48 days in Tanzania Itinerary

48 days in Tanzania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tanzania sightseeing planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Kilimanjaro International Airport, Drive to Kilimanjaro National Park
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Kilimanjaro National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Moshi
— 6 nights
Shuttle
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Arusha
— 7 nights
Fly
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Serengeti National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ngorongoro Conservation Area
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lake Manyara National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tarangire National Park
— 1 night
Fly
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Dar es Salaam
— 6 nights
Taxi to Dar es Salaam, Fly to Pemba
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Pemba Island
— 3 nights
Fly
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Nungwi, Zanzibar Island
— 4 nights
Shuttle
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Paje, Zanzibar Island
— 3 nights
Drive
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Zanzibar City, Zanzibar Island
— 8 nights
Fly

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Kilimanjaro National Park

— 3 nights
On the 17th (Wed), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Mount Kilimanjaro. Make the 19th (Fri) a memorable day with a climbing tour.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kilimanjaro National Park travel route builder site.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Kilimanjaro National Park is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Moshi.

Things to do in Kilimanjaro National Park

Tours · Outdoors · Nature · Parks

Moshi

— 6 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, view the masterpieces at Mama Africa Giftshop, take a memorable tour with Tours, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Moshi trip builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kilimanjaro National Park to Moshi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Arusha.

Things to do in Moshi

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

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.
Make the 26th (Fri) a memorable day with a climbing tour. Spend the 30th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, take a memorable tour with Tours, look for gifts at Shanga & Shanga Foundation, and get into the urban bustle at Cultural Arts Centre.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Arusha online road trip planner.

Traveling by shuttle from Moshi to Arusha takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Arusha

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Adventure

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Seronera. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Mara River and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Retima Hippo Pool.

Plan a Serengeti National Park trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Fly from Arusha to Serengeti National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can 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 4th (Sun), explore the striking landscape at Ngorongoro Crater. On the 5th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to The Engare Sero Footprint Site and then steep yourself in history at Olduvai Gorge.

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

You can drive from Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lake Manyara National Park.

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Lake Manyara National Park

— 2 nights
A landscape rich in wildlife and diverse terrain, Lake Manyara National Park stretches across two Tanzanian regions.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): get interesting insight from Lake Manyara Treetop Walkway, then stop by African Galleria, and then explore the activities along Lake Manyara. On the 7th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Parc National du Lac Manyara.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Lake Manyara National Park road trip planning website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Lake Manyara National Park. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in April, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Tarangire National Park.

Things to do in Lake Manyara National Park

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Shopping

Tarangire National Park

— 1 night
On the 8th (Thu), take in the dramatic natural features at Tarangire National Park.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Tarangire National Park attractions app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Lake Manyara National Park to Tarangire National Park. In April, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Dar es Salaam.

Things to do in Tarangire National Park

Nature · Parks · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip

Dar es Salaam

— 6 nights
Founded in the mid-19th century, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania's largest city, lost the status of the official capital but remains the country's commercial and financial center.
Dar es Salaam is known for nature, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Mbudya Island, get into the urban bustle at Nafasi Art Space, try your luck at Sea Cliff Casino, and take in panoramic vistas at PPF Tower.

To see where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Dar es Salaam tour website.

Fly from Tarangire National Park to Dar es Salaam in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Tarangire National Park in April; daily highs in Dar es Salaam reach 36°C and lows reach 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Pemba Island.

Things to do in Dar es Salaam

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Shopping

Pemba Island

— 3 nights
Pemba Island is known for nature, beaches, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Misali island, delve into the lush surroundings at Pemba Flying Fox Forest, tour the pleasant surroundings at Vumawimbi Beach, and explore the ancient world of Ndagoni Ruins at Ras Mkumbuu.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Pemba Island trip planning app.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Dar es Salaam to Pemba Island in 4.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Pemba Island when traveling from Dar es Salaam in April, with lows around 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Nungwi.

Things to do in Pemba Island

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

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 a short trip to Off-Road Tours in Kiwengwa (about 44 minutes away). There's lots more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at Nungwi Beach, observe the fascinating underwater world at Baraka Natural Aquarium- Nungwi, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Fukuchani Ruins.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Nungwi trip planner.

You can fly from Pemba Island to Nungwi in 4 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Nungwi when traveling from Pemba Island in April, with lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to catch the shuttle to Paje.

Things to do in Nungwi

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

Side Trips

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: see some colorful creatures with Rising Sun Dive Center, stroll around Jozani Forest, enjoy the sand and surf at Paje Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Jambiani Beach.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Paje journey maker website.

Traveling by shuttle from Nungwi to Paje takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Paje

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Zanzibar City, Zanzibar Island

— 8 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.
Go for a jaunt from Zanzibar City to Uroa to see Uroa Bay about 50 minutes away. Spend the 26th (Mon) observing fascinating marine mammals with The Safari Blue. The adventure continues: head off the coast to Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, delve into the distant past at The Old Fort (Ngome Kongwe), admire the natural beauty at Forodhani Gardens, and stroll through Cheetah's Rock.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Zanzibar City trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Paje to Zanzibar City takes 1.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. On the 2nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.