15 days in Tanzania Itinerary

15 days in Tanzania Itinerary

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Start: Budapest
Fly:  16 h
1
Arusha
— 1 night
Fly:  1 h 15 min
2
Serengeti National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Ngorongoro Conservation Area
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h
4
Tarangire National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 30 min
5
Kilimanjaro National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
6
Moshi
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  2 h 15 min
7
Zanzibar City, Zanzibar Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  14 h
End: Budapest

1
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.
On the 2nd (Fri), take a memorable tour with Tours. 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.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Arusha using our trip planner.

Budapest, Hungary to Arusha is an approximately 16- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or 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 travel to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Arusha

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Climbing Tours
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Shanga & Shanga Foundation ©
Shanga & Shanga Foundation

2
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.
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.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Serengeti National Park trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Arusha to Serengeti National Park takes 1.5 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
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Seronera ©
Seronera
Retima Hippo Pool ©
Retima Hippo Pool

1
night
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 6th (Tue), explore the striking landscape at Ngorongoro Crater.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, 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

Parks Nature
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Ngorongoro Crater ©
Ngorongoro Crater

1
night
Tarangire National Park

Tarangire National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Tarangire National Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, 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

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Tarangire National Park ©
Tarangire National Park

2
nights
Kilimanjaro National Park

Kilimanjaro National Park
On the 8th (Thu), take in the awesome beauty at Mount Kilimanjaro.

To find photos, other places to visit, 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 2.5 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

Parks Nature
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Mount Kilimanjaro
Mount Kilimanjaro

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.
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 find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, 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 travel to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Moshi

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

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.
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.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Zanzibar City travel route planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Moshi to Zanzibar City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or 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 travel back home.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Nungwi, Cheetah's Rock
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Nungwi Beach ©
Nungwi Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Cheetah's Rock ©
Cheetah's Rock

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