7 days in Tanzania Itinerary

7 days in Tanzania Itinerary

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7 days in Tanzania Itinerary

Start: Athens
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Arusha
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Ngorongoro Conservation Area
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Serengeti National Park
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  2​h 15​min
4
Zanzibar City, Zanzibar Island
— 1 night
+2
Fly + taxi + train:  6​h 30​min
5
Morogoro
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  19​h
End: Athens

1
night
Arusha

Nestled in the verdant foothills of Mount Meru, Arusha remains the primary gateway and jump-off point for safaris into several national parks.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): examine the collection at Cultural Heritage Centre and then shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Arusha trip planner .

Athens, Greece to Arusha is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Eastern African Time is 1 hour. While traveling from Athens, expect much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Arusha, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Things to do in Arusha

Tours Outdoors Museums
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Climbing Tours
Cultural Heritage Centre ©
Cultural Heritage Centre

1
night
Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Ngorongoro Conservation Area ©
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 8th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Ngorongoro Crater.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Ngorongoro Conservation Area vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Arusha to Ngorongoro Conservation Area in 5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can drive to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Nature Parks
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Ngorongoro Crater ©
Ngorongoro Crater

1
night
Serengeti National Park

Serengeti National Park ©
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 9th (Mon): stroll through Retima Hippo Pool and then explore the striking landscape of Serengeti National Park.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Serengeti National Park trip planner .

Drive from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Serengeti National Park in 2.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Serengeti National Park can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Serengeti National Park ©
Serengeti National Park
Retima Hippo Pool ©
Retima Hippo Pool

1
night
Zanzibar City, Zanzibar Island

Zanzibar City ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): stroll around Forodhani Park, then explore the ancient world of The Old Fort (Ngome Kongwe), then head off the coast to Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, and finally steep yourself in history at House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib).

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Zanzibar City journey maker site .

Fly from Serengeti National Park to Zanzibar City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight. Traveling from Serengeti National Park in December, expect Zanzibar City to be much hotter, temps between 38°C and 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Morogoro.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Forodhani Park ©
Forodhani Park
House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib) ©
House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib)

2
nights
Morogoro

Morogoro ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Watu Safaris. Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Watu Safaris.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Morogoro trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Zanzibar City to Morogoro takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train. December in Morogoro sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Morogoro

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Watu Safaris ©
Watu Safaris

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