15 days in Tanzania Itinerary

15 days in Tanzania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tanzania visit planner

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

— 1 night
Nestled in the verdant foothills of Mount Meru, Arusha remains the primary gateway and jump-off point for safaris into several national parks.
On the 2nd (Fri), get outside with Outdoor Activities. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Shanga & Shanga Foundation and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

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Budapest, Hungary to Arusha is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to East Africa Time (EAT), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Budapest in August, you will find days in Arusha are little chillier (27°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can fly to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Arusha

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 1 — 3:

Serengeti National Park

— 2 nights
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.
On the 4th (Sun), explore the striking landscape of Seronera. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Retima Hippo Pool.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Serengeti National Park trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Arusha to Serengeti National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 5:

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 6th (Tue), explore the striking landscape at Ngorongoro Crater.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Ngorongoro Conservation Area vacation planner.

You can drive from Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Tarangire National Park.

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Nature · Parks
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Tarangire National Park

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Tarangire National Park.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Tarangire National Park road trip site.

You can drive from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Tarangire National Park in 4 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Tarangire National Park can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Kilimanjaro National Park.

Things to do in Tarangire National Park

Wildlife · Nature · Parks
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Kilimanjaro National Park

— 2 nights
On the 8th (Thu), take in the awesome beauty at Mount Kilimanjaro.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Kilimanjaro National Park trip builder site.

Traveling by flight from Tarangire National Park to Kilimanjaro National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. On the 9th (Fri), you're off to Moshi.

Things to do in Kilimanjaro National Park

Nature · Parks
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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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): take in the exciting artwork at Mama Africa Giftshop and then shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Moshi trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kilimanjaro National Park to Moshi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Moshi

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 11:

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.
Explore Zanzibar City's surroundings by going to Nungwi (Nungwi Beach & Scuba & Snorkeling). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheetah's Rock, admire the striking features of House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral, and head off the coast to Prison Island - Changuu Private Island.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Zanzibar City travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Moshi to Zanzibar City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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Tanzania travel guide

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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.