9 days in Tanzania Itinerary

9 days in Tanzania Itinerary

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9 days in Tanzania Itinerary

Start: Athens
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Zanzibar City, Zanzibar Island
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 30​min
2
Tarangire National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
3
Ngorongoro Conservation Area
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Serengeti National Park
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 15​min
5
Arusha
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Athens

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheetah's Rock, then stop by Mwanzo Mpya, and then head off the coast to Prison Island - Changuu Private Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Nungwi Beach, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral, and then admire the natural beauty at Forodhani Park.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Zanzibar City travel planner .

Athens, Greece to Zanzibar City is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. Traveling from Athens to Zanzibar City, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September in Zanzibar City, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Tarangire National Park.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Cheetah's Rock, Nungwi Beach
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Cheetah's Rock ©
Cheetah's Rock
Nungwi Beach ©
Nungwi Beach

1
night
Tarangire National Park

Tarangire National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): stroll through Tarangire National Park.

To see ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Tarangire National Park trip builder site .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Zanzibar City to Tarangire National Park takes 4.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Zanzibar City in September, with highs in Tarangire National Park at 28°C and lows at 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Things to do in Tarangire National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Tarangire National Park ©
Tarangire National Park

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Ngorongoro Crater.

To find maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Ngorongoro Conservation Area trip planning site .

Drive from Tarangire National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area in 5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Parks Nature
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Ngorongoro Crater ©
Ngorongoro Crater

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Retima Hippo Pool and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Serengeti National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Seronera.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Serengeti National Park journey planner .

Getting from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Serengeti National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Arusha.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Serengeti National Park ©
Serengeti National Park
Seronera ©
Seronera
Retima Hippo Pool ©
Retima Hippo Pool

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nights
Arusha

Nestled in the verdant foothills of Mount Meru, Arusha remains the primary gateway and jump-off point for safaris into several national parks.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Cultural Heritage Centre and then see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Arusha attractions app .

You can fly from Serengeti National Park to Arusha in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Serengeti National Park in September, things will get a bit warmer in Arusha: highs are around 28°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Arusha

Outdoors Tours Museums
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Climbing Tours
Cultural Heritage Centre ©
Cultural Heritage Centre

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