12 days in Tanzania Itinerary

12 days in Tanzania Itinerary

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12 days in Tanzania Itinerary

Start: Paris
train + Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Zanzibar City, Zanzibar Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Nungwi, Zanzibar Island
— 1 night
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  3​h 15​min
3
Moshi
— 1 night
bus + taxi:  4​h 15​min
4
Tarangire National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
5
Ngorongoro Conservation Area
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Serengeti National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
7
Arusha
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  14​h 15​min
End: Paris

2
nights
Zanzibar City, Zanzibar Island

Zanzibar City ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): stroll through Cheetah's Rock, look for gifts at Mwanzo Mpya, and then head off the coast to Prison Island - Changuu Private Island. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Nakupenda Beach, explore the ancient world of The Old Fort (Ngome Kongwe), then take in nature's colorful creations at Forodhani Park, and finally admire the striking features of House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib).

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Zanzibar City trip itinerary planner.

Paris, France to Zanzibar City is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Paris to Zanzibar City due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Paris in October; daily highs in Zanzibar City reach 36°C and lows reach 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Nungwi.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trip

Cheetah's Rock
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Cheetah's Rock ©
Cheetah's Rock
Forodhani Park ©
Forodhani Park

1
night
Nungwi, Zanzibar Island

Nungwi ©
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 23rd (Wed): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then enjoy the sand and surf at Nungwi Beach.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Nungwi vacation app .

Getting from Zanzibar City to Nungwi by car takes about 1.5 hours. October in Nungwi sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Moshi.

Things to do in Nungwi

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Nungwi Beach ©
Nungwi Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Moshi

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.
On the 24th (Thu), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then stop by Mama Africa Curio.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Moshi tour itinerary builder app .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Nungwi to Moshi in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Tarangire National Park.

Things to do in Moshi

Outdoors Tours Spas
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Climbing Tours
Mama Africa Curio ©
Mama Africa Curio
Spas

1
night
Tarangire National Park

Tarangire National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Tarangire National Park.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Tarangire National Park trip builder tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and taxi from Moshi to Tarangire National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. October in Tarangire National Park sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can go by car to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Things to do in Tarangire National Park

Nature Wildlife Parks
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Tarangire National Park ©
Tarangire National Park

1
night
Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Ngorongoro Conservation Area ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Ngorongoro Crater.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area trip planner .

You can drive from Tarangire National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area in 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to drive to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Nature Parks
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Ngorongoro Crater ©
Ngorongoro Crater

2
nights
Serengeti National Park

Serengeti National Park ©
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 27th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Retima Hippo Pool and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Serengeti National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Seronera.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Serengeti National Park day trip planner.

You can drive from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Serengeti National Park in 2.5 hours. October in Serengeti National Park sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Arusha.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Serengeti National Park ©
Serengeti National Park
Seronera ©
Seronera
Retima Hippo Pool ©
Retima Hippo Pool

3
nights
Arusha

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 29th (Tue): examine the collection at Cultural Heritage Centre and then shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour. On the 30th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hunt for treasures at Masai Central Market and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Arusha online holiday planner .

Getting from Serengeti National Park to Arusha by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Serengeti National Park in October, expect Arusha to be somewhat warmer, temps between 30°C and 19°C. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Arusha

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Masai Central Market
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Climbing Tours
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Cultural Heritage Centre ©
Cultural Heritage Centre

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