11 days in Tanzania Itinerary

11 days in Tanzania Itinerary

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11 days in Tanzania Itinerary

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

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night
Arusha

Nestled in the verdant foothills of Mount Meru, Arusha remains the primary gateway and jump-off point for safaris into several national parks.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Cultural Heritage Centre and then get interesting insight from Tours. On your second day here, explore the galleries of Isle of Jewels, then shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, and then hunt for treasures at Masai Central Market.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Arusha travel route website.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Arusha. In March, daytime highs in Arusha are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Nungwi.

Things to do in Arusha

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Masai Central Market
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Climbing Tours
Cultural Heritage Centre ©
Cultural Heritage Centre
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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Nungwi, Zanzibar Island

Renowned for its sandy coast lined with mangroves and palm trees, Nungwi offers visitors a variety of restaurants, bars, and accommodations.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then enjoy the sand and surf at Nungwi Beach.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Nungwi travel route builder.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Arusha to Nungwi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, train, and ferry. In March, Nungwi is a bit warmer than Arusha - with highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Nungwi

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nungwi Beach ©
Nungwi Beach

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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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheetah's Rock and then step off the mainland to explore Prison Island - Changuu Private Island. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church Cathedral, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nakupenda Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral, then walk around Forodhani Gardens, and finally stop by Aromas of Zanzibar.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Zanzibar City day trip planner.

Getting from Nungwi to Zanzibar City by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in March, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Moshi.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trip

Cheetah's Rock
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Cheetah's Rock ©
Cheetah's Rock
Prison Island - Changuu Private Island ©
Forodhani Gardens ©
Forodhani Gardens

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): stop by Mama Africa Giftshop, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers. Keep things going the next day: take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Moshi travel planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Zanzibar City to Moshi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kilimanjaro National Park.

Things to do in Moshi

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Climbing Tours
Safaris
Mama Africa Giftshop ©
Mama Africa Giftshop

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Kilimanjaro National Park

Kilimanjaro National Park
On the 22nd (Sun), take in the awesome beauty at Mount Kilimanjaro.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Kilimanjaro National Park vacation planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Moshi to Kilimanjaro National Park. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Things to do in Kilimanjaro National Park

Parks Nature
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Mount Kilimanjaro
Mount Kilimanjaro

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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 23rd (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Ngorongoro Crater. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Tue): don't miss a visit to The Engare Sero Footprint Site and then contemplate the long history of Olduvai Gorge.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Ngorongoro Conservation Area trip itinerary builder website.

You can fly from Kilimanjaro National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

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

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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 25th (Wed): stroll through Retima Hippo Pool and then explore the striking landscape of Seronera.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Serengeti National Park journey website.

Traveling by car from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Serengeti National Park takes 2.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

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

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