 21:

Tsavo National Park East

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): stroll through Tsavo East.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Tsavo National Park East tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Nairobi to Tsavo National Park East in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Watamu.

Things to do in Tsavo National Park East

Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 21 — 22:
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Watamu National Marine Park. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Local Ocean Conservation, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mida Creek, and then get engrossed in the history at Gede Ruins.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Watamu trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Tsavo National Park East to Watamu by car takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car, train, bus, and taxi. In February in Watamu, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 78°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Diani Beach.

Things to do in Watamu

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 22 — 24:

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 25th (Thu), stroll through Colobus Conservation and then enjoy the sand and surf at Diani Beach. On your second day here, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Diani Beach trip itinerary planning site.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Watamu to Diani Beach in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of taxi, bus, ferry, and car. In February in Diani Beach, expect temperatures between 91°F during the day and 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mombasa.

Things to do in Diani Beach

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 24 — 26:

Mombasa

— 1 night
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 27th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Fort Jesus Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Haller Park, and then relax and rejuvenate at Fitness For Life GYM.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Mombasa holiday planner.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Diani Beach to Mombasa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi. In February in Mombasa, expect temperatures between 91°F during the day and 75°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mombasa

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Spas
Find places to stay Feb 26 — 27:

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.