14 days in Kenya Itinerary

14 days in Kenya Itinerary

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14 days in Kenya Itinerary

Start: Dehradun
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Nairobi
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Lamu Island
— 1 night
Fly:  45​min
3
Malindi
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  30​min
4
Mombasa
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Diani Beach
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  22​h
End: Dehradun

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Karen Blixen Museum and Nairobi National Museum. There's lots more to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, stroll through Giraffe Centre, explore the striking landscape of Nairobi National Park, and steep yourself in history at Karen Blixen Coffee Garden and Cottages.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Nairobi trip planner.

Dehradun, India to Nairobi is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern African Time (EAT), which is usually a -2 hour difference. In December, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Lamu Island.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife Parks Tours
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David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust ©
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
Safaris

1
night
Lamu Island

Lamu Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Siyu Fort, see the interesting displays at Lamu Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Lamu Old Town.

For maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Lamu Island route planner .

You can fly from Nairobi to Lamu Island in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Nairobi in December: high temperatures in Lamu Island hover around 37°C and lows are around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Malindi.

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
Malindi

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Watamu Beach and Che Shale Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Safaris and Gede Ruins. Get out of town with these interesting Malindi side-trips: Watamu (Local Ocean Conservation: Watamu Turtle Watch, Nature & Wildlife Tours, & more).

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Malindi holiday maker app .

You can fly from Lamu Island to Malindi in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Lamu Island in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Malindi, with lows of 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Mombasa.

Things to do in Malindi

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Watamu, Gede Ruins
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Safaris
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Gede Ruins ©
Gede Ruins

3
nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Nature & Wildlife Tours and Nyali Beach. There's much more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, get engrossed in the history at Fort Jesus Museum, and look for gifts at Imani Collective.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Mombasa trip planner .

Mombasa is very close to Malindi. Traveling from Malindi in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Mombasa, with lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Diani Beach.

Things to do in Mombasa

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nyali Beach ©
Nyali Beach

2
nights
Diani Beach

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): stroll through Diani Beach, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and then stop by Sand & Sea Beach Shop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Tue): view the masterpieces at Diani Beach Art Gallery, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then stroll through Gazi Mangrove Boardwalk.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Diani Beach trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Mombasa to Diani Beach by car takes about 1.5 hours. In December in Diani Beach, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Diani Beach

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Gazi Mangrove Boardwalk
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Safaris
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Diani Beach ©
Diani Beach

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