5 days in Tanzania Itinerary

5 days in Tanzania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tanzania trip maker

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Fly
1
Zanzibar City, Zanzibar Island
— 1 night
Fly
2
Kilimanjaro National Park
— 1 night
Fly
3
Ngorongoro Conservation Area
— 1 night
Drive
4
Arusha
— 1 night
Fly

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Zanzibar City, Zanzibar Island

— 1 night
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.
On the 31st (Wed), examine the collection at Freddie Mercury Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Forodhani Gardens, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Christ Church Cathedral, then head off the coast to Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Nakupenda Beach.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Zanzibar City travel planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Zanzibar City is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Dubai to Zanzibar City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dubai in March, things will get somewhat warmer in Zanzibar City: highs are around 38°C and lows about 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kilimanjaro National Park.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Kilimanjaro National Park

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Kilimanjaro.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Kilimanjaro National Park journey tool.

Fly from Zanzibar City to Kilimanjaro National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Things to do in Kilimanjaro National Park

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Ngorongoro Conservation Area

— 1 night
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 3rd (Sat), take in the dramatic natural features at Ngorongoro Crater.

To find more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area holiday website.

Getting from Kilimanjaro National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area by flight takes about 5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Arusha.

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Arusha

— 1 night
Nestled in the verdant foothills of Mount Meru, Arusha remains the primary gateway and jump-off point for safaris into several national parks.
For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Arusha online tour planner.

You can drive from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Arusha in 3.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 20°C. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Arusha

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

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.