7 days in Tanzania Itinerary

7 days in Tanzania Itinerary

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7 days in Tanzania Itinerary

Start: Accra
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Zanzibar City, Zanzibar Island
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 15​min
2
Serengeti National Park
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 15​min
3
Arusha
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h
End: Accra

3
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.
Get outdoors at Nungwi Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib) and Palace Museum (Beit al-Sahel). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheetah's Rock, step off the mainland to explore Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, stop by Mwanzo Mpya, and pause for some serene contemplation at Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Zanzibar City day trip planning tool .

Accra, Ghana to Zanzibar City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Accra to Zanzibar City. September in Zanzibar City sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Nungwi, Cheetah's Rock
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Nungwi Beach ©
Nungwi Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Cheetah's Rock ©
Cheetah's Rock

2
nights
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 13th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Retima Hippo Pool and then explore the striking landscape of Serengeti National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sat): enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour and then explore the striking landscape at Oldupai Gorge.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Serengeti National Park online holiday builder .

Getting from Zanzibar City to Serengeti National Park by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Zanzibar City in September; daily highs in Serengeti National Park reach 17°C and lows reach 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Arusha.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Oldupai Gorge
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Serengeti National Park ©
Serengeti National Park
Retima Hippo Pool ©
Retima Hippo Pool
Oldupai Gorge ©
Oldupai Gorge

1
night
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 15th (Sun): stop by Isle of Jewels, examine the collection at Cultural Heritage Centre, then examine the collection at Tanzanite Experience, and finally learn more about the world around you at Old Boma Museum.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Arusha road trip planning site .

Fly from Serengeti National Park to Arusha in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Serengeti National Park in September; daily highs in Arusha reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Arusha

Museums Shopping
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Cultural Heritage Centre ©
Cultural Heritage Centre
Tanzanite Experience ©
Tanzanite Experience
Old Boma Museum ©
Old Boma Museum

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