10 days in Tanzania Itinerary

10 days in Tanzania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tanzania travel route builder

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Arusha
— 1 night
Fly
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Zanzibar City
— 2 nights
Drive
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Paje
— 1 night
Shuttle
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Nungwi
— 1 night
Fly
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Serengeti National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Ngorongoro Conservation Area
— 1 night
Drive
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Lake Manyara National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Tarangire National Park
— 1 night
Fly

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Arusha

— 1 night
Nestled in the verdant foothills of Mount Meru, Arusha remains the primary gateway and jump-off point for safaris into several national parks.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour. On your second day here, examine the collection at Cultural Heritage Centre and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Arusha visit planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Arusha. In December, daily temperatures in Arusha can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Arusha

Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Zanzibar City

— 2 nights
Discover a myriad of attractions in Zanzibar City, like its World Heritage-listed historic core, charming beach villages, and the modern neighborhood of Ng'ambo.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral, then head off the coast to Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, and then admire the striking features of House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Cheetah's Rock, then see the interesting displays at Freddie Mercury Museum, and then admire the natural beauty at Forodhani Gardens.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Zanzibar City trip itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Arusha to Zanzibar City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Traveling from Arusha in December, expect Zanzibar City to be a bit warmer, temps between 38°C and 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Paje.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Paje

— 1 night
Located on the island of Unguja, the quaint village of Paje lies on a shallow sandy lagoon, which attracts swarms of kitesurfing enthusiasts and marine life lovers.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Paje Beach and then take a tour by water with Rising Sun Dive Center.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Paje trip planner.

You can drive from Zanzibar City to Paje in 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Paje can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to take a shuttle to Nungwi.

Things to do in Paje

Outdoors · Beaches · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Nungwi

— 1 night
Renowned for its sandy coast lined with mangroves and palm trees, Nungwi offers visitors a variety of restaurants, bars, and accommodations.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): stroll through Mnarani Marine Turtles Conservation Pond and then enjoy the sand and surf at Nungwi Beach.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Nungwi day trip planning tool.

Getting from Paje to Nungwi by shuttle takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Nungwi

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife
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Serengeti National Park

— 1 night
Few adventures in the world invoke such vivid natural imagery as a trip to Serengeti National Park, a World Heritage Site known for its diverse animal life and memorable scenery.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Seronera.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Serengeti National Park trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can fly from Nungwi to Serengeti National Park in 4.5 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Nungwi in December, with highs in Serengeti National Park at 23°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Ngorongoro Conservation Area

— 1 night
You can discover Tanzania's varied plant and animal life on a tour of Ngorongoro Conservation Area, a World Heritage Site known for its massive volcanic caldera.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Ngorongoro Crater.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Ngorongoro Conservation Area online trip maker.

You can drive from Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area in 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Lake Manyara National Park.

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Lake Manyara National Park

— 1 night
A landscape rich in wildlife and diverse terrain, Lake Manyara National Park stretches across two Tanzanian regions.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): look for gifts at African Galleria, take a memorable tour with Lake Manyara Treetop Walkway, and then explore the activities along Lake Manyara.

For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Lake Manyara National Park trip itinerary maker app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Lake Manyara National Park. In December, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Tarangire National Park.

Things to do in Lake Manyara National Park

Nature · Parks · Shopping · Outdoors

Tarangire National Park

— 1 night
On the 25th (Fri), explore the striking landscape at Tarangire National Park.

Make your Tarangire National Park itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Lake Manyara National Park to Tarangire National Park. December in Tarangire National Park sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tarangire National Park

Wildlife · Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Tanzania travel guide

4.1
Geologic Formations · Beaches · Safaris
Though the size and scale of Tanzania may be overwhelming, the people make it a personable and easy-going place to visit. The bigger cities not only offer good connections to the main natural attractions, but also feature bustling markets where locals sell fresh produce, snacks, and crafts. Smaller villages retain their long-held customs, beliefs, and artistic traditions. With the continent's highest peak, and some of the most animal-rich safaris available, Tanzania holidays tend to dart between the big and bold, and the personal and low-key.

Zanzibar Island travel guide

3.8
Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling · Islands
Unguja
Experience the bustling Zanzibar Island, the financial and economical metropolis of the Zanzibar Archipelago. Most tours of Zanzibar Island start in Zanzibar Town, where centuries of history are on display in Persian bathhouses, street coffee vendors, and the world's last open slave market in Stone Town, the historical center. Beyond that, attractions on Zanzibar Island include numerous archaeological sites dotted across the area.