22 days in Tanzania Itinerary

22 days in Tanzania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tanzania travel planner

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

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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 22nd (Sat) observing fascinating marine mammals with The Safari Blue. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheetah's Rock, learn the secrets of beer at Zanzibar Urban Adventures, see the interesting displays at Freddie Mercury Museum, and step off the mainland to explore Prison Island - Changuu Private Island.

To see traveler tips and tourist information, use the Zanzibar City trip planning tool.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Zanzibar City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Jeddah in May, with highs in Zanzibar City at 34°C and lows at 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Paje.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Wildlife · Tours · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Paje, Zanzibar Island

— 1 night
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 25th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Jambiani Beach and then discover the deep blue sea with Rising Sun Dive Center.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Paje tour itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Zanzibar City to Paje by car takes about 1.5 hours. In May in Paje, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to take a shuttle to Nungwi.

Things to do in Paje

Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

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 26th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Mnarani Marine Turtles Conservation Pond and then enjoy the sand and surf at Nungwi Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Bahati Beach Boutique, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Baraka Natural Aquarium- Nungwi, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Tazari Caves.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Nungwi day trip website.

Traveling by shuttle from Paje to Nungwi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, daily temperatures in Nungwi can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Nungwi

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trip

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.
On the 28th (Fri), explore the striking landscape of Seronera. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sat): explore the activities along Mara River and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Retima Hippo Pool.

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

Traveling by flight from Nungwi to Serengeti National Park takes 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

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 30th (Sun), 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 take in the dramatic natural features at Olduvai Gorge.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area trip builder tool.

Drive from Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel to Tarangire National Park.

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Tarangire National Park

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Tarangire National Park.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Tarangire National Park attractions app.

Traveling by car from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Tarangire National Park takes 4 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Tarangire National Park can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Arusha.

Things to do in Tarangire National Park

Wildlife · Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

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.
Spend the 2nd (Wed) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. Make the 3rd (Thu) a memorable day with a climbing tour. There's much more to do: see Off-Road Tours, stop by Isle of Jewels, see the interesting displays at Cultural Heritage Centre, and take in the dramatic natural features at Ngurdoto Crater.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Arusha sightseeing website.

Traveling by flight from Tarangire National Park to Arusha takes 3.5 hours. June in Arusha sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Moshi.

Things to do in Arusha

Tours · Outdoors · Museums · Nature

Moshi

— 3 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.
Moshi is known for wildlife, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kilimanjaro Animal C.R.E.W., soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and take in the exciting artwork at Mama Africa Giftshop.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Moshi vacation 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 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Kilimanjaro National Park.

Things to do in Moshi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Kilimanjaro National Park

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Kilimanjaro.

To see more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kilimanjaro National Park trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Moshi to Kilimanjaro National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kilimanjaro National Park

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your 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.