35 days in Kenya Itinerary

35 days in Kenya Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kenya trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Nairobi
— 6 nights
Fly
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Diani Beach
— 12 nights
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Drive to Likoni, Ferry to Mombasa, Drive to Watamu
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Watamu
— 9 nights
Drive
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Tsavo National Park East
— 2 nights
Drive
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Amboseli National Park
— 1 night
Fly
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Nairobi
— 2 nights
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Nairobi

— 6 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 20th (Sun) exploring nature at Nairobi National Park. Spend the 22nd (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, admire all the interesting features of Mugie Ranch, examine the collection at Karen Blixen Museum, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Nairobi day trip tool.

Chennai, India to Nairobi is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2.5 hours traveling from Chennai to Nairobi. Traveling from Chennai in December, expect Nairobi to be slightly colder, temps between 28°C and 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Diani Beach.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 19 — 25:

Diani Beach

— 12 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.
Explore Diani Beach's surroundings by going to Shimoni (Slave Caves, Kisite-Mpunguti Marine National Park and Reserve, &more), Wasini Island (Coral Gardens & Wasini Womens Group Boardwalk) and Sheldrick Falls (in Kwale). Spend the 26th (Sat) observing fascinating marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Spend the 28th (Mon) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Diani Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Diani Beach Art Gallery, steep yourself in history at Sacred Mijikenda Kaya Forests, and delve into the lush surroundings at Kaya Kinondo Sacred Forest.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Diani Beach online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Nairobi to Diani Beach takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or drive. In December, Diani Beach is a bit warmer than Nairobi - with highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Watamu.

Things to do in Diani Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 25 — Jan 6:

Watamu

— 9 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kilifi (Vipingo Ridge, Mnarani Ruins (Museum), &more). Spend the 7th (Thu) exploring nature at Watamu National Marine Park. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Gede Ruins, delve into the lush surroundings at Arabuko-Sokoke Forest, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Local Ocean Conservation.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Watamu day trip planner.

Getting from Diani Beach to Watamu by combination of car and ferry takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of car, ferry, bus, and taxi. In January in Watamu, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Tsavo National Park East.

Things to do in Watamu

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 6 — 15:

Tsavo National Park East

— 2 nights
Tsavo National Park East is known for parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Tsavo East.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Tsavo National Park East trip planner.

Traveling by car from Watamu to Tsavo National Park East takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of taxi, bus, train, and car. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Amboseli National Park.

Things to do in Tsavo National Park East

Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 15 — 18:
Highlights from your trip

Amboseli National Park

— 1 night
On a tour of Amboseli National Park, you can discover Kenya's diverse wildlife while enjoying stunning views of Mount Kilimanjaro in the distance.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): take in panoramic vistas at Observation Hill.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Amboseli National Park day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tsavo National Park East to Amboseli National Park takes 5.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in January, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Nairobi.
Find places to stay Jan 18 — 20:
Highlights from your trip

Nairobi

— 2 nights

Green City in the Sun

On the 20th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Nairobi National Museum and then get a dose of the wild on ToKenya.com. Keep things going the next day: stop by Utamaduni Craft Centre, contemplate the long history of Karen Blixen Coffee Garden and Cottages, and then take in the exciting artwork at Fundii Centre for the Arts.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Nairobi sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Amboseli National Park to Nairobi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Amboseli National Park in January: high temperatures in Nairobi hover around 30°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nairobi

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 20 — 22:

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.