39 days in Tanzania Itinerary

39 days in Tanzania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tanzania visit planner

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

— 6 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 3rd (Wed) observing fascinating marine mammals with The Safari Blue. There's much more to do: stroll through Cheetah's Rock, admire the landmark architecture of House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib), step off the mainland to explore Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, and enjoy the sand and surf at Nakupenda Beach.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Zanzibar City trip planning website.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Zanzibar City is an approximately 12-hour flight. In March, Zanzibar City is a bit warmer than Riyadh - with highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can go by car to Paje.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Paje, Zanzibar Island

— 3 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.
Paje is known for beaches, wildlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Jozani Forest, Head underground at Kuza Cave, enjoy the sand and surf at Paje Beach, and see some colorful creatures with Rising Sun Dive Center.

For maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Paje trip planner.

Drive from Zanzibar City to Paje in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in March, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to take a shuttle to Nungwi.

Things to do in Paje

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Nungwi, Zanzibar Island

— 4 nights
Renowned for its sandy coast lined with mangroves and palm trees, Nungwi offers visitors a variety of restaurants, bars, and accommodations.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nungwi: Off-Road Tours (in Kiwengwa), Matemwe Beach (in Matemwe) and Mnemba Atoll (in Unguja City). The adventure continues: get interesting insight from Tours, Head underground at Tazari Caves, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mnarani Marine Turtles Conservation Pond, and kick back and relax at Nungwi Beach.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Nungwi itinerary builder.

You can take a shuttle from Paje to Nungwi in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In March in Nungwi, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Pemba Island.

Things to do in Nungwi

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

Side Trips

Pemba Island

— 3 nights
Pemba Island is known for nature, beaches, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Pemba Island, delve into the lush surroundings at Pemba Flying Fox Forest, enjoy the sand and surf at Misali island, and delve into the distant past at Ndagoni Ruins at Ras Mkumbuu.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Pemba Island trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Nungwi to Pemba Island takes 4 hours. Traveling from Nungwi in March, expect nights in Pemba Island to be about the same, around 31°C, while days are little chillier, around 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Moshi.

Things to do in Pemba Island

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Moshi

— 5 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: see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, take a memorable tour with Tours, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Moshi planning app.

Traveling by flight from Pemba Island to Moshi takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Kilimanjaro National Park.

Things to do in Moshi

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Shopping

Kilimanjaro National Park

— 3 nights
On the 23rd (Tue), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Mount Kilimanjaro. Spend the 25th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find maps and other tourist information, go to the Kilimanjaro National Park driving holiday planner.

Explore your travel options from Moshi to Kilimanjaro National Park with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Tarangire National Park.

Things to do in Kilimanjaro National Park

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Tarangire National Park

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Tarangire National Park.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Tarangire National Park trip planner.

You can fly from Kilimanjaro National Park to Tarangire National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In March in Tarangire National Park, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Lake Manyara National Park.

Things to do in Tarangire National Park

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Lake Manyara National Park

— 2 nights
A landscape rich in wildlife and diverse terrain, Lake Manyara National Park stretches across two Tanzanian regions.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Manyara, then get interesting insight from Lake Manyara Treetop Walkway, and then stop by African Galleria. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parc National du Lac Manyara.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Lake Manyara National Park journey maker tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Tarangire National Park to Lake Manyara National Park. In March, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Things to do in Lake Manyara National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Shopping

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Ngorongoro Crater. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to The Engare Sero Footprint Site and then contemplate the long history of Olduvai Gorge.

Plan a trip to Ngorongoro Conservation Area easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Lake Manyara National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to 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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): admire all the interesting features of Mara River and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Retima Hippo Pool. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Seronera.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Serengeti National Park trip planner.

Getting from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Serengeti National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Arusha.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Arusha

— 7 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 (Fri) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. Make the 3rd (Sat) a memorable day with a climbing tour. There's much more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, see the interesting displays at Cultural Heritage Centre, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and relax and rejuvenate at Ai Care Spa.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Arusha tour planning app.

You can fly from Serengeti National Park to Arusha in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Arusha

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

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.