25 days in Tanzania Itinerary

25 days in Tanzania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tanzania route planner

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Nungwi, Zanzibar Island
— 2 nights
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Pemba Island
— 3 nights
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Zanzibar City, Zanzibar Island
— 4 nights
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Moshi
— 4 nights
Taxi to Kilimanjaro, Fly to Tarangire National Park
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Tarangire National Park
— 1 night
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Ngorongoro Conservation Area
— 2 nights
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Serengeti National Park
— 3 nights
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Arusha
— 5 nights
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then kick back and relax at Nungwi Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Mnarani Marine Turtles Conservation Pond and then kick back and relax at Kendwa Beach.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Nungwi itinerary planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Nungwi is an approximately 16-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Nungwi. In August, Nungwi is a bit warmer than Amsterdam - with highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel to Pemba Island.

Things to do in Nungwi

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 29 — 31:

Pemba Island

— 3 nights
Pemba Island is known for nature, beaches, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Pemba Island, delve into the lush surroundings at Pemba Flying Fox Forest, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ngezi Forest Reserve, and enjoy the sand and surf at Vumawimbi Beach.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Pemba Island day trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Nungwi to Pemba Island takes 4 hours. When traveling from Nungwi in August, plan for little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in Pemba Island: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Pemba Island

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 3:

Zanzibar City, Zanzibar Island

— 4 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.
Step out of Zanzibar City to go to Paje and see Paje Beach, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, explore the ancient world of Hamamni Persian Baths, stroll through Cheetah's Rock, and pause for some serene contemplation at Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Zanzibar City online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Pemba Island to Zanzibar City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. When traveling from Pemba Island in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Zanzibar City, with highs around 35°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Moshi.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 3 — 7:

Moshi

— 4 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.
When in Moshi, make a side trip to see Mount Kilimanjaro in Kilimanjaro National Park, approximately Kilimanjaro National Park away. The adventure continues: shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, take in the natural beauty of Kikuletwa Hotsprings, stroll through Kilimanjaro Animal C.R.E.W., and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Moshi trip maker tool.

Fly from Zanzibar City to Moshi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Tarangire National Park.

Things to do in Moshi

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 7 — 11:

Tarangire National Park

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Tarangire National Park.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Tarangire National Park online itinerary builder.

Getting from Moshi to Tarangire National Park by combination of taxi and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Things to do in Tarangire National Park

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 12:
Highlights from your trip

Ngorongoro Conservation Area

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Ngorongoro Crater. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to The Engare Sero Footprint Site and then contemplate the long history of Olduvai Gorge.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area trip builder site.

You can drive from Tarangire National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area in 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 14:

Serengeti National Park

— 3 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.
Spend the 16th (Wed) exploring nature at Seronera. It doesn't end there: stroll through Retima Hippo Pool and contemplate the waterfront views at Grumeti River.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Serengeti National Park online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Serengeti National Park in 2.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Arusha.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 17:

Arusha

— 5 nights
Nestled in the verdant foothills of Mount Meru, Arusha remains the primary gateway and jump-off point for safaris into several national parks.
Arusha is known for wildlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, get interesting insight from Tours, and stop by Shanga & Shanga Foundation.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Arusha itinerary planner.

You can fly from Serengeti National Park to Arusha in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In September, Arusha is somewhat warmer than Serengeti National Park - with highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C. You'll set off for home on the 22nd (Tue).

Things to do in Arusha

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 17 — 22:

Tanzania travel guide

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Geologic Formations · Beaches · Safaris
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.