20 days in Tanzania Itinerary

20 days in Tanzania Itinerary

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20 days in Tanzania Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  25​h
1
Zanzibar City, Zanzibar Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Nungwi, Zanzibar Island
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  3​h 15​min
3
Moshi
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Kilimanjaro National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
5
Tarangire National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
6
Ngorongoro Conservation Area
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Serengeti National Park
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 15​min
8
Arusha
— 3 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Vancouver

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.
You've now added Zanzibar Spices and Heritage Centre to your itinerary. There's lots more to do: step off the mainland to explore Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, stroll around Forodhani Park, stop by Aromas of Zanzibar, and pause for some serene contemplation at Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral.

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Vancouver, Canada to Zanzibar City is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern African Time, which is usually a 11 hour difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Vancouver in October, with highs in Zanzibar City at 36°C and lows at 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Nungwi.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Zanzibar Island
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Cheetah's Rock ©
Cheetah's Rock
Forodhani Park ©
Forodhani Park

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 (Sat), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then kick back and relax at Nungwi Beach. On the 1st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Mnarani Marine Turtles Conservation Pond and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kendwa Beach.

To find traveler tips and more tourist information, refer to the Nungwi trip planner .

Getting from Zanzibar City to Nungwi by car takes about 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Moshi.

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
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.
Moshi is known for nature, wildlife, museums, shopping, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, take in the natural beauty of Kikuletwa Hotsprings, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Kilimanjaro Animal C.R.E.W..

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Moshi driving holiday app .

Getting from Nungwi to Moshi by combination of taxi and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kilimanjaro National Park.

Things to do in Moshi

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

1
night
Kilimanjaro National Park

Kilimanjaro National Park
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Kilimanjaro.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Kilimanjaro National Park online trip itinerary planner .

Explore your travel options from Moshi to Kilimanjaro National Park with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Tarangire National Park.

Things to do in Kilimanjaro National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Mount Kilimanjaro
Mount Kilimanjaro

1
night
Tarangire National Park

Tarangire National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Tarangire National Park.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Tarangire National Park trip planner.

Getting from Kilimanjaro National Park to Tarangire National Park by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. November in Tarangire National Park sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Things to do in Tarangire National Park

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (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 the striking landscape at Oldupai Gorge.

To find where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Ngorongoro Conservation Area trip builder .

Traveling by car from Tarangire National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area takes 5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can drive to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

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

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.
On the 9th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Retima Hippo Pool and then explore the striking landscape of Serengeti National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Seronera.

To see reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Serengeti National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Serengeti National Park in 2.5 hours. November in Serengeti National Park sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Arusha.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

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

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: take a memorable tour with Tours, stop by Shanga & Shanga Foundation, examine the collection at Cultural Heritage Centre, and hunt for treasures at Masai Central Market.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Arusha travel planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Serengeti National Park to Arusha in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In November, Arusha is a bit warmer than Serengeti National Park - with highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Arusha

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Masai Central Market
Highlights from your plan
Climbing Tours
Off-Road Tours
Cultural Heritage Centre ©
Cultural Heritage Centre

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