7 days in Tanzania Itinerary

7 days in Tanzania Itinerary

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7 days in Tanzania Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly + Drive:  26​h
1
Arusha
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  2​h 30​min
2
Matemwe, Zanzibar Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Paje, Zanzibar Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Zanzibar City, Zanzibar Island
— 1 night
Fly:  26​h
End: Los Angeles

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 15th (Mon): look for gifts at Isle of Jewels, then examine the collection at Tanzanite Experience, and then see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Arusha trip itinerary planning app .

Los Angeles, USA to Arusha is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Los Angeles to Arusha, you'll lose 11 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Los Angeles in June: highs in Arusha hover around 71°F, while lows dip to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Matemwe.

Things to do in Arusha

Outdoors Tours Museums
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Climbing Tours
Tanzanite Experience ©
Tanzanite Experience

1
night
Matemwe, Zanzibar Island

Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): stroll through Matemwe Beach and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Matemwe online trip builder .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Arusha to Matemwe in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight. Traveling from Arusha in June, expect Matemwe to be somewhat warmer, temps between 85°F and 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Paje.

Things to do in Matemwe

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Matemwe Beach ©
Matemwe Beach

1
night
Paje, Zanzibar Island

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Paje trip planner .

You can drive from Matemwe to Paje in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in June, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Paje

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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 18th (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, steep yourself in history at House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib), pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church Cathedral, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral, and finally contemplate the long history of Mtoni Palace Ruins.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Zanzibar City route maker site .

You can drive from Paje to Zanzibar City in 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Zanzibar City are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Mtoni Palace Ruins
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Christ Church Cathedral ©
Christ Church Cathedral
Mtoni Palace Ruins ©
Mtoni Palace Ruins
Prison Island - Changuu Private Island ©

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