11 days in Tanzania Itinerary

11 days in Tanzania Itinerary

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11 days in Tanzania Itinerary

Start: Copenhagen
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Arusha
— 1 day
Fly:  1​h 15​min
2
Serengeti National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
3
Tarangire National Park
— 1 day
taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Dar es Salaam
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 45​min
5
Nungwi, Zanzibar Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Zanzibar City, Zanzibar Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Copenhagen

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): examine the collection at Cultural Heritage Centre, then see the interesting displays at Tanzanite Experience, then take a stroll through Arusha Village Experience, and finally explore and take pictures at Amani Children's home & Village visit.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Arusha trip planning site .

Copenhagen, Denmark to Arusha is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern African Time (EAT), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Arusha

Museums Neighborhoods
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Cultural Heritage Centre ©
Cultural Heritage Centre
Tanzanite Experience ©
Tanzanite Experience
Arusha Village Experience ©
Arusha Village Experience

1
night
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.
On the 6th (Sat), head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and then take in the dramatic natural features at Oldupai Gorge.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Serengeti National Park route planning app .

Traveling by flight from Arusha to Serengeti National Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Tarangire National Park.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

Tours Outdoors Parks
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Balloon Rides
Oldupai Gorge ©
Oldupai Gorge

1
day
Tarangire National Park

Tarangire National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Tarangire National Park.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Tarangire National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Serengeti National Park to Tarangire National Park in 6.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Dar es Salaam.

Things to do in Tarangire National Park

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Tarangire National Park ©
Tarangire National Park

2
nights
Dar es Salaam

Dar es Salaam ©
Founded in the mid-19th century, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania's largest city, lost the status of the official capital but remains the country's commercial and financial center.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): explore the different monuments and memorials at Dar Es Salaam War Cemetery, take in the exciting artwork at Wonder Workshop, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Masjid Maamur Mosque, take in the spiritual surroundings of Upanga Jamatkhana, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Masjid Qiblatein, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Shree Sanatan Dharma Sabha temple. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Darkhana Jamat Khana, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Joseph Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at National Museum, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally take an in-depth tour of Village Museum.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Dar es Salaam trip builder website .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Tarangire National Park to Dar es Salaam takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Tarangire National Park in July, expect Dar es Salaam to be a bit warmer, temps between 35°C and 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Nungwi.

Things to do in Dar es Salaam

Historic Sites Museums Spas
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Dar Es Salaam War Cemetery ©
Dar Es Salaam War Cemetery
Spas
Wonder Workshop ©
Wonder Workshop

2
nights
Nungwi, Zanzibar Island

Nungwi ©
Renowned for its sandy coast lined with mangroves and palm trees, Nungwi offers visitors a variety of restaurants, bars, and accommodations.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then stroll through Nungwi Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mnarani Marine Turtles Conservation Pond and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kendwa Beach.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Nungwi online trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Dar es Salaam to Nungwi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Nungwi

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Kendwa Beach
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Nungwi Beach ©
Nungwi Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Kendwa Beach ©
Kendwa Beach

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral, then get engrossed in the history at Peace Memorial Museum (Beit el Amani), and then stroll through Cheetah's Rock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sat): delve into the distant past at The Old Fort (Ngome Kongwe), then stroll through Nakupenda Beach, then delve into the distant past at Hamamni Persian Baths, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church Cathedral.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Zanzibar City trip maker app .

Drive from Nungwi to Zanzibar City in 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Zanzibar City are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. On the 14th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Cheetah's Rock
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Cheetah's Rock ©
Cheetah's Rock
Nakupenda Beach
Nakupenda Beach
House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib) ©
House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib)

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