17 days in Tanzania Itinerary

17 days in Tanzania Itinerary

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17 days in Tanzania Itinerary

Start: Dar es Salaam
Fly + Taxi:  1 h 45 min
1
Arusha
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  1 h 15 min
2
Serengeti National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Ngorongoro Conservation Area
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h
4
Tarangire National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 30 min
5
Kilimanjaro National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
6
Moshi
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  2 h 15 min
7
Zanzibar City, Zanzibar Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
8
Nungwi, Zanzibar Island
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  1 h 45 min
End: Dar es Salaam

2
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.
On the 1st (Sun), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. Next up on the itinerary: see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, see the interesting displays at Isle of Jewels, see Off-Road Tours, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Masai Central Market.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Arusha online trip itinerary planner .

Dar es Salaam to Arusha is an approximately 2-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also fly; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Dar es Salaam in March, with highs in Arusha at 32°C and lows at 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Arusha

Tours Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Masai Central Market
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Climbing Tours
Cultural Heritage Centre ©
Cultural Heritage Centre
Off-Road Tours

1
night
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 4th (Wed): stroll through Retima Hippo Pool and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Seronera.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Serengeti National Park road trip planning site .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Arusha to Serengeti National Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Arusha in March, expect Serengeti National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 28°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Seronera ©
Seronera
Retima Hippo Pool ©
Retima Hippo Pool

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Ngorongoro Crater. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to The Engare Sero Footprint Site and then contemplate the long history of Oldupai Gorge.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Ngorongoro Conservation Area visit website .

Traveling by car from Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area takes 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Tarangire National Park.

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Ngorongoro Crater ©
Ngorongoro Crater
Olduvai Gorge ©
Olduvai Gorge
The Engare Sero Footprint Site ©
The Engare Sero Footprint Site

1
night
Tarangire National Park

Tarangire National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Tarangire National Park.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Tarangire National Park road trip app .

Drive from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Tarangire National Park in 5 hours. March in Tarangire National Park sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can fly to Kilimanjaro National Park.

Things to do in Tarangire National Park

Wildlife Nature Parks
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Tarangire National Park ©
Tarangire National Park

1
night
Kilimanjaro National Park

Kilimanjaro National Park
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Kilimanjaro.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kilimanjaro National Park online vacation planner .

You can fly from Tarangire National Park to Kilimanjaro National Park in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Moshi.

Things to do in Kilimanjaro National Park

Nature Parks
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Mount Kilimanjaro
Mount Kilimanjaro

3
nights
Moshi

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.
Moshi is known for wildlife, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, witness a stunning natural landmark at Kikuletwa Hotsprings, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and stroll through Kilimanjaro Animal C.R.E.W..

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Moshi journey maker website .

Explore your travel options from Kilimanjaro National Park to Moshi with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Moshi

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Climbing Tours
Safaris
Kikuletwa Hotsprings ©
Kikuletwa Hotsprings

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.
Take a break from Zanzibar City with a short trip to Paje Beach in Paje, about 1h 05 min away. There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, stop by Aromas of Zanzibar, walk around Jozani Forest, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheetah's Rock.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Zanzibar City online road trip planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Moshi to Zanzibar City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in March, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Nungwi.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Zanzibar Island, Paje Beach
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Cheetah's Rock ©
Cheetah's Rock
Prison Island - Changuu Private Island ©
Forodhani Gardens ©
Forodhani Gardens

3
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nungwi: Kiwengwa Beach (in Kiwengwa) and Matemwe Beach (in Matemwe). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Nungwi Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mnarani Marine Turtles Conservation Pond, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Nungwi trip planner.

You can drive from Zanzibar City to Nungwi in 1.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Nungwi can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nungwi

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kendwa Beach, Kiwengwa Beach, Matemwe Beach
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Nungwi Beach ©
Nungwi Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Kendwa Beach ©
Kendwa Beach

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