8 days in Kenya Itinerary

8 days in Kenya Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kenya travel route maker

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Nairobi
— 2 nights
Fly
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Diani Beach
— 2 nights
Drive to Likoni, Ferry to Mombasa
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Mombasa
— 2 nights
Train to Mtito Andei, Drive to Tsavo National Park East
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Tsavo National Park East
— 1 night
Drive to Kibwezi, Train to Nairobi

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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.
Spend the 12th (Sun) exploring nature at Nairobi National Park. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, see Off-Road Tours, and explore the galleries of Karen Blixen Museum.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Nairobi tour itinerary builder site.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Nairobi. In December in Nairobi, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Diani Beach.

Things to do in Nairobi

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums
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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 13th (Mon), see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Diani Beach and then play a few rounds at Leisure Golf Club.

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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. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Nairobi in December, with highs in Diani Beach at 37°C and lows at 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mombasa.

Things to do in Diani Beach

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Golf
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Mombasa

— 2 nights
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 15th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Haller Park and then take an in-depth tour of Fort Jesus Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Mombasa journey planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Diani Beach to Mombasa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi. In December, daily temperatures in Mombasa can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Tsavo National Park East.

Things to do in Mombasa

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 16:

Tsavo National Park East

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): stroll through Tsavo East.

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Do a combination of train and car from Mombasa to Tsavo National Park East in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, train, and car. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tsavo National Park East

Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 17:
Highlights from your trip

Kenya travel guide

4.3
Nature & Parks · Safaris · National Parks
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.