21 days in Tanzania, Nairobi & Mombasa Itinerary

21 days in Tanzania, Nairobi & Mombasa Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Africa itinerary planner

Plan created by another user. Make it yours
1
Nairobi, Kenya
— 2 nights
2
Mombasa, Kenya
— 4 nights
3
Tanga, Tanzania
— 2 nights
4
Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 2 nights
5
Paje, Tanzania
— 2 nights
6
Nungwi, Tanzania
— 3 nights
7
Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania
— 2 nights
8
Moshi, Tanzania
— 2 nights

2
nights
Nairobi, Kenya

Nairobi ©
You're likely to visit Nairobi at least once on a trip to Kenya, as the sprawling city houses the country's international airport and remains the jump-off point for many tours and safaris.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Nairobi National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Ocean Sole (Flip the Flop), stroll through David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, tour the pleasant surroundings at Giraffe Centre, then examine the collection at Karen Blixen Museum, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Nairobi War Cemetery.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Nairobi travel route planning website.

Helsinki, Finland to Nairobi is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Traveling from Helsinki to Nairobi, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December, Nairobi is warmer than Helsinki - with highs of 28°C and lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Mombasa.

Things to do in Nairobi

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Nairobi National Park ©
Nairobi National Park
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust ©
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
Giraffe Centre ©
Giraffe Centre

4
nights
Mombasa, Kenya

Mombasa ©
Mombasa rests on the exotic shores of the Indian Ocean and serves as a globally popular vacation destination thanks to its classy hotels and friendly and relaxed atmosphere.
Explore Mombasa's surroundings by going to Diani Beach (Skydive Diani & Diani Beach). Spend the 23rd (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Haller Park, relax and rejuvenate at Fitness For Life GYM, look for gifts at Dazzle Jewellers, and contemplate the long history of Old Town.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Mombasa trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Nairobi to Mombasa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Nairobi in December; daily highs in Mombasa reach 37°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Tanga.

Things to do in Mombasa

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Diani Beach
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Skydive Diani ©
Skydive Diani
Diani Beach ©
Diani Beach
Haller Park ©
Haller Park

2
nights
Tanga, Tanzania

Tanga ©
Tanga is both the name of the most northerly seaport city of Tanzania, and the surrounding Tanga Region. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Urithi Tanga Museum and then explore the fascinating underground world of Amboni Caves.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Tanga road trip app.

You can drive from Mombasa to Tanga in 3.5 hours. While traveling from Mombasa, expect slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Tanga, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Tanga

Museums · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Urithi Tanga Museum ©
Urithi Tanga Museum
Amboni Caves ©
Amboni Caves

2
nights
Zanzibar City, Tanzania

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral, step off the mainland to explore Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, and then admire the landmark architecture of House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib). Here are some ideas for day two: get up close to creatures of the deep with The Safari Blue.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Zanzibar City day trip site.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Tanga to Zanzibar City in 2.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. When traveling from Tanga in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Zanzibar City, with highs around 38°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Paje.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

The Safari Blue
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Prison Island - Changuu Private Island ©
Prison Island - Changuu Private Island
House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib) ©
House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib)
Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral ©
Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral

2
nights
Paje, Tanzania

Paje ©
Located on the island of Unguja, the quaint village of Paje lies on a shallow sandy lagoon, which attracts swarms of kitesurfing enthusiasts and marine life lovers.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): get interesting insight from Tours and then kick back and relax at Paje Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Mon): kick back and relax at Jambiani Beach and then stroll around Jozani Forest.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Paje vacation planner.

You can drive from Zanzibar City to Paje in 1.5 hours. In December in Paje, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can go by car to Nungwi.

Things to do in Paje

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Jozani Forest, Jambiani Beach
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Paje Beach ©
Paje Beach
Jozani Forest ©
Jozani Forest
Jambiani Beach ©
Jambiani Beach

3
nights
Nungwi, Tanzania

Nungwi ©
Renowned for its sandy coast lined with mangroves and palm trees, Nungwi offers visitors a variety of restaurants, bars, and accommodations.
Nungwi is known for beaches, wildlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Nungwi Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kendwa Beach, test your problem-solving skills at Escape Room ZANZIBAR, and push the limits with Zanzibuggy.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Nungwi trip planning app.

Getting from Paje to Nungwi by car takes about 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Kilimanjaro National Park.

Things to do in Nungwi

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Kendwa Beach
Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 1:
Highlights from your plan
Nungwi Beach ©
Nungwi Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Kendwa Beach ©
Kendwa Beach

2
nights
Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania

Kilimanjaro National Park
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Kilimanjaro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat): get interesting insight from Tours.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Kilimanjaro National Park online trip planner.

You can fly from Nungwi to Kilimanjaro National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Moshi.

Things to do in Kilimanjaro National Park

Parks · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Mount Kilimanjaro
Mount Kilimanjaro
Climbing Tours

2
nights
Moshi, Tanzania

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: get interesting insight from Tours, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and push the limits with Kilimanjaro Vikings Adventures - Day Tours.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Moshi route tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kilimanjaro National Park to Moshi. You will leave for home on the 5th (Tue).

Things to do in Moshi

Tours · Outdoors · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Climbing Tours
Balloon Rides
Kilimanjaro Vikings Adventures - Day Tours ©

Similar plans

60 days in Nairobi BY A USER FROM KENYA January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 17 days in Zanzibar Island, Seychelles & Maldives BY A USER FROM THE NETHERLANDS October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 22 days in Kenya & Tanzania BY A USER FROM FINLAND December, hidden gems Preferences: December Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium 10 days in Tanzania BY A USER FROM ST. LUCIA April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 10 days in Tanzania BY A USER FROM ST. LUCIA April, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: April, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 23 days in Africa BY A USER FROM BOTSWANA December, popular sights Preferences: December Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 24 days in Africa BY A USER FROM CANADA July, popular sights Preferences: July Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 6 days in Nairobi BY A USER FROM EGYPT July, teens, culture, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: July, teens, culture, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 1 day in Kilimanjaro Region BY A USER FROM TANZANIA July, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: July, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 46 days in Mombasa BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, kids, popular sights Preferences: July, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 46 days in Africa BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, kids, popular sights Preferences: July, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 40 days in Tanzania & South Africa BY A USER FROM ISRAEL July, kids, popular sights Preferences: July, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium
See more plans