19 days in Tanzania Itinerary

19 days in Tanzania Itinerary

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19 days in Tanzania Itinerary

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): examine the collection at Cultural Heritage Centre and then get outside with Outdoor Activities. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Tanzanite Experience, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then stop by iheartz Collections.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Arusha day trip tool .

Bangkok, Thailand to Arusha is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Bangkok to Arusha. Traveling from Bangkok in March, things will get a bit cooler in Arusha: highs are around 32°C and lows about 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Things to do in Arusha

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Climbing Tours
Cultural Heritage Centre ©
Cultural Heritage Centre
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Ngorongoro Crater.

For photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Ngorongoro Conservation Area travel app .

Getting from Arusha to Ngorongoro Conservation Area by car takes about 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Nature Parks
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Ngorongoro Crater ©
Ngorongoro Crater

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 5th (Sun) exploring nature at Seronera. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Serengeti National Park, explore the striking landscape at Oldupai Gorge, and soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Serengeti National Park journey maker .

Drive from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Serengeti National Park in 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Moshi.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Oldupai Gorge
Highlights from your plan
Serengeti National Park ©
Serengeti National Park
Seronera ©
Seronera
Retima Hippo Pool ©
Retima Hippo Pool

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 7th (Tue): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, and then stop by Mama Africa Curio. Keep things going the next day: take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Moshi trip itinerary maker tool .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Serengeti National Park to Moshi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Pemba Island.

Things to do in Moshi

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Climbing Tours
Safaris
Mama Africa Giftshop ©
Mama Africa Giftshop

2
nights
Pemba Island

Pemba Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): head off the coast to Pemba Island and then kick back and relax at Vumawimbi Beach. On the next day, delve into the distant past at Mkama Ndume Ruins at Pujini village. and then head off the coast to Misali island.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Pemba Island tour planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Moshi to Pemba Island takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 34°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Nungwi.

Things to do in Pemba Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Misali island ©
Misali island
Vumawimbi Beach ©
Vumawimbi Beach
Pemba Island ©
Pemba Island

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 (Sat), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then stroll through Nungwi Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Mnarani Marine Turtles Conservation Pond and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kendwa Beach.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Nungwi vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Pemba Island to Nungwi in 2.5 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Nungwi when traveling from Pemba Island in April, with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time 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
Kendwa Beach ©
Kendwa Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

6
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.
Family-friendly places like Paje Beach and Nakupenda Beach will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Zanzibar City side-trips: Jambiani Beach (in Jambiani), Uroa Bay (in Uroa) and Space Station Zanzibar (in Tunguu). Next up on the itinerary: step off the mainland to explore Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, admire the natural beauty at Forodhani Park, don't miss a visit to Mercury House, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church Cathedral.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Zanzibar City online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Nungwi to Zanzibar City takes 1.5 hours. In April in Zanzibar City, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Jambiani Beach, Space Station Zanzibar, Uroa Bay, Paje Beach, Cheetah's Rock
Highlights from your plan
Paje Beach ©
Paje Beach
Jambiani Beach ©
Jambiani Beach
Uroa Bay ©
Uroa Bay

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