10 days in Kenya Itinerary

10 days in Kenya Itinerary

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10 days in Kenya Itinerary

Start: Australia Plains
Drive + Fly:  29​h
1
Mombasa
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  45​min
2
Lamu Island
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Nairobi
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  27​h
End: Australia Plains

3
nights
Mombasa

Mombasa ©
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Shree Cutch Satsang Swaminarayan Temple and Shiva Temple. Do some cultural sightseeing at Mnarani Ruins (Museum) and Mombasa Memorial Cathedral. Step out of Mombasa to go to Diani Beach and see Diani Beach, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, steep yourself in history at Old Town, get engrossed in the history at Fort Jesus Museum, and stroll through Gazi Mangrove Boardwalk.

For maps and more tourist information, go to the Mombasa journey planner.

Australia Plains, Australia to Mombasa is an approximately 29-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Eastern African Time (EAT) is minus 7 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Mombasa can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Lamu Island.

Things to do in Mombasa

Outdoors Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Mnarani Ruins (Museum), Diani Beach, Gazi Mangrove Boardwalk
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Diani Beach ©
Diani Beach
Fort Jesus Museum ©
Fort Jesus Museum
Old Town ©
Old Town

1
night
Lamu Island

Lamu Island ©
On the 13th (Fri), appreciate the extensive heritage of Siyu Fort, then see the interesting displays at Lamu Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Lamu Old Town.

For traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Lamu Island trip planning site .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Mombasa to Lamu Island in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Mombasa in September, Lamu Island is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Nairobi.

Things to do in Lamu Island

Historic Sites Museums
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Lamu Old Town ©
Lamu Old Town
Siyu Fort ©
Siyu Fort
Lamu Museum ©
Lamu Museum

3
nights
Nairobi

Nairobi ©
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.
Bring the kids along to David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and Giraffe Centre. Visit Karen Blixen Coffee Garden and Cottages and All Saints Cathedral for their historical value. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Karen Blixen Museum, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, stroll the grounds of Nairobi War Cemetery, and take in the exciting artwork at Upepo Photography Gallery.

To find other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Nairobi trip planning site .

Fly from Lamu Island to Nairobi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, Nairobi is little chillier than Lamu Island - with highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife Tours Museums
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David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust ©
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
Karen Blixen Museum ©
Karen Blixen Museum
Giraffe Centre ©
Giraffe Centre

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