35 days in Tanzania Itinerary

35 days in Tanzania Itinerary

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35 days in Tanzania Itinerary

Start: Athens
Fly:  14​h 45​min
Dar es Salaam
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h
Iringa
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
Mafia Island
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  3​h
Paje, Zanzibar Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Zanzibar City, Zanzibar Island
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 15​min
Pemba Island
— 3 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  2​h 15​min
Kendwa, Zanzibar Island
— 3 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  2​h 30​min
Moshi
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Kilimanjaro National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Ngorongoro Conservation Area
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
Serengeti National Park
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 15​min
Arusha
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Athens

1
night
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.
On the 29th (Mon), stop by Tingatinga Arts Co-operative Society, take in the spiritual surroundings of Azania Front Lutheran Chruch, pause for some photo ops at Askari Monument, then take in panoramic vistas at PPF Tower, and finally try your luck at Las Vegas Casino. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Coco Beach, examine the collection at National Museum, then don't miss a visit to Tanzania Centre for Cultural Heritage, and finally steep yourself in history at Old Boma.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Dar es Salaam online travel route planner .

Athens, Greece to Dar es Salaam is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Athens to Dar es Salaam due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Athens in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Dar es Salaam: highs are around 38°C and lows about 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Iringa.

Things to do in Dar es Salaam

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Old Boma
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Coco Beach ©
Coco Beach
Las Vegas Casino ©
Las Vegas Casino
National Museum ©
National Museum

3
nights
Iringa

Iringa ©
Iringa is a city in Tanzania with a population of 112,900. Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Ruaha National Park. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Isimila Stone Age Site, then view the masterpieces at Neema Crafts, and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Iringa trip maker site .

Fly from Dar es Salaam to Iringa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Dar es Salaam in October; daily highs in Iringa reach 33°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Mafia Island.

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Ruaha National Park ©
Ruaha National Park
Safaris
Isimila Stone Age Site ©
Isimila Stone Age Site

1
night
Mafia Island

Mafia Island ©
A quiet, sandy landmass off the coast of Tanzania, Mafia Island lies dotted with peaceful lodges and sleepy fishing villages.
On the 2nd (Fri), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Mafia Island trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Iringa to Mafia Island takes 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time for travel to Paje.

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Mafia Marine National Park ©
Mafia Marine National Park

3
nights
Paje, Zanzibar Island

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park and Zanzibar Butterfly Centre. Next up on the itinerary: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, kick back and relax at Paje Beach, and explore the fascinating underground world of Kuza Cave.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Paje travel route planner .

Getting from Mafia Island to Paje by combination of flight and taxi takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, ferry, and car. In November, daily temperatures in Paje can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to drive to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Paje

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Zanzibar Island, Kuza Cave
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Paje Beach ©
Paje Beach
Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park ©
Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park
Zanzibar Butterfly Centre ©
Zanzibar Butterfly Centre

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Jambiani Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. And it doesn't end there: look for gifts at Aromas of Zanzibar, relax in the rural setting at Tangawizi Spice Farm, admire all the interesting features of Zanzibar Spices and Heritage Centre, and steep yourself in history at Christ Church Cathedral.

To see ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Zanzibar City trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Paje to Zanzibar City by car takes about 1.5 hours. November in Zanzibar City sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Pemba Island.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

#Shopping, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Zanzibar Island, Jambiani Beach, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Darajani Bazaar ©
Darajani Bazaar
Scuba & Snorkeling
Tangawizi Spice Farm ©
Tangawizi Spice Farm

3
nights
Pemba Island

Pemba Island ©
On the 10th (Sat), delve into the lush surroundings at Ngezi Forest Reserve, then delve into the distant past at Mkama Ndume Ruins at Pujini village., and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kigomasha Peninsula. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): stroll through Misali island.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Pemba Island trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Zanzibar City to Pemba Island takes 1.5 hours. While traveling from Zanzibar City, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Pemba Island, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 30°C. You'll set off for Kendwa on the 12th (Mon).

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Misali island ©
Misali island

3
nights
Kendwa, Zanzibar Island

Discover out-of-the-way places like Fishing Zanzibar and Scuba & Snorkeling.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Kendwa day trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Pemba Island to Kendwa in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Pemba Island in November, plan for somewhat warmer days in Kendwa, with highs around 36°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 27°C. You'll set off for Moshi on the 15th (Thu).

Things to do in Kendwa

#Tours, #Outdoors, #Adventure

Side Trip

Nungwi
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kikuletwa Hotsprings and Sanaa Zetu. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, look for gifts at Kauli, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and indulge in your favorite hot beverage with a coffee and tea tour.

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Getting from Kendwa to Moshi by combination of taxi and flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Kilimanjaro National Park.

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Coffee & Tea Tours
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Spas & Wellness

3
nights
Kilimanjaro National Park

Kilimanjaro National Park
Step off the beaten path and head to Mount Kibo and Ndoro Waterfall. Go for a jaunt from Kilimanjaro National Park to Marangu to see Chagga Live Museum about 1h 10 min away. On the 18th (Sun), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Mount Kilimanjaro.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Kilimanjaro National Park road trip planning tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Moshi to Kilimanjaro National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to fly to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Things to do in Kilimanjaro National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Marangu
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Mount Kilimanjaro
Mount Kilimanjaro
Mount Kibo
Mount Kibo
Chagga Museum ©
Chagga Museum

3
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.
Spend the 21st (Wed) among the memorable landscape of Ngorongoro Crater. There's more to do: don't miss a visit to The Engare Sero Footprint Site.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Ngorongoro Conservation Area travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Kilimanjaro National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll set off for Serengeti National Park on the 24th (Sat).

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

#Parks, #Nature
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Ngorongoro Crater ©
Ngorongoro Crater

3
nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Serengeti National Park and Naabi Hill. Spend the 26th (Mon) exploring nature at Seronera. There's still lots to do: stroll through Serengeti Hippo Pool and admire all the interesting features of Oldupai Gorge.

Plan trip to Serengeti National Park with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Drive from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Serengeti National Park in 4 hours. In November, daytime highs in Serengeti National Park are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Arusha.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

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Serengeti National Park
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Serengeti National Park ©
Serengeti National Park
Naabi Hill
Naabi Hill
Seronera ©
Seronera

3
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Shanga & Shanga Foundation and The Kilimanjaro Golf and Wildlife Estate. The adventure continues: contemplate the geological forces at Ol Doinyo Lengai, stop by iheartz Collections, examine the collection at Tanzanite Experience, and hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Arusha itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Serengeti National Park to Arusha takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Serengeti National Park in November, expect Arusha to be somewhat warmer, temps between 31°C and 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Arusha

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Photography Tours
Ol Doinyo Lengai ©
Ol Doinyo Lengai
Shanga & Shanga Foundation ©
Shanga & Shanga Foundation

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