60 days in Tanzania Itinerary

60 days in Tanzania Itinerary

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Drive
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Iringa
— 3 nights
Drive
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Dar es Salaam
— 3 nights
Ferry to Zanzibar, Drive to Nungwi
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Nungwi, Zanzibar Island
— 2 nights
Shuttle
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Paje, Zanzibar Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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Zanzibar City, Zanzibar Island
— 6 nights
Fly
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Mwanza
— 3 nights
Drive
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Serengeti National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ngorongoro Conservation Area
— 2 nights
Fly
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Kilimanjaro National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Moshi
— 3 nights
Shuttle
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Arusha
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kilwa Kisiwani Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kondoa
— 1 night
Unknown
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Pemba Island
— 1 night
Fly
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Mafia Island
— 2 nights
Fly
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Bagamoyo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kilwa Masoko
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lushoto
— 2 nights
Drive
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Selous Game Reserve
— 5 nights
Drive
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Kidayi
— 1 night
Drive
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Tanga
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mahale Mountains National Park
— 2 nights
Drive to Kigoma Airport, Fly to Julius Nyerere International Airport

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Iringa

— 3 nights
Iringa is a city in Tanzania with a population of 112,900. Your day by day itinerary now includes Ruaha National Park as well as Comfort Spa & Wellness. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Ruaha National Park, then get engrossed in the history at Iringa Boma - Regional Museum and Cultural Centre, and then soothe aching muscles at Comfort Spa & Wellness. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Isimila Stone Age Site and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Iringa trip planner.

Dar es Salaam to Iringa is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Dar es Salaam in October, things will get slightly colder in Iringa: highs are around 83°F and lows about 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Dar es Salaam.

Things to do in Iringa

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Dar es Salaam

— 3 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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Spas & Wellness, Upanga Jamatkhana, St. Joseph's Cathedral of Archdiocese of Dar es Salaam, and other attractions. Visiting SAFARI 56 TOURS & SAFARIS and Coco Beach will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Dar Es Salaam War Cemetery and Tanzania Centre for Cultural Heritage. There's lots more to do: try your luck at Sea Cliff Casino, take in the spiritual surroundings of Darkhana Jamat Khana, wander the streets of Mwenge Woodcarvers Market, and stop by Paragon Exclusive Gems and Jewellery.

Plan my trip to Dar es Salaam with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

You can fly from Iringa to Dar es Salaam in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Iringa in October; daily highs in Dar es Salaam reach 89°F and lows reach 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Nungwi.

Things to do in Dar es Salaam

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Casinos · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Nungwi, Zanzibar Island

— 2 nights
Renowned for its sandy coast lined with mangroves and palm trees, Nungwi offers visitors a variety of restaurants, bars, and accommodations.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Kiwengwa Caves, Kendwa Beach, Matemwe Beach, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Kiwengwa Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Matemwe Beach, Head underground at Kiwengwa Caves, enjoy the sand and surf at Kendwa Beach, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Nungwi Beach and then steep yourself in history at Fukuchani Ruins.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Nungwi day trip app.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Dar es Salaam to Nungwi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of ferry and taxi. October in Nungwi sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to take a shuttle to Paje.

Things to do in Nungwi

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Paje, Zanzibar Island

— 2 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.
Jambiani Beach has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): stroll through Jambiani Beach, get interesting insight from Tours, and then kick back and relax at Paje Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: Head underground at Kuza Cave and then stroll through Zanzibar Butterfly Centre.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Paje trip builder site.

Take a shuttle from Nungwi to Paje in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Paje

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Dhow Countries Music Academy, Zanzibar Yoga with Jo, The Spa at Park Hyatt Zanzibar, and other attractions. Do some cultural sightseeing at Mtoni Palace Ruins and House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib). You'll discover tucked-away gems like Scuba & Snorkeling and Sea Cliff Golf Resort. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheetah's Rock, take in the exciting artwork at Dr Bulugu Gallery, browse the exhibits of Hurumzi Henna Art Gallery, and enjoy the sand and surf at Nakupenda Beach.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Zanzibar City tour planner.

Drive from Paje to Zanzibar City in 1.5 hours. October in Zanzibar City sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Mwanza.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Spas

Side Trips

Mwanza

— 3 nights
Mwanza is a mid-sized port city on the southern shores of Lake Victoria in northwestern Tanzania. Step out of the city life by going to Saanane Island National Park and Bismarck Rock. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Sukuma Museum and Rock City Mall. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some photo ops at Samaki Corner.

Plan trip to Mwanza with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by flight from Zanzibar City to Mwanza takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Zanzibar City in October, expect Mwanza to be slightly colder, temps between 83°F and 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Mwanza

Nature · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

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 20th (Tue), explore and take pictures at Mara River. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Retima Hippo Pool and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Seronera.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Serengeti National Park trip site.

Traveling by car from Mwanza to Serengeti National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Mwanza in October, plan for much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Serengeti National Park: temperatures range from 63°F by day to 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to 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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): 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.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Ngorongoro Conservation Area visit planner.

You can drive from Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Kilimanjaro National Park.

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Kilimanjaro National Park

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. On your second day here, head outdoors with Mount Kibo and then shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kilimanjaro National Park itinerary planner.

Fly from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Kilimanjaro National Park in 5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Moshi.

