Arusha trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Arusha

Trip Planner Africa  /  Tanzania  /  Arusha Region  /  Arusha
Museums Nature Zoos & Aquariums
Nestled in the verdant foothills of Mount Meru, Arusha remains the primary gateway and jump-off point for safaris into several national parks. Generally treated as little more than a stopover on the way to somewhere else, Arusha provides plenty of chances to get to know the "real" Tanzania. A vibrant nightlife scene and colorful marketplaces add to the city's dynamic vibe, while its location provides nature lovers with opportunities to climb Mount Meru or visit local coffee plantations. Safari agencies and operators provide organized tours of Arusha and its surroundings, offering experiences that range from short treks and day trips, to longer ventures to the Serengeti or Mount Kilimanjaro. In the build up to your vacation in Arusha, plan trip itinerary minutiae using the visitor reviews, staff write-ups, and custom search fields on our Tanzania vacation route planner.
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Arusha

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Extend your holiday

Visit top cities in Arusha Region:
Nature, museums, sightseeing
Visit for: 3 daysStart a plan »

Where to stay in Arusha

You can choose from an array of accommodations for your stay in Arusha, with some establishments lining the streets of the town, and some situated nearby, among the picturesque coffee plantations. Budget-conscious tourists can opt for a campsite, hostel, or a basic, affordable hotel. Deluxe options include lodges in the scenic countryside and upscale hotels in town.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
TripAdvisor
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor

Recently planned trips to Arusha

30 days in Africa BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in Tanzania BY A USER FROM SAUDI ARABIA October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 4 days in Arusha BY A USER FROM TANZANIA August, outdoors, popular PREFERENCES: August, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Tanzania BY A USER FROM CANADA September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Arusha & Kigali BY A USER FROM KENYA August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in Arusha BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA November, culture, outdoors, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in Tanzania BY A USER FROM MAURITIUS October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Tanzania BY A USER FROM TANZANIA December, culture, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in Malawi & Tanzania BY A USER FROM INDIA September, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 17 days in Malawi & Tanzania BY A USER FROM INDIA September, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 11 days in Tanzania BY A USER FROM CANADA August, museums, popular PREFERENCES: August, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 20 days in Tanzania BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans