12 days in Tanzania Itinerary

12 days in Tanzania Itinerary

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Dar es Salaam
— 1 night
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Dodoma
— 1 night
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Bagamoyo
— 1 night
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Serengeti National Park
— 3 nights
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Pemba Island
— 1 night
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Zanzibar City
— 2 nights

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Dar es Salaam

Dar es Salaam ©
Founded in the mid-19th century, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania's largest city, lost the status of the official capital but remains the country's commercial and financial center.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): examine the collection at National Museum. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at Village Museum and then find something for the whole family at Kunduchi Wet "N" Wild Water Park.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Dar es Salaam tour planner.

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to Dar es Salaam is an approximately 22-hour flight. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Ho Chi Minh City to Dar es Salaam. Traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Dar es Salaam, with lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Dodoma.

Things to do in Dar es Salaam

Museums · Theme Parks
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Specialty Museum
National Museum
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History Museum
Village Museum
3.5

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Dodoma

Dodoma ©
Dodoma, officially Dodoma Urban District, is the national capital of Tanzania and the capital of Dodoma Region, with a population of 410,956.GeographyLocated at, in the centre of the country, the town is 453km west of the former capital at Dar es Salaam and 441km south of Arusha, the headquarters of the East African Community. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): stop by Oldonyo Orok Arts & Gallery and then stroll around Nyerere Square.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Dodoma trip builder website.

Traveling by flight from Dar es Salaam to Dodoma takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Dar es Salaam in August, things will get a bit cooler in Dodoma: highs are around 32°C and lows about 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Bagamoyo.

Things to do in Dodoma

Parks · Shopping

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Bagamoyo

Bagamoyo ©
Bagamoyo, Tanzania, is a town founded at the end of the 18th century. On the 13th (Thu), delve into the distant past at Kaole Ruins and then contemplate the long history of Old Boma.

To see photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Bagamoyo itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Dodoma to Bagamoyo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Bagamoyo when traveling from Dodoma in August, with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Bagamoyo

Historic Sites
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Historic Site
Old Boma
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Seronera. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy unforgettable views with Serengeti Balloon Safaris and then stroll through Retima Hippo Pool.

To find out how to plan a trip to Serengeti National Park, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Bagamoyo to Serengeti National Park by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Pemba Island.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours
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Must see
Seronera
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Nature / Park
Retima Hippo Pool
4.7

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Pemba Island

Pemba Island ©
On the 16th (Sun), step off the mainland to explore Pemba Island.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Pemba Island sightseeing planner.

Fly from Serengeti National Park to Pemba Island in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. August in Pemba Island sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 30°C at night. On the 17th (Mon), you're off to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Pemba Island

Nature · Parks
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Island
Pemba Island
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Zanzibar City

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.
On the 17th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral, examine the collection at Freddie Mercury Museum, and then walk around Forodhani Gardens. Keep things going the next day: get up close to creatures of the deep with The Safari Blue.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Zanzibar City journey planning website.

Drive from Pemba Island to Zanzibar City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or ride a ferry. Traveling from Pemba Island in August, you will find days in Zanzibar City are a bit warmer (34°C), and nights are a bit cooler (26°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

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