15 days in Tanzania Itinerary

15 days in Tanzania Itinerary

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15 days in Tanzania Itinerary

Start: Porto
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Arusha
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 15​min
2
Serengeti National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Ngorongoro Conservation Area
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
4
Tarangire National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
5
Kilimanjaro National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Moshi
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 15​min
7
Zanzibar City, Zanzibar Island
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Porto

2
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.
Arusha is known for wildlife, museums, nature, shopping, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get outside with Outdoor Activities, examine the collection at Cultural Heritage Centre, look for gifts at Shanga & Shanga Foundation, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To find maps and more tourist information, you can read our Arusha vacation planner.

Porto, Portugal to Arusha is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Porto to Arusha. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Arusha

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Climbing Tours
Cultural Heritage Centre ©
Cultural Heritage Centre
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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.
On the 25th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Retima Hippo Pool and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Serengeti National Park. On the 26th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Seronera.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Serengeti National Park travel planner.

Fly from Arusha to Serengeti National Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Serengeti National Park ©
Serengeti National Park
Seronera ©
Seronera
Retima Hippo Pool ©
Retima Hippo Pool

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.
On the 27th (Tue), explore the striking landscape at Ngorongoro Crater.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Ngorongoro Conservation Area trip planner .

You can drive from Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to drive to Tarangire National Park.

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Ngorongoro Crater ©
Ngorongoro Crater

1
night
Tarangire National Park

Tarangire National Park ©
On the 28th (Wed), explore the striking landscape at Tarangire National Park.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Tarangire National Park day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Tarangire National Park in 5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Tarangire National Park can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Kilimanjaro National Park.

Things to do in Tarangire National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Tarangire National Park ©
Tarangire National Park

1
night
Kilimanjaro National Park

Kilimanjaro National Park
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Kilimanjaro.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Kilimanjaro National Park planning website .

You can fly from Tarangire National Park to Kilimanjaro National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel to Moshi.

Things to do in Kilimanjaro National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Mount Kilimanjaro
Mount Kilimanjaro

2
nights
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 30th (Fri), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, and then browse for treasures at Mama Africa Curio. Here are some ideas for day two: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Moshi visit planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kilimanjaro National Park to Moshi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Moshi

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Climbing Tours
Safaris
Mama Africa Giftshop ©
Mama Africa Giftshop

4
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Zanzibar City: Nungwi (Nungwi Beach & Scuba & Snorkeling). Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, walk around Forodhani Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral, and admire the striking features of House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib).

For photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Zanzibar City tour website .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Moshi to Zanzibar City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. On the 4th (Wed), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Nungwi, Cheetah's Rock
Highlights from your plan
Cheetah's Rock ©
Cheetah's Rock
Nungwi Beach ©
Nungwi Beach

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