8 days in Tanzania Itinerary

8 days in Tanzania Itinerary

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Fly
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Moshi
— 2 nights
Shuttle
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Arusha
— 1 night
Drive
3
Ngorongoro Conservation Area
— 1 night
Taxi to Arusha, Fly to Paje
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Paje, Zanzibar Island
— 1 night
Drive
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Zanzibar City, Zanzibar Island
— 2 nights
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Moshi

— 2 nights
Situated in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro, the sleepy town of Moshi provides tourist with a safe and pleasant place to stay in while touring the region or braving Africa's highest mountain.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, and then take in the exciting artwork at Mama Africa Giftshop. On the 19th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get the lay of the land with Walking tours and then enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

For maps and other tourist information, read Moshi trip planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Moshi is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time to East Africa Time is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can take a shuttle to Arusha.

Things to do in Moshi

Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Shopping

Arusha

— 1 night
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 20th (Sun): examine the collection at The Tanzanite Experience and then look for gifts at Shanga & Shanga Foundation.

Before you visit Arusha, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can take a shuttle from Moshi to Arusha in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Arusha can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Things to do in Arusha

Museums · Shopping

Ngorongoro Conservation Area

— 1 night
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 21st (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Ngorongoro Crater.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Ngorongoro Conservation Area day trip app.

Traveling by car from Arusha to Ngorongoro Conservation Area takes 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Paje.

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Parks · Nature
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Paje, Zanzibar Island

— 1 night
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.
On the 22nd (Tue), stroll through Paje Beach and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Paje trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Paje by combination of taxi and flight takes about 6.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Paje can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can drive to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Paje

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Adventure
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Zanzibar City, Zanzibar Island

— 2 nights
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 23rd (Wed): don't miss a visit to Space Station Zanzibar, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then examine the collection at Freddie Mercury Museum.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Zanzibar City online journey planner.

You can drive from Paje to Zanzibar City in 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Tanzania travel guide

4.1
Safaris · Beaches · Geologic Formations
Though the size and scale of Tanzania may be overwhelming, the people make it a personable and easy-going place to visit. The bigger cities not only offer good connections to the main natural attractions, but also feature bustling markets where locals sell fresh produce, snacks, and crafts. Smaller villages retain their long-held customs, beliefs, and artistic traditions. With the continent's highest peak, and some of the most animal-rich safaris available, Tanzania holidays tend to dart between the big and bold, and the personal and low-key.