19 days in Kenya & Mumbai (Bombay) Itinerary

19 days in Kenya & Mumbai (Bombay) Itinerary

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19 days in Kenya & Mumbai (Bombay) Itinerary

Chicago, United States
Fly:  30​h
Mombasa, Kenya
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Watamu, Kenya
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 30​min
Nairobi, Kenya
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
Mumbai (Bombay), India
— 5 nights
Fly:  29​h
Chicago, United States

3
days
Mombasa, Kenya

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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Mombasa: Diani Beach (Diani Beach, Sand & Sea Beach Shop, & more). Next up on the itinerary: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and stroll through Nyali Beach.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Mombasa travel itinerary planner.

Chicago, USA to Mombasa is an approximately 30-hour flight. Traveling from Chicago to Mombasa, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in February, things will get much hotter in Mombasa: highs are around 90°F and lows about 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Watamu.

Things to do in Mombasa

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Diani Beach
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Diani Beach
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Nyali Beach

3
days
Watamu, Kenya

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.
Spend the 19th (Mon) exploring nature at Watamu National Marine Park. There's lots more to do: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Watamu Beach, take an in-depth tour of Gede Ruins, and enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia delle Tartarughe.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Watamu trip planner.

Traveling by car from Mombasa to Watamu takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in February, and nighttime lows around 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Nairobi.

Things to do in Watamu

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Watamu Beach, Gede Ruins
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Watamu National Marine Park ©
Watamu National Marine Park
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Gede Ruins ©
Gede Ruins

4
days
Nairobi, Kenya

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.
Go for a jaunt from Nairobi to Naivasha to see Hell's Gate National Park about 2 hours away. Spend the 22nd (Thu) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's much more to do: stroll through David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, have some family-friendly fun at GP Karting, stop by Noorjehan Collections Ltd, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Nairobi itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Watamu to Nairobi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. Traveling from Watamu in February, expect Nairobi to be a bit cooler, temps between 82°F and 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Mumbai (Bombay).

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trips

Hell's Gate National Park, Lewa Wildlife Conservancy
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David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust ©
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
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Hell's Gate National Park ©
Hell's Gate National Park

5
days
Mumbai (Bombay), India

Mumbai (Bombay)
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Mumbai (Bombay) is known for sightseeing, museums, historic sites, scenic drive, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Gateway of India, make a trip to Dhobi Ghat, admire the striking features of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

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You can fly from Nairobi to Mumbai (Bombay) in 9.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Nairobi to Mumbai (Bombay) is 2 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Nairobi in February, with highs in Mumbai (Bombay) at 88°F and lows at 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

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Bungalow Eight
Bungalow Eight
Gateway of India ©
Gateway of India
Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive

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