18 days in Tanzania Itinerary

18 days in Tanzania Itinerary

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18 days in Tanzania Itinerary

Start: Montreal
Fly + Drive:  28​h
1
Nungwi, Zanzibar Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Zanzibar City, Zanzibar Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
3
Arusha
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 15​min
4
Serengeti National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Ngorongoro Conservation Area
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
6
Tarangire National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
7
Kilimanjaro National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
8
Moshi
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  20​h 45​min
End: Montreal

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 11th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Nungwi Beach and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Kendwa Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mnarani Marine Turtles Conservation Pond.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Nungwi trip planning tool .

Montreal, Canada to Nungwi is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Montreal to Nungwi. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Montreal in October; daily highs in Nungwi reach 36°C and lows reach 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Nungwi

Parks Outdoors 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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): step off the mainland to explore Prison Island - Changuu Private Island and then stroll through Cheetah's Rock. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib), admire the natural beauty at Forodhani Park, then stop by Mwanzo Mpya, then enjoy the sand and surf at Nakupenda Beach, and finally contemplate the long history of Christ Church Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Zanzibar City tour itinerary tool .

Getting from Nungwi to Zanzibar City by car takes about 1.5 hours. October in Zanzibar City sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Arusha.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cheetah's Rock
Highlights from your plan
Cheetah's Rock ©
Cheetah's Rock
Prison Island - Changuu Private Island ©
Forodhani Park ©
Forodhani Park

3
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.
Arusha is known for wildlife, museums, nature, shopping, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, look for gifts at Isle of Jewels, and learn more about the world around you at Old Boma Museum.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Arusha online vacation planner .

Traveling by flight from Zanzibar City to Arusha takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Zanzibar City in October, with highs in Arusha at 30°C and lows at 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Arusha

Tours Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Masai Central Market
Highlights from your plan
Climbing Tours
Cultural Heritage Centre ©
Cultural Heritage Centre
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Serengeti National Park and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Serengeti Hippo Pool. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Seronera.

To find other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Serengeti National Park trip itinerary app .

Fly from Arusha to Serengeti National Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Arusha in October, expect Serengeti National Park to be little chillier, temps between 20°C and 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive 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 21st (Wed), take in the dramatic natural features at Ngorongoro Crater.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Ngorongoro Conservation Area day trip planner .

You can drive from Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Tarangire National Park.

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Ngorongoro Crater ©
Ngorongoro Crater

1
night
Tarangire National Park

Tarangire National Park ©
On the 22nd (Thu), stroll through Tarangire National Park.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Tarangire National Park day trip app .

Traveling by car from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Tarangire National Park takes 5 hours. October in Tarangire National Park sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to fly to Kilimanjaro National Park.

Things to do in Tarangire National Park

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

1
night
Kilimanjaro National Park

Kilimanjaro National Park
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Kilimanjaro.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Kilimanjaro National Park journey app .

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 23rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Moshi.

Things to do in Kilimanjaro National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Mount Kilimanjaro
Mount Kilimanjaro

3
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 24th (Sat), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, and then browse for treasures at Mama Africa Curio. On your second day here, take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Moshi trip itinerary builder site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kilimanjaro National Park to Moshi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Moshi

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

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