13 days in Tanzania Itinerary

13 days in Tanzania Itinerary

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Dar es Salaam
— 4 nights
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Arusha
— 1 night
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Tarangire National Park
— 1 day
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Mwanza
— 1 night
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Serengeti National Park
— 2 nights
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Dar es Salaam
— Few hours
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Zanzibar City
— 3 nights

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Bongoyo Island and Upanga Jamatkhana. The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Kunduchi Wet "N" Wild Water Park, take an in-depth tour of Village Museum, indulge your taste buds at Curious on Tanzania, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Dar Es Salaam War Cemetery.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Dar es Salaam trip itinerary website.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Dar es Salaam is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Johannesburg to Dar es Salaam is 1 hour. Traveling from Johannesburg in December, things will get a bit warmer in Dar es Salaam: highs are around 38°C and lows about 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Arusha.

Things to do in Dar es Salaam

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 28:
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Dar Es Salaam War Cemetery ©
Dar Es Salaam War Cemetery
Bongoyo Island ©
Bongoyo Island
Kunduchi Wet ©
Kunduchi Wet "N" Wild Water Park

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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.
For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Arusha trip itinerary site.

You can fly from Dar es Salaam to Arusha in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Dar es Salaam in December: high temperatures in Arusha hover around 31°C and lows are around 19°C. On the 29th (Tue), you're off to Tarangire National Park.

Things to do in Arusha

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 29:

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Tarangire National Park

Tarangire National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Tarangire National Park.

For maps and more tourist information, you can read our Tarangire National Park journey planner.

Fly from Arusha to Tarangire National Park in 3.5 hours. December in Tarangire National Park sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Mwanza.

Things to do in Tarangire National Park

Nature · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Tarangire National Park ©
Tarangire National Park

1
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Mwanza

Mwanza
Mwanza is a mid-sized port city on the southern shores of Lake Victoria in northwestern Tanzania. To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Mwanza route planning site.

Traveling by flight from Tarangire National Park to Mwanza takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 22°C. On the 30th (Wed), you're off to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Mwanza

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 30:

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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.
On the 30th (Wed), stroll through Retima Hippo Pool. On the 31st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Seronera.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Serengeti National Park route site.

Fly from Mwanza to Serengeti National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Mwanza in December; daily highs in Serengeti National Park reach 23°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Fri) to allow time for travel to Dar es Salaam.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 1:
Highlights from your plan
Seronera ©
Seronera
Retima Hippo Pool ©
Retima Hippo Pool
Naabi Hill
Naabi Hill

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Dar es Salaam

Dar es Salaam
To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Dar es Salaam online trip builder.

You can fly from Serengeti National Park to Dar es Salaam in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Serengeti National Park in January: highs in Dar es Salaam hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 30°C. You will leave for Zanzibar City on the 1st (Fri).

Things to do in Dar es Salaam

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 2:

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Zanzibuggy and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, view the masterpieces at Dr Bulugu Gallery, enjoy the sand and surf at Nakupenda Beach, and contemplate the long history of House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib).

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Zanzibar City trip website.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Dar es Salaam to Zanzibar City takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In January, daytime highs in Zanzibar City are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 1 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Zanzibuggy ©
Zanzibuggy
Prison Island - Changuu Private Island ©
Prison Island - Changuu Private Island

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