17 days in Tanzania Itinerary

17 days in Tanzania Itinerary

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17 days in Tanzania Itinerary

Start: Istanbul
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Arusha
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 15​min
2
Serengeti National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Ngorongoro Conservation Area
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Tarangire National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
5
Kilimanjaro National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Moshi
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  3​h 15​min
7
Nungwi, Zanzibar Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Zanzibar City, Zanzibar Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Istanbul

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Cultural Heritage Centre and then see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour. On your second day here, see Off-Road Tours, then get outside with Kili Dreamers, and then stop by iheartz Collections.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Arusha sightseeing site .

Istanbul, Turkey to Arusha is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Istanbul in July: high temperatures in Arusha hover around 24°C and lows are around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Arusha

Outdoors Tours Museums
Highlights from your plan
Climbing Tours
Cultural Heritage Centre ©
Cultural Heritage Centre
Off-Road Tours

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.
Spend the 22nd (Wed) exploring nature at Seronera. The adventure continues: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Serengeti National Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Retima Hippo Pool, and explore the activities along Grumeti River.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Serengeti National Park online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Arusha to Serengeti National Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

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

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 25th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Ngorongoro Crater. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to The Engare Sero Footprint Site and then explore and take pictures at Oldupai Gorge.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Ngorongoro Conservation Area vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area in 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can go by car to Tarangire National Park.

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Ngorongoro Crater ©
Ngorongoro Crater
Oldupai Gorge ©
Oldupai Gorge
The Engare Sero Footprint Site ©
The Engare Sero Footprint Site

1
night
Tarangire National Park

Tarangire National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Tarangire National Park.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Tarangire National Park online travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Tarangire National Park takes 5 hours. July in Tarangire National Park sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Kilimanjaro National Park.

Things to do in Tarangire National Park

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

1
night
Kilimanjaro National Park

Kilimanjaro National Park
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Kilimanjaro.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Kilimanjaro National Park journey builder site .

Getting from Tarangire National Park to Kilimanjaro National Park by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) 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 29th (Wed), browse for treasures 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: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

For other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Moshi online trip itinerary builder .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kilimanjaro National Park to Moshi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Nungwi.

Things to do in Moshi

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

2
nights
Nungwi, Zanzibar Island

Nungwi ©
Renowned for its sandy coast lined with mangroves and palm trees, Nungwi offers visitors a variety of restaurants, bars, and accommodations.
On the 31st (Fri), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nungwi Beach. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mnarani Marine Turtles Conservation Pond and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kendwa Beach.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Nungwi road trip app .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Moshi to Nungwi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. July in Nungwi sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to drive to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Nungwi

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Kendwa Beach
Highlights from your plan
Nungwi Beach ©
Nungwi Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Kendwa Beach ©
Kendwa Beach

3
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.
Zanzibar City is known for nature, historic sites, parks, beaches, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, explore the striking landscape of Jozani Forest, admire the natural beauty at Forodhani Park, and admire the landmark architecture of House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib).

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

Traveling by car from Nungwi to Zanzibar City takes 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

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

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