7 days in Tanzania Itinerary

7 days in Tanzania Itinerary

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7 days in Tanzania Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Zanzibar City, Zanzibar Island
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Mafia Island
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h
3
Arusha
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 30​min
4
Kilimanjaro National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Dubai

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.
On the 27th (Tue), appreciate the extensive heritage of Stone Town, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral, Stonetown, step off the mainland to explore Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, then delve into the distant past at The Old Fort (Ngome Kongwe), then look for gifts at Zanzibar Curio Shop, and finally look for gifts at Aromas of Zanzibar. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib), take in nature's colorful creations at Forodhani Park, then don't miss a visit to Mercury House, then look for gifts at Tanzanite treasure, and finally explore the ancient world of Hamamni Persian Baths.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Zanzibar City tour builder site .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Zanzibar City is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Dubai to Zanzibar City due to the time zone difference. In November in Zanzibar City, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Mafia Island.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

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Tanzanite treasure
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Hamamni Persian Baths ©
Hamamni Persian Baths
Prison Island - Changuu Private Island ©
House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib) ©
House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib)

2
nights
Mafia Island

Mafia Island ©
A quiet, sandy landmass off the coast of Tanzania, Mafia Island lies dotted with peaceful lodges and sleepy fishing villages.
To find photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Mafia Island online journey planner .

Traveling by flight from Zanzibar City to Mafia Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight. On the 30th (Fri), you'll travel to Arusha.

Things to do in Mafia Island

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Mafia Marine National Park ©
Mafia Marine National Park

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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.
Safaris has been added to your itinerary.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Arusha online vacation planner .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Mafia Island to Arusha in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In November, daytime highs in Arusha are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kilimanjaro National Park.

Things to do in Arusha

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Safaris

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night
Kilimanjaro National Park

Kilimanjaro National Park
You've now added Mount Kilimanjaro to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Kilimanjaro.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Kilimanjaro National Park trip planner.

Getting from Arusha to Kilimanjaro National Park by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kilimanjaro National Park

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Mount Kilimanjaro
Mount Kilimanjaro

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