15 days in Tanzania Itinerary

15 days in Tanzania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tanzania journey planner

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Arusha
— 3 nights
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Ngorongoro Conservation Area
— 1 night
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Tarangire National Park
— 2 nights
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Zanzibar City, Zanzibar Island
— 3 nights
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Nungwi, Zanzibar Island
— 2 nights
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Kilimanjaro National Park
— 1 night
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Moshi
— 2 nights
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Arusha

— 3 nights
Nestled in the verdant foothills of Mount Meru, Arusha remains the primary gateway and jump-off point for safaris into several national parks.
Make the 25th (Tue) a memorable day with a climbing tour. Spend the 24th (Mon) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. There's more to do: see Off-Road Tours and examine the collection at Cultural Heritage Centre.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Arusha sightseeing planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Arusha is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Arusha. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in October, with highs in Arusha at 30°C and lows at 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can go by car to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Things to do in Arusha

Tours · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 25:

Ngorongoro Conservation Area

— 1 night
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 26th (Wed), take in the dramatic natural features at Ngorongoro Crater.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Ngorongoro Conservation Area trip planner.

Getting from Arusha to Ngorongoro Conservation Area by car takes about 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Tarangire National Park.

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 26:
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Tarangire National Park

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tarangire National Park.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Tarangire National Park road trip tool.

Getting from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Tarangire National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in October, and nighttime lows around 19°C. On the 28th (Fri), you're off to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Tarangire National Park

Nature · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 28:
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Zanzibar City, Zanzibar Island

— 3 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.
Spend the 29th (Sat) observing fascinating marine mammals with The Safari Blue. And it doesn't end there: head off the coast to Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, take in nature's colorful creations at Forodhani Gardens, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheetah's Rock, and enjoy the sand and surf at Nakupenda Beach Nature Reserve.

To see maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Zanzibar City day trip site.

Traveling by flight from Tarangire National Park to Zanzibar City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Traveling from Tarangire National Park in October, expect Zanzibar City to be somewhat warmer, temps between 36°C and 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Nungwi.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 28 — 31:

Nungwi, Zanzibar Island

— 2 nights
Renowned for its sandy coast lined with mangroves and palm trees, Nungwi offers visitors a variety of restaurants, bars, and accommodations.
On the 1st (Tue), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then kick back and relax at Kendwa Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Nungwi Beach.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Nungwi day trip tool.

Drive from Zanzibar City to Nungwi in 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Nungwi are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Kilimanjaro National Park.

Things to do in Nungwi

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 2:

Kilimanjaro National Park

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Kilimanjaro.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Kilimanjaro National Park trip itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Nungwi to Kilimanjaro National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Moshi.

Things to do in Kilimanjaro National Park

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 2 — 3:
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Moshi

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Moshi trip itinerary planning site.

Explore your travel options from Kilimanjaro National Park to Moshi with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Moshi

Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Nov 3 — 5:
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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.