16 days in Tanzania Itinerary

16 days in Tanzania Itinerary

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16 days in Tanzania Itinerary

Start: Milan
Drive + Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Dar es Salaam
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Zanzibar City, Zanzibar Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
3
Kilimanjaro National Park
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
4
Arusha
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Ngorongoro Conservation Area
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
6
Arusha
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Moshi
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  2​h 30​min
8
Dar es Salaam
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  14​h 15​min
End: Milan

1
night
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.
On the 20th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Tanzania Centre for Cultural Heritage, then step off the mainland to explore Mbudya island, and then take an in-depth tour of Village Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Tue): take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To find ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Dar es Salaam trip itinerary planning tool .

Milan, Italy to Dar es Salaam is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from Milan to Dar es Salaam, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Milan in January: high temperatures in Dar es Salaam hover around 38°C and lows are around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Dar es Salaam

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Mbudya Island ©
Mbudya Island
Village Museum ©
Village Museum

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.
On the 22nd (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheetah's Rock, then stop by Mwanzo Mpya, and then head off the coast to Prison Island - Changuu Private Island. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib), then take in nature's colorful creations at Forodhani Park, then pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church Cathedral, and finally kick back and relax at Nakupenda Beach.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Zanzibar City trip builder app .

Drive from Dar es Salaam to Zanzibar City in 3.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Zanzibar City can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Kilimanjaro National Park.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Cheetah's Rock
Highlights from your plan
Cheetah's Rock ©
Cheetah's Rock
Forodhani Park ©
Forodhani Park

3
nights
Kilimanjaro National Park

Step out of Kilimanjaro National Park with an excursion to Chagga Museum in Marangu--about 1h 15 min away. On the 24th (Fri), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Mount Kilimanjaro. Spend the 25th (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Kilimanjaro National Park vacation planning website .

Getting from Zanzibar City to Kilimanjaro National Park by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Arusha.

Things to do in Kilimanjaro National Park

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Chagga Museum
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Mount Kilimanjaro
Mount Kilimanjaro
Mount Kibo
Mount Kibo

few
hours
Arusha

Nestled in the verdant foothills of Mount Meru, Arusha remains the primary gateway and jump-off point for safaris into several national parks.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Arusha sightseeing planner.

Getting from Kilimanjaro National Park to Arusha by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. January in Arusha sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Things to do in Arusha

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
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 28th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Ngorongoro Crater. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to The Engare Sero Footprint Site.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Ngorongoro Conservation Area holiday builder .

You can drive from Arusha to Ngorongoro Conservation Area in 5 hours. On the 29th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Arusha.

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Ngorongoro Crater ©
Ngorongoro Crater

2
nights
Arusha

Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Arusha tour itinerary builder .

Drive from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Arusha in 5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to Moshi.

Things to do in Arusha

Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Climbing Tours

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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, and then stop by Mama Africa Curio. Here are some ideas for day two: witness a stunning natural landmark at Kikuletwa Hotsprings.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Moshi trip builder website .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Arusha to Moshi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Dar es Salaam.

Things to do in Moshi

Outdoors Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Climbing Tours
Kikuletwa Hotsprings ©
Kikuletwa Hotsprings
Mama Africa Curio ©
Mama Africa Curio

2
nights
Dar es Salaam

Dar es Salaam ©
To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Dar es Salaam day trip website .

Getting from Moshi to Dar es Salaam by combination of taxi and flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. On the 3rd (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Dar es Salaam

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Coco Beach ©
Coco Beach
National Museum ©
National Museum
Wonder Workshop ©
Wonder Workshop

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