Things to do in Kilimanjaro National Park

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Moshi

— 3 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Materuni Waterfalls as well as Olpopongi - Maasai Cultural Village & Museum. Get outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Kilimanjaro Animal C.R.E.W.. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mama Africa Giftshop and Spas & Wellness. There's still lots to do: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, witness a stunning natural landmark at Kikuletwa Hotsprings, buy something for everyone on your list at Kibo Tower, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

Make your Moshi itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kilimanjaro National Park to Moshi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Arusha.

Things to do in Moshi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Arusha

— 3 nights
Nestled in the verdant foothills of Mount Meru, Arusha remains the primary gateway and jump-off point for safaris into several national parks.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Momella Lakes, Lake Duluti, Ol Doinyo Lengai, and other attractions. Discover out-of-the-way places like Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Kili Dreamers. Step out of the city life by going to Balloon Rides and Kayaking & Canoeing. There's still lots to do: browse the exhibits of Isle of Jewels and see the interesting displays at Cultural Heritage Centre.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Arusha journey planning website.

Traveling by shuttle from Moshi to Arusha takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Arusha sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 62°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Kilwa Kisiwani Island.

Things to do in Arusha

Outdoors · Tours · Nature · Parks

Kilwa Kisiwani Island

— 2 nights
Your day by day itinerary now includes Great Mosque of Kilwa as well as Kilwa Kisiwani World Heritage Site. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): steep yourself in history at Kilwa Kisiwani World Heritage Site.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Kilwa Kisiwani Island online trip builder.

Drive from Arusha to Kilwa Kisiwani Island in 15.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kondoa.

Things to do in Kilwa Kisiwani Island

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Kondoa

— 1 night
Kondoa Rock-Art Sites has been added to your itinerary. On the 5th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Kondoa Rock-Art Sites.

To see more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kondoa road trip planning tool.

Drive from Kilwa Kisiwani Island to Kondoa in 15 hours. You'll set off for Pemba Island on the 6th (Fri).

Things to do in Kondoa

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Pemba Island

— 1 night
Your day by day itinerary now includes Vumawimbi Beach as well as Misali island. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): head off the coast to Misali island, tour the pleasant surroundings at Vumawimbi Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ngezi Forest Reserve. Keep things going the next day: step off the mainland to explore Pemba Island and then delve into the lush surroundings at Pemba Flying Fox Forest.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Pemba Island online trip maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kondoa to Pemba Island. November in Pemba Island sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 79°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Mafia Island.

Things to do in Pemba Island

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Mafia Island

— 2 nights
A quiet, sandy landmass off the coast of Tanzania, Mafia Island lies dotted with peaceful lodges and sleepy fishing villages.
You've now added Ras Mkumbi to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): explore the gorgeous colors at Mafia Marine National Park and then visit a coastal fixture at Ras Mkumbi.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Mafia Island trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Pemba Island to Mafia Island takes 6.5 hours. On the 10th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Bagamoyo.

Things to do in Mafia Island

Wildlife · Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Bagamoyo

— 2 nights
Bagamoyo, Tanzania, is a town founded at the end of the 18th century. You've now added Kaole Ruins to your itinerary. On your second day here, explore the ancient world of Kaole Ruins.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Bagamoyo journey planner.

Fly from Mafia Island to Bagamoyo in 3.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 74°F. On the 12th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Kilwa Masoko.

Things to do in Bagamoyo

Historic Sites · Museums
Highlights from your trip

Kilwa Masoko

— 2 nights
Kilwa Masoko is a port town on the Indian Ocean in southeastern Tanzania. Your day by day itinerary now includes Songo Mnara. On the 13th (Fri), step off the mainland to explore Songo Mnara.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Kilwa Masoko day trip app.

Traveling by car from Bagamoyo to Kilwa Masoko takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. You'll set off for Lushoto on the 14th (Sat).

Things to do in Kilwa Masoko

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Lushoto

— 2 nights
You've now added Usambara Mountains to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Usambara Mountains.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Lushoto trip planner.

You can drive from Kilwa Masoko to Lushoto in 10 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car, flight, and taxi. On the 16th (Mon), you're off to Selous Game Reserve.

Things to do in Lushoto

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Selous Game Reserve

— 5 nights
Your day by day itinerary now includes Selous Game Reserve.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Selous Game Reserve trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lushoto to Selous Game Reserve takes 24 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and car. On the 22nd (Sun), you're off to Kidayi.

Things to do in Selous Game Reserve

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Kidayi

— 1 night
Udzungwa Mountains National Park has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Udzungwa Mountains National Park.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Kidayi itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Selous Game Reserve to Kidayi with the Route module. You will leave for Tanga on the 23rd (Mon).

Things to do in Kidayi

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Tanga

— 2 nights
Tanga is both the name of the most northerly seaport city of Tanzania, and the surrounding Tanga Region. You've now added Amboni Caves to your itinerary. On the 24th (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Urithi Tanga Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Wed): Head underground at Amboni Caves and then look for gifts at Abdul Jewellers.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Tanga attractions tool.

Getting from Kidayi to Tanga by car takes about 8 hours. November in Tanga sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 78°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mahale Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Tanga

Shopping · Museums · Nature · Parks

Mahale Mountains National Park

— 2 nights
Your day by day itinerary now includes Lake Tanganyika.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Mahale Mountains National Park holiday planner.

Explore your travel options from Tanga to Mahale Mountains National Park with the Route module. You will leave for home on the 28th (Sat).

Things to do in Mahale Mountains National Park

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

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.