24 days in Tanzania Itinerary

24 days in Tanzania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tanzania trip itinerary planner

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Fly to Nairobi, Shuttle to Arusha
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Arusha
— 3 nights
Shuttle
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Moshi
— 3 nights
Drive
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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
Paje, Zanzibar Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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Zanzibar City, Zanzibar Island
— 5 nights
Drive
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Nungwi, Zanzibar Island
— 3 nights
Fly

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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.
Spend the 16th (Fri) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. Make the 17th (Sat) a memorable day with a climbing tour. There's much more to do: see Off-Road Tours, examine the collection at Cultural Heritage Centre, stop by Shanga & Shanga Foundation, and soothe aching muscles at Ai Care Spa.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Arusha trip itinerary maker site.

New York City, USA to Arusha is an approximately 23.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to East Africa Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. In July, Arusha is a bit cooler than New York City - with highs of 70°F and lows of 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Moshi.

Things to do in Arusha

Tours · Outdoors · Museums · Spas

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, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, take in the exciting artwork at Mama Africa Giftshop, and fulfill a lifelong dream with Gypsy Tanzania Tours.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and 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 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kilimanjaro National Park.

Things to do in Moshi

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Kilimanjaro National Park

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Kilimanjaro.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Kilimanjaro National Park trip itinerary planning website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Moshi to Kilimanjaro National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Tarangire National Park.

Things to do in Kilimanjaro National Park

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Tarangire National Park

— 1 night
On the 23rd (Fri), take in the dramatic natural features at Tarangire National Park.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Tarangire National Park online day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Kilimanjaro National Park to Tarangire National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, daytime highs in Tarangire National Park are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to 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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Ngorongoro Crater. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to The Engare Sero Footprint Site and then contemplate the long history of Olduvai Gorge.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tarangire National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area takes 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can go by car 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.
On the 26th (Mon), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Seronera. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Mara River and then stroll through Retima Hippo Pool.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Serengeti National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Serengeti National Park in 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Paje.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Jambiani Beach and then explore the striking landscape of Jozani Forest. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Thu): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then enjoy the sand and surf at Paje Beach.

To find where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Paje trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Serengeti National Park to Paje takes 4 hours. July in Paje sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Paje

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

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 31st (Sat) observing fascinating marine mammals with The Safari Blue. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheetah's Rock, explore the ancient world of Hamamni Persian Baths, examine the collection at Freddie Mercury Museum, and kick back and relax at Nakupenda Beach.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Zanzibar City trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Paje to Zanzibar City in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in July, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Nungwi.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Nungwi, Zanzibar Island

— 3 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 4th (Wed): stop by Bahati Beach Boutique, then explore the fascinating underground world of Tazari Caves, then enjoy the sand and surf at Nungwi Beach, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Baraka Natural Aquarium- Nungwi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Thu): stroll through Mnarani Marine Turtles Conservation Pond and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Nungwi trip planning website.

Getting from Zanzibar City to Nungwi by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Nungwi are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nungwi

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side 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.

Zanzibar Island travel guide

3.8
Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling · Islands
Unguja
Experience the bustling Zanzibar Island, the financial and economical metropolis of the Zanzibar Archipelago. Most tours of Zanzibar Island start in Zanzibar Town, where centuries of history are on display in Persian bathhouses, street coffee vendors, and the world's last open slave market in Stone Town, the historical center. Beyond that, attractions on Zanzibar Island include numerous archaeological sites dotted across the area.