9 days in Kenya Itinerary

9 days in Kenya Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kenya tour planner

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Fly
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Nairobi
— 2 nights
Fly
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Diani Beach
— 2 nights
Ferry to Mombasa, Fly to Lamu Island
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Lamu Island
— 1 night
Fly
4
Malindi
— 1 night
Drive
5
Kilifi
— 2 nights
Drive to Mombasa Moi International Airport, Fly to Cape Town 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.
On the 2nd (Fri), relax in the rural setting at Brown's Cheese Factory & Farm. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Oloolua Nature Trail, then stop by Ocean Sole (Flip the Flop), then stroll through Ngong Hills, and finally browse the different shops at The Hub Karen.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Nairobi route planning app.

Cape Town, South Africa to Nairobi is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cape Town to Nairobi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cape Town in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Nairobi, with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Diani Beach.

Things to do in Nairobi

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Apr 2 — 4:

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.
Keep things going the next day: take a peaceful walk through Kaya Kinondo Sacred Forest and then surround yourself with nature on African Bush & Beach Adventures - Day tours.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Diani Beach trip tool.

You can fly from Nairobi to Diani Beach in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or drive. In April, Diani Beach is somewhat warmer than Nairobi - with highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Lamu Island.

Things to do in Diani Beach

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 4 — 6:

Lamu Island

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Lamu Old Town and then examine the collection at Lamu Museum.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Lamu Island trip planner.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Diani Beach to Lamu Island in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Malindi.

Things to do in Lamu Island

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 6 — 7:

Malindi

— 1 night
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 8th (Thu): appreciate the history behind Vasco da Gama Pillar, then stroll through Falconry of Kenya, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Che Shale Beach.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Malindi day trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Lamu Island to Malindi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Malindi are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kilifi.

Things to do in Malindi

Parks · Wildlife · Beaches · Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 7 — 8:

Kilifi

— 2 nights
Kilifi is a town on the coast of Kenya, northeast by road of Mombasa. Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Mnarani Ruins (Museum) and then play a few rounds at Vipingo Ridge.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Kilifi trip builder.

Traveling by car from Malindi to Kilifi takes an hour. April in Kilifi sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 30°C at night. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Kilifi

Outdoors · Golf · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 8 — 10:

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.