26 days in Tanzania, Crete & London Itinerary

26 days in Tanzania, Crete & London Itinerary

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Moshi, Tanzania
— 4 nights
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Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 5 nights
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Drive to Abeid Amani Karume International Airport, Fly to Heraklion International Nikos Kazantzakis Airport, Drive to Elounda
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Elounda, Greece
— 2 nights
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Heraklion, Greece
— 4 nights
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Chania Town, Greece
— 3 nights
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London, United Kingdom
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Moshi, Tanzania

— 4 nights
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.
Take a break from Moshi with a short trip to Mount Kilimanjaro in Kilimanjaro National Park, about 1h 50 min away. Make the 4th (Mon) a memorable day with a climbing tour. Make the 6th (Wed) a stimulating day with a coffee and tea tour. Next up on the itinerary: fulfill a lifelong dream with Gypsy Tanzania Tours and take in the exciting artwork at Mama Africa Giftshop.

For ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Moshi trip builder.

London, UK to Moshi is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to East Africa Time is 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Moshi

Tours · Outdoors · Nature · Parks

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Zanzibar City, Tanzania

— 5 nights
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.
Zanzibar City is known for nature, historic sites, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with Scubafish Dive Center Ltd, relax and rejuvenate at The Spa at Park Hyatt Zanzibar, delve into the distant past at Hamamni Persian Baths, and stroll through Cheetah's Rock.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Zanzibar City itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Moshi to Zanzibar City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Elounda.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

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Elounda, Greece

— 2 nights
Long a sleepy fishing settlement on Crete's northern coastline, Elounda today serves as a major travel destination, drawing vacationers with a blend of unspoiled natural scenery and luxury resorts.
On the 12th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ieros Naos Agios Konstandinou kai Elenis, then step off the mainland to explore Fortress Spinalonga, and then look for gifts at Maria & Vangelis - Unique Handmade Creations. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Gournia Minoiki Poli, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Voulismeni, then pause for some serene contemplation at Panagias Keras Church, then delve into the distant past at Archaia Poli tis Lato, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Kritsa Gorge.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Elounda holiday site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Zanzibar City to Elounda. The time zone difference when traveling from Zanzibar City to Elounda is minus 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Zanzibar City in October, with highs in Elounda at 26°C and lows at 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Heraklion.

Things to do in Elounda

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Shopping

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Heraklion, Greece

— 4 nights
Crete's largest city, Heraklion remains best known for its proximity to a sprawling Bronze Age archaeological site, once the center of a vanished Minoan civilization.
Change things up with a short trip to Snail Farm and Fun in Tylissos (about 32 minutes away). There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos, do sightseeing your way with Private Tours, learn about winemaking at Winery Stilianou, and explore the historical opulence of Castello del Molo (Koules).

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Heraklion holiday planning app.

Getting from Elounda to Heraklion by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in October, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to take a shuttle to Chania Town.

Things to do in Heraklion

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Wineries

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Chania Town, Greece

— 3 nights
The place where Cretan and Venetian cultures merged in the 13th century, Chania Town attracts throngs of tourists with its well-preserved medieval harbor.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chania Town: Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada) (in Akrotiri), Royal Octopus DIVE CENTER (in Kolymbari) and Samaria Gorge National Park (in Sfakia). There's much more to do: take in the waterfront activity at Old Venetian Harbor, explore the activities along Lake Kournas, explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site of Ancient Aptera, and get engrossed in the history at Historical and Folklore Museum of Rethymno.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Chania Town vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can take a shuttle from Heraklion to Chania Town in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in October, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to London.

Things to do in Chania Town

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

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London, United Kingdom

— 7 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, explore the world behind art at Victoria and Albert Museum, contemplate the long history of Westminster Abbey, and make a trip to Buckingham Palace.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the London travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Chania Town to London takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Chania Town in October: high temperatures in London hover around 19°C and lows are around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Tanzania travel guide

4.1
Safaris · Beaches · Geologic Formations
Though the size and scale of Tanzania may be overwhelming, the people make it a personable and easy-going place to visit. The bigger cities not only offer good connections to the main natural attractions, but also feature bustling markets where locals sell fresh produce, snacks, and crafts. Smaller villages retain their long-held customs, beliefs, and artistic traditions. With the continent's highest peak, and some of the most animal-rich safaris available, Tanzania holidays tend to dart between the big and bold, and the personal and low-key.

Zanzibar Island travel guide

3.8
Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling · Islands
Unguja
Experience the bustling Zanzibar Island, the financial and economical metropolis of the Zanzibar Archipelago. Most tours of Zanzibar Island start in Zanzibar Town, where centuries of history are on display in Persian bathhouses, street coffee vendors, and the world's last open slave market in Stone Town, the historical center. Beyond that, attractions on Zanzibar Island include numerous archaeological sites dotted across the area.

Crete travel guide

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Beaches · Ruins · Islands
Great Island
The largest of the Greek islands, Crete offers travelers more than just sun, sea, and sand. Famed for its warm hospitality, outstanding infrastructure, and contrasting landscapes, the island represents one of the world's richest areas in terms of history and culture. Crete burst onto the world scene over 4,000 years ago, when it served as the center of the Minoan civilization, one of Europe's earliest organized societies. Despite the island's wealth of developed beaches, the traces of the mysterious and enchanting Minoan empire remain Crete's top attraction, drawing visitors from all over the world. The island capital Heraklion provides an ideal base for exploring a renowned Minoan palace complex, the site of Europe's oldest city.