16 days in Nairobi & Tanzania Itinerary

16 days in Nairobi & Tanzania Itinerary

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

— 3 nights

Green City in the Sun

You're likely to visit Nairobi at least once on a trip to Kenya, as the sprawling city houses the country's international airport and remains the jump-off point for many tours and safaris.
Nairobi is known for parks, museums, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, look for gifts at Utamaduni Craft Centre, browse the exhibits of Nairobi National Museum, and explore the striking landscape of Nairobi National Park.

To see reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Nairobi online road trip planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to Nairobi is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Zurich to Nairobi. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Zurich in October: highs in Nairobi hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Moshi.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 28:

Moshi, Tanzania

— 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 29th (Tue): shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour and then view the masterpieces at Mama Africa Giftshop. On the 30th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Moshi visit app.

Traveling by flight from Nairobi to Moshi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kilimanjaro National Park.

Things to do in Moshi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 28 — 30:

Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania

— 1 night
On the 31st (Thu), take in the awesome beauty at Mount Kilimanjaro.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Kilimanjaro National Park trip builder website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Moshi to Kilimanjaro National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Tarangire National Park.

Things to do in Kilimanjaro National Park

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 30 — 31:
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Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

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

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Tarangire National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Kilimanjaro National Park to Tarangire National Park in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In October, daytime highs in Tarangire National Park are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Things to do in Tarangire National Park

Wildlife · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 1:
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Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

— 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 2nd (Sat), explore the striking landscape at Ngorongoro Crater.

For more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area holiday builder website.

You can drive from Tarangire National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area in 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Nature · Parks
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Highlights from your trip

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

— 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 3rd (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Retima Hippo Pool. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Seronera.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Serengeti National Park route planning site.

Getting from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Serengeti National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Serengeti National Park are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Arusha.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Nov 2 — 4:

Arusha, Tanzania

— 2 nights
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 5th (Tue): examine the collection at Cultural Heritage Centre and then see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the eclectic array of goods at Masai Central Market and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Arusha trip planner.

Getting from Serengeti National Park to Arusha by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Serengeti National Park in November; daily highs in Arusha reach 30°C and lows reach 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to fly to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Arusha

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 4 — 6:

Zanzibar City, Tanzania

— 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.
On the 7th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheetah's Rock and then head off the coast to Prison Island - Changuu Private Island. On the 8th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib), look for gifts at The Coins Shop, and then kick back and relax at Nungwi Beach.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Zanzibar City online route planner.

You can fly from Arusha to Zanzibar City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. In November, Zanzibar City is somewhat warmer than Arusha - with highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks · Wildlife · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 6 — 9:

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.