18 days in Tanzania Itinerary

18 days in Tanzania Itinerary

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18 days in Tanzania Itinerary

Start: Dar es Salaam
Fly + taxi:  1​h 45​min
1
Arusha
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
2
Serengeti National Park
— 3 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
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
8
Pemba Island
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  2​h 15​min
9
Nungwi, Zanzibar Island
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 45​min
End: Dar es Salaam

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.
Spend the 14th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, examine the collection at Cultural Heritage Centre, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and stop by Shanga & Shanga Foundation.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Arusha trip builder .

Dar es Salaam to Arusha is an approximately 2-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also fly; or drive. Plan for slightly colder 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 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Arusha

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

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 18th (Sun) exploring nature at Seronera. And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Serengeti National Park, explore the striking landscape at Oldupai Gorge, stroll through Retima Hippo Pool, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

Plan my day in Serengeti National Park using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can fly from Arusha to Serengeti National Park in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can go by car 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 20th (Tue), take in the dramatic natural features at Ngorongoro Crater.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area day trip planner .

Drive from Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Tarangire National Park.

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Ngorongoro Crater ©
Ngorongoro Crater

1
night
Tarangire National Park

Tarangire National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Tarangire National Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Tarangire National Park trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Tarangire National Park in 5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Kilimanjaro National Park.

Things to do in Tarangire National Park

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

1
night
Kilimanjaro National Park

Kilimanjaro National Park
On the 22nd (Thu), take in the awesome beauty at Mount Kilimanjaro.

To find maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Kilimanjaro National Park trip itinerary site .

Traveling by flight from Tarangire National Park to Kilimanjaro National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Moshi.

Things to do in Kilimanjaro National Park

Nature Parks
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then browse for treasures at Mama Africa Curio. On the 24th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Moshi trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kilimanjaro National Park to Moshi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Moshi

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

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, steep yourself in history at House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib), stroll around Jozani Forest, and delve into the distant past at Hamamni Persian Baths.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Zanzibar City fast, fun, and easy.

Getting from Moshi to Zanzibar City by combination of taxi and flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight. In August, daily temperatures in Zanzibar City can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Pemba Island.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Pemba Island

Pemba Island ©
On the 28th (Wed), stroll through Misali island and then take a peaceful walk through Ngezi Forest Reserve. On the 29th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the lush surroundings at Pemba Flying Fox Forest and then step off the mainland to explore Pemba Island.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Pemba Island trip builder website .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Zanzibar City to Pemba Island in 1.5 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Zanzibar City in August: highs in Pemba Island hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Nungwi.

Things to do in Pemba Island

Nature Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Pemba Island ©
Pemba Island
Misali island ©
Misali island
Pemba Flying Fox Forest ©
Pemba Flying Fox Forest

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and then enjoy the sand and surf at Nungwi Beach. On the 31st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Cathedral, enjoy the sand and surf at Kendwa Beach, and then look for gifts at Bahati Beach Boutique.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Nungwi itinerary maker website .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Pemba Island to Nungwi in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Pemba Island in August, expect nights in Nungwi to be little chillier, around 26°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nungwi

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Kendwa, St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Nungwi Beach ©
Nungwi Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Kendwa Beach ©
Kendwa Beach

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