29 days in Tanzania Itinerary

29 days in Tanzania Itinerary

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29 days in Tanzania Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Train + Fly:  12 h 45 min
1
Arusha
— 4 nights
Fly + Taxi:  1 h 15 min
2
Serengeti National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Ngorongoro Conservation Area
— 2 nights
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
— 4 nights
Taxi + Fly:  2 h 15 min
7
Dar es Salaam
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  1 h 45 min
8
Nungwi, Zanzibar Island
— 2 nights
+2
Taxi + Fly + Taxi:  2 h 15 min
9
Pemba Island
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  1 h 30 min
10
Zanzibar City, Zanzibar Island
— 5 nights
Fly:  11 h
End: Brussels

4
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, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, look for gifts at Shanga & Shanga Foundation, examine the collection at Cultural Heritage Centre, and head outdoors with Kili Dreamers.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Arusha day trip planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Arusha is an approximately 13-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight, bus, and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Brussels to Arusha is 2 hours. In juli, daily temperatures in Arusha can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Arusha

Tours Outdoors Museums
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Climbing Tours
Cultural Heritage Centre ©
Cultural Heritage Centre
Off-Road Tours

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): stroll through Retima Hippo Pool and then explore the striking landscape of Seronera. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Grumeti River.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Serengeti National Park trip tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Arusha to Serengeti National Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to 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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Ngorongoro Crater. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to The Engare Sero Footprint Site and then explore and take pictures at Oldupai Gorge.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area takes 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Tarangire National Park.

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

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

1
night
Tarangire National Park

Tarangire National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Tarangire National Park.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Tarangire National Park road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Tarangire National Park in 5 hours. In juli, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough 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 14th (Tue), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Kilimanjaro. Here are some ideas for day two: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

Plan my day in Kilimanjaro National Park using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Moshi.

Things to do in Kilimanjaro National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Mount Kilimanjaro
Mount Kilimanjaro
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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.
Moshi is known for wildlife, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, stroll through Kilimanjaro Animal C.R.E.W., and enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Moshi day trip planning app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kilimanjaro National Park to Moshi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Dar es Salaam.

Things to do in Moshi

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Climbing Tours
Safaris
Balloon Rides

3
nights
Dar es Salaam

Dar es Salaam ©
Founded in the mid-19th century, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania's largest city, lost the status of the official capital but remains the country's commercial and financial center.
Dar es Salaam is known for nature, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Bongoyo Island, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shree Sanatan Dharma Sabha temple, explore the different monuments and memorials at Dar Es Salaam War Cemetery, and take in panoramic vistas at PPF Tower.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Dar es Salaam vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Moshi to Dar es Salaam by combination of taxi and flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In juli, daytime highs in Dar es Salaam are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Nungwi.

Things to do in Dar es Salaam

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Dar Es Salaam War Cemetery ©
Dar Es Salaam War Cemetery
Bongoyo Island ©
Bongoyo Island
Mbudya Island ©
Mbudya Island

2
nights
Nungwi, Zanzibar Island

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 23rd (Thu): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then stroll through Nungwi Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Mnarani Marine Turtles Conservation Pond and then stroll through Kendwa Beach.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Nungwi vacation builder app.

Getting from Dar es Salaam to Nungwi by combination of flight and taxi takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car. In juli, daily temperatures in Nungwi can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Pemba Island.

Things to do in Nungwi

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Pemba Island

Pemba Island ©
Pemba Island is known for nature, beaches, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Pemba Island, take a peaceful walk through Pemba Flying Fox Forest, explore the ancient world of Mkama Ndume Ruins at Pujini village., and enjoy the sand and surf at Misali island.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Pemba Island trip planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Nungwi to Pemba Island takes 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to 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

5
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.
Take a break from Zanzibar City with a short trip to Paje Beach in Paje, about 1h 05 min away. And it doesn't end there: head off the coast to Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, pause for some serene contemplation at Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral, stroll through Cheetah's Rock, and relax in the rural setting at Shabuta Spice Farm.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Zanzibar City journey builder 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. In juli, daytime highs in Zanzibar City are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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
Prison Island - Changuu Private Island ©
Forodhani Gardens ©
Forodhani Gardens

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