22 days in Tanzania Itinerary

22 days in Tanzania Itinerary

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

— 4 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 1st (Thu) a memorable day with a climbing tour. Spend the 2nd (Fri) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. There's still lots to do: get interesting insight from Tours, see the interesting displays at Isle of Jewels, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Arusha holiday planner.

Lisbon, Portugal to Arusha is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from Lisbon to Arusha, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Lisbon in March, with highs in Arusha at 32°C and lows at 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Moshi.

Things to do in Arusha

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

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.
On the 5th (Mon), relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, and then look for gifts at Mama Africa Giftshop. On your second day here, stroll through Kilimanjaro Animal C.R.E.W. and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Kikuletwa Hotsprings.

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

Traveling by shuttle from Arusha to Moshi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Kilimanjaro National Park.

Things to do in Moshi

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Nature

Kilimanjaro National Park

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Kilimanjaro.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Kilimanjaro National Park road trip website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Moshi to Kilimanjaro National Park. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Tarangire National Park.

Things to do in Kilimanjaro National Park

Parks · Nature
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Tarangire National Park

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Tarangire National Park.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Tarangire National Park route app.

Getting from Kilimanjaro National Park to Tarangire National Park by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in April, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Things to do in Tarangire National Park

Parks · Wildlife · 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 9th (Fri), explore the striking landscape at Ngorongoro Crater. On your second day here, make a trip to The Engare Sero Footprint Site and then steep yourself in history at Olduvai Gorge.

For where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area tour planner.

Traveling by car from Tarangire National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area takes 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Serengeti National Park

— 2 nights
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 11th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Seronera. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Mara River and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Retima Hippo Pool.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Serengeti National Park road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Serengeti National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Nungwi.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): stop by Bahati Beach Boutique, explore the fascinating underground world of Tazari Caves, then enjoy the sand and surf at Nungwi Beach, and finally meet the residents at Baraka Natural Aquarium- Nungwi. On the next day, stroll through Mnarani Marine Turtles Conservation Pond and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

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

You can fly from Serengeti National Park to Nungwi in 4.5 hours. In April in Nungwi, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to catch the shuttle to Paje.

Things to do in Nungwi

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

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.
On the 15th (Thu), stroll through Zanzibar Butterfly Centre and then stroll around Jozani Forest. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Rising Sun Dive Center and then enjoy the sand and surf at Paje Beach.

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Traveling by shuttle from Nungwi to Paje takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, daytime highs in Paje are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Paje

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trip

Zanzibar City, Zanzibar Island

— 5 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 18th (Sun) observing fascinating marine mammals with The Safari Blue. There's much more to do: step off the mainland to explore Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, see the interesting displays at Freddie Mercury Museum, relax and rejuvenate at The Spa at Park Hyatt Zanzibar, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheetah's Rock.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Zanzibar City online day trip planner.

You can drive from Paje to Zanzibar City in 1.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Zanzibar City can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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.