12 days in Tanzania Itinerary

12 days in Tanzania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tanzania trip planner

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Zanzibar City, Zanzibar Island
— 3 nights
Fly
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Arusha
— 2 nights
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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Tarangire National Park
— 1 night
Fly
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Kilimanjaro National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Moshi
— 2 nights
Drive to Kilimanjaro International Airport, Fly to Dammam

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Zanzibar City, Zanzibar Island

— 3 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.
Spend the 15th (Sat) observing fascinating marine mammals with The Safari Blue. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheetah's Rock, head off the coast to Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, see the interesting displays at Freddie Mercury Museum, and enjoy the sand and surf at Nakupenda Beach.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Zanzibar City itinerary planner.

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Zanzibar City is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Dammam in May, with highs in Zanzibar City at 34°C and lows at 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Arusha.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Arusha

— 2 nights
Nestled in the verdant foothills of Mount Meru, Arusha remains the primary gateway and jump-off point for safaris into several national parks.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Isle of Jewels, see the interesting displays at Cultural Heritage Centre, and then see Off-Road Tours.

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Traveling by flight from Zanzibar City to Arusha takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Zanzibar City in May, with highs in Arusha at 25°C and lows at 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Arusha

Tours · Outdoors · Museums · Shopping

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 20th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Seronera.

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Fly from Arusha to Serengeti National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

Parks · Nature
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.
On the 21st (Fri), explore the striking landscape at Ngorongoro Crater.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Ngorongoro Conservation Area online trip planner.

Getting from Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area by car takes about 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Tarangire National Park.

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Tarangire National Park

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): stroll through Tarangire National Park.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Tarangire National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Tarangire National Park in 4 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Kilimanjaro National Park.

Things to do in Tarangire National Park

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Kilimanjaro National Park

— 1 night
On the 23rd (Sun), take in the awesome beauty at Mount Kilimanjaro.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kilimanjaro National Park road trip website.

Getting from Tarangire National Park to Kilimanjaro National Park by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Moshi.

Things to do in Kilimanjaro National Park

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Moshi

— 2 nights
Situated in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro, the sleepy town of Moshi provides tourist with a safe and pleasant place to stay in while touring the region or braving Africa's highest mountain.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, and then look for gifts at Sanaa Zetu.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Moshi planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kilimanjaro National Park to Moshi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Moshi

Tours · Outdoors · Shopping · Spas

Tanzania travel guide

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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.