16 days in Tanzania Itinerary

16 days in Tanzania Itinerary

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16 days in Tanzania Itinerary

Start: Cluj-Napoca
Fly:  18​h
1
Dar es Salaam
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 45​min
2
Arusha
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 15​min
3
Serengeti National Park
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 15​min
4
Zanzibar City, Zanzibar Island
— 4 nights
Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Cluj-Napoca

3
nights
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.
You've added Azania Front Lutheran Chruch, Kaole Ruins, Coco Beach, and other attractions to your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: step off the mainland to explore Bongoyo Island and make a trip to Tanzania Centre for Cultural Heritage.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Dar es Salaam trip itinerary planner .

Cluj-Napoca, Romania to Dar es Salaam is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cluj-Napoca to Dar es Salaam. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Cluj-Napoca in August since evenings lows in Dar es Salaam dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Arusha.

Things to do in Dar es Salaam

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Kaole Ruins
Highlights from your plan
Bongoyo Island ©
Bongoyo Island
Mbudya Island ©
Mbudya Island
National Museum ©
National Museum

3
nights
Arusha

Arusha ©
Nestled in the verdant foothills of Mount Meru, Arusha remains the primary gateway and jump-off point for safaris into several national parks.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Olpopongi - Maasai Cultural Village & Museum, Mt Meru, Arusha National Park, and other attractions you added. It doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Cultural Heritage Centre.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Arusha planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Dar es Salaam to Arusha in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Dar es Salaam in August, with highs in Arusha at 27°C and lows at 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Arusha

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Olpopongi - Maasai Cultural Village & Museum, Mt Meru
Highlights from your plan
Cultural Heritage Centre ©
Cultural Heritage Centre
Mt Meru ©
Mt Meru

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Grumeti River as well as Naabi Hill. Spend the 13th (Tue) exploring nature at Seronera. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Serengeti Hippo Pool and explore the striking landscape at Oldupai Gorge.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Serengeti National Park travel route planning app .

Fly from Arusha to Serengeti National Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Oldupai Gorge
Highlights from your plan
Seronera ©
Seronera
Retima Hippo Pool ©
Retima Hippo Pool
Oldupai Gorge ©
Oldupai Gorge

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mercury House as well as Stone Town. Step out of Zanzibar City with an excursion to Paje Beach in Paje--about 1h 05 min away. And it doesn't end there: head off the coast to Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, steep yourself in history at House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib), pause for some serene contemplation at Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral, and stroll around Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Zanzibar City trip itinerary site .

Traveling by flight from Serengeti National Park to Zanzibar City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight. In August, daytime highs in Zanzibar City are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks Beaches Nature

Side Trips

Zanzibar Island, Paje Beach
Highlights from your plan
Cheetah's Rock ©
Cheetah's Rock
Forodhani Park ©
Forodhani Park

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