25 days in Tanzania Itinerary

25 days in Tanzania Itinerary

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25 days in Tanzania Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly + taxi:  12​h 30​min
1
Nungwi, Zanzibar Island
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  2​h 15​min
2
Pemba Island
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 30​min
3
Zanzibar City, Zanzibar Island
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 15​min
4
Moshi
— 4 nights
bus + taxi:  4​h 15​min
5
Tarangire National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
6
Ngorongoro Conservation Area
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Serengeti National Park
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 15​min
8
Arusha
— 5 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Amsterdam

2
nights
Nungwi, Zanzibar Island

Nungwi ©
Renowned for its sandy coast lined with mangroves and palm trees, Nungwi offers visitors a variety of restaurants, bars, and accommodations.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nungwi Beach. On the 31st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mnarani Marine Turtles Conservation Pond and then kick back and relax at Kendwa Beach.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Nungwi online route maker .

Amsterdam, Holland to Nungwi is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to Nungwi is 2 hours. In August, Nungwi is somewhat warmer than Amsterdam - with highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Pemba Island.

Things to do in Nungwi

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Kendwa Beach
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Nungwi Beach ©
Nungwi Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Kendwa Beach ©
Kendwa Beach

3
nights
Pemba Island

Pemba Island ©
Pemba Island is known for nature, beaches, historic sites, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Pemba Island, kick back and relax at Misali island, tour the pleasant surroundings at Vumawimbi Beach, and delve into the distant past at Mkama Ndume Ruins at Pujini village..

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Pemba Island day trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Nungwi to Pemba Island in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Nungwi in August, plan for a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Pemba Island: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Pemba Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Pemba Island ©
Pemba Island
Misali island ©
Misali island
Pemba Flying Fox Forest ©
Pemba Flying Fox Forest

4
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.
Step out of Zanzibar City to go to Paje and see Paje Beach, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. There's much more to do: step off the mainland to explore Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, stroll through Cheetah's Rock, walk around Forodhani Park, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral.

To see more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Zanzibar City trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Pemba Island to Zanzibar City takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry. When traveling from Pemba Island in September, plan for a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Zanzibar City: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Moshi.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Zanzibar Island, Paje Beach
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Cheetah's Rock ©
Cheetah's Rock
Forodhani Park ©
Forodhani Park

4
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.
Step out of Moshi with an excursion to Mount Kilimanjaro in Kilimanjaro National Park--about 1h 40 min away. There's lots more to do: shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Kikuletwa Hotsprings.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Moshi online travel planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Zanzibar City to Moshi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Tarangire National Park.

Things to do in Moshi

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Mount Kilimanjaro
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Climbing Tours
Mount Kilimanjaro
Mount Kilimanjaro
Safaris

1
night
Tarangire National Park

Tarangire National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Tarangire National Park.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Tarangire National Park trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by combination of bus and taxi from Moshi to Tarangire National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can go by car to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Things to do in Tarangire National Park

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Tarangire National Park ©
Tarangire National Park

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Ngorongoro Crater. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to The Engare Sero Footprint Site and then explore the striking landscape at Oldupai Gorge.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Tarangire National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area takes 5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can go by car to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Ngorongoro Crater ©
Ngorongoro Crater
Oldupai Gorge ©
Oldupai Gorge
The Engare Sero Footprint Site ©
The Engare Sero Footprint Site

3
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.
Spend the 16th (Wed) exploring nature at Seronera. There's more to do: stroll through Serengeti National Park and contemplate the waterfront views at Grumeti River.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Serengeti National Park road trip tool .

Getting from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Serengeti National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Serengeti National Park are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Arusha.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Seronera ©
Seronera
Retima Hippo Pool ©
Retima Hippo Pool

5
nights
Arusha

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, nature, shopping, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, take a memorable tour with Tours, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and see Off-Road Tours.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Arusha trip app .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Serengeti National Park to Arusha takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Serengeti National Park in September: high temperatures in Arusha hover around 28°C and lows are around 17°C. On the 22nd (Tue), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Arusha

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Masai Central Market
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Climbing Tours
Cultural Heritage Centre ©
Cultural Heritage Centre
Off-Road Tours

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