15 days in Nairobi & Tanzania Itinerary

15 days in Nairobi & Tanzania Itinerary

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Nairobi, Kenya
— 3 nights
Fly
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Moshi, Tanzania
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania
— 1 night
Fly
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Tarangire National Park, Tanzania
— 1 night
Drive
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Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
— 1 night
Drive
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Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
— 1 night
Fly
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Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 4 nights
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Nairobi, Kenya

— 3 nights

Green City in the Sun

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.
Gracepatt Ecotours Kenya has been added to your itinerary. Escape the urban bustle at Nairobi National Park and David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Giraffe Centre, take a memorable tour with Tours, stroll the grounds of Nairobi War Cemetery, and see the interesting displays at Karen Blixen Museum.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Nairobi travel route planner.

Philadelphia, USA to Nairobi is an approximately 20-hour combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to East Africa Time (EAT), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Philadelphia in September since evenings lows in Nairobi dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Moshi.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Moshi, Tanzania

— 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.
On the 19th (Sun), take in the exciting artwork at Mama Africa Giftshop, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers. Keep things going the next day: take a tour by water with Gypsy Tanzania Tours and then enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Moshi vacation planner.

Getting from Nairobi to Moshi by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Kilimanjaro National Park.

Things to do in Moshi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Shopping

Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania

— 1 night
On the 21st (Tue), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Kilimanjaro.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Kilimanjaro National Park trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Moshi to Kilimanjaro National Park. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Tarangire National Park.

Things to do in Kilimanjaro National Park

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Tarangire National Park.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Tarangire National Park trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Kilimanjaro National Park to Tarangire National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In September, daytime highs in Tarangire National Park are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Things to do in Tarangire National Park

Wildlife · Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

— 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 (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Ngorongoro Crater.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Ngorongoro Conservation Area travel planner.

You can drive from Tarangire National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

— 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 24th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Seronera.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Serengeti National Park online trip planner.

You can drive from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Serengeti National Park in 2.5 hours. September in Serengeti National Park sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Zanzibar City, Tanzania

— 4 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.
Escape the urban bustle at The Safari Blue and Prison Island - Changuu Private Island. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheetah's Rock, enjoy the sand and surf at Nakupenda Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Forodhani Gardens, and experience rural life at Shabuta Spice Farm.

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

You can fly from Serengeti National Park to Zanzibar City in 4.5 hours. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Serengeti National Park in September: high temperatures in Zanzibar City hover around 86°F and lows are around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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.