4 days in Kenya Itinerary

4 days in Kenya Itinerary

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4 days in Kenya Itinerary

Start: Nairobi
Fly:  2​h 15​min
1
Lamu Island
— 1 day
Fly + taxi:  1​h
2
Watamu
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  1​h
3
Mombasa
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 15​min
4
Nairobi
— 1 night
End: Nairobi

1
day
Lamu Island

Lamu Island ©
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Lamu Museum, put a fun spin on your tour with Lamu Mysteries, and then contemplate the long history of Lamu Old Town.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Lamu Island road trip planning site .

Nairobi to Lamu Island is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Nairobi in August, with highs in Lamu Island at 34°C and lows at 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Watamu.

Things to do in Lamu Island

Fun & Games Historic Sites Museums
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Lamu Old Town ©
Lamu Old Town
Lamu Museum ©
Lamu Museum

1
night
Watamu

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.
On the 11th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Gede Ruins, stroll through Spiaggia delle Tartarughe, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Watamu trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Lamu Island to Watamu by combination of flight and taxi takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in August, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Mombasa.

Things to do in Watamu

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Gede Ruins
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Spiaggia delle Tartarughe ©
Spiaggia delle Tartarughe
Gede Ruins ©
Gede Ruins

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night
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): wander the streets of Old Town and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Mombasa online travel planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Watamu to Mombasa in an hour. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Watamu in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Mombasa, with lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Nairobi.

Things to do in Mombasa

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Old Town ©
Old Town

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): trek along Ngong Hills, then contemplate the long history of Karen Blixen Coffee Garden and Cottages, and then meet the residents at Nairobi Mamba Village.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Nairobi journey maker website .

You can fly from Mombasa to Nairobi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Mombasa in August, things will get slightly colder in Nairobi: highs are around 26°C and lows about 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nairobi

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Ngong Hills ©
Ngong Hills
Nairobi Mamba Village ©
Nairobi Mamba Village

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