20 days in Tanzania Itinerary

20 days in Tanzania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tanzania journey planner

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Fly
1
Zanzibar City, Zanzibar Island
— 4 nights
Drive
2
Paje, Zanzibar Island
— 2 nights
Shuttle
3
Nungwi, Zanzibar Island
— 2 nights
Fly
4
Serengeti National Park
— 1 night
Drive
5
Ngorongoro Conservation Area
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Tarangire National Park
— 1 night
Fly
7
Arusha
— 3 nights
Shuttle
8
Moshi
— 2 nights
Drive
9
Kilimanjaro National Park
— 2 nights
Drive to Kilimanjaro International Airport, Fly to Dammam

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Zanzibar City, Zanzibar Island

— 4 nights
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.
Spend the 27th (Mon) observing fascinating marine mammals with The Safari Blue. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Cheetah's Rock, admire the natural beauty at Forodhani Gardens, see the interesting displays at Freddie Mercury Museum, and get to know the fascinating history of Stone Town.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Zanzibar City online itinerary planner.

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Zanzibar City is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Dammam in December, you will find days in Zanzibar City are a bit warmer (38°C), and nights are much hotter (28°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to drive to Paje.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Paje, Zanzibar Island

— 2 nights
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 31st (Fri): walk around Jozani Forest and then enjoy the sand and surf at Jambiani Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Paje Beach and then discover the deep blue sea with Rising Sun Dive Center.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Paje online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Zanzibar City to Paje takes 1.5 hours. In December in Paje, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to take a shuttle to Nungwi.

Things to do in Paje

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Nungwi, Zanzibar Island

— 2 nights
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 2nd (Sun): stroll through Mnarani Marine Turtles Conservation Pond and then enjoy the sand and surf at Nungwi Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Bahati Beach Boutique, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Baraka Natural Aquarium- Nungwi.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Nungwi trip planner.

Take a shuttle from Paje to Nungwi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in January, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Nungwi

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Serengeti National Park

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Seronera.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Serengeti National Park tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Nungwi to Serengeti National Park takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Nungwi in January, you will find days in Serengeti National Park are little chillier (26°C), and nights are colder (11°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Ngorongoro Conservation Area

— 2 nights
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 5th (Wed), take in the dramatic natural features at Ngorongoro Crater. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to The Engare Sero Footprint Site and then contemplate the long history of Olduvai Gorge.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Tarangire National Park.

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Tarangire National Park

— 1 night
On the 7th (Fri), take in the dramatic natural features at Tarangire National Park.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Tarangire National Park holiday builder website.

You can drive from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Tarangire National Park in 4 hours. January in Tarangire National Park sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Arusha.

Things to do in Tarangire National Park

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Arusha

— 3 nights
Nestled in the verdant foothills of Mount Meru, Arusha remains the primary gateway and jump-off point for safaris into several national parks.
Make the 8th (Sat) a memorable day with a climbing tour. Spend the 9th (Sun) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. There's still lots to do: see Off-Road Tours and see the interesting displays at Isle of Jewels.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Arusha trip planning app.

You can fly from Tarangire National Park to Arusha in 2.5 hours. In January in Arusha, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to Moshi.

Things to do in Arusha

Tours · Outdoors · Museums · Shopping

Moshi

— 2 nights
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 11th (Tue): view the masterpieces at Mama Africa Giftshop, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers. Here are some ideas for day two: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Moshi trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by shuttle from Arusha to Moshi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Kilimanjaro National Park.

Things to do in Moshi

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Spas

Kilimanjaro National Park

— 2 nights
On the 13th (Thu), take in the awesome beauty at Mount Kilimanjaro.

Plan my trip to Kilimanjaro National Park with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Moshi to Kilimanjaro National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kilimanjaro National Park

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Tanzania travel guide

4.1
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.