37 days in Tanzania Itinerary

37 days in Tanzania Itinerary

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37 days in Tanzania Itinerary

Start: Dar es Salaam
Fly:  2​h
1
Iringa
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Zanzibar City, Zanzibar Island
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Paje, Zanzibar Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Nungwi, Zanzibar Island
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  2​h 15​min
5
Pemba Island
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 30​min
6
Moshi
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Kilimanjaro National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
8
Tarangire National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Mto wa Mbu
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
10
Ngorongoro Conservation Area
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
11
Serengeti National Park
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 15​min
12
Arusha
— 6 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 45​min
End: Dar es Salaam

1
day
Iringa

Iringa is a city in Tanzania with a population of 112,900. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): take in the pleasant sights at Ligereke Rock Paintings and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Iringa journey maker website .

Dar es Salaam to Iringa is an approximately 2-hour flight. You can also drive. In August, Iringa is little chillier than Dar es Salaam - with highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Iringa

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Safaris

5
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.
Get outdoors at Cheetah's Rock and Nakupenda Beach. When in Zanzibar City, make a side trip to see Uroa Bay in Uroa, approximately 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: step off the mainland to explore Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, explore the ancient world of The Old Fort (Ngome Kongwe), stop by Fahari Zanzibar, and enjoy some diversion at Creative Solutions Center.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Zanzibar City trip itinerary planning tool .

Fly from Iringa to Zanzibar City in 4.5 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Iringa in August: high temperatures in Zanzibar City hover around 34°C and lows are around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to drive to Paje.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Zanzibar Island, Uroa Bay
Highlights from your plan
Cheetah's Rock ©
Cheetah's Rock
Prison Island - Changuu Private Island ©
Fishing Charters & Tours

3
nights
Paje, Zanzibar Island

Paje ©
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Paje Beach and Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park. And it doesn't end there: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Zanzibar Butterfly Centre, kick back and relax at Jambiani Beach, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

Before you visit Paje, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Zanzibar City to Paje takes 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Paje are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Nungwi.

Things to do in Paje

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Zanzibar Island, Jambiani Beach
Highlights from your plan
Paje Beach ©
Paje Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Jozani Forest ©
Jozani Forest

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Nungwi Beach and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Kendwa Beach and then stroll through Mnarani Marine Turtles Conservation Pond.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Nungwi planner .

Traveling by car from Paje to Nungwi takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in September, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Pemba Island.

Things to do in Nungwi

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Kendwa Beach
Highlights from your plan
Nungwi Beach ©
Nungwi Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Kendwa Beach ©
Kendwa Beach

4
nights
Pemba Island

Pemba Island ©
Get outdoors at Pemba Island and Misali island.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Pemba Island trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Nungwi to Pemba Island takes 2.5 hours. While traveling from Nungwi, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Pemba Island, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Moshi.

Things to do in Pemba Island

Parks Nature Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Pemba Island ©
Pemba Island
Misali island ©
Misali island
Pemba Flying Fox Forest ©
Pemba Flying Fox Forest

5
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Climbing Tours and Kikuletwa Hotsprings. Spend the 11th (Wed) on two wheels at Ascend Tanzania. There's lots more to do: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, stroll through Origin Trails, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and browse the different shops at Kibo Tower.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Moshi online trip itinerary builder .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Pemba Island to Moshi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kilimanjaro National Park.

Things to do in Moshi

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Climbing Tours
Safaris
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
nights
Kilimanjaro National Park

Kilimanjaro National Park
Step out of the city life by going to Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Kibo. Step out of Kilimanjaro National Park to go to Marangu and see Chagga Museum, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. Spend the 15th (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Kilimanjaro National Park trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Moshi to Kilimanjaro National Park. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Tarangire National Park.

Things to do in Kilimanjaro National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Chagga Museum
Highlights from your plan
Mount Kilimanjaro
Mount Kilimanjaro
Mount Kibo
Mount Kibo
Chagga Museum ©
Chagga Museum

1
night
Tarangire National Park

Tarangire National Park ©
On the 17th (Tue), explore the striking landscape at Tarangire National Park.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Tarangire National Park itinerary planning tool .

Fly from Kilimanjaro National Park to Tarangire National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to drive to Mto wa Mbu.

Things to do in Tarangire National Park

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

2
nights
Mto wa Mbu

Mto wa Mbu ©
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): stop by African Galleria and then explore the striking landscape of Parc National du Lac Manyara. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the eclectic array of goods at Masai Central Market and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Mto wa Mbu road trip website .

You can drive from Tarangire National Park to Mto wa Mbu in 2.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Mto wa Mbu can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Things to do in Mto wa Mbu

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Masai Central Market ©
Masai Central Market
African Galleria ©
African Galleria

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Ngorongoro Crater. On your second day here, make a trip to The Engare Sero Footprint Site.

For maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area trip site .

Getting from Mto wa Mbu to Ngorongoro Conservation Area by car takes about 2.5 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Sat) before leaving for Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Ngorongoro Crater ©
Ngorongoro Crater

3
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Serengeti National Park and Seronera. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Serengeti Hippo Pool, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and explore the striking landscape at Oldupai Gorge.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Serengeti National Park trip maker site .

You can drive from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Serengeti National Park in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in September, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Arusha.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Oldupai Gorge
Highlights from your plan
Serengeti National Park ©
Serengeti National Park
Seronera ©
Seronera
Retima Hippo Pool ©
Retima Hippo Pool

6
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.
Get in touch with nature at Climbing Tours and Safaris. Take a break from Arusha with a short trip to Mt Meru in Arusha National Park, about 1h 40 min away. And it doesn't end there: get outside with Outdoor Activities, walk around Serengeti Heritage, take in the dramatic natural features at Ngurdoto Crater, and see the interesting displays at Cultural Heritage Centre.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Arusha tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Serengeti National Park to Arusha takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Serengeti National Park in September, with highs in Arusha at 28°C and lows at 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Arusha

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Arusha National Park
Highlights from your plan
Climbing Tours
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Safaris

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