7 days in Tanzania Itinerary

7 days in Tanzania Itinerary

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7 days in Tanzania Itinerary

Start: Dar es Salaam
Fly + taxi:  1​h 45​min
1
Arusha
— 1 day
Fly + taxi:  1​h 15​min
2
Serengeti National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Ngorongoro Conservation Area
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Tarangire National Park
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Zanzibar City, Zanzibar Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
End: Dar es Salaam

1
day
Arusha

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 24th (Sun): examine the collection at Tanzanite Experience, examine the collection at Cultural Heritage Centre, and then examine the collection at Isle of Jewels.

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Dar es Salaam to Arusha is an approximately 2-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from Dar es Salaam in November, things will get slightly colder in Arusha: highs are around 30°C and lows about 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Arusha

Museums Shopping
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Cultural Heritage Centre ©
Cultural Heritage Centre
Tanzanite Experience ©
Tanzanite Experience
Isle of Jewels ©
Isle of Jewels

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.
On the 25th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Retima Hippo Pool and then explore the striking landscape of Serengeti National Park.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Serengeti National Park road trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Arusha to Serengeti National Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Arusha in November: high temperatures in Serengeti National Park hover around 23°C and lows are around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can go by car to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

Wildlife Parks
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Retima Hippo Pool ©
Retima Hippo Pool

2
nights
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 26th (Tue): don't miss a visit to The Engare Sero Footprint Site and then steep yourself in history at Oldupai Gorge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Ngorongoro Crater.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area online route planner .

Traveling by car from Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Tarangire National Park.

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Ngorongoro Crater ©
Ngorongoro Crater
Oldupai Gorge ©
Oldupai Gorge
The Engare Sero Footprint Site ©
The Engare Sero Footprint Site

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night
Tarangire National Park

Tarangire National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Tarangire National Park.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Tarangire National Park holiday tool .

Traveling by car from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Tarangire National Park takes 5 hours. November in Tarangire National Park sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Tarangire National Park

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Tarangire National Park ©
Tarangire National Park

2
nights
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.
On the 29th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral, take in nature's colorful creations at Forodhani Park, and then kick back and relax at Nungwi Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sat): kick back and relax at Nakupenda Beach, then pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church Cathedral, and then admire the striking features of House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib).

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Zanzibar City trip itinerary app .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Tarangire National Park to Zanzibar City in 4.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Tarangire National Park in November, with highs in Zanzibar City at 36°C and lows at 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Nungwi Beach
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Nungwi Beach ©
Nungwi Beach
House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib) ©
House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib)
Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral ©

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