60 days in Tanzania Itinerary

60 days in Tanzania Itinerary

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Pemba Island
— 2 nights
Fly to Dar es Salaam, Taxi to Dar es Salaam
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Dar es Salaam
— 8 nights
Fly
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Iringa
— 3 nights
Taxi to Dodoma, Fly to Kilimanjaro
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Arusha
— 10 nights
Shuttle
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Moshi
— 7 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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Ngorongoro Conservation Area
— 2 nights
Drive
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Serengeti National Park
— 2 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
— 14 nights

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Pemba Island

— 2 nights
Pemba Island is known for nature, beaches, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Pemba Island, stroll through Ngezi Forest Reserve, delve into the distant past at Ndagoni Ruins at Ras Mkumbuu, and kick back and relax at Misali island.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Pemba Island planning website.

Zanzibar City to Pemba Island is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also ride a ferry. Traveling from Zanzibar City in December, expect nights in Pemba Island to be a bit warmer, around 33°C, while days are little chillier, around 33°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Dar es Salaam.

Things to do in Pemba Island

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Dar es Salaam

— 8 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, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Masjid Qiblatein, stroll the grounds of Dar Es Salaam War Cemetery, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Dar es Salaam trip builder.

Getting from Pemba Island to Dar es Salaam by combination of flight and taxi takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Pemba Island in December: highs in Dar es Salaam hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Iringa.

Things to do in Dar es Salaam

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Iringa

— 3 nights
Iringa is a city in Tanzania with a population of 112,900. Spend the 9th (Sat) exploring nature at Ruaha National Park. There's lots more to do: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, take an in-depth tour of Iringa Boma - Regional Museum and Cultural Centre, contemplate the long history of Isimila Stone Age Site, and relax and rejuvenate at Comfort Spa & Wellness.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Iringa trip planner.

Getting from Dar es Salaam to Iringa by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Dar es Salaam in January, with highs in Iringa at 30°C and lows at 20°C. On the 11th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Arusha.

Things to do in Iringa

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Arusha

— 10 nights
Nestled in the verdant foothills of Mount Meru, Arusha remains the primary gateway and jump-off point for safaris into several national parks.
Step out of Arusha with an excursion to Mt Meru in Arusha National Park--about 1h 40 min away. Make the 12th (Tue) a memorable day with a climbing tour. Spend the 13th (Wed) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. There's still lots to do: see Off-Road Tours, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Meserani Snake Park, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Arusha day trip planning app.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Iringa to Arusha in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January in Arusha, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Moshi.

Things to do in Arusha

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Moshi

— 7 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, indulge in your favorite hot beverage with a coffee and tea tour, and take in the dramatic scenery at Materuni Waterfalls.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Moshi attractions planning app.

Traveling by shuttle from Arusha to Moshi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kilimanjaro National Park.

Things to do in Moshi

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Kilimanjaro National Park

— 3 nights
On the 29th (Fri), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Mount Kilimanjaro. Make the 30th (Sat) a memorable day with a climbing tour.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Kilimanjaro National Park travel planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Moshi to Kilimanjaro National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can fly to Tarangire National Park.

Things to do in Kilimanjaro National Park

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

Tarangire National Park

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Tarangire National Park.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Tarangire National Park travel route planning site.

Fly from Kilimanjaro National Park to Tarangire National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In January, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Things to do in Tarangire National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
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 2nd (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Ngorongoro Crater. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to The Engare Sero Footprint Site and then contemplate the long history of Olduvai Gorge.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Ngorongoro Conservation Area trip website.

Drive from Tarangire National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area in 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can drive 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 4th (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Seronera. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Mara River and then stroll through Retima Hippo Pool.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Serengeti National Park road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Serengeti National Park takes 2.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Serengeti National Park are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Nungwi.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

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.
Step out of Nungwi with an excursion to Off-Road Tours in Kiwengwa--about 44 minutes away. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Nungwi Beach, explore the fascinating underground world of Tazari Caves, get to know the fascinating history of Fukuchani Ruins, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Nungwi trip maker app.

Traveling by flight from Serengeti National Park to Nungwi takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Serengeti National Park in February, expect Nungwi to be warmer, temps between 39°C and 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to Paje.

Things to do in Nungwi

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

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, kick back and relax at Paje Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Jambiani Beach, and walk around Jozani Forest.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Paje journey maker.

You can take a shuttle from Nungwi to Paje in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In February, daily temperatures in Paje can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Paje

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Zanzibar City, Zanzibar Island

— 14 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.
Explore Zanzibar City's surroundings by going to Space Station Zanzibar (in Tunguu) and Uroa Bay (in Uroa). Spend the 15th (Mon) observing fascinating marine mammals with The Safari Blue. There's much more to do: stroll through Cheetah's Rock, pause for some serene contemplation at Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Palace Museum (Beit al-Sahel), and explore the ancient world of Hamamni Persian Baths.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Zanzibar City trip planner.

You can drive from Paje to Zanzibar City in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in February, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

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.