16 days in Tanzania Itinerary

16 days in Tanzania Itinerary

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Moshi
— 2 nights
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Mwanza
— 2 nights
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Iringa
— 3 nights
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Mafia Island
— 2 nights
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Paje, Zanzibar Island
— 2 nights
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Zanzibar City, Zanzibar Island
— 4 nights
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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 16th (Wed): view the masterpieces at Mama Africa Giftshop, then get interesting insight from Tours, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers. Keep things going the next day: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Moshi day trip planner.

Paris, France to Moshi is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from Paris to Moshi, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Mwanza.

Things to do in Moshi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums

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Mwanza

Mwanza is a mid-sized port city on the southern shores of Lake Victoria in northwestern Tanzania. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour. On the next day, trek along Saanane Island National Park and then pause for some photo ops at Samaki Corner.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Mwanza online day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Moshi to Mwanza takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Mwanza are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Iringa.

Things to do in Mwanza

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Nature

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Iringa

Iringa is a city in Tanzania with a population of 112,900. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ruaha National Park and Safaris. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Isimila Stone Age Site and take an in-depth tour of Iringa Boma - Regional Museum and Cultural Centre.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Iringa driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Mwanza to Iringa in 8 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Mwanza in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Iringa, with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Mafia Island.

Things to do in Iringa

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Nature

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Mafia Island

A quiet, sandy landmass off the coast of Tanzania, Mafia Island lies dotted with peaceful lodges and sleepy fishing villages.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): enjoy the sea views from Ras Mkumbi and then see the vivid underwater world at Mafia Marine National Park. On the 24th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a tour by water with Afro Whale Shark Safari.

Before you visit Mafia Island, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by flight from Iringa to Mafia Island takes 6 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Paje.

Things to do in Mafia Island

Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors · Parks

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Paje, Zanzibar Island

Located on the island of Unguja, the quaint village of Paje lies on a shallow sandy lagoon, which attracts swarms of kitesurfing enthusiasts and marine life lovers.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): see Zanzi Quad Safari and then see some colorful creatures with Rising Sun Dive Center. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Zanzibar Butterfly Centre and then explore the fascinating underground world of Kuza Cave.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Paje tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Mafia Island to Paje takes 4.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Paje can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to drive to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Paje

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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Zanzibar City, Zanzibar Island

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Discover Zanzibar with Mr Brown and Fahari Zanzibar. Step out of Zanzibar City to go to Nungwi and see Zanzibar Horse Club, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Christ Church Cathedral, soothe aching muscles at Cinnamon Spa, examine the collection at Freddie Mercury Museum, and hit all the best shops with Tangawizi Spice Farm.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Zanzibar City trip builder tool.

Drive from Paje to Zanzibar City in 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Zanzibar City are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Tours · Shopping · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.