27 days in Tanzania Itinerary

27 days in Tanzania Itinerary

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27 days in Tanzania Itinerary

Start: Athens
Fly:  15​h
1
Dar es Salaam
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h
2
Iringa
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Mafia Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
4
Zanzibar City
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
5
Pemba Island
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  4​h
6
Moshi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Kilimanjaro National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
8
Arusha
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
9
Ngorongoro Conservation Area
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
10
Serengeti National Park
— 4 nights
Fly:  22​h 30​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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): look for gifts at Tingatinga Arts Co-operative Society, take in the spiritual surroundings of Azania Front Lutheran Chruch, then appreciate the history behind Askari Monument, then take in panoramic vistas at PPF Tower, and finally try to win big at Las Vegas Casino. On the 30th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Coco Beach, then see the interesting displays at National Museum, then don't miss a visit to Tanzania Centre for Cultural Heritage, and finally steep yourself in history at Old Boma.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Dar es Salaam trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Athens, Greece to Dar es Salaam is an approximately 15-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Athens to Dar es Salaam. Traveling from Athens in October, expect Dar es Salaam to be a bit warmer, temps between 38°C and 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Iringa.

Things to do in Dar es Salaam

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Old Boma
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Coco Beach ©
Coco Beach
PPF Tower ©
PPF Tower
Tanzania Centre for Cultural Heritage ©

3
nights
Iringa

Iringa ©
Iringa is a city in Tanzania with a population of 112,900. On the 31st (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Ruaha National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Isimila Stone Age Site, take in the exciting artwork at Neema Crafts, and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Iringa trip builder tool .

Fly from Dar es Salaam to Iringa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, Iringa is slightly colder than Dar es Salaam - with highs of 33°C and lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Mafia Island.

Things to do in Iringa

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 30 — Nov 2:
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Ruaha National Park ©
Ruaha National Park
Safaris
Isimila Stone Age Site ©
Isimila Stone Age Site

2
nights
Mafia Island

A quiet, sandy landmass off the coast of Tanzania, Mafia Island lies dotted with peaceful lodges and sleepy fishing villages.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat): see the vivid underwater world at Mafia Marine National Park.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Mafia Island online route planner .

Getting from Iringa to Mafia Island by flight takes about 4.5 hours. You will leave for Zanzibar City on the 4th (Sun).

Things to do in Mafia Island

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Nature
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Mafia Marine National Park ©
Mafia Marine National Park

2
nights
Zanzibar City

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Mon): look for gifts at Fahari Zanzibar and then get outside with Mnemba Atoll.

To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Zanzibar City holiday builder website .

You can fly from Mafia Island to Zanzibar City in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry. November in Zanzibar City sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Pemba Island.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trips

Matemwe Beach, Fahari Zanzibar, Mnemba Atoll
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Mnemba Atoll ©
Mnemba Atoll
Matemwe Beach ©
Matemwe Beach
Aromas of Zanzibar ©
Aromas of Zanzibar

2
nights
Pemba Island

Pemba Island
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Mkama Ndume Ruins at Pujini village., stroll through Ngezi Forest Reserve, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kigomasha Peninsula.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Pemba Island sightseeing planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Zanzibar City to Pemba Island takes 1.5 hours. When traveling from Zanzibar City in November, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Pemba Island: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 30°C at night. On the 8th (Thu), you'll travel to Moshi.

Things to do in Pemba Island

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 6 — 8:

2
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.
To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Moshi trip itinerary builder tool .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Pemba Island to Moshi in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kilimanjaro National Park.

Things to do in Moshi

#Tours, #Shopping, #Spas
Find places to stay Nov 8 — 10:
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Coffee & Tea 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 10th (Sat), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Mount Kilimanjaro.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kilimanjaro National Park day trip app .

Explore your travel options from Moshi to Kilimanjaro National Park with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Arusha.

Things to do in Kilimanjaro National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Marangu
Find places to stay Nov 10 — 13:
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Mount Kilimanjaro
Mount Kilimanjaro
Mount Kibo
Mount Kibo
Ndoro Waterfall ©
Ndoro Waterfall

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Shanga & Shanga Foundation and Engare sero waterfall. There's still lots to do: get impressive views of Ol Doinyo Lengai, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, stop by iheartz Collections, and play a few rounds at The Kilimanjaro Golf and Wildlife Estate.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Arusha holiday planner .

You can fly from Kilimanjaro National Park to Arusha in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In November in Arusha, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Things to do in Arusha

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Nature
Find places to stay Nov 13 — 16:
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Photography Tours
Ol Doinyo Lengai ©
Ol Doinyo Lengai
Shanga & Shanga Foundation ©
Shanga & Shanga Foundation

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.
On the 16th (Fri), explore the striking landscape at Ngorongoro Crater. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to The Engare Sero Footprint Site.

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

You can drive from Arusha to Ngorongoro Conservation Area in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and taxi. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

#Parks, #Nature
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Ngorongoro Crater ©
Ngorongoro Crater

4
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Serengeti National Park and Naabi Hill. Spend the 20th (Tue) exploring nature at Seronera. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Serengeti Hippo Pool and take in the dramatic natural features at Oldupai Gorge.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Serengeti National Park trip website .

You can drive from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Serengeti National Park in 4 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Serengeti National Park can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Serengeti National Park
Find places to stay Nov 18 — 22:
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Serengeti National Park ©
Serengeti National Park
Naabi Hill
Naabi Hill
Seronera ©
Seronera

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