21 days in Tanzania Itinerary

21 days in Tanzania Itinerary

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Arusha
— 3 nights
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Serengeti National Park
— 1 night
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Ngorongoro Conservation Area
— 1 night
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Kilimanjaro National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Moshi
— 3 nights
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Iringa
— 2 nights
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Zanzibar City, Zanzibar Island
— 4 nights
Drive
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Paje, Zanzibar Island
— 2 nights
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Nungwi, Zanzibar Island
— 3 nights
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Arusha

Nestled in the verdant foothills of Mount Meru, Arusha remains the primary gateway and jump-off point for safaris into several national parks.
Step off the beaten path and head to The Tanzanite Experience and Isle of Jewels. Escape the urban bustle at Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Climbing Tours. Next up on the itinerary: see Off-Road Tours, see the interesting displays at Cultural Heritage Centre, and hunt for treasures at Masai Central Market.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Arusha tour planning app.

Krakow, Poland to Arusha is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to East Africa Time (EAT), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Krakow in January, with highs in Arusha at 32°C and lows at 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Arusha

Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Seronera.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Serengeti National Park trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Arusha to Serengeti National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Arusha in January; daily highs in Serengeti National Park reach 26°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

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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 8th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Ngorongoro Crater.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area takes 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can fly to Kilimanjaro National Park.

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

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Kilimanjaro National Park

Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Kilimanjaro.

To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kilimanjaro National Park trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Kilimanjaro National Park takes 5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Moshi.

Things to do in Kilimanjaro National Park

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Walking tours and Mama Africa Giftshop. Visiting Balloon Rides and Climbing Tours will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers and fulfill a lifelong dream with Gypsy Tanzania Tours.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Moshi travel itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kilimanjaro National Park to Moshi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Iringa.

Things to do in Moshi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums

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Iringa

Iringa is a city in Tanzania with a population of 112,900. On the 13th (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Ruaha National Park. On your second day here, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and then contemplate the long history of Isimila Stone Age Site.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Iringa day trip site.

Traveling by flight from Moshi to Iringa takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, daily temperatures in Iringa can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Iringa

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

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Zanzibar City, Zanzibar Island

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Christ Church Cathedral and Fahari Zanzibar. Let the collections at Palace Museum (Beit al-Sahel) and Freddie Mercury Museum capture your imagination. Spend the 16th (Sat) observing fascinating marine mammals with The Safari Blue. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheetah's Rock, take in nature's colorful creations at Forodhani Gardens, contemplate the long history of House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib), and savor the flavors at Tangawizi Spice Farm.

Plan trip to Zanzibar City with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can fly from Iringa to Zanzibar City in 5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Iringa in January, with highs in Zanzibar City at 38°C and lows at 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can drive to Paje.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Paje, Zanzibar Island

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Paje Beach and then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Jambiani Beach and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Jozani Forest.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Paje trip builder website.

You can drive from Zanzibar City to Paje in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in January, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can catch the shuttle to Nungwi.

Things to do in Paje

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

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Nungwi, Zanzibar Island

Renowned for its sandy coast lined with mangroves and palm trees, Nungwi offers visitors a variety of restaurants, bars, and accommodations.
On the 21st (Thu), stroll through Mnarani Marine Turtles Conservation Pond and then kick back and relax at Nungwi Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri): delve into the distant past at Fukuchani Ruins and then fulfill a lifelong dream with Discover Zanzibar with Mr Brown.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Nungwi online sightseeing planner.

Take a shuttle from Paje to Nungwi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nungwi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Tanzania travel guide

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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.